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2013-05-01 18:36 CEST
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RFD-TV and FamilyNet Release Confirmed "Live" and Repeat Broadcast Schedule for George Jones Funeral Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*Please note newly confirmed live and repeat times

RFD-TV and FamilyNet Release Confirmed "Live" and Repeat Broadcast Schedule for the George Jones Funeral on
Thursday, May 2nd Direct from Nashville

Omaha, NE, (www.rfdtv.com) - RFD-TV will be carrying the George Jones funeral "live" from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, May 2nd, beginning at 11am (EST) /10am (CST), and then repeat this entire broadcast again at 10pm (EST).  FamilyNet will be carrying the George Jones tribute and funeral on May 2nd, at 2pm (EST) /1pm (CST), and again in prime time at 8pm (EST). 

The live broadcast of the funeral and tribute will be aired on RFD-TV with no commercial interruptions. The service is expected to run approximately 100 minutes.

Patrick Gottsch, Founder of RFD-TV, issued a brief statement to viewers regarding the broadcast, "Please join us, and call your friends and neighbors, and let them know about this very special tribute to George Jones, which will feature so many of his musical friends who will perform. God Bless you, George
Jones."

RFD-TV and FamilyNet are distributed into more than 62-million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems.  Viewers can find RFD-TV in their local area by visiting: http://www.rfdtv.com/findrfdtv/ To find FamilyNet: http://www.familynet.com/about/get/
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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Thursday, May 2nd

RFD-TV

11am (eastern), 10am (central) time - live carriage of the funeral. 
10pm (eastern) - repeat of the George Jones funeral

FamilyNet

2pm (eastern) - repeat of the George Jones funeral
8pm (eastern) - repeat of the George Jones funeral

About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG): 
Rural Media Group, Inc., formed in 2008, is the world's leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western life.  RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre.  RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000.  RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America's trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today's diverse family.  RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 62-million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted some 200,000 paid subscribers.  RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced.  Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN.  For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com, www.myruraltv.com, and www.familynet.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet

CONTACT:
Sarah A.Chase
sarahc@rfdtv.com
(Mobile) 402-889-5152  

For details or press enquiries concerning George Jones, please contact:
Webster & Associates Public Relations & Marketing
Kirt Webster / kirt@websterpr.com / 615-777-6995 x230 
Jeremy Westby / jeremy@websterpr.com / 615-777-6995 x228

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