Rural Is Relevant Initiative – Digital TV Community Grants

Awarding Digital TV and Internet Radio Stations to Your Community

We recognize the incredible value of media within smaller cities (under 60,000) and the rural communities of our country. These communities are being left behind in the digital age! With over 3,400 communities in the US afflicted by what the CDC calls “a crisis in communication,” we are bringing Digital TV and Internet Radio Stations to these underserved communities and providing the guidance & tools to help them tell their stories, communicate news, showcase emerging talent, and broadcast LIVE community events. After all, there can be no crisis with access to communication.

Your Community TV on Platforms like these!

Roku TV
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COMING SOON - Your Own Community TV Apps

Smart TV Smarts TVs
Available on major TV brands worldwide including Samsung, Vizio, Philips, TCL, Hisense, JVC, Hitachi, Sony, LG, Toshiba, and Sharp.

Roku TV DeviceRoku
Download on the Roku Store on any of your Roku devices.

iphone and ipadiPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Download the Apple iTunes App Store on any iOS devices.

android phone and tabletAndroid Phones and Tablets
Download on Google Play on any of your Android devices.


apple tv controllerApple TV
Download on the Apple iTunes App Store on any of your tv OS devices.

amazon tv controlAmazon Devices
Download on any of your Amazon devices.

Your Town TV App on Mobile Phone
80% American have Connected TV

Media Consumption has Changed

Consumers now watch what they want, when they want, where they want, and on the platform they want. Lifestyle and passion are the demographics of the future. Targeting motivated buyers according to lifestyle, goals and purchase-driving passions are key.

What is OTT or Digital Streaming?

The acronym OTT stands for Over-the-Top. This means streaming across different devices whenever we want is possible because of “over-the-top,” a convenient little term that explains the new delivery method of film and TV content over the internet without the need for traditional broadcast, cable or satellite pay-TV providers. In simple terms, you are paying an internet provider, like Spectrum, for internet access to watch Netflix, without paying for cable TV.

Smart TV was the fastest growing OTT device in 2021

Connected TV 27%
Smart TV 100%
Mobile Phone 29%
Desktop 38%
Gaming 20%
Tablet 43%