Major League Fishing, Bass Pro Shops and Outdoor Sportsman Group Proudly Announce Exciting New Fishing Competition to Grow the Sport of Fishing

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TULSA (September 11, 2018) – Major League Fishing (MLF) officials today announced a significant expansion beginning in 2019 with the goal of dramatically growing visibility and participation for the sport of fishing. The plans will help realize the founding partners’ original vision for MLF to elevate competitive bass fishing and its top-tier pros to a national exposure level and grow a fan base on par with other top major league sports.

The expanded MLF program includes the addition of the Bass Pro Tour, a premier 80-angler, eight-event tour with a championship and heightened payouts, made possible through enthusiastic support from Bass Pro Shops and Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG). Both partners are supporting MLF as part of their commitments to the future of the sport through participation and conservation efforts.

Under the visionary leadership of noted conservationist and founder Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops has been committed to connecting new audiences to the outdoors and advocating for conservation for more than 40 years. These foundational values directly align with MLF’s innovative approach to competitive fishing.

“Bass Pro Shops has proudly supported MLF from its inception because we believed in its mission to elevate the sport of fishing. Today we’re very excited to take the next step and help showcase this great sport to every household in America,” Morris said. “We truly believe this partnership will create many positive and significant new opportunities for kids and families, professional anglers and the sport itself. Equally important to us is leveraging this popular platform to showcase the importance of conservation and promote responsible fishing practices.”

“MLF has delivered on its promised vision every step of the way since Day One,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Matt Hutchings said. “MLF has made fishing an even more popular spectator sport through televised events on Outdoor Channel and other networks, as well as Outdoor Sportsman Group’s diverse media platforms in publishing and online. The MLF model is a proven success and we are excited to continue the journey with all of our partners towards future prosperity.”

Today MLF tournaments reach a bigger audience than any other tournament of their kind, and television ratings and independent surveys consistently indicate the fast-paced, action-packed format resonates with anglers of all ages, and is especially effective at reaching the youth audiences essential for achieving long-term interest and growth.

MLF’s conservation-minded “catch, weigh and immediate-release” rules allow participation on waters where typical tournament formats can’t go. The model has earned respect and accolades from many state fish and game agencies.

While MLF will continue its popular Cup events and World Championship, airing on Outdoor Channel and CBS, respectively, it will now also have its own new Bass Pro Tour competitions and championship, and eventually tour qualifiers, all of which will use the same entertaining MLF format in which numbers caught can often contribute more to anglers’ scores than does big fish.

“Seven years ago, Gary Klein and I settled on a mission to expand the sport of professional bass fishing through competitive tournaments with an all new and exciting made-for-television format,” said MLF and Pro Bass Tour Anglers’ Association (PBT) co-founder Boyd Duckett. “After assembling 13 more of the sport’s top-level professionals, the PBT partnership was formed. We always believed if we elevated the visibility of our sport everyone in our industry would be a beneficiary.

“The preparation leading to this moment has been slow, methodical and well thought-out to ensure the outcome would be positive for everyone connected to the sport. As a result, we have a fully developed plan ready to go. Everyone in the fishing industry should appreciate the new path that Outdoor Sportsman Group and Mr. Morris have helped pave for the sport’s future because of their own personal beliefs toward conservation and the responsible use of our fish and water resources.”

MLF officials will announce the finalized MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule, format and anglers in the coming weeks.

MLF was formed in 2011 when Boyd Duckett and Gary Klein convinced television executives at Outdoor Channel to share their vision and invest in the concept for a live-action style broadcast during which all anglers could keep track of how other competitors were doing via on-board scoreboards.

“We’re especially proud to be supporting anglers themselves, who make up an important part of MLF’s ownership team,” added Morris. “Our support for this expansion does not diminish our enthusiasm or support for other popular tournament series including BASS, FLW and hundreds of grassroots events across the country.”

According to Nielsen ratings, MLF has been Outdoor Channel’s top-rated show in first quarters for three years in a row.

MLF also airs on World Fishing Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Discovery Channel.

For current MLF schedules, rules, pros and sponsors, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.

About Major League Fishing: Developed through a joint effort between Outdoor Channel and the PBT anglers in 2011, Major League Fishing brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America's living rooms in the form of riveting two-hour TV episodes. World-class anglers are filmed over the course of a six-day event. The show captures their efforts as they utilize a demanding format that allows them to weigh all the "scorable bass" they catch. Unlike other competitive fishing events, live leaderboards in the boats allow anglers to know their standings at all times. For more information about the game, visit www.majorleaguefishing.com and follow Major League Fishing on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.

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 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. For more information, visit www.outdoorsg.com. #MyOutdoorTV

About Bass Pro Shops: Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bailey McBride | Major League Fishing | 918.770.6635 | bmcbride@majorleaguefishing.com

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Gary Dollahon | Dollahon PR | 918.640.9084 | gary@dollahonpr.com

Bass Pro Shops | 417.873.4567 | press@basspro.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Break Into Top 20 Among All Basic Cable Channels with Men 25-54

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DENVER (August 9, 2018) – Independent television networks Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel don’t often find themselves compared in viewership statistics with the likes of NBC Sports Network, Fox, NatGeo, ESPN, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBATV, History or Golf Channel, to name a few more highly-distributed networks.

In the recent Nielsen Marketplace 3Q18* viewers per viewing household (VPVH) report measuring the key demographic Men 25-54, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel rank among the Top 20 competitive networks in all basic cable. Outdoor Channel ranks 15th in M25-54 VPVH, up 18 positions from last year, and Sportsman Channel ranks 18th on the list, up 47 positions from last year’s ranking in the same metric.

“This may be a surprising development to some in the television industry, but it is not to us,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “Our programming initiatives, acquisitions and development of original programming and overall brands in the marketplace are helping more viewers find our channels. As a result, and proof from this report, men in the key, sought-after demographic are flocking to our networks. We couldn’t be happier considering the other networks we share the Top 20 with have much more overall distribution.”

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 is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

*Source: Nielsen Marketbreaks; 3Q18 to-date (7/2-7/22/18); Live+7 data; M25-54 VPVH Rank among all basic cable networks; Competitive Set shown. OUTD/SPMN rank vs. last year (3Q17 to-date 6/26-7/16/17)

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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Sportsman Channel Host and Newly-Inducted National Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones Stars in ‘Major League Bowhunter’ on Tuesday’s at 8:30 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 30, 2018) – Sportsman Channel host and newly-inducted National Baseball Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones goes down in baseball history as one of the all-time great Atlanta Braves. On Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel, he joins co-host Matt Duff as dedicated and experienced bowhunter on Major League Bowhunter.

After Chipper put away his baseball, bat and glove, he picked up his bow more regularly. Alongside co-host Duff, Chipper explores the woods of North America in search of giant bucks on Sportsman Channel’s Major League Bowhunter. These two dedicated bowhunters use their years of bowhunting experience to create an informative and highly-entertaining show.

The hosts have built a friendship around their love of bowhunting and passion for whitetail deer. They learn from each other and, through the years, have accumulated a wealth of deer hunting knowledge. Their passion for bowhunting goes beyond the field, and their show is designed to share what they have learned to help others succeed. Geared specifically towards bowhunters, Major League Bowhunting is one of the most informative bowhunting shows on television today. New episodes of Major League Bowhunter air Tuesday’s at 8:30 p.m. on Sportsman Channel.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #MyOutdoorTV

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Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Subscription, Streaming Service MyOutdoorTV Launches Globally on Roku

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DENVER (July 30, 2018) – Outdoor Sportsman Group continues to grow its exclusive, global, subscription-based, streaming service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with its launch on streaming platform leader Roku. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore.

MOTV boasts more than 10,000 exclusive episodes from its constantly-growing library of programs from Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and top producers globally.

MyOutdoorTV is the global, subscription, streaming service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. In addition to Roku, MOTV is available on Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe.

MOTV has acquired the programming libraries of more than 60 of the industry’s most popular producers. On average, more than 100 new episodes are available to subscribers each month. With more than 10,000 episodes of outdoor lifestyle programming exclusively available to MOTV subscribers, no other streaming platform in the outdoor industry comes close to MOTV. MOTV content includes:

  • Tips and “How To” videos from hunt/fish/shoot experts
  • Recipes covering various types of wild game and fish
  • Hunting episodes and short-form videos
  • Fishing episodes including Major League Fishing and short-form videos
  • Shooting episodes and short-form videos from across the globe

Outside of the United States, MOTV has made its international presence known and is available in 195 markets worldwide.

“The addition of Roku to our MOTV distribution platforms is game changing,” Liberatore said. “The ability to provide outdoorsmen and women with a massive amount of the best outdoor lifestyle programming from our top-tier producers on their Roku box allows us to reach millions more people who we think will love the MOTV experience.”

The acquisition of exclusive content from some of the finest outdoor lifestyle libraries in the world is the cornerstone of MOTV. These best-in-class programs come from libraries including: Jim Shockey and Shockey Productions; Brian “Pigman” Quaca; the Hunters Video library of international content including the Aimpoint Wild Boar Fever series; Heartland Bowhunter; the late Jose Wejebe’s Spanish Fly; Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors; Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo’s Archer’s Choice and The Choice; three programs from Drury’s Outdoors, a trio of elk hunting programs – Into the High Country with Jason Matzinger, Pure Hunting and Western Hunter; Jana Waller’s Skull Bound TV; Mark Zona’s program – Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show and waterfowl programming – RNT-V, MOJO Outdoors, The Fowl Life and Waterfowl Obsession; to name a few.

The OSG initiative is designed to partner with its best producers, talent and hosts to acquire the most exciting, adventurous, educational and provocative content in order to showcase programming on linear, streaming, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click. For more on MyOutdoorTV please visit: www.motv.com. #MYOUTDOORTV

About Roku, Inc.: Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and Roku TVÔ models are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. The company is founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.

About MOTV: The global, subscription-based, streaming 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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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Sportsman Channel’s “The Western Hunter” Features New Episodes Set to Air Monday’s at 8:30 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 27, 2018) – High country, harsh conditions, and trophy big game hunts on new episodes of The Western Hunter on Sportsman Channel on Monday’s at 8:30 p.m. ET. Big country hunts in the west call for hard work and preparation. In The Western Hunter, the hunt is an adventure that creates an experience that will last forever. Viewers follow Elk Hunter Magazine editors Nate Simmons, Ryan Hatfield and Chris Denham as they pursue big game across North America.

Tune in to Sportsman Channel to catch new episodes of The Western Hunter (Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET). Big game hunting in the west is no easy task. The outcomes of these hunts are a result of dedication, knowledge and ability. The Western Hunter will not only provide viewers with world-class footage but also educate them on how to improve and fine-tune skills to help increase success in the field.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #MyOutdoorTV

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Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com

Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel Rank Among Top Basic Cable Networks in 2Q

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Outdoor Channel’s “Hollywood Weapons” Propels Network to Top Growing Basic Cable Network During Saturday Prime with Men 25-54

DENVER (July 26, 2018) – Independent cable networks Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel shine in the top ranks of all basic cable networks in year-over-year national ratings growth during total day in the key demographic Men 25-54 during Q2 2018.

Sportsman Channel ranked as the No. 3 basic cable network in year-over-year national ratings growth in Prime with Men 25-54 and fourth with Men 18-49. Outdoor Channel ranked No. 6 among basic cable networks in year-over-year national ratings growth during total day in the target audience of Men 25-54. Outdoor Channel’s Hollywood Weapons also helped the network garner top national ratings growth in Saturday Prime among Men 25-54.

Sportsman Channel (2Q 2018):

  • Sportsman Channel ranked in the Top 5 among all basic cable networks in year-over-year national ratings growth in Prime with Men 18-49 and Men 25-54.
  • Sportsman Channel, featuring top-rated shows Pigman: The Series, The Lindsey Way, Guns & Ammo, Lake Commandos and Strike King Fish Hard among its line-up of premium hunting, fishing and outdoor lifestyle programming, increased its Men 25-54 national ratings from one year ago in key dayparts including: Daytime (+15%); Fringe (+4%); Prime (+20%) and Total Day (+9%).

Outdoor Channel (2Q 2018):

  • Original series Hollywood Weapons and the network’s “Big Action Saturday” line-up propelled Outdoor Channel to the No. 1 growing basic cable network with national ratings during Saturday Prime in the Men 25-54 (+106%) demographic.
  • Hollywood Weapons and the “Big Action Saturday” line-up also helped deliver Outdoor Channel’s highest Saturday Prime national ratings during a second quarter in nine years with Adults 25-54 and HH (Q2 2010-Q2 2018).

Outdoor Channel’s overall line-up of top-tier outdoor series and programming delivered year-over-year national ratings growth during Total Day with Men 25-54 (+12%), Men 18-

  • 49 (+6%) and HH (+1%).
  • Outdoor Channel increased its Men 25-54 national ratings from one year ago in key dayparts including: Daytime (+24%); Fringe (+14%); Weekend (+16%); Overnight (+14%) and Total Day (+12%).

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 is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #MyOutdoorTV

Source: Nielsen Media, Marketbreaks, Live+7, % national rating growth Q2 2018 vs Q2 2017, Rank among all networks based on % growth in national rating Q2 2018 vs Q2 2017; Total Day (M-SU 6A-6A), Prime (M-SU 7P-12A), Saturday Prime (Sat 7P-12A), Daytime (M-F 6A-3P), Fringe (M-F 3P-7P), Weekend (SA-SU 6A-7P). Q2 coverage ratings from Q2 2010 to Q2 2018.

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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Ducks, Elk, Deer and Turkeys on ‘Primos Truth About Hunting’ on Outdoor Channel on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 25, 2018) – Hunting season is almost here and what better way to get ready than watching some great hunts. Whether it’s ducks, deer, elk or turkeys, Primos Truth About Hunting covers it all. From the timber of Louisiana to the mountains of Colorado, the Primos team is always chasing adventure. One of the most authentic hunting shows on outdoor television; viewers will appreciate the genuine personalities and relationships the show encompasses. 

Join Will Primos, Jimmy Primos, Brad Farris and friends as they chase ducks, deer, elk and turkeys all across the country. Primos Truth About Hunting enables viewers to focus on the entire hunting experience. It’s a show for and about sportsmen and women who are serious about the sport, as well as wildlife conservation. The authenticity of the show is second to none. As Will Primos says: “This ain’t Hollywood. This is the TRUTH!”

Tune into Primos Truth About Hunting on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. on 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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MEDIA CONTACT:

Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com

Hunt, Catch and Cook in MOTV’s ‘Pick of the Week’ – ‘The Game Chef’

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Denver (July 24, 2018) – One of the most rewarding parts about hunting and fishing is being able to cook and eat the meat you harvest. In this week’s MOTV (MyOutdoorTV) Pick of The Week Angelo Georgalli of The Game Chef takes viewers on exciting adventures while giving tips, tricks and recipes to improve their wild game cooking. From wild sheep to tasty trout, Angelo Georgalli knows how to cook game and he shares his years of experience on The Game Chef.

In this new cooking series, Angelo Georgalli, who takes his success as a restaurateur and combines it with his passion for the outdoors, sets out into some of the most beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. Whether it’s deep river brown trout or high country deer, each recipe will leave the viewer taking notes and wanting to tie their apron. The recipes are simple but creative. Every fisher and hunter can benefit from The Game Chef now on MOTV.

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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Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com

Gear Up for Bow Season with Heartland Bowhunter on Outdoor Channel

DENVER (July 11, 2018) – It’s that time of year to dust off the bow and head to the range. Deer season is approaching fast. What better way to get excited for the upcoming bow season than tuning into Heartland Bowhunter on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on Outdoor Channel.

Follow along with the Heartland crew as they bow hunt across the Midwest from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, South Dakota, and North Dakota. From whitetails to geese, the team does it all. Each episode is filled with an exciting hunt, as well as an authentic look at a group of buddies who love to hunt together. The quality of the show is second to none, and viewers are sure to take away a few pointers to help them in the field. Fall will be here soon, and it’s time to gear up and get excited about bow season.

Tune into Heartland Bowhunter on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. 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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MEDIA CONTACT:

Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com