Circle Network, an award-winning country music and lifestyle programming network, announced today a new distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), a not-for-profit corporation that serves 40 million broadband and video customers throughout the U.S. and its territories. The partnership meets an increasing demand for country lifestyle original programming on cable television and provides an affordable choice for member operators seeking a wide range of content straight from Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry itself.

NCTC’s over 700 member operators will now have 24/7 access to a unique source for country programming, including documentaries, original series, invitation ceremonies, movies, and more. In addition to pre-recorded content, Circle Network also livestreams performances from the Grand Ole Opry as part of its Opry Live segment, which airs each Saturday night. Some of 2021’s biggest Opry Live performances included Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and Brothers Osborne. 

“Our distribution with NCTC opens up the door to hundreds of new independent cable and broadband companies. We are thrilled to be a part of this network and have the opportunity to reach their country music fans across the country,” said Circle Network General Manager, Drew Reifenberger. Circle Network currently reaches 100+ U.S. markets and 46.6 million people monthly through streaming platforms, and digital devices, such as desktops and apps.

Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.