Are you excited about the upcoming Wrangler NFR but haven’t booked a ticket for the Fort Worth Convention Center Las Vegas yet? Don’t worry, you can watch every part of your favorite rodeo event from the comfort of your sofa on your TV.
However, you must first know and be accessible to the channel that acquired the rights to broadcast the NFR 2021.
The channel that went out of its way to bring the legendary event of the rodeo to your doorstep is the Cowboy Channel. This official network of ProRodeo, and the first in its class to work 24 hours a day, is a channel dedicated to western sports and style.
The Cowboy Channel is headquartered in the Fort Worth Stockyards and has been home to a variety of live broadcasts of major western events. This year it brings you one of the populist western sports, the Wrangler Nationals Finale Rodeo, where different cowboys and cowgirls show off their different skills.
The network has over 42 million cable/satellite subscribers. Plus, it’s available on a variety of TV platforms such as Altice, DISH, Charter Spectrum, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS TV, DIRECTV, and many other local TV platforms.
The channel can also be accessed online. It can be streamed online at cowboychannelplus.com. It also shows the list of channels on a variety of online TVs such as DIRECTV NOW, Hulu TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
This means that regardless of whether you have an iOS, Android, Roku, Windows device, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire stick, you can watch your favorite event, which happens once a year.
It’s the first time the station has had live rodeo coverage. Despite being so dedicated to western sports and western-style content, they have never offered live coverage of a rodeo event specifically, the NFR 2021.
They have already posted the schedule for how they will cover the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which was relocated to Las Vegas, December 2-11 to guarantee safety of the fans amid highly contagious coronavirus.
The schedule includes the ten rounds of professional rodeo competitions, which are scheduled to last ten consecutive nights, and the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls will compete for a world championship in each round.
Cowboy broadcaster’s CEO Raquel Gottsch said in a statement that there is an incredible number of TV presenters who will cover some of the most iconic events and athletes for ten consecutive days.
Saying that they will have surprises at the works, the CEO added that anyone who hasn’t seen a rodeo event on TV shouldn’t miss this championship event.
The CEO said they are taking broadcast technology and reporting to the next level. It will be a showcase for the best of America’s rural, western lifestyle and rodeo fans.
The GM / President of Cowboy Channel and the Wrangler NFR’s main television host, Jeff Medders, said the NFR had a level of excitement he had never seen before. He said while fans are thrilled with the Las Vegas experience, the wall-to-wall coverage that the Cowboy Channels are supposed to provide is a real game-changer.
In addition, he said that while it was the first time cowboy channels and RED-TV had live WNFR coverage, he promised a strong and trusted talent cast. Referring to Butch Knowles, Luke Branquinho, Joe Beaver, and Don Gay, he said they both had a couple of NFRs in their luggage.
Earlier this year, Cowboy Channel, Rural Media Group (RMG), and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) signed a multi-million-dollar agreement, and the fruits were the shift of NFR to Cowboy Channel and RED-TV in the Year 2021.
The NFR 2021 broadcast on the Cowboy Channel is also available on rural radio. To make sure you don’t miss any part of the event, the simulcast has arranged a new technological advance where the content will be broadcast in 4k. They are to use high-quality cameras like Sky Cam footage, 360-degree cameras, and ghost cameras.
In addition, the program will be available in different languages for the benefit of those viewing from different parts of the world. It will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Depending on different TV providers, you might have to pay some fees, but it won’t break your bank. It’ll cost you around $99.99 to watch NFR 2021 on the Cowboy Channel app. The mobile app is vital for those who don’t want to miss any part of this year’s edition but will be on the go come that time when it will be live.
Via such apps, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, the Google Play Store, or the App Store, you can access the current minute rating, highlight clips, tables, news, interesting facts, and much more.
The other good news, whether you are considering witching the WNFR with or without cable, there are options.