Outdoor Channel Features Cody Robbins Steps into the Light From Behind the Scenes on ‘Live2Hunt with Cody & Kelsey’ on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 19, 2019) – From shadow to spotlight, the first-ever cameraman and television producer for world famous outdoorsman Jim Shockey now steps in front of the lens as a host. Cody Robbins stars in Live2Hunt with Cody & Kelsey on Outdoor Channel at 7 p.m. ET on Sundays.

Not new to traveling and hunting around the world, Cody’s experience behind the camera has helped him transition to an entertaining and informative host in front of the camera. Stepping out from the shadows, Cody looks to create his own path in outdoor television.

Live2Hunt with Cody & Kelsey embraces the enthusiastic, fair-chase, hunting attitude. The show also demonstrates a humble, everyman approach to each hunt. Follow along as Cody and Kelsey travel for “once-in-a-lifetime” hunts.

Tune into Live2Hunt on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on the Outdoor Channel. Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find the network in your area.

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

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Catch Extreme Fishing Adventures Every Saturday Night on World Fishing Network with ‘Out to Sea’ Prime Block

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DENVER (July 19, 2019) – The most extreme fishing adventures are featured on Saturday nights on World Fishing Network during “Out to Sea” beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Each Saturday night tune in for angling adventures around the world:

8 p.m. – Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing
9 p.m. – Monster Carp
10 p.m. – Wild Fish Wild Places
10:30 pm – VooDoo Crew
11 p.m. – Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing

Check local listings or visit http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/channelfinder to find the network in your area.

About World Fishing Network: World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. Available to cable, satellite and telco subscribers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, our lineup includes a selection of the best North American and international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe. For more information, please visit WorldFishingNetwork.com and follow us at Facebook and Twitter. #MyOutdoorTV

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World Champion Archer, Levi Morgan, Continues Bowhunting Series – ‘Bowlife’ – on Sportsman Channel on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 17, 2019) – World champion archer, Levi Morgan, along with his wife, Samantha, continue their bowhunting adventure series, Bowlife, airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel. The series shows their never-ending love for bowhunting and takes viewers on a journey with Levi throughout the country for his elite championship tournament schedule.

Since early childhood, Levi Morgan has worked and prepared to take the world of archery to a new  and exciting level. Thriving off their pure love for the outdoors, the Morgans have developed a lifestyle around all things archery and bowhunting related.

Check local listings or visit: http://thesportsmanchannel.com/channelfinder to find the network in your area.

Bowlife airs on Sportsman Channel on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.  

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD/Sportsman Channel Canada (added in 2019) are television and digital media networks fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of North Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Canada delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Channel Canada embrace the attitude of celebrating the Great Outdoors in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

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Fan Favorite Winners Announced for Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network’s ‘Outdoor Sportsman Fishing Awards’

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DENVER (July 9, 2019) – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, part of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, the world’s largest aggregator of outdoor lifestyle content, is excited to announce the winners of the 19thAnnual Outdoor Sportsman Fishing Awards.

More than 125 fishing shows and fishing hosts across Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks were eligible for Fan Favorite consideration. Fans screened more than 25 clips to choose winners for the following categories. Fan Favorites were fan voted; series awards were judged by a jury of peers.

The winning videos will be available to view at: http://outdoorchannel.com/vote.

“This year’s Fan Favorite Awards for outstanding programming on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network are especially significant because of the growth in the level of interest our fishing shows have received on all networks,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “The top-rate content on our networks delivered week-in and week-out by these talented producers is testimony to why our networks are the place to find the best fishing programming on television.”

  • Fan Favorite Series: BigWater Adventures
  • Fan Favorite Host: Mark Davis
  • Fan Favorite Best Catch: Facts of Fishing
  • Fan Favorite Conservation: BigWater Adventures
  • Fan Favorite Educational Series: Hook N’ Look
  • Fan Favorite Underwater Videography: Hook N’ Look
  • Best Competition Series: Lake Commandos
  • Best Freshwater Fishing Series: Facts of Fishing
  • Best Saltwater Fishing Series: BigWater Adventures
  • Best International Series: The Obsession of Carter Andrews
  • Best Original Series: The Hunt for Monster Bass
  • Best New Series: VooDoo Crew
  • Best Fishing of MOTV: Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show

Tune in to Outdoor Channel’s Facebook page on Thursday, July 11 at 4-6 p.m. ET from ICAST to view LIVE interviews with the award winners (https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorChannel/).

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

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Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Fishing Programs Deliver Growth and Success in Key Demo: Men 25-54

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DENVER (July 8, 2019) – Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel fishing programs are delivering growth and success among Men 25-54. Returning fishing programs continue to build their loyal audiences, year-after-year, and are experiencing greater growth compared to one year ago.

Outdoor Channel Highlights:

  • Overall, the average fishing program on Outdoor Channel is delivering +23% more Men 25-54 this year compared to one year ago.
  • Outdoor Channel’s success in 2Q2019 is being driven by fishing programs that deliver – on average – +29% more Men 25-54 versus the average non-fishing program.
  • Among Outdoor Channel fishing shows that are experiencing above average growth compared to one year ago in overall delivery among Men 25-54* are:
    • Bill Dance Outdoors
    • Fishing Edge
    • Fishing University
    • Hook N’ Look
    • Major League Fishing
    • The Obsession of Carter Andrews
    • Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish
    • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show
  • Outdoor Channel’s new fishing series including: VooDoo Crew, Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing and Robson Green Extreme Fisherman are also contributing to the channel’s dominance in the fishing category.
  • VooDoo Crew, which recently launched on Outdoor Channel in May, reached more than 1.1 million households making it Cable’s No.1 Salt Water Fishing Show during its premiere month.^

Sportsman Channel Highlights:

  • Overall, the average fishing program on Sportsman Channel is delivering +26% more Men 25-54 this year compared to one year ago.
  • Returning fishing programs are experiencing higher increases on Sportsman Channel with viewership among Men 25-54 up +32% compared to last year.
  • Among Sportsman Channel fishing shows that are experiencing above average growth compared to one year ago in overall delivery among Men 25-54* are:
    • Al McGlashan’s Fishin’ with Mates
    • Emerald Tails
    • Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge
    • Into the Blue
    • Livin’ The Dream with Captain Jimmy Nelson
    • The MudbuMs
    • The Scott Martin Challenge
    • Strike King’s Fish Hard
    • Sweetwater
    • Xtreme Crappie Angler
  • Sportsman Channel also has a variety of new fishing series including: Fishing 411, Florida Sportsman Watermen, Here’s The Catch, Jarrett Edwards Outdoors, Knot Right Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover, Know Fishing, Ray Van Horn’s Captains Journal, Reel Bragging Rights, Two Conchs Sportfishing TV and Unfathomed which have launched to strong results and are helping to build on the channel’s success in the genre.

For more information about Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks visit: www.outdoorsg.com

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD/Sportsman Channel Canada (added in 2019) are television and digital media networks fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of North Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Canada delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Channel Canada embrace the attitude of celebrating the Great Outdoors in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

*Source: Nielsen, StarTrak, April-May 2019, April-May 2018, Live+7 Men 25-54 (000), Weighted average of All Fishing programs.
^Source: Comscore, TV Essentials, 4/26/19-5/26/19, Series Summary, Sports Genre, Ranked on HH (000) among all Salt Water Fishing series on Cable.

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Outdoor Channel’s ‘The Brigade: Race to the Hudson’ Makes Immediate Growth Impact with Continued Ratings Success in May

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DENVER (June 24, 2019) The Brigade: Race to the Hudson presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s has had an immediate impact in its premiere Monday (8 p.m.) time slot on Outdoor Channel. The original series continues to deliver significant increases from the prior four weeks (March 25-April 15), improving its time slot by +92% in households, +144% in total viewers and +50% with Men 25-54.

The Brigade also has experienced a large lift in DVR viewing with usage increasing Live delivery in its premiere Monday time period by +79% in households and +50% with Men 25-54.

Other Research Highlights:

Did You Know?

OSG’s audience is much larger than Pursuit’s audience? And, while most OSG viewers do not watch Pursuit, Pursuit viewers watch Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel.

  • Outdoor Channel delivers six times more viewers than Pursuit
  • Only 11% of Outdoor Channel viewers watch Pursuit
  • Sportsman Channel delivers more than double the viewers of Pursuit
  • Less than 40% of Sportsman Channel viewers watch Pursuit
  • 43% of Pursuit viewers watch Outdoor Channel
  • 55% of Pursuit viewers watch Sportsman Channel

Source: Comscore, Network Duplication Report, April 2019

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Source: Comscore, TV Essentials, April 2019, All Day, Live+7

Measurement Term of the Month: Audience Duplication. Based on recent Comscore data, Outdoor Channel delivers six times, and Sportsman Channel two times, the audience size of Pursuit Channel. A smaller fraction of Outdoor Channel (11%) and Sportsman Channel (39%) viewers also watch Pursuit Channel. By contrast, with Pursuit’s smaller audience, a larger majority of their viewers also watch Outdoor Channel (43%) and Sportsman Channel (55%).

Source: Comscore, TV Essentials, April 2019, Network Duplication.

Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel attract a greater proportion of male viewers than Pursuit in key viewer demographics.

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Source: Nielsen; Marketbreaks; Live +7; AA Projected Units; 12/31/18-5/26/19; Year Ago: 1/15/18-5/27/18; Excludes first two weeks of 2018 due to technical difficulties with Nielsen. Nielsen, StarTrak, Live+7 Coverage Rating, 4/1/19-5/26/19, OUTD: Weighted Average of all Fishing Series vs Weighted Network Program Average. SPMN: M-F 10A-12P Fishing Block, vs Apr-May 2018.

For more information about Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks visit: www.outdoorsg.com

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD/Sportsman Channel Canada (added in 2019) are television and digital media networks fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of North Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Canada delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Channel Canada embrace the attitude of celebrating the Great Outdoors in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

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Fly Fisherman Magazine Documentary Recognized by Outdoor Writers Association of America

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“One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids” Earns Top Honors in Fishing and Second Place in Conservation or Nature Categories

DENVER (June 24, 2019) – The Outdoor Writers Association (OWAA) announced their “Excellence in Craft” Awards at the annual convention and dinner on June 23. Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s Fly Fisherman magazine documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids was recognized with two awards for its in-depth and scenic exploration of Mongolia’s declining giant salmonid population.

Fly Fisherman publisher/editor Ross Purnell hosted and produced the documentary that was recognized with top honors in the TV/Video Contest – Fishing Category, as well as second place recognition in the TV/Video Contest – Conservation or Nature Category for the same title. The award-winning documentary had a total audience reach (broadcast/print/digital/social) of nearly 8 million total viewers from all media platforms.

“This is a prestigious award that we are excited and humbled to receive,” Purnell said. “We couldn’t have done it without key people in Mongolia who guided and helped us tell this important story about taimen conservation. It was an honor to be able to tell their story.”

“Ross, Derek Sevcik, Derek Mleynek and Tim Cremin deserve a mountain of credit for what they have produced,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “This is not just incredibly interesting, but an incredibly important story. We are very proud of the conservation message they presented with the documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids.”

Purnell and One Path were recognized during the OWAA’s annual convention and dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fly Fisherman magazine is a leading title in Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing arm that boasts a stable of 16 of the outdoor lifestyle industry’s leading publications.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Game & Fish and 11 other leading magazines that reach more than 28 million readers. Outdoor Sportsman Group’s network of websites, including BassFan.com, Outdoorchannel.com, Sportsmanchannel.com and WFN.com, attracts more than 78 million annual unique visitors, and OSG TV produces hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit http://outdoorsg.com for more information. #MyOutdoorTV

Source: Nielsen, StarTrak, Live+7, Persons 2+ GAA (000) Cume, 11/19/2018-6/1/2019

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High Stakes Charter Fishing World Exposed in ‘VooDoo Crew’ on Outdoor Channel on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET

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DENVER (June 21, 2019) – Follow the day-by-day operations of the VooDoo Charters company out of Venice, Louisiana on Outdoor Channel on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET. Cameras follow the crew from sunrise to sunset while chronicling the everyday lives of the captains, deckhands, staffers and clients that board the boats.

There’s nothing scripted or “fishy” about the stories that viewers will see in this real-life snapshot of the high stakes charter fishing world. The VooDoo Crew consists of six custom 36-42’ sportfishing boats with a combined 22 engines that make up Voodoo Fishing Charters’ fleet. Throughout an average year, Voodoo Charters will book more than 1,100 fishing trips and log more than 12,000 hours on the waterways of the Gulf of Mexico. The Voodoo Crew is produced by Los Angeles-based Duality Filmworks led by co-executive producers Brian Quaca and Dave Luce.

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

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‘Hunt the World’ Watchlist Now on MyOutdoorTV

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Denver (June 20, 2019) – It’s a big world – so hunt all of it with MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) “Hunt the World” watchlist now available online. Travel to exotic locations – Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Africa and the Arctic – with hours of episodes from well-known hunters and conservationists. Find episodes with Jim Shockey, Tom Miranda and more as they travel to hard-to-reach destinations that are on every hunter’s bucket list.

To kick off the summer season, MyOutdoorTV is offering a promotional price for annual subscriptions. For a limited time, new MOTV subscribers will save 20% off the regular price of $99.99 by using the Promo Code SUMMER20 exclusively at www.myoutdoortv.com

For more on MyOutdoorTV please visit: www.motv.com. #MYOUTDOORTV

About MyOutdoorTV (MOTV): MyOutdoorTV is the No. 1 global, subscription, streaming service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. MOTV features favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel Canada television shows, the entire Hunters Video library and exclusive Major League Fishing content, acquired content from around the world, as well as exclusive MOTV Originals. MOTV is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts and super serves the outdoor enthusiasts with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and on the waterways. MOTV is powered by the four networks, along with additional exclusive content available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 category leading outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Fly Fisherman, Florida Sportsman, Bowhunter, North American Whitetail and Petersen’s Hunting, and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. MOTV is available in English, French, German, Swedish and Danish. Subscribe to MOTV at www.MyOutdoorTV.com, as well as the following streaming platforms: Apple IOS (iPhone and iPad), Android (phone and tablet), Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung SmartTV and LG SmartTV. MOTV is available in 192 markets worldwide.

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Learn ‘Secrets of the Pros’ Wednesday Nights Only on World Fishing Network

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DENVER (June 19, 2019) – The best saltwater and freshwater anglers share their secrets each Wednesday night on World Fishing Network during “Secrets of the Pros” presented by Bass Pro Shops beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Each Wednesday night tune in for the following:

8:00 p.m. – Bass Pro Shops’ Fisherman’s Handbook
8:30 p.m. – Jimmy Houston Outdoors
9:00 p.m. – Fishing University
9:30 p.m. – Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine
10:00 p.m. – Timmy Horton Outdoors
10:30 pm – Fishing 411

Check local listings or visit http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/channelfinder to find the network in your area.

About World Fishing Network: World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. Available to cable, satellite and telco subscribers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, our lineup includes a selection of the best North American and international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe. For more information, please visit WorldFishingNetwork.com and follow us at Facebook and Twitter. #MyOutdoorTV

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