The Cowgirl Channel launches at the Fort Worth Stockyards

The women’s western sports and lifestyle channel will play on Dish Network and Sling TV.


The Gottsch family, Mayor Mattie Parker, and representatives from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and Women’s Professional Rodeo Organization gathered for the ribbon cutting.

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The Cowgirl Channel has entered the chat. Rural Media Group — a media company run out of the Historic Stockyards — cut the ribbon on a new television network earlier this week.

Owner Patrick Gottsch launched The Cowgirl Channel — a sister station to the five-year-old Cowboy Channel, which is the official network of ProRodeo.

Hosted on Dish Network, Sling TV, and Cowboy Channel+, the 24/7 station broadcasts live rodeo coverage and programming like “Rodeo Queens,” “Grit & Grace,” “RanchHer,” and the upcoming “Women’s Western Sports Roundup.”

As part of the event, Mayor Mattie Parker declared March 1 — the start of Women’s History Month — as The Cowgirl Channel Day to honor “women doing hard work and celebrating the western heritage that put Fort Worth on the map.”

Rural Media Group is currently constructing a studio for The Cowgirl Channel on Exchange Avenue — just down the street from the Cowboy Channel in the old auction barn — where visitors can watch live recordings.

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