REELZ Launches Independence Happens Here(tm) Website in Support of Independent Businesses Across America

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Network to America: Win Free Advertising for Your Independent Business

REELZ today announced the launch of the network’s Independence Happens Here™ website in support of independent businesses in America. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s increasingly consolidated media landscape, REELZ is working to help keep free thought and innovation alive through highlighting the importance of independent businesses as a crucial resource to power the economy and embody the freedom that Americans so greatly cherish. REELZ’s Independence Happens Here™ website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com

To show its support for independent business, REELZ is giving free advertising to independent businesses across the nation. To apply, people can post a selfie of their favorite independently owned business with the hashtag #REELZIndependent to Instagram or Facebook and that company will be entered in a monthly drawing to win local advertising paid for by REELZ. Winning pictures and businesses will be featured on the website and REELZ will either produce a television commercial and air it in the winner’s local market or publish a local newspaper advertisement on behalf of the winning business.

“Operating an independent business in any field is as challenging as it is rewarding, and the television industry is no different. REELZ is proudly independent, which gives us the freedom to present stories and characters that sometimes big network groups cannot or will not touch,” said Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO. “At our inception in 2006 we made a deep-seated commitment to our viewers and business partners. We treat all relationships as personal and sacred and that can only come from being an independent, family-owned business. We ask in return that you too think independently and support independent television.”

Join the conversation through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to recognize and embrace independently owned businesses with an easy-to-use zip code lookup so visitors can find independent businesses all over the country on an interactive map. Additionally, visitors can add their favorite independent businesses to the map by simply entering the address and a brief description of the company. The site also highlights independent business news happening across America including an Independent Business of the Month feature and links to articles on how to run a successful independent business.

About REELZCHANNEL—Hollywood Happens Here™
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network, connecting its viewers across America with the magic, wonder and excitement of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is home to cutting-edge reality programs, compelling television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically-acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Hollywood Hillbillies, Beverly Hills Pawn, OK! TV, Hollywood Scandals and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment experts Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper who provide specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ reaches 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if a cable or satellite provider doesn’t carry it that way, we encourage viewers to call and ask for REELZ in HD. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago.

For more information, please contact the REELZ Media Line
877- REELZTV (733-5988) / pr(at)reelz(dot)com

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