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Tuff TV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
BrandingTUFF TV
Country
Availability33% of US households [1]
Broadcast area
United States
OwnerTUFF TV, Inc.
(Seals Entertainment Corporation)
Key people
Lou Seals
Paul Miller
Brayton Johnson
Lindsay Gardner
Launch date
June 30, 2009
Official website
https://tufftv.com/

Summary

Tuff TV, Inc is an American digital broadcast television network that is affiliated with Seals Media Company (Sealsco).[2]

The network originally launched on June 30, 2009 as the brainchild of its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lou Seals.[3]

TUFF TV is America’s first digital broadcast television network to offer original programming targeted at men [4][5]and their specific pursuits, interests, and hobbies.

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. [6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Tuff agreed to carry some games from the first season of the Fall Experimental Football League in October and November 2014.[9] Tuff relocated their offices to the GPB Media Building in Atlanta on June 8, 2016.[10] On Friday, July 15, 2016, Tuff took over its distribution feed from Luken Communications earlier than planned.[11]

In 2017 Tuff TV lost a case in civil court for Fair Labor Standards brought by a former employee.[12]

References

  1. ^ "The Top 25 Digital Broadcast Networks". TVNewsCheck.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Our Networks". www.sealsco.com. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  3. ^ ""TUFF" ENOUGH". Simply Buckhead. 2015-09-02. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  4. ^ cmarcucci (2010-10-13). "TUFF TV gets Punk | Radio & Television Business Report". Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  5. ^ "New TUFF TV Network Scheduled For Launch". Racer X. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  6. ^ "Tuff TV". Roku Guide. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  7. ^ McAvoy, Kim (July 27, 2011). "Diginets Struggle For Place On TV's Frontier". TVNewsCheck.com. p. 4. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Malone, Michael (July 24, 2014). "Tuff TV Turns to Crowd-Funding". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Tuff TV Announces New Corporate HQ, Studio". TV News Check. June 8, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Early Launch For Tuff TV's New Network Feed". TVNewsCheck. July 12, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7290170/idb/garmon-v-tuff-tv-media-group-llc/[bare URL]