February 4, 2021
Redbox Feb. 4 announced the addition of Circle Network, an original country lifestyle programming channel, to its Free Live TV platform. Circle claims to carve out a niche category by connecting country fans to artists and artists to fans. Free Live TV is available on Roku, Vizio, LG, Xbox. iOS, Android, Redbox.com and more.
“It’s great to kick off this new year by partnering with our friends at Redbox. Their recognizable red kiosks deliver a source of entertainment to millions, and we are excited to be a part of Free Live TV,” Drew Reifenberger, GM of Circle Network, said in a statement. “Redbox’s audience is a perfect pairing for our original programming, which gives us the opportunity to bring even more fans inside the circle of everything country.”
Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said the Grand Ole Opry is the heart of country music and Circle Network’s music programming underscores the venerable venue and some of country music’s most iconic names,
“We know that Circle Network will delight our audience,” Yates said.
Circle Network recently announced 2021 programming featuring new original series and renewed series. Recently earning the No. 1 spot on Pollstar’s Top 100 Livestreamers Chart across all genres, Circle’s “Opry Live” airs weekly on Saturday nights, bringing stars like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Garth Brooks into viewers’ homes for a one-hour live performance. Country music star Phil Vassar returns for a third season of his “Songs From the Cellar,” where he invites close friends and celebrities from all walks of life into his cellar for great conversations and even better performances.
Additional titles available also include new series, “Opry Rewind,” hosted by Nan Kelley; “Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith,” with Lauren Alaina; “The Southern Weekend,” with Natalie Stovall; “Upstream,” with Elizabeth Cook; “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” with Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, as well as award shows and more.
Redbox joins Circle’s growing list of AVOD providers, which also includes Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio SmartCast and Comcast-owned Xumo.
Redbox Free Live TV can be streamed via Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices; Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Chromecast. The service does not require a login, just download the app onto your favorite device, click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel, and start watching.