Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) and RFD-TV, LLC today announced a multi-year affiliation agreement.
“In an ever-overlapping marketplace, RFD-TV and RFD HD are proud of our unique, unduplicated and family-oriented programming,” said Ed Frazier, CEO of RFD-TV and RFD HD. “Our distinctiveness is built on remaining true to our mission of serving the rural American marketplace with high quality programming that touches agriculture, equine, rural lifestyle and country music entertainment.”
Added Frazier: “In joining forces with Time Warner Cable, we have found a partner that shares our pride of America’s roots and celebrates the new “R-Urban America”—the intersection of urban and rural life and lifestyle.”
“We’re pleased about our partnership with RFD-TV,” said Susan Weinstein, Vice President of Programming for Time Warner Cable. “This is a great opportunity for us to provide high definition programming that highlights rural living.”
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.
About RFD-TV, LLC
Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America. Programming includes a wide-variety of shows focused on agriculture, equine, rural lifestyle and traditional music offerings, which are uplinked via satellite from NorthStar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, RFD-TV is distributed in over 40 million homes on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Mediacom, Charter, Suddenlink, Bresnan, Verizon FiOS, Comcast and Time Warner systems located in all 50 states. RFD-TV The Magazine, the channel's companion publication currently has over 155,000 subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre opened in March/2007 in Branson, MO. www.rfdtv.com
About RFD HD, LLCLaunched in December 2007, RFD HD is the network's 24-hour, high definition channel.