Heartland is an American country music-oriented digital broadcast television network that is owned by Luken Communications. Launched on April 16, 2012, the network began in 2012 as a revival of The Nashville Network (TNN) that existed as a basic cable and satellite television network from March 7, 1983 to September 24, 2000.The revival of The Nashville Network took on the name "Heartland" on October 9, 2013. The termination of the license agreement between Luken Communications and Jim Owens Entertainment, Inc. for the trademark was approved by the bankruptcy court on October 31, 2013.HistoryOn April 16, 2012, it was announced that Luken Communications and Jim Owens Entertainment would relaunch The Nashville Network as a digital broadcast television network on November 1, 2012. Jim Owens Entertainment, producers of the Crook & Chase television program and the Crook & Chase Top 40 Countdown radio show (among other programs), acquired The Nashville Network trademark and logo.On October 9, 2013, the network was rebranded Heartland, carrying much of the same programming and format.ProgrammingProgramming that aired on the new Nashville Network included shows such as Nashville Now, Crook & Chase, Celebrity Kitchen with Lorraine Crook, The Country Vibe with Chuck & Becca, Music City Tonight, The Rick and Bubba Show, and Larry's Country Diner. Some of the same programming survived to Heartland.