29 June 2017
By David O’Sullivan
‘Hot Country TV’ had been broadcasting for eight years. It has a studio in a City suburb, and in Ballydesmond. It features Irish country music.
‘Hot Country TV’ programming can now also be viewed for free via a HD player at www.hotcountrytv.com
The channel airs pre-recorded content on Sky 389, Freesat 516, Freeview 87.
It broadcasts on Monday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm, Tuesday 11am, and Saturday 6pm.
Hot Country TV was established by Hugh O’Brien in Cork and is partly responsible for the success of Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Lisa McHugh, Jimmy Buckley and many more.
Hugh O’Brien told TheCork.ie “Before Hot Country was established artists did not have a TV platform in which to showcase themselves, our national broadcaster RTE TV did not have any interest and have only ‘jumped on the bandwagon’ in recent times after seeing the success of Hot Country. Irish country music is huge in Ireland, The UK and parts of mainland Europe. Young Irish artists such as Nathan Carter Derek Ryan are starting to also tour the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.”