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Mr. Patrick Gottsch

Wrong Patrick Gottsch?

Founder and President

Local Address:  Omaha , Nebraska , United States
Rural Media Group , Inc.

Employment History

  • Founder and Chairman
    Rural Media Group , Inc.
  • Founder and President

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • Sam Houston State University
  • Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree , journalism & mass communications
    Creighton University
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"The world's population is expected to ..., 19 Jan 2016 [cached]
"The world's population is expected to nearly double over the next 35 years," added Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of Rural Media Group, Inc.
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- Patrick Gottsch, founder and chairman of Rural Media Group, which owns RFD-TV and FamilyNet
"SiriusXM's unparalleled ..., 20 Dec 2013 [cached]
"SiriusXM's unparalleled programming and easy-to-use technology has been embraced by rural consumers in their cars, pickups, and combines throughout Northa America," observed Patrick Gottsch, Founder of both Rural Media Group, Inc. and RURAL RADIO, LLC.
Patrick Gottsch runs the rural ..., 27 Jan 2016 [cached]
Patrick Gottsch runs the rural RFD-TV channel, dropped by Verizon FiOS TV. | Verizon takes heat for axing rural channel Verizon takes heat for axing rural cable channel RFD-TV
Patrick Gottsch runs the rural RFD-TV channel, dropped by Verizon FiOS TV. Patrick Gottsch runs the rural RFD-TV channel, dropped by Verizon FiOS TV. Bloomberg Patrick Gottsch runs the rural RFD-TV channel, dropped by Verizon FiOS TV.
The RFD-TV viewer outpouring - emailed to RFD-TV CEO Patrick Gottsch and forwarded hourly to Verizon executives - is a reaction to a broad trend playing out in the pay-TV industry: Niche-audience and low-rated channels face banishment as Verizon, Comcast Corp., and other TV distributors slim TV packages to contain monthly bills and compete with cheaper on-demand streamers.
"There is no cost savings, and we're a channel that never raised its rates," Gottsch said.
Verizon's McConville said negotiations between Verizon and RFD-TV were private.
Gottsch also complained that FiOS TV has been "purging everything that's rural" content, with RFD-TV and the cancellations in late 2015 of the Outdoor and Sportsman channels.
RFD-TV televises diverse programming with agricultural news and wholesome entertainment such as the Mollie B Polka Party, which averages 300,000 homes per Saturday night. Gottsch said.
As TV executives go, Gottsch breaks the mold. He fancies cowboy boots, leather vests, and longish hair - markings that speak to his growing up on a farm in Elkhorn, Neb. He is also not afraid to stir the pot in Washington over cable mergers or tap into RFD-TV fan passion.
About 93,000 comments were filed in support of RFD-TV with the Federal Communications Commission during the regulatory reviews of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable and the AT&T/DirecTV mergers, Gottsch said. The Justice Department and the FCC opposed the Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal as anticompetitive and Comcast abandoned it in 2015. Regulators approved AT&T/DirecTV.
Gottsch has tapped those passions again, scrolling news of Verizon's decision across the bottom of the RFD-TV screen.
Patrick Gottsch runs the rural RFD-TV channel, dropped by Verizon FiOS TV.
Humor is a great way to ..., 24 Aug 2015 [cached]
Humor is a great way to do that," said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of RFD-TV.
Larry the Cable Guy echoed this sentiment: "I love RFD-TV and have watched it long before Patrick lost a lot of money to me at golf.
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