Sportsman Channel Launches First-Ever Space City Consumer Event ‘Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest’

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More than 500 Vendors Expected to Join Sportsman Channel and Comcast Houston
at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston to Promote
and Celebrate Outdoor Lifestyle Pursuitson July 20-22, 2018

DENVER (January 18, 2018) –  More than 500 vendors and 15,000 patrons are expected to converge on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on July 20-22 as Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Sportsman Channel plays host to the first-ever Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest. Comcast Houston has signed on as the event’s first major sponsor.

With nearly 1.1 million hunters and nearly 2.4 million anglers living in Texas and spending more than $6.2 billion dollars annually in their respective pursuits, the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest expects more than 15,000 outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts to attend the first-ever Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest over the three-day exposition. The George R. Brown Convention Center covers more than 220,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and will welcome exhibitors from the outdoor marketplace. Besides showcasing some of the most current outdoor lifestyle equipment, gadgets, clothing and recreational accessories, the jam-packed schedule of events also will include: speaking programs and discussions about outdoor lifestyle issues and current events, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and more.

“Besides plenty of proud Astros fans, we know Houston has its share of outdoorsmen and women too,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “With Houston’s rich tradition in hunting, fishing and outdoor lifestyle activities, the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest will remind all of us about the positive wonders of the outdoors in spite of the fury nature sometimes displays.”

Comcast Houston is the official entertainment sponsor of the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest. For more information on the event, sponsorship packages and involvement visit: www.SCOutdoorfest.com.

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 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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Best of Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Receive Coveted 18th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards

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#OUTDOORSPORTSMANAWARDS Winners Announced

DENVER (January 9, 2018) – Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel, part of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, presented their annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards for the outdoor lifestyle industry’s best producers, talent and production for the 18th consecutive year.

Twenty-nine Outdoor Sportsman Awards were presented in Best of and Fan Favorite categories.

The following were honored with Outdoor Sportsman Awards:

  • BEST BIG GAME: Jon Baker's Guide 4 Adventure
  • BEST CONSERVATION: Nick's Wild Ride
  • BEST DEER: Drury's THIRTEEN
  • BEST SHOOTING: GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
  • BEST SMALL GAME: FOXPRO Furtakers
  • BEST TURKEY: Avian-X TV
  • BEST NEW SERIES: West of Texas
  • BEST OVERALL SERIES: The Obsession of Carter Andrews
  • BEST WINGSHOOTING: Benelli presents To Kill A King
  • BEST ORIGINAL: Hollywood Weapons
  • BEST OF MOTV: Bone Collector
  • BEST EDITING: Addicted to the Outdoors
  • BEST GRAPHICS: Heartland Waterfowl
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN: YoungWild
  • BEST VIDEOGRAPHY: Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • BEST PRODUCTION CREW MVP: Lee Vandenbrink, Rusted Rooster/Brotherhood Outdoors
  • FAN FAVORITE SHOW – SPORTSMAN CHANNEL: Relentless Pursuit
  • FAN FAVORITE SHOW – OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Red Arrow
  • FAN FAVORITE HOST – SPORTSMAN CHANNEL: Tim Wells – Relentless Pursuit
  • FAN FAVORITE HOST – OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Kip Campbell – Red Arrow
  • FAN FAVORITE COMMERCIAL: Remington
  • FAN FAVORITE EDUCATION/ENTERTAINMENT:Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED
  • FAN FAVORITE COMEDY: Primos TRUTH About Hunting
  • FAN FAVORITE DEER: Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • FAN FAVORITE TURKEY: Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • FAN FAVORITE CONSERVATION: Wild Ops
  • FAN FAVORITE WATERFOWL: Small Town Hunting
  • FAN FAVORITE BOWHUNTING: Red Arrow
  • FAN FAVORITE BIG GAME: Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED

The entire ceremony was live-streamed for the first time ever and seen on Outdoor Channel’s Facebook page on Tuesday, January 9.

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 publishing 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 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

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/Sportsman and 10 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

About MOTV: The 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 publishing 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.

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – Make a Big Splash for 2018

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“Deadliest Catch” Syndicated Premiere Landed on Outdoor Channel with 24-Hour Marathon on New Year’s Day

DENVER (January 3, 2018) – After the presents are opened, food devoured and thanks given, bring out the blankets and settle in for a new schedule of programming on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network with original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks beginning on Monday, January 1.

“As the new year dawns, we are excited to present new and exciting programming at Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network,” President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore said. “This new year will see Outdoor Channel expand its popular outdoor lifestyle programming with the addition of recently-acquired, first-run, syndicated cable television shows Deadliest Catch and Wicked Tuna to its lineup. Outdoor Channel has now become the exclusive, syndicated cable television home of Duck Dynasty, Deadliest Catch and Wicked Tuna.”

Deadliest Catch made its syndicated-cable premiere on Outdoor Channel with a 24-hour New Year’s Day marathon featuring episodes from the show’s first two seasons. Next, settle in for its regularly-scheduled timeslot on Monday, January 8 at 8 p.m. ET with the premiere of Season Three, followed by Season Four. Additional fishing programming coming to Outdoor Channel includes Major League Fishing on Saturdays at 2 p.m. ET and Major League Fishing’s All Angles on Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET. And the duck expansion continues with Duck Dynasty flocking to Monday through Fridays at 6–7 p.m. ET.

  • Deadliest Catch (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET): For more than 12 years, the fisherman of Deadliest Catch have faced hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery, massive icebergs and 40-foot waves in documenting their adventure-filled lifestyle and vocation. Narrated by Mike Rowe, this 16-time Emmy Award-winning series documents the mortal perils, injuries and intense discomfort that fishing crews overcome in the Bering Sea catching Alaska king crab.
  • Major League Fishing (Saturdays, 2 p.m. ET): 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. Twenty-four 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.
  • Major League Fishing’s All Angles (Beginning February 17 – Saturdays, 4 p.m. ET): Major League Fishing’s All Angles tells the story of Major League Fishing from a new perspective. We’ve seen the game from the boat, now we bring it to you from the parking lots, boat ramps and anywhere inside the MLF footprint when the events roll into town.
  • Outdoor Movies weekend double feature – Get your jerky-flavored popcorn and settle in for a weekend double-feature with two nights of big Hollywood heroes delivered to your small screen. Big Country Fridays features western adventure-inspired films while Big Shot Saturdays has explosive action-adventure-themed films. Settle in to see City Slickers and City Slickers 2, Blazing Saddles and Cliffhanger, to name a few. Movies begin at 8 p.m. ET each night.

For other sportsmen and women, Sportsman Channel showcases hunting, shooting and fishing through unique and authentic storytelling. Favorites are back with new episodes including Dominant Bucks (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET) and Lake Commandos (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET). New series premieres also dot the landscape including: The MudbuMs (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET), a lifestyle show anyone with a good buddy can relate to; Western Extreme (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET) is moving from Outdoor Channel to Sportsman Channel to showcase adventure hunting throughout Alaska, Canada, Mexico and South Africa; and Emerald Tails (Sundays, 5 p.m. ET) features the pristine waters of the Emerald Coast.

  • Lake Commandos (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET): Each week on Lake Commandos, host Steve Pennez and a guest break down new water … while trying to out-fish each other.
  • The MudbuMs (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET): Big fish, awesome camps, good food and the constant pursuit of a good laugh; The MudbuMs is a lifestyle show anyone with a good buddy can relate to.
  • Western Extreme (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET): Each week Jim Burnworth takes viewers all over the world as he hunts the world’s most challenging game animals.
  • Emerald Tails (Sundays, 5 p.m. ET): Follow Captain Todd Jones and Captain Nathan Chennai as they explore the pristine waters of the Emerald Coast. Each episode of Emerald Tails presented by Sun Harbor Marina will explore new gulf species and various tips and techniques.

World Fishing Network has what anglers want with all new episodes of educational and powerful fishing programming. Hooked on Africa returns with Season Four (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET) of continuous action on the Indian Ocean. Immediately after, catch Hoss Off the Grid with their sophomore season of adventure travel. And Season 10 of Jarrett Edwards Outdoors (Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET) showcases underwater divers, aerial drones and multi-camera production to provide the best viewing experience possible.

  • Hooked on Africa (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET)Taking the finest destinations and the most exhilarating moments from the popular Inside Angling and Wildfly Fishing series, the crew showcases the most exhilirating fishing to be found in Africa and on the Indian Ocean.
  • Hoss Off the Grid (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET) – Whether in his own backyard in the Pacific Northwest or in the jungles of Guyana, Hoss uses the excitement of sportfishing to tell the story of the real world drama taking place in our waters. Working with advocates and scientists in “Eco-moments” and checking out something unique about the area he’s fishing in “Locals Only,” Hoss gives viewers an unforgettable experience and something to think about as he fishes the world’s greatest waterways.
  • Jarrett Edwards Outdoors (Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET) – Jarrett Edwards, along with nationally- known experts in the field, take viewers on an exciting day on the water.

Other Q1 Highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Hollywood Weapons (Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. ET) – Season Two begins February 24 hosted by Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff. The duo will focus on the film “Quigley Down Under” (Tom Selleck), as well as other cinematic special presentations.
  • Sportsman Channel
    • Additional new series debuting include:
      • The Ontario Experience (Saturdays, 8 p.m. ET) features fishing and hunting destinations across the province of Ontario, Canada.
      • Livin’ The Dream (Saturdays, 12 p.m. ET) showcases inshore and offshore warm water and saltwater fishing.
      • Xtreme Walleye Angler (Sundays, 3:30 p.m. ET) features some of the finest walleye fishing found across North America in Ontario’s beautiful north country.
    • Other favorites returning on Sportsman Channel with new episodes include:
      The Habit , (Sundays, 8 p.m. ET), Pigman: The Series (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET),
      Major League Bowhunter (Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET) and Petersen’s Hunting Adventures (Sundays, 9:30 p.m. ET).
    • Saturday afternoon continues with unique programming features including:
      Pigskin Bowl on February 3 beginning at 5 p.m. ET; Talkin’ Turkey returns February 24 and March 3 from 6-8 p.m. ET and Guns & Ammo Madness on March 24 beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

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 publishing 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

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

Sportsman Channel Sees Growth in Fourth Quarter

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DENVER (December 14, 2017) By virtue of Sportsman Channel original programs Pigman: The Series, MCMILLAN and others, as well as specials: #DeerWeek and Racksgiving, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Sportsman Channel has experienced ratings growth during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Through nine weeks of programming in 4Q 2017, Sportsman Channel has seen year-over-year growth in Total Day with a +4 percent uptick with Men 25-54, +6 percent with Men 18-49, +2 percent Adults 18-49 and a +13 percent increase in households versus 4Q 2016.

Sportsman Channel also sustained audience growth of +54% during the month of October 2017. This ranked the network in the Top 10 among the 249 cable and broadcast networks measured by comScore.

“Sportsman Channel is Outdoor Sportsman Group Network’s anchor for programming that highlights the hunting/fishing/shooting lifestyle,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “With hunting season in full swing during the fourth quarter, we are pleased to see our ratings, viewership and interest in Sportsman Channel’s unique programming climb.”

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, Live Coverage Rating, 9/25/17-11/26/17 vs 9/26/16-11/27/17, comScore TVE, % Growth of Average Audience, Oct 2017 vs Oct 2016, Ranked among All Available Networks.

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Offers Vast Mouth-Watering Wild Game Recipes for the Holiday Season

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Recipes for Fin and Fowl; Big Game and Small Game – Exclusive Content from “The Sporting Chef,” “The Outdoors Chef,” Jonathan Collins and More

DENVER (December 14, 2017) – Just in time to search for wild turkey recipes, Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to obtain the best in outdoor lifestyle programming for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with the acquisition of exclusive recipe content and much more from Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel shows – The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath; The Outdoors Chef, Jonathan Collins, as well as unique recipes from well-known TV hosts Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of CRUSH with Lee & Tiffany; The Camo Gourmet, Tommy LaVasseur and Rick Browne, to name a few.

These chefs and sportsmen and women have created exclusive recipe videos and more for MOTV and will add new content each year.

“With the holiday season upon us, more people need tried-and-true wild game recipes for their harvested fish and game,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “What better place to find an all-in-one-stop platform than MOTV. Not only will our hosts provide their tested recipes, but also have videos available where viewers can follow along in their own kitchens – or grills.”

The acquisition of exclusive content follows other MOTV acquisitions of best-in-class programming including the libraries from: Jim Shockey, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, 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 Awesome Fishing Show and Waterfowl programming: RNT-V, MOJO Outdoors, The Fowl Life and Waterfowl Obsession.

“As a professional chef specializing in wild game recipes, I am usually asked similar questions on how to cook wild game. So, I knew MOTV users would want recipes from the very basic, such as how to cook a venison burger, to more complex wild game fare,” Leysath added. “Once you try MOTV, you’ll be hooked.”

Wild to Table is the most exciting food we’ve ever cooked,” Collins said. “Every dish has a story and becomes the inspiration for a new recipe, ignited by an unforgettable angling or hunting trip. MOTV equips viewers to download and cook at camp, in the kitchen and from the backyard.”

MyOutdoorTV is the new global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

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

About MOTV: The 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 publishing 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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s ‘Guns & Ammo’ Offers Free Issue Online in December

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DENVER (December 12, 2017) Guns & Ammo, one of the nation’s leading firearms magazines and the most popular title within Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s top-tier list of outdoor lifestyle publications, will offer its December issue free of charge online at www.gunsandammo.com/freepreview from December 12-January 9, 2018.

Guns & Ammo boasts more than 11 million readers – with 29.7 readers per copy – more readers than any other firearms or outdoor lifestyle publication as measured by MediaMark Research and Intelligence (MRI). Guns & Ammo magazine is one of 15 industry-leading publications from Outdoor Sportsman Group, which caters to a collective audience of more than 30 million total readers.*

The free December issue will include the highly-anticipated “2017 Guns & Ammo of the Year” awards and a first-look at the new Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact, Shield and M360 lightweight revolver. Other features include: “Winchester’s Deer Season XP,” “The Concealed Carry Seat Belt Conundrum” and “Meet NovX,” the revolutionary stainless steel/aluminum/polymer hybrid ammunition, as well as other engaging articles.

“We are excited about offering a free and timely preview of Guns & Ammo for the holidays,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing Chief Operating Officer, Mike Carney said. “Whether you are new to the shooting sports or a seasoned participant, this issue previews exciting product launches for 2018 and details our best-of-the-best picks from all the new guns we covered over the year. The free issue is only available for a limited time online, so head over to www.gunsandammo.com/freepreview and enjoy some compelling shooting sports coverage during your holiday break.”

For information and the opportunity to view your free version of Guns & Ammo visit: www.gunsandammo.com/freepreview.

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/Sportsman and 10 other leading magazines that reach more than 29 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: 2016 Doublebase. Note: Data derived from Prototype developed by DJG Marketing. Prototype developing occurs only one time/year. KSE Trophy Group as reported MRI 2016 Doublebase. KSE Group, as reported MRI 2016 Doublebase (DJG Prototype).

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

#OUTDOORSPORTSMAN AWARDS Nominees Announced

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Cast Your Votes Now for
Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network’s
Outdoor Sportsman Awards Fan Favorite Categories

DENVER (December 5, 2017) – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, part of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, the world’s largest aggregator of outdoor lifestyle content, present the 18th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards. The Outdoor Sportsman Awards are presented each year and are among the most coveted accolades for outdoor-lifestyle programming.

A link to the nominees for the Outdoor Sportsman Awards is below and fans are invited to cast their vote for the Fan Favorite categories. On top of voting for Fan Favorite Host and Fan Favorite Series, the Fan Favorite section has been expanded to include multiple categories: Fan Favorite Comedy, Fan Favorite Conservation and Fan Favorite Bowhunting, to name a few.

This year the Outdoor Sportsman Awards welcome entries from World Fishing Network series. Announcements of Fishing Award nominees and Fan Favorite voting for WFN host and WFN series will occur in late Spring/early Summer. Separate Fan Favorite voting will take place and winners will be announced before ICAST (July 2018).

The voting period runs now through December 31, 2017. The winner for each category will be announced on the OSA Website on January 8, 2018.

Visit each network’s page and vote for all your favorites from Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel:

Outdoor Channel: http://outdoorchannel.com/vote

Sportsman Channel: http://thesportsmanchannel.com/vote

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 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 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

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

Outdoor Channel Teams with DIRECTV to Launch Network in High Definition Across the United States

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DENVER (November 29, 2017) – Outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts and television viewers of programming on Outdoor Channel just got a little closer to the scenic beauty of nature without having to leave the comforts of their couch. Outdoor Channel today announced the launch of its high definition (HD) channel on DIRECTV. Outdoor Channel is available in high definition on DIRECTV’s Channel 606 and simulcast with the standard definition channel.

“The launch of Outdoor Channel in HD on DIRECTV is testimony to our great partnership and willingness to give outdoor enthusiasts the best viewing experience on television,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “Our viewers have come to expect a lot when they sit down and commit time to viewing our programs. We’re very pleased to be able to offer the best in outdoor lifestyle programming in high definition on DIRECTV.”

With the launch of Outdoor Channel HD on Channel 606, viewers will be able to enjoy Outdoor Channel original programs, as well as cable syndicated programs like Duck Dynasty, Wicked Tuna, Deadliest Catch and new seasons of many of America’s most popular hunting, shooting and fishing series.

Outdoor Channel is available on DIRECTV as part of the Sports Pack and also can be acquired a la carte for $3.50 per month. For more information call DIRECTV at 800.494.4388.

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 Sportsman Group’s Video-on-Demand, Subscription Service MyOutdoorTV Boasts Massive Content Library

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More Than 11,000 Episodes Part of Exclusive Outdoor Lifestyle Programming

DENVER (November 29, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) has taken a firm hold of media within the outdoor lifestyle industry as its global, subscription-based, video-on-demand (S-VOD) service boasts more than 11,000 episodes from its constantly-growing library of programs from Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. Outdoor Sportsman Group is also the home of 15 top-tier outdoor lifestyle magazines (Guns & Ammo) and 19 websites dedicated to outdoor living pursuits.

MyOutdoorTV is the global, subscription-based, video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The S-VOD service can be found in Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

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 11,000 episodes of outdoor lifestyle programming exclusively available to MOTV subscribers, no other online/internet 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

Outside of the United States, MOTV is available in 195 markets.

“The beauty of the outdoor industry is the fact it is a lifestyle and a passion that resonates beyond borders,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “The ability to serve outdoorsmen and women with more outdoor lifestyle programming throughout the world via MOTV is an inspiring attribute that we are proud to play a part in providing. In partnership with our incredible content producers, we are excited to share our passion with the rest of the world, as well as bring home to the U.S. some of the world’s best hunters and international hunting styles.”

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, 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 for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click.

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

About MOTV: The 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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Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 11/20/17

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DENVER (November 20, 2017) – Gobble up this week’s highlights on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network with a special feature of the ever-popular “Racksgiving” nightly programming on Sportsman Channel during the week of
November 20-26.

Kicking off the week on Outdoor Channel is a one-hour special: Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife, Monday at 7 p.m. ET. After more than a decade of construction, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium holds its grand opening gala event.Celebrities and VIPs include: President George W Bush, President Jimmy Carter, Kevin Costner, Mark Wahlberg, Luke Bryan and others join Bass Pro Shops’ Founder and CEO Johnny Morris to celebrate this world class conservation museum and aquarium as it opens for the first time to the public.

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“Eastmans’ Hunting TV” on Outdoor Channel

Then, a very ducky holiday episode of Duck Dynasty airs at 8 p.m. ET when the Robertson family takes over the Thanksgiving special of a local TV show "Good Morning Arklamiss." Each family member presents a special holiday segment, with Willie and Jase serving as anchormen, Si as the weatherman, Kay presents her famous Thanksgiving recipes and the rest of the family offer up their unique tips for the holidays.

After the turkey is put away Thursday, chase bugling bulls in Idaho with bowhunter Jordan Breshears on Eastmans’ Hunting TV. Thick fog adds a dimension of difficulty as Breshears puts a final stalk on a nice public land bull.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for November 20-26:

It is time to give thanks (and racks) to Sportsman Channel’s annual Rackgiving presented by Mossberg event – five nights and 15 hours of deer-centric programming. The excitement begins on Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 22 from 8–11 p.m. ET and again Friday, November 24 from 8–11 p.m ET, concluding on Saturday, November 25 from 5–8 p.m. ET. Racksgiving features top shows from MeatEater (Monday 8 p.m. ET), Realtree’s Monster Bucks (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET) and Rival Wild (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET).

Sportsman Channel Highlights for November 20-26:

  • Racksgiving presented by Mossbergbeginning on Monday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET

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“Reel Time Florida Sportsman” on WFN

World Fishing Network continues showcasing monster catches with big names. Tune in Tuesday night for iFishigan featuring Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Host Kevin VanDam and the Governor head out for smallmouth bass in the Traverse City Region. Then, let the turkey settle on Thursday and tune in for Reel Time Florida Sportsman at 8 p.m. ET followed by Florida Sportsman’s Best Boat at 8:30 p.m. ET where the Sundance DX22 HPX, Contender 25T and Sea Lion 3410CC are featured.

World Fishing Network Highlights for November 20-26:

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

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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