Circle (TV network)

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Circle
Type
Country
Availability
FoundedApril 24, 2019; 14 months ago (2019-04-24)
SloganCountry Plays Here.
Headquarters Nashville, Tennessee
Broadcast area
United States
Owner
Key people
  • Scott Bailey
  • (President, Opry Entertainment) [2]
  • Drew Reifenberger (general manager) [3]
Launch date
January 1, 2020; 6 months ago (2020-01-01)
Picture format
480i ( SDTV; widescreen)
(widescreen availability varies depending on the market)
Affiliates List of affiliates
Official website
circleplus.com
Language English

Circle is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Circle Media, a joint venture of Gray Television and Ryman Hospitality Properties subsidiary Grand Old Opry Entertainment Group. The network's programming consists of country music and lifestyle programs—much of it made up of original productions—as well as other programming (including classic television series from the 1960s to the 1990s, and music-focused documentary films) with a country music or rural living focus.

The network—which broadcasts in 480i standard definition—is available primarily through the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations, as well as on Dish Network, select cable television and IPTV providers through a local affiliate of the network. Circle Media is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. [2]

Background

Circle is Ryman Hospitality Properties' fourth entry into television network ownership. From its founding in 1983 until 1997, the company—known then as the Gaylord Entertainment Company—was owner of The Nashville Network (TNN). Gaylord later bought a second country music-oriented cable network, Country Music Television (CMT), in 1991. Gaylord Entertainment sold both networks to the CBS Cable unit of CBS Corporation in 1997 for $1.55 billion feeling that the two then-country networks could grow faster as part of a larger media company. [4] Gaylord, however, retained CMT International. [5] Gaylord Cable Networks took its stakes in TV Argentina and CMT International to launch the MusicCountry channel [6] in Mexico and Argentine in 2000. Then on September 1, 2000, the company launched the MusicCountry service in Europe. Gaylord would subsequently rebrand CMT channels in Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Asia-Pacific region's areas to the MusicCountry brand. [7]

History

Towards the end of the 2010s, Ryman Hospitality was looking to venture back into television. Its Opry Entertainment unit also co-produced Nashville. In 2018, Ryman had settled on a broadcast television network and began pursuing starting one as they felt country music fans are underserved. Ryman tested nine potential shows via a sizzle reel with excellent responses from focus group sessions. [2]

Ryman and Gray Television announced a joint venture between Gray and Ryman's subsidiary, Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group on April 24, 2019 to launch a broadcast television network in early 2020 and an online streaming service later. The unnamed network was planned to feature the Grand Opry archives and performances from the Opry and its other music venues. [2] The joint venture partners announced the name of the network, Circle, on October 17, 2019 with Gray stations as charter affiliates. [3] On December 16, 2019, the January 1, 2020 launch date and 16 new programs for the network were announced. Additional, CBS Television Stations was also on board in major markets bring the network to 56 markets and 50% of the country. [8]

Programming

Circle features programming geared toward both fans of the country music genre and rural audiences, a similar demographic targeted by competing country music-oriented multicast networks Heartland (which, incidentally from 2013 until 2015, used The Nashville Network moniker once used by Ryman's original cable network venture) and The Country Network. Circle's programming primarily features a mix of original and acquired series with a country music or Southern lifestyle-centric format.

As the network was under development, Circle Media developed several original productions for the network's inaugural programming slate—aiming to make it one of a handful of digital multicast services that carry original programming, and one of the few (alongside the Live Well Network, which reduced its national distribution outside of sister networks ABC's owned-and-operated stations in January 2015, and its rebrand Localish) to offer a large original content slate. On December 11, 2019, Circle Media announced that it had greenlit 16 original programs slated to debut on the network in Circle's first five months of operation, including a simulcast of WSM Radio's Coffee, Country & Cody (which had previously aired on competing country music-oriented multicast network Heartland), [9] [10] and the music and interview series The Dailey and Vincent Show which moved from the show's prior four-year home, RFD-TV. [11] and several docu-series (including Craig's World, a reality program centering on country artist Craig Morgan; Fandom, focusing on the artist-fan relationship in country music; Upstream, a fishing/interview program hosted by Elizabeth Cook; and several Grand Ole Opry-focused series such as Opry Debut). [12]

Among the initial offerings were all surviving episodes of Hee Haw. [12]

Current programming

Original programming

Music/interview programming
  • Backstage at the Opry (January 1, 2020–present) – Docu-series following artists preparing for performances at the Grand Ole Opry. [8]
  • Bluebird Café Sessions (February 2020–present) – Music series featuring performances from popular and up-and-coming country artists, recorded at the iconic Bluebird Café in Nashville. [8]
  • Coffee, Country & Cody (January 1, 2020–present) – Three-hour television simulcast of the WSM Radio morning program; hosted by Bill Cody with co-host Charlie Mattos and entertainment correspondent Jo Smith. [10]
  • The Dailey & Vincent Show (January 1, 2020–present) – Music series hosted by the bluegrass/country/gospel duo of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent featuring solo and collaborative performances with popular country music artists. [8]
  • Fandom (February 2020) – Docu-series exploring the relationship between country artists and their fans from each's perspective. [8]
  • Opry Live (February 2020–present) – Music showcase of performances from legendary, modern chart-topping and up-and-coming artists at the Grand Ole Opry each week. [13] [8]
  • My Opry Debut (January 1, 2020–present) – Docu-series chronicling up-and-coming country artists making their debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry. [12]
  • Opry Anniversary (January 1, 2020–present) – Docu-series chronicling country artists looking back at their debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Opry Docs (January 1, 2020–present) – Docu-series hosted by contemporary artists chronicling the life and careers of legendary country musicians. [12]
  • Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar (January 2, 2020–present) – Music and interview series hosted by Phil Vassar, featuring interviews with artists, songwriters, entertainers, athletes and wine enthusiasts at his personal wine cellar. [8]
  • The Write Stuff (January 7, 2020–present) – Docu-series chronicling the composition steps of country music's greatest songs. [12]
Lifestyle/entertainment programming
  • Authentic America (January 2, 2020–present) – Hosted by veteran television host Nan Kelley and country artist Charlie Kelley, in which the married couple spotlight lesser-known attractions and eateries, and interesting people around the U.S. [12]
  • Bellamy Brothers' Honky Tonk Ranch (January 1, 2020–present) – Reality series chronicling country duo David and Howard Bellamy's music career, and home and ranch life. [14]
  • Better Half (January 2, 2020–present) – Reality docu-series chronicling the lives of the spouses of country and NASCAR stars. [12]
  • Craig's World (February 2020–present) – Docu-series featuring Craig Morgan dealing with the music world, his businesses and his family. [8]
  • Family Traditions (February 2020–present) – Docu-series profiling the descendants of legendary country music artists. [12]
  • Southern Weekend (January 2, 2020–present) – Travel series highlighting attractions of note across the Southern U.S.; hosted by Natalie Stovall. [8]
  • Stand Up Nashville! (January 3, 2020–present) – Stand-up comedy showcase recorded at Zanies Comedy Club in downtown Nashville. [12]

Upcoming programming

Original programming
Lifestyle/entertainment programming
  • Upstream (premieres May 2020) – A fishing program featuring host Elizabeth Cook conducting conversations with country artists at various fishing locations. [12]

Affiliates

As of March 2020, Circle has current or pending affiliation agreements with 96 television stations in 96 media markets encompassing 39 states, covering 62.60% (or a total population of 195,620,130 residents) of all households in the United States that own at least one television set. [1]

Before its launch, Circle Media actively sought affiliation agreements with various television station owners to make the Circle network widely available throughout the United States. The network launched with clearance rate of, at minimum, 50% of overall American television households, in part due to affiliation agreements with stations owned by network co-parent Gray Television (initially encompassing 56 of the group's stations, with no clearance in approximately 15 other small-sized markets with a Gray-owned station) [3] and CBS Television Stations, which provided Circle broad clearance in the 25 largest U.S. markets (including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, MiamiFort Lauderdale and DallasFort Worth) through the group's CW, MyNetworkTV and independent stations. [8]

Ironically at the network's launch, Circle was not available over-the-air in the network's headquarters of Nashville, despite its status as the hub of the country music industry. Gray Television does not own any television stations in the Nashville television market (one of three Tennessee markets without a Gray station, along with the adjacent Jackson market and the Tri-Cities) and did not secure a local affiliate prior the network's debut. The network gained an affiliate in that market on January 31, 2020, via the DT5 subchannel of Meredith Local Media-owned NBC affiliate WSMV-TV, which was formerly owned alongside Ryman's Opry properties from 1950 until 1982. [15] [16]

List of affiliates

Note: Affiliate list current as of January 2020:

City of license/ market Station [1] Virtual
channel
Primary affiliation
(on main feed)
Owner Launch date Notes

Alabama

Birmingham/ Tuscaloosa/
Anniston
WBRC 6.3 Fox Gray Television January 1, 2020 [17] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 6.5)
Huntsville/ Decatur/
Florence
WAFF 48.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [18] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 48.5)
Mobile WALA 10.5 Fox Meredith Corporation February 7, 2020 New subchannel
Montgomery/ Selma WSFA 12.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 Displaced Grit: Moved to 12.3

Alaska

Anchorage KTUU-TV 2.3 NBC Gray Television pending

Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas KTHV 11.5 CBS Tegna

Arizona

Phoenix KTVK 3.3 Independent Meredith Corporation February 2020 New subchannel
Tucson KOLD-TV 13.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [19]

California

Los Angeles KCAL-TV 9.3 Independent CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
Sacramento/ Stockton/
Modesto
KMAX-TV 31.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
San Francisco/ Oakland/
San Jose
KBCW 44.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020

Colorado

Colorado Springs KKTV 11.3 CBS Gray Television January 6, 2020 [20]
Denver KUSA-TV 9.6 NBC Tegna February 28, 2020 [21]

Delaware

Dover
( Salisbury, Maryland)
WMDE 36.4 Independent WRNN License Company pending

Florida

Gainesville/ Ocala WCJB-TV 20.4 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Miami/ Fort Lauderdale WBFS-TV 33.5 MyNetworkTV CBS Television Stations pending
Panama City WECP-LD 18.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [22] Displaced Heroes & Icons
(network moved to 18.4)
Sarasota WWSB 40.2 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
St. Petersburg/ Tampa WTOG 44.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
West Palm Beach WFLX 29.3 Fox Gray Television
(operated by the E. W. Scripps Company under an SSA)
January 1, 2020

Georgia

Albany WALB 10.5 NBC Gray Television Pending
WGCW-LD 36.2 CW
Atlanta WPCH-TV 17.3 Independent Meredith Corporation January 1, 2020
Augusta WRDW-TV 12.4 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [23]
Columbus WTVM 9.3 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Savannah WTOC-TV 11.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020
Thomasville
( Tallahassee, Florida)
WCTV 6.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020

Hawaii

Honolulu KGMB 5.2 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020

Idaho

Caldwell/ Boise KNIN-TV 9.4 Fox Gray Television January 1, 2020

Indiana

Evansville WFIE 14.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [24] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 14.4)
Indianapolis WTHR 13.6 NBC Tegna February 2020 New subchannel
South Bend WNDU-TV 16.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [25]

Iowa

Cedar Rapids KCRG-TV 9.6 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Ottumwa/ Kirksville, MO KYOU-TV 15.3 Fox Gray Television January 1, 2020 Displaced Grit
(network moved to 15.5)

Kansas

Topeka WIBW-TV 13.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020
Hutchinson/ Wichita KWCH-DT 12.4 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020

Kentucky

Hazard WYMT-TV 57.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [26]
Lexington WKYT-TV 27.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020
Louisville WAVE 3.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Newport
( Cincinnati, Ohio)
WXIX-TV 19.3 Fox Gray Television January 1, 2020 [27] Displaced Grit
(Grit moved to 19.4, forcing the displacement of Ion Television to 19.5)

Louisiana

Baton Rouge WAFB 9.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020
Lake Charles KVHP 29.3 Fox American Spirit Media
(operated by Gray Television via an SSA)
January 13, 2020 Displaced Ion Television
(network moved to 29.4)
New Orleans WVUE-DT 8.3 Fox Gray Television January 1, 2020 [28] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 8.5)
Shreveport KSLA 12.2 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 Displaced Grit
(network moved to 12.4)

Maine

Bangor WABI-TV 5.4 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [29]

Massachusetts

Boston WSBK-TV 38.5 MyNetworkTV CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020

Michigan

Detroit WKBD-TV 50.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
Flint/ Saginaw/
Bay City
WJRT-TV 12.3 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Onondaga/ Lansing WILX-TV 10.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [30]

Minnesota

Minneapolis KARE-TV 11.5 NBC Tegna February 13, 2020

Mississippi

Jackson WLBT 3.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [31]

Missouri

Cape Girardeau
( Paducah, Kentucky)
KFVS-TV 12.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [32]
Springfield KYTV 3.5 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020

Nebraska

Grand Island/ Hastings KGIN 11.5 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 Satellite of KOLN
Lincoln KOLN 10.5 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020

Nevada

Reno KOLO-TV 8.4 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020

New York

New Rochelle
( New York City)
WRNN-TV 48.2 Independent WRNN-TV Associates January 1, 2020
Riverhead
(New York City)
WLNY-TV 55.5 Independent CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020

North Carolina

Charlotte WBTV 3.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020
Greensboro/ Winston-
Salem
/ High Point
WFMY-TV 2.5 CBS Tegna February 2020
Greenville/ New Bern/
Washington
WITN-TV 7.6 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [33]
Wilmington WECT 6.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020

North Dakota

Bismarck KFYR-TV 5.4 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Dickinson KQCD-TV 7.4 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 Satellite of KFYR-TV
Minot KMOT 10.4 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 Satellite of KFYR-TV
Williston KUMV-TV 8.4 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 Satellite of KFYR-TV

Ohio

Lorain/ Cleveland WUAB 43.3 The CW Gray Television January 1, 2020
Toledo WTVG 13.4 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Columbus WBNS-TV 10.6 CBS Tegna March 1, 2020

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia WPSG 57.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
Jeannette/ Pittsburgh WPCW 19.5 CW CBS Corporation January 1, 2020

Puerto Rico

Toa Baja W17DL-D 17.3 MeTV TV Red Puerto Rico February 1, 2020

South Carolina

Charleston WCSC-TV 5.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [34] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 5.4)
Columbia WIS 10.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Myrtle Beach WMBF-TV 32.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [35] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 32.5)

South Dakota

Lead KHSD-TV 11.2 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020 Satellite of KOTA-TV
Rapid City KOTA-TV 3.2 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020

Tennessee

Knoxville WVLT-TV 8.4 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [36]
Memphis WMC-TV 5.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [37] Displaced Grit
(network moved to 5.4)
Nashville WSMV-TV 4.5 NBC Meredith Corporation January 31, 2020 [16]

Texas

Austin KVUE 24.5 ABC Tegna Spring 2020
Belton
( Waco/ Temple/ Bryan)
KNCT 46.2 CW+ Gray Television January 13, 2020 Replaced MeTV simulcast
(network remains available on KWTX-DT 10.3)
Borger/ Amarillo KEYU 31.3 Telemundo Gray Television January 1, 2020
Fort Worth/ Dallas KTXA 21.4 Independent CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020
Houston KHOU 11.5 CBS Tegna January 1, 2020
Lubbock KCBD 11.2 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [38]
Tyler/ Longview KLTV 7.2 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Wichita Falls/ Lawton, OK KAUZ-TV 6.3 CBS American Spirit Media
(operated by Gray Television via an SSA)
January 13, 2020

Vermont

Burlington WCAX-TV 3.3 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [39] Displaced Ion Television
(network moved to 3.5)

Virginia

Harrisonburg WSVW-LD 30.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020
Richmond WWBT 12.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [40] Displaced Court TV Mystery
(network moved to 12.4)
Roanoke WDBJ 7.2 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020 [41] Displaced Heroes & Icons
(network moved to 7.3)

Washington

Tacoma/ Seattle KSTW 11.5 CW CBS Television Stations January 1, 2020

West Virginia

Huntington/ Charleston WSAZ-TV 3.3 NBC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [42]
Weston/ Clarksburg WDTV 5.4 CBS Gray Television January 1, 2020

Wisconsin

Eau Claire WEAU-TV 13.3 NBC Gray Television February 2020 Displaced Heroes & Icons
(network moved to 13.6)
Green Bay WBAY-TV 2.3 ABC Gray Television January 1, 2020 [43] Displaced Ion Television
(network moved to 2.6) [44]

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