Gold Buckle Network Expands its Online Western Community with Addition of 190 Shows from BlueHighways TV to its Video Library

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New digital video content increases the free GBN video library to more than 700 full-length titles.

Gold Buckle Network™ (GBN™) (http://www.goldbucklenetwork.com) announced today an agreement with Network Creative Group to add 190 BlueHighways TV programs over the first year to the GBN online Western video library. The full-length TV shows streamed by GBN to its more than 30,000 members include titles from the "American Journeys," "Due West," "Reno's Old Time Music Festival," "Heart to Heart Classics," and "America’s Backroads" series. All 190 new shows will be added to the GBN online video network throughout the year.

The agreement marks another in a series of similar agreements GBN has made with production companies and Western entertainment content providers. GBN offers the opportunity for content providers to participate in a large and growing online community of Western enthusiasts. The technology is all powered by GBN, so no burden exists for content providers wishing to participate in the online video entertainment market. In addition, GBN content is instantly available to a member base that is more than 30,000 strong and growing every day.

Upon watching the streaming videos on GBN, BlueHighways TV Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stan Hitchcock noted, "The shows look great. The quality and performance is amazing, and I really like the ability to watch in full-screen mode." Hitchcock continued, "At the higher streaming rates, I could hardly tell the difference between GBN and my satellite TV at home. It's better than anything else I've seen out there."

From the coasts to the heartland, the Snowbelt to the Deep South, BlueHighways TV offers a window into the experiences, music, neighborhoods, art, festivals and celebrations that, interwoven together, define America’s vivid culture and character. Joining all of these elements, BlueHighways TV is creating a fresh, sincere and original entertainment schedule that combines new faces and places with an already-available library of hundreds of hours of original programming.

GBN adds new content to its online video library every week. All GBN content is available for streaming at multiple bitrates, from basic broadband all the way up to cable modem and fiber. At up to 1.5 megabits per second, GBN’s "HD" streaming content immerses viewers in a high-quality entertainment experience, whether a the computer or linked to a TV display or digital projector. The GBN online video library currently contains nearly 300 gigabytes of movies, music videos, rodeo, bull riding, educational programs, kids' shows, Western travel segments, and other family-friendly entertainment.

"American Journeys" is a 1-hour documentary series which allows the artists and craftsmen to speak from their heart straight to the viewer without interference or interpretation. Crisscross the country meeting the people of the heartland learn first-hand what life on the working farms and ranches of America is like, go behind the scenes at art festivals and special gatherings or events, sit down with "roots" music legends, and reminisce about the years on the road...real life from across America.

In "Due West," Dan Miller takes the viewer on location to sites around the country and brings the people and lifestyle of the real West closer. From ice climbers in Montana to rodeo cowboys in Arizona, to the forts on the original western frontier of the Ohio Valley host and much more, "Due West" will become a favorite of any fan of the West.

"Reno's Old Time Music Festival" taps into the vibrant interest in Bluegrass Music, and "Heart to Heart Classics" presents traditional country songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their music.

GBN viewing requires no special hardware or software, and nothing is downloaded to the viewer’s PC. The Web-based GBN video player supports full-screen viewing, enabling viewers to maximize a crisp image beyond the size of typical streaming videos. Viewers can even watch GBN on most late-model television displays using simple, inexpensive components. Registration is free at http://www.goldbucklenetwork.com, where you can watch, listen to, and shop for all things Western.

About Gold Buckle Network (GBN)

GBN is an online TV network, music source, and department store for everything Western. At http://www.goldbucklenetwork.com visitors watch rodeos and other Western sports, classic full-length Western movies, documentaries, lifestyle programs, kids’ shows and more. In addition, GBN Radio streams digital country music and the GBN General Store offers a great selection of unique Western-influenced products. GBN is The New Way To Access The West — an entertaining and informative online community for millions of Western enthusiasts all over the world. Businesses rely on GBN for one-to-one access to this significant consumer market. For more information about GBN, please visit http://www.goldbucklenetwork.com.

The Gold Buckle Network name, acronym, logo, and The New Way To Access The West are trademarks of Gold Buckle Network, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Victor DiBlasi, Gold Buckle Network

Phone (972) 387-4320

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