New Equestrian Lifestyle Channel Will Be Available To FilmOn Digital Platform Subscribers
FORT WORTH, TX AND BEVERLY HILLS, CA – March 20, 2015 – Ride Television Network, Inc., (RIDE TV) and FilmOn, are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for FilmOn to distribute RIDE TV to their customers.
RIDE TV debuted in the fall of 2014 and serves the American horse lifestyle community. It is expected to begin airing on FilmOn’s basic service in the second quarter of 2015.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with FilmOn. Americans love horses and RIDE TV will provide high quality entertainment to both passionate horse owners and general audiences who just love great entertainment,” said Michael Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of RIDE TV. “We applaud FilmOn for supporting an independent channel like RIDE TV to bring relevant and entertaining programming to Americans.”
“Very excited to have them on board! Promises to be a great “ride,” said Alki David, founder and Chief Executive Officer of FilmOn.
“RIDE TV fills a programming gap on the premium content spectrum,” said Kim Hurwitz, FilmOn Senior Vice President of Programming. “We think our subscribers will value this network, and that it will draw new people to our platform.”
“This is a great deal for both parties,” said Michael Trujillo, RIDE TV’s Vice President of Global Distribution. “We are excited to be part of FilmOn’s innovative digital subscription platform, and we look forward to providing FilmOn’s customers with unique programming that will embrace the equestrian lifestyle.”
RIDE TV’s original programming includes highly entertaining reality shows, talk shows, documentaries, horse competitions, children’s programming, movies, and other relevant equine programming. Some of RIDE TV’s notable programs include Horsetown, which is based in England and shows how race horses compete in a town with more horses than people, This Old Horse, a documentary showcasing the most famous horses in history, Rockstar Vets, an entertaining reality show with a famous equine surgeon, and extensive coverage of Western and English equine competitions. RIDE TV appeals to both passionate horse owners and general audiences who love horse related entertainment.
About Ride Television Network, Inc.
Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network. RIDE TV launched on October 1, 2014 in the United States and is now available internationally. The network features high-quality television programming showcasing both English and Western disciplines and lifestyles and includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children’s programming, documentaries, and other great programming. For more information about RIDE TV, please visit www.ridetv.com.
FilmOn is the world’s first and largest IP-delivered digital television platform with true TV Everywhere capability. Available globally via computers, smartphones, tablets and IP-enabled set-top boxes and devices, FilmOn offers more than 600 free and subscription linear TV channels and audio/video podcasts updated daily, plus 50 audio channels and over 90,000 on demand titles. FilmOn Apps for iPhone, iPad, Facebook, Lenovo, Win 8 and Droid devices offer you premium TV on the go. With offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine and London and data-center headends in L.A., London and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of televised entertainment from around the globe and creates original live programming every week. FilmOn also programs the 24/7 FilmOn TV Network on Sky channel 237 in the UK and on Freesat in Europe. In 2014, FilmOn launched FilmOn Media Licensing Inc. for its ever-expanding content acquisition and syndication needs, acquired the North American rights to the Musion hologram technology and patents, launching Hologram USA; seewww.HologramUSA.com for more information. More information on FilmOn can be found at www.filmon.com.