Ride TV Signs Dish Carriage Deal

Ride Television Network (Ride TV) and Dish Network said they reached a carriage agreement for Dish to carry the startup equestrian lifestyle network. The channel, which debuted in fall 2014, will join the lineup of Dish’s America’s Top 250 and Heartland programming packages later this year, according to the programmer.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with Dish. Being able to tell the stories and show the unique lifestyles of real horsemen and women to an audience who would not ordinarily see it, has been a life-long goal,” Ride TV president Craig Morris said in a relase. “I want to personally thank Dish and Charlie Ergen for recognizing the important role that HORSES have played in shaping the world we live in. There would be no Cowboy if it were not for the horse.”

“We’re a perfect fit for Dish and are excited about our business partnership,” Michael Trujillo, Ride TV’s vice president of global distribution, said in the release. “Dish is an innovative company that reaches every community across the United States, and we look forward to providing their subscribers with unique programming that embraces the equestrian lifestyle.”

Ride TV original programming includes This Old Horse, a documentary series about the most famous horses in history, Rockstar Vets, a reality show with a famous equine surgeon, and coverage of Western and English equine competitions. Pictured: Ride TV host Carly Twisselman