RFD-TV, or Rural Free Delivery TV, is a United States satellite and cable television channel devoted to rural issues, concerns, and interests. Production and uplinking occurs at Northstar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, while the corporate and national sales office is in Omaha, Nebraska.
The station was launched in December 2000 and is currently distributed via the Dish Network and DirecTV satellite systems, as well as through the Mediacom, Charter Communications and NCTC cable systems. Additions to Time Warner Cable and Comcast cable systems are reportedly forthcoming.
The network has begun to extend its brand further, opening a theater in Branson, Missouri called RFD-TV The Theater (housed in the former venue of comedian Ray Stevens) in early 2007, and launched an HDTV version of the channel in the fall
Since Don Imus' return to radio in late 2007, RFD-TV has simulcast Imus in the Morning. The program is currently broadcast from 6am to 9am on weekdays, along with a primetime play of the program on RFD-HD (which features a different programming schedule from RFD-TV's SD slate). During Imus in the Morning, a news ticker is shown with the day's news.
(from the official website as of 22 June 2006)
The following programs were aired on RFD-TV at one point, but are no longer listed on the official website.
FCC GRANTS PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING QUALIFICATION OF PROGRAMMING ON RFD-TV FOR DBS SET ASIDE
Dec 04, 2006; The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following document: In the Matter of Farm Journal, Inc. Petition...