Gold Buckle Network Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary as Premier Online Western Entertainment Provider

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More than 40,000 GBN members continue to enjoy high-quality video and audio entertainment from 1,000-title Western media library.

Gold Buckle Network™ (, The New Way To Access The West™, is celebrating its two-year anniversary while setting record highs in members, visitors, media titles, and viewing time. December 2006 was the most active month in GBN history, culminating in a member base of more than 40,000 with monthly site visitors totaling more than 400,000, an online library of 1,000 video and audio titles, and 750 hours of media streamed to Western fans worldwide.

The highlights keep coming in 2007 when Western fans can watch more episodes of "The Lone Ranger" and "Roy Rogers" as well as "Bonanza", "Judge Roy Bean", "Annie Oakley" and "Kit Carson", which are coming soon to the Gold Buckle Network library. Music lovers can continue to listen to thousands of songs from artists like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Pat Green while for the first time on Gold Buckle Network hear hits from the Oak Ridge Boys, Kathleen Edwards, Neal McCoy and other outstanding musicians, all in high-quality digital streaming audio and video.

In addition to these classic titles and boot-scootin' rhythms, Gold Buckle Network adds new Western products to the GBN General Store each week. A variety of art, cookbooks, jewelry, t-shirts and other Western items in the GBN General Store make unique gifts for children and adults alike. Western enthusiasts can even give the gift that keeps on giving--a GBN premium membership with access to thousands of hours of entertainment--for the cost of a couple of video rentals each month.

"Gold Buckle Network is proud of our position as the premier online destination for Western entertainment, contests, special promotions, and family-friendly entertainment. We owe our success to the growing community of GBN subscribers in the United States and 29 other countries" said Chris Hill, Gold Buckle Network president. "We truly enjoy bringing the best of the West to enthusiasts all over the world. In 2007, GBN will continue to offer more to its subscribers--more content, more features, more interaction, more of what they love."

The Web-based GBN video player supports full-screen viewing, enabling viewers to maximize a crisp image beyond the size of typical streaming videos. Western enthusiasts wishing to become a subscriber or view GBN Premium content can sign up at The process is fast and simple, the GBN service requires no special hardware or software, and nothing is downloaded to the viewer's PC. Viewers can even watch GBN on most late-model television displays using simple, inexpensive components. Registration is free at, where you can watch, listen to, and shop for all things Western.

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 contains hundreds of gigabytes of movies, music videos, rodeo, bull riding, educational programs, kids' shows, Western travel segments, and other family-friendly entertainment.

Members and non-members can visit GBN at any time from any computer with Internet access. First-time and returning members can view a variety of videos in the free area and can always shop in the GBN General Store and book travel reservations without being a paid GBN subscriber. Full GBN membership offers viewers a chance to watch all 1,000 videos, participate in special member promotions, and be an integral part of a growing community of like-minded individuals.

About Gold Buckle Network (GBN)

GBN is an online TV network, music source, and department store for everything Western. At 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

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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