Tuff TV was an American digital broadcast television network targeted at men owned by the Tuff TV, Inc. division of Seals Entertainment Corporation. Tuff TV launched on June 30, 2009, and ceased operations August 26, 2018.
Tuff TV carried a mixture of sports (combat, motor and some team sport), lifestyle (outdoors, cooking), automotive, dramas, movies and talk show programming geared mainly at a young male audience. The network carried 3 hours of weekly E/I children’s programming to comply with federal broadcasting regulations. Stations affiliating with Tuff received five minutes of local advertising per hour.
|Type||digital broadcast television network|
|Availability||Nationwide via OTA digital television|
|Slogan||Are You Tuff Enuff?|
|Owner||TUFF TV, Inc. |
(Seals Entertainment Corporation)
|Lou Seals |
|June 30, 2009|
|Dissolved||August 26, 2018|
Tuff TV was launched in 2009 as a joint venture between Luken Communications and TUFF TV Media Group LLC, owned by Tuff TV Founder Lou Seals. By July 2011, the network's main affiliates were Morris Family Broadcasting and NJR TV station groups. In Mid-July 2014, Tuff TV started crowdfunding equity on SparkMarket.com to raise Investment capital, but was limited to those living in the state of Georgia.
Tuff agreed to carry some games from the first season of the Fall Experimental Football League in October and November 2014. Tuff relocated their offices to the GPB Media Building in Atlanta on June 8, 2016. Broadcasting On Friday, July 15, 2016, Tuff took over its distribution feed from Luken Communications earlier than planned.
In 2017 Tuff TV lost a case in civil court for Fair Labor Standards brought by a former employee. The complaint says "Seals [President and CEO] subjected Plaintiff to a deluge of sexual comments, unwelcome touching, and threats of violence, including physically preventing Plaintiff from leaving the office by blocking Plaintiff with Seals’ own naked body and shoving him into the office. The Companies took no action to stop or prevent Seals’ extreme, outrageous and violent behavior toward Plaintiff. Finally, Defendants filed frivolous counterclaims in retaliation for Plaintiff’s assertion of his FLSA rights in this lawsuit" 
Tuff TV, along with its parent company Seals Entertainment Company, ceased operations without announcement on August 26, 2018. The company eventually acknowledged the shutdown months later and indicated that they hoped to relaunch the channel by March 31, 2019; that date passed without a relaunch or any further news, and the network's Web site was taken down the next day.
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