DISH Network’s In Country Television Channel
DIRECTV® talks a lot about its channel selection. But what it won’t talk about is all the original programming DISH Network® offers. Along with all the staple channels American viewers have grown to love over the years, those subscribing to one of the DISH Network deals featured on InternetLion.com can also enjoy several channels exclusive to DISH Network lineups. But, sadly, some prospective customers are unaware of this fact.
That’s why we here at InternetLion.com are making a point of introducing our readers to these channels. After all, one of them might offer programming you’ve been waiting a long time to see and just didn’t know it already existed. Plus—and this almost goes without saying—DISH Network deals are far cheaper than comparable DIRECTV packages. So, if there is something you want to see that only DISH Network offers it only makes sense that you’d want to order a DISH Network package.
At any rate, as the first installment in our series of articles aimed at helping you better understand what’s on DISH Network’s exclusive channels, we’ll be taking a look at In Country Television, or "In Country TV (ICTV).” This channel is a sportsman’s dream with all sorts of programming aimed at the hunters, fishers and NASCAR enthusiasts among us. Sound interesting? Read on to learn more.
What Is In Country Television?
Billing itself as “a full-spectrum network with programming that is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast,” In Country TV (ICTV) is a subsidiary of Performance One Media, a marketing and broadcast company. A mixture of a shopping and entertainment network, the station plays on DISH Network 230 and features original programming about motorsports, fishing, hunting and equestrian pursuits.
Notable programming includes “Ag Lifestyles,” “Backwoods Life,” “Down the Road TV,” “Dry Creek,” “Hunting University” and many others. Though each of these shows approaches the theme differently, their focus is always the rough and rugged lifestyle of the American heartland. “Dry Creek,” for instance, is a Cowboy-Western drama filmed on location in Manatee County, FL.
Starring onetime Clear Channel radio personality Les McDowell, “Dry Creek” centers around the lives of Floridian cowboys, known as “crackers,” in the 19th century. McDowell bankrolled the series himself, constructing the set on his own property and naming it “Parrish”—the series’ fictional setting. What’s more, to give the show an especially authentic feel many of the actors on the show are living cattle herders and ranchers from Manatee County.
As for special events, ICTV has plenty. Premier offerings include national rodeo events like the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo and the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour. ICTV actually enjoyed exclusive broadcast rights during 2010 for some 30 hours of rodeo coverage as the result of a deal it struck with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PCRA. And with In Country Television expanding its availability to nearly 14 million households in 2010, it’s certain the network will be able to contract even more rodeo coverage in the coming years.
In Country TV and DISH Network
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, ICTV is only available through DISH Network. So if any or all of the programming mentioned above sounds like your cup of sarsaparilla, simply pack it off to our DISH Network deals page and look for a package that best suits your needs. Currently ICTV is not available in all DISH Network markets, but it is expanding its availability. So you can bet it won’t be long before this truly original and interesting station is part of every DISH Network channel lineup nationwide.
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Disclaimer: Please note that this article was written when the satellite TV provider DISH was branded as DISH Network. As of 2/1/2012 DISH Network has changed their branding name to DISH. Article post date: 01/07/2011.