Tuff TV

Tuff TV
Type digital broadcast television network
Branding TUFF TV
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via OTA digital television
(covering 33%)[1]
Slogan Are You Tuff Enuff?
Broadcast area
United States
Owner TUFF TV, Inc.
(Seals Entertainment Corporation)
Key people
Lou Seals
John Bonner
Chris Hannaford
Launch date
June 30, 2009
Official website
www.tufftv.com

Tuff TV is an American digital broadcast television network targeted at men owned by the Tuff TV, Inc. Tuff TV launched on June 30, 2009. The network was founded by Lou Seals, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Seals Entertainment Corporation.

Tuff TV carries a mixture of sports (combat, motor and some team sport), lifestyle (outdoors, cooking), automotive, dramas, movies and talk show programming geared mainly at a young male audience. The network carries 3 hours of weekly E/I children’s programming to comply with federal broadcasting regulations. Stations affiliating with Tuff get five advertising minutes per hour and arrange cable carriage.[2]

History

Tuff TV was launched in 2009 as a joint venture between Luken Communications and TUFF TV Media Group LLC, owned by Tuff TV Founder Lou Seals. By July 2011, the network's main affiliates were Morris Family Broadcasting and NJR TV station groups.[2] In Mid-July 2014, Tuff TV started crowdfunding equity on SparkMarket.com to raise Investment capital, but was limited to those living in the state of Georgia.[3]

Tuff agreed to carry some games from the first season of the Fall Experimental Football League in October and November 2014.[4] Tuff relocated their offices to the GPB Media Building in Atlanta on June 8, 2016.[5] Broadcasting On Friday, July 15, 2016, Tuff took over its distribution feed from Luken Communications earlier than planned.[6]

Affiliates

The following TV stations distribute TUFF TV over digital terrestrial television:

City Station Channel Owner
PhoenixK38IZ-D38.2Spanish Independent Broadcast Network
FayettevilleKFLU-LD20.4DTV America Corporation
FresnoKVHF-LP4.2Cocola Broadcasting
Ridgecrest (Los Angeles DMA)KZGN-LD21.2Wiknich Broadcasting Corporation
CortezK26CI-D27.4Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association
DenverKHDT-LD16.5Syncom Media Group
OrlandoWHDO-CD38.1Local HDTV Inc.
Live Oak (Jacksonville DMA)WKBJ-LD20.4DTV America Corporation
St. Augustine (Jacksonville DMA)WQXT-CD28.3A1A TV, Inc.
AtlantaWDNV-LD12.7Prism Broadcasting
Aurora (Chicago)WPVN-CD24.3Polnet Communications
IndianapolisWSDI-LD30.3DTV America
Salem (Louisville DMA)WRLW-CD17.3Rebecca L. White
SubletteKDGL-LD23.2High Plains Broadcasting
WichitaKSMI-LP51.4Digital Networks
East Bernstadt/LondonWOBZ-LD9.3ARK-TV, Inc.
Crowley (Lafayette)K36MG-D36DTV America Corporation Launch Date Expected Mid-Late 2017/Station Currently Off Air
Lake CharlesKYTH-LD43.6C. Dowen Johnson
DetroitWHNE-LD14.4Tait Broadcasting LLC
AlexandriaK47OQ-D47.1Selective TV, Inc.
St. LouisWODK-LD45.6DTV America Corporation
MissoulaK34MJ-D34.3Weese Enterprises
Las VegasKHMP-LD18.2Pahrump Media Group
RenoKCNL-LD3.3Prism Broadcasting
CharlestownWYCU26.2Crosshill Communications
Atlantic CityWMCN-TV44.2Lenfest Broadcasting
AlbuquerqueKYNM-CD21.2Belmax Broadcasting
AlbanyWYBN-LD14.3Cable Ad Net New York, Inc.
BuffaloWBXZ-LP56.5Steven Ritchie
RochesterWBGT-CD46.3Vision Communications
AshevilleWASV50.3Digital Networks
CharlotteWHKY-TV14.3Long Communications
Manteo (Norfolk DMA)W30DN-D30.1Lawrence F. Loesch
CantonWEKA-LD41.7DTV America Corporation
CincinnatiWOTH-CD20.6Elliot Block
Oklahoma CityKBZC-LD42.2DTV America Corporation
TulsaKZLL-LD39.2DTV America Corporation
Rapid CityKRPC-LP33.3Digital Networks
Alexandria/NashvilleWRTN-LD6.5Richard C. & Lisa A. Goetz
ChattanoogaWOOT6.4Digital Networks
AmarilloKAUO-LD15.3DTV America Corporation
AustinKADF-LD20.2Joseph W. Shaffer
BeaumontKAOB-LD27.6C. Dowen Johnson
Salt Lake CityKPDR-LD19.2Craig and Marilyn Caples & William Mitchell
YakimaK38OI-D38.4Grupo Hispanavision
WilliamsonWHJC-LP27.2Four Winds Television Inc.
MilwaukeeWTSJ-LP38.6DTV America

Seals Entertainment

Seals Entertainment Corporation, also Sealsco, is a TV media company which got its start in sports news production. The company also has a set of digital TV networks, Tuff TV, Flicks TV, MotoWorld Network, Go Channel, and Rocky TV. Five additional digital broadcast networks are under development by the company.

Seals Entertainment (www.Sealsco.com) started in October 1984 with the production of MotoWorld motorcycle sports TV news magazine, which ran for 20 years on multiple channels including ESPN, TNN/Spike TV and USA.[7] That branded was expanded with a spinoff show, MotoWorld 2 Rev It Up!, on ESPN2 for racing, both motorcycles and autos.[8]

MotoWorld was then next used for an online live streaming service started in 1999 which featured motorcycle races.[8] Tuff TV was launched in 2009 as a joint venture between Luken Communications and TUFF TV Media Group LLC, owned by Tuff TV Founder Lou Seals.[2] On January 11, 2017, Seals Entertainment announced MotoWorld Network would be launched as a digital TV network.[8] Sealsco followed that announcement up with additional announcements of a slate of new digital networks, Go Channel, Rocky TV and Flicks TV, over the course of a week.[9]

Networks

  • Tuff TV (2009) male focus[2]
  • MotoWorld Network (2018) [8]
  • Go Channel (2018) active type person focus[10]
  • Rocky TV (2018) animals[11]
  • Flicks TV (2018) original movies with themed nights[9]

References

  1. "The Top 25 Digital Broadcast Networks". TVNewsCheck.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 McAvoy, Kim (July 27, 2011). "Diginets Struggle For Place On TV's Frontier". TVNewsCheck.com. p. 4. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. Malone, Michael (July 24, 2014). "Tuff TV Turns to Crowd-Funding". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  4. "FXFL To Be Carried on ESPN3" (Press release). New York: FXFL. PR Newswire. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014 via NBC Right Now.
  5. "Tuff TV Announces New Corporate HQ, Studio". TV News Check. June 8, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  6. "Early Launch For Tuff TV's New Network Feed". TVNewsCheck. July 12, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  7. Miller, Mark K. (January 12, 2017). "MotoWorld Network Makes Broadcast TV Launch". TVNewsCheck.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  8. 1 2 3 4 Marszalek, Diana (January 11, 2017). "MotoWorld Bringing Motorsports to Digital TV". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  9. 1 2 Miller, Mark K. (January 19, 2017). "Flicks TV Diginet Ready To Go To The Movies". TVNewsCheck.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  10. Marszalek, Diana (January 12, 2017). "New Multicast Network Aimed at People on The Go". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  11. Mark K. Miller, Mark K. (January 18, 2017). "Rocky TV Diginet Has A Thing For Animals". TVNewsCheck.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
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