(Above source: The Film Detective)
The Film Detective, the classic TV and film streamer, has launched The Lone Star Channel, a free service dedicated to classic Western shows and movies.
The Lone Star Channel will offer a 24/7 schedule and on-demand library. So far, we’ve ascertained that only the 24/7 channel is available and only via DistroTV. The Film Detective also promises distribution on Sling TV and STIRR, and over the air in such cities as Milwaukee, San Antonio, Del Rio (TX), Daytona Beach, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
The Lone Star Channel’s weekday lineup includes such TV shows as:
Annie Oakley (syndicated, 1954 -1957) – Starring Gail Davis as the legendary sharpshooter
Adventures of Kit Carson (syndicated, 1951-1955) – No relation to the historical figure, this Kit (Bill Williams) and El Toro (Don Diamond) gallop around the West meting out justice
The Roy Rogers Show (NBC, 1951-1957) – Featuring the adventures of the famous singing cowboy, his wife Dale Evans, and their equine companions Trigger and Buttermilk
The Adventures of Champion (CBS, 1956-1957) – Champion, the Wonder Horse, is the star
The Lone Ranger (ABC, 1949-1957) – The radio-era Western heroes The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and Tonto (Jay Silverheels) became two of early television’s biggest stars in this long-lived series
Stories of the Century (syndicated, 1954-1955) – Railroad detective Matt Clark (Jim Davis) defends his employer’s iron horse from the bad guys
The Cisco Kid (syndicated, 1950-1956) – The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and sidekick Pancho (Len Carillo) fight injustice in the old West
Bonanza (NBC, 1959-1973) – The upstanding Cartwright family (Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts) run their expansive ranch (The Ponderosa), serve as the pillars of their community, and regularly tangle with villains.The show ran 14 seasons.
The rest of the schedule consists of movies in the following categories: “John Wayne” (e.g., McClintock!, Angel and the Badman); “Spaghetti Westerns”; “Color Westerns” (e.g., Tulsa, One-Eyed Jacks): “B-Westerns” (including early John Wayne films); and “Singing Cowboys,” (starring the aforementioned Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter and Gene Autry).
For more information and updates on content and availability, visit thelonestarchannel.com.
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