COUNTRY MUSIC AND LIFESTYLE NETWORK CIRCLE EXPANDS TO CANADIAN MARKET WITH NEW CHANNELS ON SAMSUNG TV PLUS, THE ROKU CHANNEL & LG CHANNEL PLUS
NASHVILLE, TN — July 20, 2021 — Following a successful launch in the U.S., Circle Network today announced that streaming partners Samsung TV Plus, The Roku® Channel, and LG Channel Plus have added its country music and lifestyle programming to their Canadian affiliates. This expansion brings Circle to a new territory, allowing even more country fans to view its diverse original series ranging from live performances to intimate sit-down talk shows, travel shows, and more.
“This expansion signals Circle’s successful, initial launch in the U.S. markets and a growing demand for our offerings. Since our launch in 2020, we have curated over 25 original series that allow viewers to get to know their favorite artists on a deeper level. There are millions of country fans around the world and we currently reach 153 million of them every month through our streaming partners. We look forward to continuing to expand our reach to better serve them,” said Circle Network General Manager, Drew Reifenberger.
Users of Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, and LG Channel Plus living in Canada will now have access to Circle’s growing list of shows. Each Saturday night, fans can tune into the award-winning series Opry Livefor live performances from the Grand Ole Opry’s iconic stage in Nashville. To learn more about the artists themselves, Circle offers shows like Circle Sessions, Talking in Circles with Clint Black, Hee Haw, My Opry Debut, and Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith hosted by Susie McEntire. Beginning this July, NASCAR legend Kyle Petty will kick off his new show Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty where he will visit friends like Darius Rucker and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in their hometowns and drive around in their favorite classic automobiles.
For the Canadian markets, Circle can be found on The Roku Channel on channel 241, Samsung TV Plus on channel 1082, and LG Channel Plus on channel 278. In the U.S., Circle is also currently available on Peacock, VIZIO SmartCast, XUMO, and STIRR, in addition to its distribution with Gray TV. 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, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO SmartCast®, XUMO, and STIRR, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smart phones and tablets. Named Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer across all genres for 2020 and 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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