Outdoor Channel’s ‘The Brigade: Race to the Hudson’ Sets Tone for Network’s April Ratings Success

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OSG Networks rank as Two of the Top Three Fastest Growing Networks with Men

DENVER (May 20, 2019) The Brigade: Race to the Hudson presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s set the tone for April’s Outdoor Channel rating success, increasing +108% in average audience impressions from one year ago during the same time period (8 p.m.) with Men 25-54. Sportsman Channel, led by Meateater during weekday fringe, also garnered high marks in key demos throughout the month of April, with the channel increasing +46% with Men 25-54 during total day.

The results place Sportsman Channel as the No. 1 fastest growing cable channel with Men 25-54 in year-over-year Average Audience delivery growth and Outdoor Channel ranking close behind at No.3 among all basic cable networks during April 2019.

Outdoor Channel Highlights:

  • Average Audience (AA) Delivery:
  • Total Day: Households AA 22.6K, up +12% from one year ago (April 2018)
  • Prime: Households AA 38.4K, up +25% from one year ago (April 2018)
  • Weekend: Households AA 39.2K, up +8% from one year ago (April 2018)
  • Key Demos – vs. April 2018
    • Men 18-49: Up +12% in Total Day, +12% in Prime, and +24% in Weekend
    • Men 25-54: Up +27% in Total Day, +38% in Prime, and +39% in Weekend

Sportsman Channel Highlights:

  • Average Audience (AA) Delivery:
  • Total Day: Households AA 9.3K, up +4% from a year ago (April 2018)
  • Prime: Households AA 12.8K
  • Weekend: Households AA 13.4K
  • Key Demos – vs. April 2018
    • Men 18-49: Up +10% in Total Day and +9% in Prime
    • Men 25-54: Up +46% in Total Day, +30% in Prime, and +91% in Weekend

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Measurement Term of the Month: Engagement.

Next time a cable channel touts their reach, ask if their viewers are also more engaged than their competitors? Is it “one-and-done,” or are their viewers actively watching and returning to your program again and again? Fact: Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel viewers are more actively engaged delivering both higher average minutes viewed and higher frequency, which results in a higher average audience during total day than our competitor.

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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; Marketbreaks; Live +7; AA Projected Units; 4/1/19-4/28/19; Year Ago: 4/2/18-4/29/18; Rank among all basic cable networks in % growth year-over-year with Men 25-54.

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Cure Bass Fishing Fever on ‘Bass Mondays Presented by MudHole.Com’ Monday Nights on World Fishing Network

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DENVER (May 17, 2019) – A full evening dedicated to America’s favorite fish is on World Fishing Network with Bass Mondays Presented by Mudhole.Com beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Pick up great tips and tricks from the world’s top bass anglers. Watch and learn from savvy pros like Scott Martin, Mark Zona, Kevin Van Dam, Tim Horton, Rick Clune and Ott DeFoe. And to top it off, catch epic battles as world-class anglers lay it all on the line in Major League Fishing anchoring the night at 10 p.m. ET.

Schedule:

8:00 p.m. – The Scott Martin Challenge
8:30 p.m. – Ultimate Match Fishing
9:00 p.m. – Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show
9:30 p.m. – The Bass Pros
10:00 p.m. – Major League 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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Two Anglers. One Boat. One $50,000 Prize only on ‘Ultimate Match Fishing’ on World Fishing Network Mondays at 8:30 p.m.

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DENVER (May 13, 2019) – Ultimate Match Fishing pits two professional anglers in one boat and lets them battle it out on some of America’s premier bass fisheries. The top bass anglers in the world from both the BASS Elite Series and the FLW Tour fight for $50,000 Grand Prize on Ultimate Match Fishing on Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on World Fishing Network.

Each season begins with 12 anglers. The competition starts with six, first round single elimination matches with the winning anglers advancing to the Title Round. With only two anglers left standing, a winner-take-all match determines the UMF Champion.

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

Ultimate Match Fishing airs on World Fishing Network on Mondays at 8:30 p.m.

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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Hunting Dangerous Game Provides Innumerable Thrills in This Week’s ‘MOTV Pick of the Week’ – The Dangerzone Watchlist

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Denver (May 7, 2019) – Danger lurks around every corner in this week’s MOTV Pick of the Week – Dangerzone Watchlist.

The pursuit of dangerous game is one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world and MOTV has pooled together five of its most action-packed episodes for the Dangerzone Watchlist. Hunters match their wits against elite predators and viewers will have a front row seat to all the action. Tune in to experience all the thrills that come with hunting dangerous game in the Dangerzone Watchlist, streaming now on MyOutdoorTV.

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

About MOTV: The exclusive, global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this 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 waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as Sportsman Channel Canada and MOTV, the world’s leading outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of a number of established publishing assets: 15 outdoor magazines including Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Game & Fish and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm. For more information, visit www.outdoorsg.com. #MyOutdoorTV

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World Fishing Network’s ‘Lunkerville’ Provides Local Fishing Techniques and Loads of Action on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

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DENVER (May 6, 2019) – Join host Michael de Avila as he explores fishing spots for recreational anglers while trying to make them experts in Lunkerville on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on World Fishing Network.

Michael de Avila began his career as a film producer and director and he, along with a college friend, started their own production company in 1993. They have produced feature films, commercials and now produce Lunkerville. The host is fascinated by local fishing spots and techniques that allows anglers to catch the biggest fish, which spawned the idea for Lunkerville. The show provides a unique experience for de Avila to travel to local fishing holes that yield monster fish, as taught by the real locals that fish there. Tune in for real people telling real fish stories provided by Lunkerville on World Fishing Network at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find the network in your area.

Lunkerville airs on World Fishing Network on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

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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MOTV ‘Pick of the Week’ – ‘Trained Assassins’

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Denver (Feb 19, 2019) – This week’s MOTV Pick of the Week – Trained Assassins – presents a group of adventurous country boys who pursue adrenaline-infused experiences through hunting game of all kinds.

The group – Cragg Fitz, Slade Priest, Blake Devall and Ryan Wascom – all had different experiences with hunting growing up. Fitz didn’t start hunting until he was 15 years old, while the other three have been participating from as young as five. Priest and Fitz began filming their local hunts in Mississippi, eventually bringing Devall and Wascom in to the fold.

Trained Assassins astound viewers with the skill and efficiency that the group possesses when in the field and locked in on an animal. Stream all of the Trained Assassins’ adventures with MyOutdoorTV.

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

About MOTV: The exclusive, global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this 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 waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as MOTV, the world’s leading subscription outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines including: Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm.

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John Kearney | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6669 | John.Kearney@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Channel’s ‘Shooting Gallery’ Aims to Educate Viewers on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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DENVER (February 19, 2019) – Join Michael Bane as he takes viewers through the ins and outs of shooting sports in Shooting Gallery, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Outdoor Channel. Bane delivers some of the best commentary in shooting sports television, bringing his immense knowledge of firearms and shooting sports to life in an educational and entertaining way in Shooting Gallery.

Bane, a journalist, author, professional adventurer and expert on firearms, has created some of the most game-changing and successful shooting sports programming in the world. He has been awarded seven “Tellys,” multiple Outdoor Channel Golden Moose awards for broadcasting excellence, an Outdoor Channel Lifetime Achievement Award and the Communicator of the Year award from the Professional Outdoor Media Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation. Bane, who also has helped launch the United States Practical Shooting Association and International Defensive Pistol Association, shoots competitively, hunts big game and is a veteran gunsmith. Learn from a true master in Shooting Gallery on Outdoor Channel.

Shooting Gallery airs on Outdoor Channel on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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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John Kearney | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | John.Kearney@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Channel’s ‘Heartland Bowhunter’ Offers a Lovefest of Entertainment and Excitement on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

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DENVER (February 12, 2019) – Join host Michael Hunsucker and cameraman Shawn Luchtel as they patrol the Midwest in Heartland Bowhunter, Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on Outdoor Channel. Follow the guys on their Midwestern journey as they stalk whitetail deer and spy Canadian geese.

Hunsucker began hunting with a rifle from a young age, but soon realized that a 10-day Missouri rifle season was not enough time for him to fulfill his love of chasing big, mature whitetail bucks. This led him to pick up a bow and get to work perfecting his skills. He took his first Pope and Young whitetail at the age of 16 and has since taken numerous trophy whitetails – many of which can be seen on film – all with his bow.

Luchtel has a similar story to Hunsucker. He also grew up in Missouri, spending an abundance of time in the woods, looking for huge whitetail bucks with his father. He is not solely interested in giant whitetail, as Luchtel has turned his attention to a trip west to chase big, bugling bull elk, sometime in the near future. While he often spends time behind the camera, his knowledge shines through the way he presents the hunts on film. He has been with the Heartland Bowhunter crew since their first DVD release.

Heartland Bowhunter provides Hunsucker and Luchtel an opportunity to showcase their passion for the sport and bring viewers along for the excitement and adventure. Catch up on all action by watching Heartland Bowhunter, Thursdays at 9:30 on Outdoor Channel.

Heartland Bowhunter airs on Outdoor Channel on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

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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John Kearney | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | John.Kearney@OutdoorSG.com

Kip Campbell Tracks Down Huge Bucks on the MOTV ‘Pick of the Week’ – ‘Red Arrow’

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Denver (February 11, 2019) – This week’s MOTV Pick of the Week – Red Arrow – centers around host Kip Campbell’s love of family, faith and taking monster whitetail. Campbell continues to pursue bigger and better bucks in Red Arrow, streaming now on MyOutdoorTV.

Campbell grew up in Central Virginia, spending most of his time hunting, fishing and playing sports. Throughout his college education, despite both academic and athletic commitments, he still found time for the woods. Currently, Campbell resides in Fork Union and continues to hunt on much of the same land he hunted in his youth. His goal is to show how important hunting and the relationship with family and friends is to the culture of country living. Follow Kip’s journey to harvest the biggest deer possible, in Red Arrow streaming on MyOutdoorTV.

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

About MOTV: The exclusive, global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this 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 waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as MOTV, the world’s leading subscription outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines including: Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

John Kearney | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6669 | John.Kearney@OutdoorSG.com

‘Lindner’s Angling Edge’ Ignites World Fishing Network with Explosive Fishing Action on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.

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DENVER (February 11, 2019) – Follow legendary angler Al Lindner as he pursues all kinds of fish from bass to northern pike in Lindner’s Angling Edge, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on World Fishing Network.

Lindner, a lifelong fisherman, has been inducted into five different Fishing Halls of Fame, with a dual induction to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as both an educator and an angler, and an induction to the prestigious International Game Fish Association. He is also a part of the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and the Normark Fishing Hall of Fame. Events. This level of accomplishment comes from a mastery of techniques and skill that have taken years to perfect. Lindner conveys his prowess through educational commentary, without sacrificing the entertainment value of the show.

Lindner’s Angling Edge provides viewers the excitement of what it’s like to catch double-digit bass, while also teaching a few tricks viewers can try on their own fishing expeditions.

Lindner’s Angling Edge airs on World Fishing Network on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.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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MEDIA CONTACT:

John Kearney | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | John.Kearney@OutdoorSG.com