New Equestrian Lifestyle Channel will be Available to Shentel Digital Platform Subscribers
FORT WORTH, TX (Aug 14, 2015) - Ride Television Network, Inc., (RIDE TV) and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for Shentel to distribute RIDE TV to their customers.
RIDE TV debuted in the fall of 2014 and serves the equestrian lifestyle community. It began airing on Shentel on August 12, 2015.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with Shentel. 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 Shentel for supporting our new and unique channel that will deliver our much desired lifestyle and family programming for their subscribers.”
“Shentel is always looking for cable TV content our customers will find valuable,” said Tom Whitaker, VP Shentel Cable. “As a provider of cable in rural areas, we are sure RIDE TV will be well-received and we look forward to this partnership.”
“We are excited about working with Shentel,” said Michael Trujillo, RIDE TV’s Vice President of Global Distribution. “The communities that Shentel serves in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are all great horse states, and we look forward to providing their customers with unique programming that embraces 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. RIDE TV’s programming includes top-level eventing, jumping and dressage competitions filmed in Virginia and other locations within Shentel’s coverage area.
Other notable programs include 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 unique and fascinating 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.
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (www.shentel.com) is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SHEN.” The Company’s operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions.