LAUNCH FOLLOWS GRAND OLE OPRY’S ‘OPRY LIVE’ VIEWERSHIP SUCCESS
NASHVILLE, TN — Aug. 5, 2021 — Award-winning Circle Network announced today that its country music and lifestyle original programming is now available to DISH customers nationwide as part of the DISH’s “America’s Top 120” package offering. In addition, Circle will be available on live streaming service SLING TV in the coming weeks.
Circle first appeared on DISH and SLING TV in May 2020 with Circle’s landmark series Opry Live, which features a live performance each Saturday from the Grand Ole Opry’s iconic stage in Nashville. With the help of Circle, the 95-year-old beloved country music institution kept the music playing each week throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing comfort to millions of fans across the country and around the world.
“We are pleased that Circle has found a home on DISH and SLING TV, and that our regular viewers who have tuned into Opry Live each week are now able to access Circle’s entire slate of original programming,” said Circle Network General Manager, Drew Reifenberger. “This partnership with DISH and SLING TV unlocks a key distribution goal for Circle that allows us to serve a passionate group of country lifestyle fans.”
DISH customers will find Circle on channel 370 where they will have access to a unique lineup of country lifestyle content, including Opry Live hosted by Bobby Bones, Hee Haw, Songs from the Cellar with Phil Vassar, Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith with Susie McEntire, Talking in Circles with Clint Black, Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty, Big Kenny’s Crank it Up Garage with Big Kenny, Authentica America, The Dailey & Vincent Show with Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, and more. View Circle’s full slate of shows here: https://www.circleallaccess.com/shows/
Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television. For more schedule and program details, visit https://www.circleallaccess.com/
Circle is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network recently announced ad-supported streaming distribution partnerships with Peacock, Redbox, Roku, Inc., Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO SmartCast®, XUMO, and STIRR, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smartphones and tablets. Named Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer across all genres for 2020, Digiday’s 2021 “Best Streaming TV Platform,” Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.
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