FORT WORTH, Texas and NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride Television Network, Inc., (RIDE TV) and Verizon are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for Verizon to distribute RIDE TV to FiOS TV customers.
RIDE TV debuted on October 1st, and will serve the American horse lifestyle community. It is expected to begin airing on FiOS TV in the first half of 2015.
"We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with Verizon. 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 Television Network. "We applaud Verizon for supporting an independent channel like RIDE TV to bring important and entertaining programming to Americans."
"This is a good content deal for both parties," said Terry Denson, Verizon's vice-president for content acquisition and strategy. "We look forward to airing RIDE TV for our customers who embrace the equestrian lifestyle."
According to the American Horse Council, one of every 63 Americans is involved with horses and there are horses in every state in America. RIDE TV's original programming includes highly entertaining reality shows, talk shows, documentaries, children's programming, movies, and other great shows. RIDE TV appeals to both passionate horse owners and general audiences who love great stories involving horses. Extended trailers of some of RIDE TV's original programs can be found on the homepage of their website at http://www.ridetv.com.
About Ride Television Network, Inc.
Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. RIDE TV launched October 1, 2014 and features high-quality television programming showcasing the horse lifestyle and culture. The channel's programming includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children's programming, documentaries, and other great programming. Notable shareholders include John Paul DeJoria, Tom O. Moncrief, Kenneth Jones and Jay Novacek. More information about RIDE TV is available at www.ridetv.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE,Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.
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Date: December 3, 2014
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