August 11, 2021

Country Music and Lifestyle Network Circle Joins Frndly TV Lineup


DENVER AND NASHVILLE, August 11 -- Frndly TV – the leading national family friendly TV service provider – and Circle, the nation’s fastest growing Country music and lifestyle network, today announced an agreement to bring Circle’s expansive slate of original programming, classic country television series, documentaries, live concerts, travel shows, and more to Frndly TV subscribers.

Beginning on August 11, Circle’s linear network, including past episodes of familiar classics like The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Larry the Cable Guy, will appear on Frndly TV.  Circle’s extensive VOD library will become available to Frndly TV customers within the next few weeks.

With the addition of Circle, Frndly TV now boasts 21 family friendly channels, adding 7 new channels since February.

Since launching in January 2020, Circle has become the must-have network for fans of everything Country.  From original TV series like Talking in Circles with Clint Black and Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty to classic TV gems The Beverly Hillbillies and Hee Haw to live performances and concerts from Country Music’s top stars every Saturday night as a part of the landmark series Opry Live, Circle is an ideal addition to the family friendly content of Frndly TV.

“We’ve had our eye on Circle Network since its launch,” said Michael McKenna, Chief Programming Officer of Frndly TV.  “The Country lifestyle is Americana and we are beyond elated to add Circle to our channel lineup.  Ryman Hospitality and Gray TV have created a fantastic channel that we are proud to offer to our customers.”

“It’s great to be welcomed into the Frndly TV lineup. We aim to create content that is suitable for audiences of all ages and look forward to reaching additional families across the country with this new partnership,” said Drew Reifenberger, GM of Circle.

"We aim to create content that is suitable for audiences of all ages and look forward to reaching additional families across the country with this new partnership,” - Drew Reifenberger, GM of Circle.

About Frndly TV

Frndly TV is the first sub-$10 live, over-the-top television service built from the ground up with the American family in mind.  Starting at only $5.99/mo., Frndly TV offers 21 top-rated live TV networks including Hallmark Channel, Game Show Network, INSP, UPtv, Curiosity Stream, The Weather Channel and others.  Frndly TV delivers positive, uplifting family friendly programming at a family friendly price.  For more information, visit

About Circle

Circle is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network recently announced ad-supported streaming distribution partnerships with Peacock, Redbox, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO SmartCast®, XUMO, Frndly TV, and STIRR, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smart phones and tablets. Named Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer across all genres for 2020 and Digiday’s 2021 “Best Streaming TV Platform,” Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.  For more details on Circle, visit

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Media Contacts:

For Frndly TV:  Vince Wladika,

For Circle:  Lauren Kelcher Stevenson, Sam Stephens, Savannah Stephens, Charlotte Mabry /