‘Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest’ Signs First Slate of Celebrity Guests Scheduled to Appear Including: Michael Waddell, Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca and Tom McMillan

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Tickets now on sale for July 20-22, 2018 event

DENVER (May 2, 2018) – The Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest – taking place on July 20-22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston – will boast some of the outdoor industry’s most-iconic names as it welcomes it first slate of expert guests including: Michael Waddell (Bone Collector, Outdoor Channel), Brian “Pigman” Quaca (Pigman: The Series, Sportsman Channel) and Tom McMillan (MCMILLAN, Sportsman Channel), to name a few scheduled to appear.

Tickets, as well as information about the event, sponsorship packages and other involvement for the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest are now available and can be acquired by visiting: www.SCOutdoorfest.com.

With more than 3.5 million hunters and anglers living in Texas, an outdoor lifestyle consumer base that spends 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 Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest over the three-day exposition.

“Houston is embracing our Sportsman Channel endeavor and we are excitedly anxious for July,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “We have a great list of outdoor experts and celebrities, as well as some of the biggest names in outdoor recreation, clothing, gear and equipment also ready to go. As an organization and leader in the outdoor industry, the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest will be great.”

The 220,000-square foot George R. Brown Convention Center will welcome exhibitors from the outdoor marketplace and will showcase some of the most current outdoor lifestyle equipment, gadgets, clothing and recreational accessories. Not only will the three-day event enable visitors to meet and mingle with their favorite outdoor lifestyle celebrities, the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest also will feature a jam-packed schedule of events including: speaking programs and discussions about outdoor lifestyle issues and current events, seminars, demonstrations and more.

Comcast Houston is the official entertainment sponsor of the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest.

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: 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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Hal Gahm | Account Executive/Exhibitor Booth Sales | 210.994.0050 | Hal.Gahm@SCOutdoorfest.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group promotes Derek Sevcik to EVP, Group Publisher & Operations

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Outdoor Sportsman Group promotes Derek Sevcik to EVP, Group Publisher & Operations
Derek Sevcik, Executive Vice President, Group Publisher & Operations

DENVER (April 24, 2018) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announced the promotion of Derek Sevcik to Executive Vice President, Group Publisher & Operations. Previously, Sevcik was Senior Vice President, Finance & Publishing Operations for Outdoor Sportsman Group. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing Chief Operating Officer, Michael Carney.

Sevcik will oversee the publishing operations of OSG’s 15 leading outdoor lifestyle multimedia brands, including Guns & Ammo, Fly Fisherman and Bowhunter.

“Derek has 15 years of direct publishing experience and has worked intimately with all of our brands for over a decade,” Carney said. “He brings a high-level of business and multimedia acumen to our group, and the necessary leadership skills required to manage our array of industry-leading branded media assets.”

“I am extremely excited to lead our portfolio of best-in-class magazines and branded media content to enthusiasts around the world,” says Sevcik. “I am passionate about our brands and the outdoor industry and look forward to achieving new levels of consumer growth and engagement across our print, digital and television assets.”

Sevcik lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and works in the Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Harrisburg office. He is an avid fly fisherman who enjoys hunting and shooting sports in particular.

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

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Media Contact:

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

Outdoor Channel Announces Casting Call for Daring Wilderness Expedition Series: ‘The Brigade’

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The Brigade unites 10 strangers who must complete a 2600-mile adventure in 10 weeks.
It’s an epic expedition crossing two mountain ranges and five river systems.

APPLY NOW at thebrigadetv.com

TORONTO/DENVER (April 16, 2018) – The search is on for the cast of THE BRIGADE, Outdoor Channel’s groundbreaking new expedition competition series. Thrill-seeking and adventure-loving men and women from across the United States and Canada are encouraged to apply for their chance to join the ultimate trek.

THE BRIGADE will retrace an epic 2600-mile fur trade route that links waterways from the coast of Oregon, traversing through two states, four Canadian provinces, two mountain ranges and five river systems before ending at the icy shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Originally called “The York Factory Express,” it’s a thrilling and dangerous paddling odyssey unlike any other. THE BRIGADE must work together to navigate fierce whitewater, portage over mountains, and fish and hunt for sustenance all without fuel or GPS. There are no eliminations. Instead the competition relies on the collective strengths of its cast to hang on against all odds. Those who complete the expedition have the chance to share prize money up to $1,000,000.

THE BRIGADE is a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Adventurers who have expedition experience, strong paddling skills, a multitude of outdoor abilities, and also possess willpower, strength and determination, should apply at thebrigadetv.com. Casting kicked off April 9, 2018 and the application period closes on May 15, 2018.

“Media Headquarters is thrilled to be partnering with Outdoor Channel on The Brigade,” Co-Executive Producer Robert Cohen (Smartest Person, Tessa & Scott) said. “This is a challenge so intense it can’t be tackled alone. It will take skill, perseverance and teamwork to succeed. If you’re ready to tackle an action-packed cross-continent outdoor adventure, we want to hear from you.”

The Brigade will personify true adventure and have Outdoor Channel viewers on the edges of their seats watching to see what happens next,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President & CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “The cast will mirror Outdoor Channel viewers – rugged lovers of the outdoors, thrill seekers and adventurers. I can’t wait to see how this show plays out.”

"Get ready for an adventure unlike any other,” Co-Executive Producer Alan Bishop said. “Having produced on shows like The Amazing Race and Survivor – and having competed as an athlete in The Eco-Challenge – I know very well the ups and downs that the cast will face. Viewers will be mesmerized watching the triumphs and adversity faced by the cast of
The Brigade."

For more information on THE BRIGADE or to apply please visit thebrigadetv.com

Find THE BRIGADE:

Website: thebrigadetv.com

Twitter: twitter.com/thebrigadetv #thebrigadetv

Facebook: facebook.com/The-Brigade-TV

Instagram: instagram.com/thebrigadetv

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 Media Headquarters: Media Headquarters is a leading television and digital media production company founded by executive producer Robert Cohen. The company is recognized worldwide for producing popular and innovative original content. Media Headquarters’ productions have earned dozens of international awards and the company has been named to Realscreen’s ‘Global 100’ List of the world’s best non-fiction producers for six years in a row. Media Headquarters specializes in the creation of unscripted series, formats and drama programming. For more information visit mediahqs.net/

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Media Contacts:

Louise Wood | Media Headquarters | 416.537.8384 x4914 | louise@mediahqs.ca
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group Promotes Ross Purnell to Publisher of ‘Fly Fisherman’ Magazine

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Ross Purnell, Publisher of Fly Fisherman Magazine

DENVER (April 9, 2018) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Fly Fisherman magazine has named Ross Purnell as its new publisher. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing and Branded Media Chief Operating Officer, Michael Carney.

Purnell also will continue to function as the magazine’s editor, a role he’s filled since July 2008. He has been on the editorial staff of the magazine since July 1996.

“Ross has more than 30 years of history with Fly Fisherman,” Carney said. “He learned to fly fish from its pages, became a guide and a magazine advertiser, and has a broad range of publishing experience in the digital and multimedia world. His passion for the sport and his relationships in the industry make him uniquely suited to guide Fly Fisherman through its 50th anniversary celebrations and beyond.”

Purnell lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania and works in the Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Harrisburg office. He has travelled the world with a fly rod and is also an avid rock and ice climber. If he’s not on top of a mountain, he’s down in the valley with a fly rod in his hand.

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

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Media Contact:

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

Sportsman Channel Honors Host and Newly-Elected Cooperstown Immortal Chipper Jones with Marathon Programming Block of ‘Major League Bowhunter’

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“Hall of Fame Hunts” Airs on January 27 at 5 p.m. ET

DENVER (January 24, 2018) – Sportsman Channel will honor host and newly-elected Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones with a marathon programming block – Hall of Fame Hunts – on January 27 at 5 p.m. ET. Jones, elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 97.2 percent of votes, earned induction to Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility.

“We couldn’t be prouder to call Chipper one of our own and celebrate his baseball career and election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by showcasing his other passion – the outdoors,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “Chipper Jones has been a mainstay on Sportsman Channel eight seasons and his show – Major League Bowhunter – is as first class as the former All-Star, World Series Champion and, now, Hall of Famer.”

Schedule for Hall of Fame Hunts:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Lucked Up”
  • 5:30 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Off and Running, Part 1”
  • 6:00 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Off and Running, Part 2”
  • 6:30 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Mountain Running, Part 1”
  • 7:00 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Mountain Running, Part 2”
  • 7:30 p.m. – Major League Bowhunter “Let It Go”

Chipper Jones will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. on Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center. For more information on Chipper Jones, Major League Bowhunter and the Hall of Fame Hunts programming block visit: www.thesportsmanchannel.com

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: 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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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Game & Fish Magazine Presents ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ at SHOT Show

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KENNESAW, GA (January 23, 2018) — Readers of Game & Fish Magazine, America’s only national outdoor magazine with a focus on local hunting and fishing, chose 18 new products earlier this year as their favorites in the magazine’s sixth annual “Readers’ Choice Awards.”

Trophies honoring the outdoor manufacturers were presented at the Archery Trade Association Show and will be presented at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

According to the results, nearly 60 percent of voters consider themselves an “expert” or “advanced” hunter. Two-thirds of all respondents hunted at least 13 days last year, and 1 in 10 hunted more than 120 days last year. The average was 38 days of hunting.

“It’s impressive that most of our readers consider themselves advanced or even expert,” Editor-in-Chief of Game & Fish Magazine, John Geiger said. “They are a great resource when it comes to what gear works in the field and what doesn’t.”

Game & Fish, a nationally-distributed magazine with hundreds of thousands of monthly subscribers and newsstand sales, compiled the votes of more than 2,400 avid hunters. Results are published annually in the magazine’s July-August gear issue.

For more information on the survey, visit: gafmag.com (search “2017 awards”).

  • Favorite Rifle: Remington Model 700 AWR
  • Favorite Rimfire Rifle: Ruger American Rimfire
  • Favorite Rifle Ammo: Winchester Big Game Long Range
  • Favorite Suppressor: SureFire SOCOM 300 SPS
  • Favorite Auto-Loading Shotgun: Benelli Super Black Eagle 3
  • Favorite Shotgun Ammo (Tie): Winchester AA Steel Dove/Remington American Clays
  • Favorite Thermal Imager: Leupold LTO-Tracker
  • Favorite Flashlight: SureFire Fury Intellibeam
  • Favorite Cooler: Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer
  • Favorite Airgun: Gamo Swarm Maxxim
  • Favorite Bow: Mathews Halon 32
  • Favorite Crossbow: Barnett Ghost 420 Revenant
  • Favorite Hunting App (Tie): Hunt onXmaps/HuntStand
  • Favorite Knife (Tie): Gerber Gear Vital/ Havalon EXP
  • Favorite Binoculars: Leupold BX-3 Mojave Pro Guide HD

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Peter Gross | Game & Fish | 678.589.2007 | Peter.Gross@OutdoorSG.com
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

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 Pursuits on 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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com
Hal Gahm | Account Executive/Exhibitor Booth Sales | 210.994.0050 | HalGahm@outlook.com

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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Media Contact:

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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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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