Media Advisory: #DeerWeek

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Seven Nights of Epic Deer Hunts Beginning October 15 on
Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

WHO: Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) is hosting the inaugural #DeerWeek brought to you by Cabela’s on both Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel for seven nights beginning on October 15 at 7 p.m. ET through midnight.

Hosted by:

  • Michael Waddell, host of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector and Realtree Road Trips (Outdoor Channel)
  • Tom McMillan, host of MCMILLAN (Sportsman Channel)

WHAT: #DeerWeek will allow viewers to experience non-stop deer action while incorporating educational information, unique recipes, hunting tips and more through OSG’s print, digital and social media platforms. Programming will include: a mini-marathon featuring the best deer hunts from Bone Collector; Luke Bryan on Buck Commander; The Drury Outdoors shows; an exciting premiere episode of Bowhunter; a best of episode of MCMILLAN with Tom McMillan filming nearly the entire episode; a premiere episode of North American Whitetail entitled: “Sweet Home Alabama” and much more. Each episode airing during #DeerWeek was carefully curated to show the best cervid-centric moments. For more information, visit www.deerweek.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #DeerWeek.

WHEN: October 15-21, 2017
Airing every night on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel 7 p.m. to Midnight 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 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 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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

35 Years of Giant Deer: ‘North American Whitetail’ Reflects on History

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DENVER (October 10, 2017)
– What has changed in the last 35 years of deer hunting and management? “Almost everything,” North American Whitetail Editor-in-Chief Gordon Whittington claims. To illustrate his point, he just wrote an entire special section about this transformation, featured in the magazine’s 35th anniversary collector’s issue. The 144-page issue is now on newsstands everywhere.

“Whitetail hunting is still one of the most popular outdoor activities across much of North America,” Whittington notes. “There are at least 10 million whitetail hunters today, along with a rising number of people managing land for deer. But younger whitetail enthusiasts might not be aware of how dramatic some of the changes of the past 35 years have been. Through this special section, we’ve tried to fill in some of the most important gaps for them.”

Hunting tactics have evolved in that span, due in part to new technologies that allowed for the development of such products as digital scouting cameras, laser rangefinders and carbon arrows. But according to the editor-in-chief, private-land deer management has seen some of the biggest changes of all.

“In 1982, when North American Whitetail published its first issue, very few hunters were focused on harvesting older bucks,” Whittington explains. “Today we have much more of an emphasis on quality over quantity. That’s led to a huge amount of time, money and effort being put into growing healthy deer in healthy habitats.”

Among the other key changes of the past 35 years, he points out, is the encouraging growth in the number of female hunters. Whereas the deer woods once were almost exclusively the domain of men and boys, today women and girls are proudly joining them in the pursuit of whitetails.

In this special section, Whittington also touches upon many of the greatest trophy bucks since 1982, including such legendary deer as Milo Hanson’s world-record typical from Saskatchewan and Mike Beatty’s world-record archery non-typical from Ohio. These are two of the enormous bucks whose stories were broken by the magazine over the years. The most recent of these giants was the huge non-typical Tennessee muzzleloader that Stephen Tucker took in November 2016. That incredible buck tallies 312 0/8 points on the Boone & Crockett scoring system, making him the world’s highest-scoring whitetail ever taken by a hunter. The deer and hunter were featured on the cover of North American Whitetail’s Spring 2017 issue.

There also is plenty of timely seasonal content in the magazine’s anniversary issue. Dr. James Kroll, widely known as “Dr. Deer,” looks at how the moon and rainfall affect the rut, and veteran hunter Travis Faulkner shares his tips on proper food plot placement. The issue also contains four real-life examples of using scouting camera images to pattern big bucks. And finally, game chef Derek St. Romain reveals his own favorite recipe for venison roast. It’s all part of a special package celebrating North America’s favorite big-game animal.

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Continues Content Acquisition with Michael Waddell’s ‘Bone Collector’

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Waddell Ushers in the Fall Hunting Season as Host of #DeerWeek, Oct. 15-21
on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

"Michael Waddell's Bone Collector" on Outdoor Channel.
“Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector” on Outdoor Channel.

NEW YORK (October 2, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to obtain the best in outdoor lifestyle television content for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with the acquisition of programming from Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has obtained the entire Bone Collector library, and this trove of content will continue to grow with the addition of new content each year from the above-mentioned series. MOTV and Waddell will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive destination for Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector.

“The acquisition of Michael Waddell’s outdoor lifestyle programming library is another partnership with one of the biggest names in the outdoor industry. By coalescing content in one group, OSG and our producers, we will be able to utilize that content in many ways, all of which will support our industry,” said Outdoor Sportsman Group CEO and President, Jim Liberatore. “I feel it is imperative that our entire industry work as one to promote our lifestyle. On top of this acquisition, Michael will be helping Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel launch a new programming initiative – #DeerWeek – that we hope will become destination television viewing for the week of October 15-21 and years to follow. We are very excited to continue to work and have the support of such talented producers like Michael.”

The acquisition of exclusive content from Waddell’s library follows other MOTV acquisitions of best-in-class programming including the libraries from Jim Shockey and Shockey Productions, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Heartland Bowhunter, the late Jose Wejebe’s Spanish Fly, Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors and Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo’s Archer’s Choice and The Choice programming lineups. The OSG initiative is designed to partner with its best producers, talent and hosts to acquire content for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click.

“We’re pumped to have Bone Collector on MOTV,” said Waddell. “We’ve worked with the OSG team for years and are excited to have our library available to outdoorsmen and women all over, on demand!”

Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector premiered in 2009, exclusively on Outdoor Channel, and promised to reinvent the outdoor television genre. Bone Collector documents the culture of the hunter; the brotherhood of sportsmen that have true passion for the game, the land and the lifestyle. With world-class production and marketing teams behind it, this program brings a fresh, honest and youthful approach to America’s leader in outdoor television.

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 integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com
Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com

Sportsman Channel Delivers Strong Ratings Increases in Key Demo Men 18-49

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DENVER (September 28, 2017)
Sportsman Channel delivered strong ratings increases in the key demographic – Men 18-49 – during the month of August. The outdoor lifestyle network – one of three in the Outdoor Sportsman Group troika (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network) – reported ratings gains in the following metered parts:

Men 18-49

  • Total Day – up +26 percent vs. August 2016
  • Day – up +100 percent vs. August 2016
  • Fringe – up +31 percent vs. August 2016
  • Weekend – up +21 percent vs. August 2016
  • Overnight – up +24 percent vs. August 2016

“We have incorporated distinct and definitive programming strategies for all of our networks and Sportsman Channel’s ratings success is evidence that outdoor lifestyle viewers continue to flock to our networks and enjoy what we are offering,” President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore said.

Also, Outdoor HD launched on September 28 on DIRECTV Channel 606.

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 Research via StarTrak, Live+7, Cvg Rtg, August 2017

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com
Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 9/28/17

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Fiercely Cold Temperatures and Rough Rapids on Outdoor Channel’s “Dropped”;
Texas Hunting on Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape” and Bass Beatdowns on
World Fishing Network’s “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show”

DENVER (September 28, 2017) – The week of October 2–8 brings outdoorsmen and women fall programming at its finest on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

Dropped: Expedition South Pacific
“Dropped” on Outdoor Channel

Three episodes of Duck Dynasty begin the week on Outdoor Channel when Duck Commander sponsors a NASCAR race, guests from all over the world celebrate the wedding of John Luke Robertson and his fiancé Mary Kate, and Jep buys a drone to capture a “bird’s eye” view of a duck blind in order to settle a bet. Then, the adrenaline has worn off and the jet lag has set in for brothers Chris and Casey Keefer on Dropped: Expedition South Pacific. This week, their safety is threatened when they try to navigate rough waterways, frigid temperatures and unpredictable whitewater rapids.

Next, on Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman travels to the 50th state to hunt high country sheep and explore the Hawaiian culture. He experiences a world-famous Kona Coffee plantation and gets lessons in traditional Hawaiian BBQ after taking a wild pig. Friday Night at the Movies ends the week with the 1961 film The Comancheros – Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) arrests gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman), but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in efforts to defeat thieves known as Comancheros.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for October 2– 8:

"Sheep Shape" on Sportsman Channel
“Sheep Shape” on Sportsman Channel

Into High Country With Jason Matzinger kicks off the week on Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA when Jason joins his girlfriend Cassandra in Central Montana for her very first mule deer hunt. Then, on Sheep Shape, Chad Hall heads to Texas to begin a new hunt in search of a mature Aoudad sheep. Lock & Load Thursdays is up next with Guns & Gear, where we take a look at Colt’s Gold Cup Trophy pistol, the new Ruger LCPII, Trigger’s two-stage Ruger Precision rifle trigger and more. Finally, Springfield’s new XDE pistol highlights this week’s At The Range report, and Crossbreed cuts through the confusion (and leather) of the development of a holster in this week’s Starting From Scratch report on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for October 2– 8:

Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show
“Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” on World Fishing Network

Timmy Horton Outdoors lures in viewers on Bass Mondays World Fishing Network as Timmy discusses his recent win on Okeechobee, detailing his practice regimen and how everything came into play giving him his huge comeback win. Next, six anglers compete on Milton Lake in Ohio, but only one will advance into Major League Fishing’s 2016 Challenge Cup. Then, on Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show, Kevin VanDam has joined before for many memorable smallmouth beatdowns, but this time, it’s hand-to-hand combat with the brown beasts. Finally, the week closes with Queen Charlotte Islands Cartwright Sound Trophy Chinook Techniques on Westcoast Sporting Journal.

World Fishing Network Highlights for October 2–8:

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 9/21/17

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Season Premiere of “Dropped” on Outdoor Channel;
Homestate Hunting on Sportsman Channel’s “Into High Country With Jason Matzinger”
and Nonstop Fishing Action in Florida on World Fishing Network’s “Bass 2 Billfish”

DENVER (September 21, 2017) Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network viewers will experience jaw dropping destinations and reel-gripping adventures during the week of September 25–October 1.

Dropped: Expedition South Pacific
“Dropped: Expedition South Pacific” of Outdoor Channel

Duck Dynasty leads Monday evening on Outdoor Channel when Kay fulfills her lifelong dream of owning a petting zoo, Uncle Si is honored by the veteran’s association and given his own exhibit at a local military museum, Jase and the guys discover they have a knack for removing pests from properties, and Uncle Si creates a bucket list and asks the guys to help him fulfill his dreams after a brush with death. Then, on the season premiere of Dropped: Expedition South Pacific, brothers Chris and Casey Keefer are dropped in the wilderness of New Zealand with virtually nothing. They must quickly adapt to their new environment or face life-threatening consequences.

Next, Nick Hoffman takes his very first trip to Alaska to hunt backcountry caribou on Nick’s Wild Ride. He digs into the history and soul of the Alaskan outdoorsmen/women and Native people, but not before he experiences a hidden gourmet food spot and shops for artifacts in Anchorage. Friday Night at the Movies brings the week to a close with Geronimo: An American Legend – the story of the Apache Chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government’s subjugation of his people.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for September 25–October 1:

Into High Country
“Into High Country With Jason Matzinger” on Sportsman Channel

Monday Night Hunts Presented by MidwayUSA kicks off the week on Sportsman Channel with Into High Country With Jason Matzinger as Jason hunts the rugged mountains in his home state of Montana in pursuit of black bear. Then, Sheep Shape looks back at the amazing life of Rick Carone*, a man who inspired so many. Rick fought pancreatic cancer for four-and-a-half statistic-defying years. Next, on Lock & Load Thursdays Guns & Gear, we hit the field with Sig Sauer optics, including the ROMEO6, the Thompson Center Compass rifle, and Barnes Bullets’ VOR-TX LR ammo for long range. Plus, the Calvin Elite AR trigger from Timney Triggers, and the Walther Creed pistol. Finally, Crimson Trace talks prototyping, 3D modeling and more with its LaserGuard Pro on Guns & Ammo Presented by Brownells.

*Editor’s note: Rick Carone lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away on June 29, 2017.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for September 25 – October 1:

Bass 2 Billfish
“Bass 2 Billfish” on World Fishing Network

Bass Mondays kicks off the week with Timmy Horton Outdoors on World Fishing Network as Timmy teaches the different characteristics and habitats of all three subspecies of the bass trifecta in order to better target each one. Next, six anglers compete in Ohio on Mosquito Lake, but only one will earn advancement into the 2016 Challenge Cup on Major League Fishing. Then, on Bass 2 Billfish, host Peter Miller takes the winners of the Visit Florida Sunny FM Radio Promotion fishing off the coast of south Florida. With the help of the Get Lit Fishing Team, the group experiences nonstop fishing action; catching sailfish, blackfin tuna, amberjack and dolphin. Afterwards, they enjoy a sunset and eat fresh fish at Monty’s in Miami Beach.

World Fishing Network Highlights for September 25–October 1:

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

#DeerWeek Highlights Fall Frenzy on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

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“Daily Catch” Casts Lines on World Fishing Network

DENVER (September 20, 2016) – As the crisp air returns and adventurers catch ‘buck fever’ or seek new ‘honey holes’ in their favorite fishing outpost, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network present a new slate of fall programming with original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks beginning on Monday, September 25.

Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel are focusing on the No. 1 big game animal – deer – with the addition of #DeerWeek presented by Cabela’s running October 15–21 (7 p.m. to midnight ET). World Fishing Network is keeping tabs on the latest sweet spots for fall fishing with new shows and episodes highlighted by their “daily catch” blocks of programming beginning at 8 p.m. ET nightly.

“The outdoor industry loves this time of year and we couldn’t agree more,” President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore said. “We are bringing something new and exciting to our programming this fall – #DeerWeek. We hope our loyal and passionate viewers will come in from their outdoor activities long enough to watch Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel highlight programming that is a new and exciting development for us. We also encourage our ‘bait and tackle’ enthusiasts to tune into World Fishing Network to enjoy our new programming and view the very best outdoor lifestyle content on television.”

Open season begins now on Outdoor Channel with original programming premieres of Dropped: Expedition South Pacific (Mondays 9 p.m. E/P), in which brothers Chris and Casey Keefer are dropped on a remote part of New Zealand and told to fend for themselves and Wild Ops Presented by John Deere (Mondays 9:30 p.m. E/P) showcases a team of veterinarians tracking animals in need of health-help. Plus, don’t miss a week of all-deer episodes on #DeerWeek beginning October 15 and the continuation of “Big Country Fridays” with a mix of country music faces and western movies.

  • #DeerWeek (October 15-21, 7 p.m. to midnight): Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel will introduce a new concept to deer hunting season on television. Hosted by Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan, this premier event will showcase non-stop deer action on television while incorporating educational information, unique recipes, hunting tips and more through Outdoor Sportsman Group’s print, digital (MyOutdoorTV) and social media platforms.
  • Dropped: Expedition South Pacific (Monday, September 25, 9 p.m. E/P): In a land formed by volcanoes and earthquakes, Chris and Casey Keefer are pushed to their limits when they are “dropped” with little more than the clothes on their back into the rugged backcountry of New Zealand.
  • Wild Ops Presented by John Deere (Monday, September 25, 9:30 p.m. E/P): On Wild Ops, veterinary medicine meets Delta Force intensity. A crack team of veterinarians and pilots attempt to capture, study and relocate wild animals. Once captured, the team administers necessary medicines and tracking devices to ensure the health of the animals – and species – for generations.
  • “Big Country Friday” Nights return with new addition Buck Commander (Fridays, 6:30 p.m. ET), followed by Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors (Fridays, 7 p.m. ET) and Nick’s Wild Ride (Fridays, 7:30 p.m. ET). The evening concludes with classic and modern western cinema blockbusters beginning at 8 p.m. ET, including Legends of the Fall, with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins; Geronimo: An American Legend starring Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall; and North to Alaska featuring John Wayne.

Hunters orange will dominate Sportsman Channel this fall, especially during the premiere of #DeerWeek on October 15-21. And when it comes to hog eradication – who do you call? Brian “Pigman” Quaca returns with another Aporkalypse installation: Aporkalypse Aerial Poison on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET with past Aporkalypse events airing prior at 5 p.m. ET. Don’t miss Sportsman Channel’s other unique marathons including the return of “Racksgiving” the week of Thanksgiving and “A Caribou Christmas” on December 23.

  • Guns & Ammo (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET): Award-winning Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells, entering its 15th season on air and voted by viewers as the “Best Shoot Show” for multiple years, enters the second half of 2017 unveiling two new segments – Starting From Scratch and Suppressors 101 – and brings back the popular segment, Real World Training.
  • Bowhunter (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET): Heading into its 14th season of field production, Bowhunter is the television arm of “The No. 1 Bowhunting Magazine” and is dedicated to bringing viewers the entirety of bowhunting experiences. Executive Vice President and Group Publisher, Mike Carney, and long-time magazine Editor Curt Wells share the regular hosting duties.
  • Pigman: The Series (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET): Don’t miss Pigman’s newest installment of his highly-praised (and viewed) “Aporkalypse” series with Aporkalypse Aerial Poison on October 7 (7:30 p.m. ET). Following that special, tune in for Pigman’s regular timeslots on Sunday nights for the most energetic – and deadly – pig hunter on TV.
  • MCMILLAN (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET): Tom McMillan is a family man, rancher, farmer and hilarious guide to everyone from celebs to “regular Janes and Joes” on his Kansas property.

Fishing is more than just dropping a line in the water, which is why World Fishing Network brings anglers new adventure series this fall. Check out new series Wild Fish Wild Places that explores the people, places and culture surrounding fishing and Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing where host, Robson Green attempts 10 grand slams in 10 countries. Don’t miss WFN’s “Fish and Trips” block of programming on Sundays beginning at 8 p.m. ET with the sophomore season premiere of Charlie Moore: No Offense (9:30 p.m. ET).

  • iFISHIGAN (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET): iFISHIGAN takes place solely in Michigan. Hosted and produced by former National Bass Tournament Pro, Danny Leonard, each episode is “loaded to the gills” with big fish action and expert tips.
  • Wild Fish Wild Places (Sundays, 8 p.m. ET): Part travelogue and part documentary, this show is an exploration of people, places, culture and heritage. Viewers go around the world for fishing action with characters at every step.
  • Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing (Saturdays, 8 p.m. ET): Robson Green is on a mission to get one of the highest accolades in angling: a grand slam. In his new fishing show, he attempts not one, not two, but 10 grand slams in 10 different countries.
  • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET): Fishing is inherently unscripted, unpredicatable and humorous, just like Mark Zona. In each episode, he will fish with the very best anglers to catch anything with fins.

Other Q4 Highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Lonesome Dove Weekend (October 13–14, 8 p.m. ET): The iconic mini-series comes to Outdoor Channel for two nights.
    • Saturday Night Movie Event – The Hurt Locker (December 2, 9 p.m. ET) – Academy Award-winning movie for Best Picture and Best Director.
    • Other popular series with new seasons airing this quarter include: Gun Stories presented by MidWay USA (Wednesdays, 11:30 p.m. ET); Sasquatch Mountain Man (Saturdays, 2 p.m. ET); Deadliest Hunts (Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. ET) and FOXPRO Furtakers (Sundays, 9 a.m. ET)
  • Sportsman Channel
    • Give thanks to big bucks during Sportsman Channel’s annual Racksgiving presented by Mossberg; all-deer programming on November 20-24, plus the evening of November 25.
    • A Caribou Christmas (December 23, 5-8 p.m. ET) is a celebration of the majestic caribou animal – just in time before its cousins begin their annual trek around the world from the North Pole.
    • Pick up a copy of “North American Whitetail” magazine’s 35th Anniversary issue – on newsstands now – and then tune in for new episodes of the television show of the same name featuring editor Gordon Whittington on Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET).
    • Other fourth quarter series returning on Sportsman Channel with new episodes include: In-Fisherman TV (Sundays, 9:30 a.m. ET), Buckventures: The Woodsman (Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. ET) and Rival Wild (Wednesdays, 8:30 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 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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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212. 852.6646 | tom.caraccioli@outdoorsg.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Continues Content Acquisition from Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo with ‘Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki’ and ‘The Choice with Ralph and Vicki’

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NEW YORK (September 19, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to obtain the best in outdoor lifestyle television content for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with the acquisition of programming from Archer’s Choice and The Choice with Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has obtained more than 226 hours of programming from Ralph and Vicki’s library, and this trove of content will be added to each year with new content from the above-mentioned series. MOTV and Ralph and Vicki will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive destination for Archer’s Choice long-form content

The acquisition of exclusive content from Ralph and Vicki’s library comes on the heels of other MOTV acquisitions of best-in-class programming that now includes the libraries from Jim Shockey and Shockey Productions, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Heartland Bowhunter, the late Jose Wejebe’s Spanish Fly and Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors programming lineup. The OSG initiative is designed to partner with its best producers, talent and hosts to acquire content for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click.

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Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo from “Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki” and “The Choice with Ralph & Vicki” on Outdoor Channel.

“Acquiring the library of the legendary hunting team Ralph and Vicki for MOTV allows us to use this exciting new platform to continue to inspire couples and families to hunt together,” said President and CEO of President of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore. “We are pleased to extend this offering of shows to our MOTV subscribers to experience real hunting, with real people, taking on real adventures, alongside Ralph and Vicki.”

Archer’s Choice and The Choice are packed with exciting adventure in the true sense of reality hunting. Known to many as “the first couple of hunting television,” Ralph and Vicki have been educating, entertaining and sharing their hunting experiences since the mid 80s, airing for more than 17 years on the Outdoor Channel in the United States and WILD TV in Canada.

“We are proud to be broadcasting our 17 seasons of television shows with Outdoor Channel, the number one provider for outdoor television,” said Ralph Cianciarulo. “We’re excited to share our library of shows and experiences with the largest global, outdoor, streaming and video on-demand service available. MOTV continues the outdoor lifestyle, world-wide at your leisure.”

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 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
Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com

DISH Offers Sportsman Channel Free Preview Beginning September 28

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Free Preview During #DeerWeek October 15-21

DENVER (September 18, 2017) – As fall hunting season heats up, a free preview of Sportsman Channel will be available on DISH beginning September 28. The channel will be available to all DISH customers, regardless of programming package, September 28 through October 31. Viewers can visit www.dish.com/preview for more information on satellite previews and packages.

Sportsman Channel is regularly available to DISH viewers on Channel 395 as a part of DISH’s Outdoor Pack and America’s Top 250 programming packages.

“DISH is a true friend to the outdoors with its continued support of free previews of Sportsman Channel throughout the month of October,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “The timeframe is particularly advantageous because our special programming dedicated to deer hunting – #DeerWeek – will be in full swing for hunters coming out of the woods looking for inspiration for their next hunt.”

Sportsman Channel viewers are outdoor lifestyle advocates that live for fall hunting and tuning into their preferred shows. Favorite shows to catch include: Major League Bowhunter, Pigman: The Series, Mathews Dominant Bucks and MCMILLAN. Good news for outdoorsmen and women as this free preview offers access to #DeerWeek – an entire week dedicated to the No. 1 North American game animal. Viewers can tune in for #DeerWeek, hosted by Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan, October 15-21. Learn more at http://deerweek.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

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s “MyOutdoorTV” Joins List of Sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day

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Annual Celebration of Outdoor Lifestyle Pursuits Set for September 23

DENVER (September 14, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) has joined a growing list of sponsors promoting National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF). The annual celebration of outdoor lifestyle pursuits – hunting and fishing – will take place on September 23.

National Hunting and Fishing Day brings together sportsmen and women in celebration of America’s long-standing tradition of hunting and fishing. National, regional, state and local organizations will host fishing- and hunting-related events throughout the day in recognition of the role outdoor pursuits have played since the founding of the country.

“As a leading voice of the outdoor industry, we are committed to promoting and calling attention to outdoor lifestyle pursuits,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “National Hunting and Fishing Day is a celebration of the life-affirming attributes of the outdoors and all that the Outdoor Sportsman Group stands for.”

MyOutdoorTV is Outdoor Sportsman Group’s global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service 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. MyOutdoorTV offers thousands of outdoor-related shows and streams that engage all electronic devices.

Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, the fourth Saturday in September has been set aside to recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day. This year’s NHF Day (September 23) has NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.

NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of well-respected companies and brands: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, NRA, Realtree, GunBroker, Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Cabela’s, Keep America Fishing, Thompson Center, Izaak Walton League, MyOutdoorTV and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

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 CONTACT:

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