ZUUS Country

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ZUUS Country
TypeBroadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV in two markets)
OwnerZuus Media, Inc.
Launch date
January 7, 2009
Former names
Artists & Fans Network (2009)
American Music Video Network (2009–2010)
The Country Network (2010–2013)
Official website
Zuus Country
 
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ZUUS Country
TypeBroadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV in two markets)
OwnerZuus Media, Inc.
Launch date
January 7, 2009
Former names
Artists & Fans Network (2009)
American Music Video Network (2009–2010)
The Country Network (2010–2013)
Official website
Zuus Country

Zuus Country is an American digital broadcast television network that is owned by Zuus Media. The network specializes in broadcasting country music videos, its playlist of videos extends from the 1980s through the present day. The network also airs occasional informercials (mostly for country music compilation albums) in prime time and other high dollar day parts (as well as throughout late-night and overnight).

The network is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

Former logo as The Country Network, used from February 15, 2010 to May 31, 2013.

The network first launched on January 7, 2009 as the Artists & Fans Network; the music video that inaugurated the network was the Kid Rock video "All Summer Long". AFN was first carried on satellite through DirecTV on channel 236.

In August 2009, after suffering from financial problems, Southern Venture Capital Group sold all the assets of the company to one of the founders, Warren Hansen, who then changed its name to the American Music Video Network, and rolled out the programming with a new look and feel. On February 15, 2010, the company was renamed The Country Network to represent its focus on country music. Around this time, The Country Network began to transition into a digital multicast network, carried over-the-air on broadcast television stations across the United States as well as the first broadcast network to simulcast to Roku, iPhone, iPad, web, and other OTT outlets.

On May 20, 2013, Zuus Media announced its acquisition of The Country Network. On June 1, 2013, Zuus Media announced the rebranding as Zuus Country.[1]

Affiliates[edit]

As of 2013, Zuus Country has television stations in over 41 television markets in 26 states, covering approximately 34 million over the air households an 18 million cable subscribers. ZUUS Country (at the time, still named The Country Network) signed a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group in August 2010 to be carried on digital subchannels of Sinclair stations in most of its media markets;[2] the network began airing on Sinclair owned and/or operated stations on October 10, 2010.

Current affiliates[edit]

CityStationChannel
TV[3] / RF
Owner

Alabama[edit]

Mobile-Pensacola, FloridaWEAR-TV3.2 (17)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arizona[edit]

PhoenixK38IZ-D38.4 (38)Adrian Quinones

California[edit]

FresnoKMSG-LD39.5 (39)Cocola Broadcasting
Los AngelesKHIZ-LD39.1 (2)Jeff Chang
Monterey, CaliforniaKYMB-LD27.6 (27)Cocola Broadcasting
Sacramento, CaliforniaKCSO-LD33.3 (3)Sainte Partners II, L.P.
San Francisco, CaliforniaKFTL28.15 (3)LocusPoint Networks, LLC.

Florida[edit]

TallahasseeWTWC-TV40.3 (40)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Idaho[edit]

BoiseKZAK-LD49.3 (49)Cocola Broadcasting

Illinois[edit]

Champaign-SpringfieldWICS20.2 (42)Sinclair Broadcast Group
Bloomington (Peoria)WYZZ-TV43.3 (28)Sinclair Broadcast Group
(operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group)

Iowa[edit]

Cedar RapidsKFXA28.2 (27)Second Generation of Iowa, LLC
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Des MoinesKDSM-TV17.3 (16)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Kansas[edit]

TopekaKSQA12.1 (12)Barbara Wade (51%)
Cooper-Fowler Media (49%)
Hutchinson (Wichita)KMTW36.2 (35)Deerfield Media
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Kentucky[edit]

PaducahWDKA49.3 (49)WDKA Acquisition Corporation
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Massachusetts[edit]

Cambridge (Boston)WLVI56.2 (41)Sunbeam Television

Michigan[edit]

FlintWSMH66.3 (16)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Minnesota[edit]

Minneapolis-Saint PaulWUCW23.3 (22)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Nevada[edit]

Las VegasKVCW33.3 (29)Sinclair Broadcast Group

North Carolina[edit]

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High PointWXLV-TV45.2 (29)Sinclair Broadcast Group
RaleighWLFL22.2 (27)

New Mexico[edit]

AlbuquerqueKRQE13.2 (13)LIN Media (sale to Media General)

New York[edit]

AlbanyWXXA-TV23.2 (7)Shield Media
(operated by Media General under SSA)
BuffaloWUTV29.2 (14)Sinclair Broadcast Group
New York CityWDVB-CD23.5 (23)LocusPoint Networks, LLC.
SyracuseWSYT68.2 (19)Bristlecone Broadcasting

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma CityKOKH-TV25.2 (24)Sinclair Broadcast Group
TulsaKMYT-TV41.3 (42)Cox Media Group

South Carolina[edit]

CharlestonWMMP4.1 (34)Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sale to Howard Stirk Holdings pending)
Greenville-AndersonWMYA-TV40.3 (14)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Texas[edit]

HoustonKBPX-LD46.1 (46)Ion Media Networks
San AntonioKABB29.2 (30)Sinclair Broadcast Group

Tennessee[edit]

NashvilleWNAB58.2 (23)Tennessee Broadcasting, LLC
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake City/OdgenKUCW30.3 (48)Nexstar Broadcasting Group

Virginia[edit]

NorfolkWTVZ-TV33.3 (33)Sinclair Broadcast Group

West Virginia[edit]

Charleston-HuntingtonWVAH-TV11.2 (19)Cunningham Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Wisconsin[edit]

MadisonWMSN-TV47.3 (49)Sinclair Broadcast Group
MilwaukeeWCGV-TV24.2 (25)

Former affiliates[edit]

CityStationChannel
TV / RF
Notes
Augusta, GeorgiaWRDW-TV12.3 / (12)Replaced by Antenna TV.
Baton RougeWLFT-CA30.3Was replaced by TV Scout, then replaced by Get-TV.
Belmont-CharlotteWJZY46.4 / (47)Contract was terminated with purchase by Fox Television Stations and station's conversion to Fox; subchannel removed July 1, 2013.
Bessemer (Birmingham)WDBB17.2 (18)Subchannel became a ABC Affiliate.
FresnoKGPE47.2Replaced with duplicate SD signal of 47.1; affiliation moved to KMSG-LD.
Homewood (Birmingham)WTTO21.2 (28)Replaced by Get-TV
JacksonvilleWTLV12.2 (13)Replaced by Soul of the South Network
PittsburghWPGH-TV53.2 (43)Replaced by Get-TV
St. LouisKDNL-TV30.3 (31)Sub-Channel Slot was permanently discontinued sometime in the Spring of 2014.
Troy-MontgomeryWIYC48.1 (48)Replaced with WeatherNation TV, then Cozi TV.

References[edit]

Organizational information for TCN Country

External links[edit]