FilmOn is increasing its online television dominance with their latest deal with RIDE TV. Ride Television Network, Inc. and FilmOn have announced that they’ve agreed to have FilmOn distribute the station to FilmOn’s customers. RIDE TV is expected to begin broadcasting as a part of FilmOn’s basic service in 2015’s second quarter.

RIDE TV is the channel for lovers of horses and the equestrian lifestyle. The channel’s programming includes reality shows, horse competitions, children’s programming, documentaries and more pertaining to what horse lovers want to see. “RIDE TV fills a programming gap on the premium content spectrum,” said Kim Hurwitz, Senior Vice President of Programming for FilmOn. “We think our subscribers will value this network, and that it will draw new people to our platform.”

RIDE TV is excited to be a part of FilmOn’s slate of channels. “We are very pleased with this agreement with FilmOn. Americans love horses and RIDE TV entertains passionate horse owners and general audiences,” said Michael Fletcher, the CEO of RIDE TV. “We applaud FilmOn for supporting an independent channel like RIDE TV to bring relevant and entertaining programming to Americans.”

Michael Trujillo, RIDE TV’s Vice President of Global Distribution, also expressed his feelings about joining FilmOn. “We are excited to be part of FilmOn’s innovative digital subscription platform, and we look forward to providing FilmOn’s customers with unique programming,” he said.

Alki David, the founder and CEO said, he believes working with the network “[p]romises to be a great ‘ride.'”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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