Nashville's WSMV Named Flagship Affiliate For The Nashville Network

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The Nashville Network, a 24/7 country music lifestyle and entertainment network, announces its flagship affiliate, WSMV in Nashville, Tennessee. TNN returns to television on November 1, 2012.

The Nashville Network (TNN) today announced its flagship affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee (DMA 29). TNN Television, LLC, has signed an affiliation agreement with WSMV-TV, owned and operated by Meredith Corporation. WSMV-TV, Nashville’s NBC affiliate, will begin broadcasting The Nashville Network’s programming when TNN launches on November 1, 2012. TNN will be available over-the-air on channel 4.2 as well as on Charter channel 91. TNN will be added to Comcast’s channel lineup in November.

Doreen Wade, Vice President and General Manager of WSMV Nashville says, “We look forward to partnering once again with The Nashville Network.” Wade added, “We cannot think of a better place for the return of the network with our shared history in delivering quality programming to the region.”

Matt Winn, Vice President of TNN Television, says, “Finding the right partner to be the flagship station of The Nashville Network has been our top priority. Our decision to name WSMV the network’s hometown affiliate was based on the station’s award winning news team and the station’s leadership in the Nashville market. We are pleased to have WSMV be the home of The Nashville Network.”

TNN, originally launched as a cable network featuring country music programming, is returning as a broadcast television network. Programming will include live, syndicated and first run programming along with digitally restored content pulled from the vaults on Music Row creating an experience that will bring delight to country music lovers of every generation. The program lineup will include The Rick & Bubba Show, Crook and Chase, Nashville Now, The Country Vibe, Music City Tonight, Gaither Gospel Hour, and Larry’s Country Diner.

The Nashville Network® is a partnership between Jim Owens Entertainment, Inc. and Luken Communications, LLC. Other Luken Communications networks include Retro Television® (RTV), My Family TV, TUFF TV, PBJ, MyCarTV and Frost Great Outdoors. Luken Communications offers diverse, family friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. For more information about The Nashville Network please visit or

The Nashville Network® is a registered trademark of Jim Owens Entertainment, Inc., America's premier producer of quality country music programming including classic country shows and specials featuring the genre's legends, and award-winning current broadcast hits - the nationally syndicated country news and entertainment show Crook & Chase and the weekly radio staple The Crook & Chase Countdown.

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