DittyTV viewers now have a chance to see their favorite Americana and Roots artists in new shows on The Circle network. DittyTV has partnered with Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., and Gray Television to join in expanding their premium linear television and OTT (over-the-top) streaming channel dedicated to celebrating country music and the country lifestyle by adding two new weekly shows, DittyTV’s Americana Connection and DittyTV’s Concert Series, featuring the best in today’s Americana and Roots music scene. To learn more visit americanaconnection.tv.
“We are excited to be joining The Circle network and thrilled that we are able to connect DittyTV’s amazing Americana and Roots artists to a new national audience,” says Amy Wright, COO of DittyTV. “During this time when so many of us, including artists, are at home, this is a great way for them to gain exposure. In addition to these shows and the DittyTV network, we hope viewers will take the time to support these artists’ virtual concerts in whatever form they take.”
The Circle network is 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.
Gray Television owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets, including the number-one rated television station in 68 markets and the first or second highest rated television station in 87 markets. Gray’s television stations cover approximately 24 percent of U.S. television households and broadcast approximately 400 separate programming streams, including nearly 150 affiliates of the CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX networks.
“We’re happy to give viewers in so many markets a taste of what DittyTV is all about,” Wright says. “Working with these new partners allows us to further our celebration of Americana and Roots music and the artists who make that music.”
Show schedules include:
Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET / Monday at 6 p.m. ET – Americana & Roots Music and Lifestyle
DittyTV’s Americana Connection features the best in Americana and Roots music, a diverse genre that encompasses folk, country, blues, rock, bluegrass, soul, outlaw, and a lot more. Each week, all new episodes will connect The Circle network’s national audience with established and emerging Americana artists alike, through music videos, concerts, behind-the-scenes, interviews, lifestyle features, and much more.
Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET / Monday at 7 p.m. ET – Americana & Roots Concerts
DittyTV’s Concert Series features live performances from today’s best Americana and Roots artists in an intimate setting. Watch award-winning and soon-to-be discovered artists from six of the seven continents (watch out Antarctica), including acts such as John Oates, Larkin Poe, Robert Randolph, Tommy Emmanuel, Samantha Fish, Marcus King, and many more.