Heartland (TV network)

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Heartland
Heartland TV Network.png
Launched November 1, 2012 (2012-11-01)[1][2]
Owned by Luken Communications[3]
Slogan The Heart of Country
Headquarters Chattanooga/Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Formerly called The Nashville Network (2012–2013)
Website www.watchheartlandtv.com

Heartland is an American country music-oriented digital broadcast television network that is owned by Luken Communications and broadcast out of Chattanooga, TN. Launched on April 16, 2012, the network began in 2012 as a revival of The Nashville Network (TNN) that existed as a basic cable and satellite television network from March 7, 1983 to September 24, 2000.

History[edit]

Further information: The Nashville Network

On April 16, 2012, Luken Communications and Jim Owens Entertainment announced a joint venture to relaunch The Nashville Network as a digital broadcast television network on November 1, 2012[2][4][5][6] with the network to carry much of the original TNN's programming, including Music City Tonight, Crook & Chase, Yesteryear and (in cooperation with the Country Music Hall of Fame) Nashville Now, as well as new and original programming.

In October 2013, the partnership between Jim Owens Entertainment and Luken Communications ended and the network was rebranded as Heartland, carrying much of the same programming and format.[7]

Programming[edit]

Programming that aired on the new Nashville Network included shows such as Nashville Now, Crook & Chase, Music City Tonight, The Rick and Bubba Show, and Larry's Country Diner.[4][5][6] Much of the same programming continued to air after the rebrand to Heartland. New series added to the network include Rise Up Country with John Ritter, Reflections, and four hours per day of live Coffee, Country & Cody from WSM Radio in Nashville.

Affiliates[edit]

As of June 2016, Network affiliates include:

DMA Station Channel

Alabama[edit]

Huntsville-Decatur WMJN-LD 29.1
Montgomery-Selma WBMM 22.2

California[edit]

Los Angeles KVHD-LD 26.3
Los Angeles KZGN-LD 21.1
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose KMMC-LD 40.5
Fresno-Visalia KVBC-LP 13.2

Colorado[edit]

Denver KHDT-LD 16.4
Albuquerque-Santa Fe K16CT-D 21.3

Florida[edit]

Orlando-Daytona Beach WKMG-TV 6.3
Jacksonville WQXT-CD 22.4

Georgia[edit]

Chattanooga WDGA-CD 43.1

Idaho[edit]

Boise KRID-LD 22.3
Twin Falls KYTL-LD 17.4

Kansas[edit]

Wichita-Hutchinson Plus KSMI-LP 30.2
Topeka KMJC-LD 25.4
Topeka WROB-LD 25.4

Kentucky[edit]

Louisville WRLW-CA 17.1
Paducah-Cape Girardeau WPSD-TV 6.2

Michigan[edit]

Traverse City-Cadillac WURO-LD 18.5

Minnesota[edit]

Minneapolis-St. Paul K50DB-D 50.1

Mississippi[edit]

Columbus-Tupelo W07BN-D 7.4
Columbus-Tupelo W34BJ-D 34.4
Biloxi-Gulfport WKFK-LD 7.4

Missouri[edit]

Kansas City KCKS-LD 25.4
Springfield, MO KRFT-LD 8.2

Montana[edit]

Great Falls K18BN-D 18.3

New York[edit]

Buffalo WBXZ-LP 56.6
Rochester, NY WGCE-CD/WBGT-CD 46.4
Elmira (Corning) WYDC 48.3
Utica WVVC-LD 40.3

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WHKY-TV 14.4
Greenville-N.Bern-Washngtn WTMH-LD 21.1
Greenville-N.Bern-Washngtn WTMQ-LD 41.1
Wilmington WTMV-LD 21.1

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati WBQC-LD 25.5

Oregon[edit]

Eugene K44JP-D 44.5

South Carolina[edit]

Greenville-Spartanburg WASV-LP 50.1

South Dakota[edit]

Rapid City KRPC-LP 33.1

Tennessee[edit]

Nashville WSMV-TV 4.2
Chattanooga WOOT-LD 6.1
Chattanooga WTNB-CD 27.2

Texas[edit]

Beaumont-Port Arthur KAOB-LD 27.1

† Any launch dates noted are subject to change.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TNN Returns!
  2. ^ a b "TNN to Air Rick & Bubba Morning Show". All Access. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jim Owens Entertainment ends licensing deal with Luken". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Crook and Chase Stars Join Luken Communications at NAB to Announce the Return of The Nashville Network". Yahoo News. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Reynolds, Mike (April 16, 2012). "NAB: The Nashville Network Eyes New Verses as Digital Broadcast Network". Multichannel News. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Nashville Network Returns". The Chattanoogan. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Nashville Network Now The Heartland Network, TVNewsCheck, October 18, 2013.

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