Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Acquires Extensive Elk Hunting Programming

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Featuring Programming from “Into the High Country with Jason Matzinger,”
“Pure Hunting” and “Western Hunter” Included

NEW YORK (October 25, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to add to its cache of the best outdoor lifestyle television content in the industry for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). OSG has acquired extensive elk hunting programming from Into the High Country with Jason Matzinger, Pure Hunting and Western Hunter to complement its growing roster of programming.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has obtained the libraries of three popular elk hunting programs the will continue to build with the addition of new content each year from the above-mentioned series. MOTV and producers will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive and pre-eminent destination for outdoor lifestyle programming anywhere, any time on any device.

“Elk hunting and western hunting is an often-searched program selection on our networks,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “We are proud to include all three shows for public land hunting enthusiast. This is a triple win for MOTV and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts that have been clamoring for more elk hunt content.”

Exclusive content for MOTV of best-in-class programming includes 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; Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo’s Archer’s Choice and The Choice; and Drury Outdoors trio of shows. 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.

“Whether you are an avid elk hunter living in the West or just aspire to one day go out on your first elk hunting adventure, MOTV has the best line-up of elk hunting content out there,” host Willi Schmidt said. “The great thing is that all of this content is available 24/7 and is downloadable to watch whenever a viewer wants.”

MyOutdoorTV is the global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscription-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 CONTACT:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Acquires Rights to Award-winning ‘Drury Outdoors’ Library

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Featuring “Bow Madness,” “Drury’s THIRTEEN,”
“Drury & Biologic’s Wildlife Obsession” and “Dream Season”

NEW YORK (October 20, 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 Drury Outdoors.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has obtained the entire OSG-related Drury Outdoors library of programming which will continue to grow with the addition of new content each year. MOTV, along with the Drury family, will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive home of their impressive library of outdoor content: Bow Madness, Drury’s THIRTEEN, Drury & Biologic’s Wildlife Obsession and Dream Season.

“The acquisition of Drury Outdoors programming library is another partnership with one of the most recognizable family names in the outdoor industry,” Outdoor Sportsman Group CEO and President, Jim Liberatore said. “By coalescing content in one group – OSG and our producers – we will be able to utilize that content in many ways to support our producers and the industry. We are very excited to continue to work with and have the support of such talented producers like the Drury family.”

The acquisition of exclusive content from the Drury’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 libraries. 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 have been partnering with the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, especially Outdoor Channel, for many years and we view this development as an extension of that partnership,” Mark Drury said. “We strive to continue to be the best in the industry and we want to partner with the best. We continue to do that with Outdoor Sportsman Group and MyOutdoorTV.”

MyOutdoorTV is the 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 CONTACT:

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

GRAMMY-Award Winning Country Music Artist Featured on Outdoor Channel’s ‘The Fowl Life with Chad Belding’

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Zac Brown Gives Viewers an Inside Peek at
Camp Southern Ground, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET

DENVER (October 18, 2017) – Zac Brown needs no introduction as a country-music mega star. His fans also know Zac is a foodie who loves to hunt and explore the outdoors. This week on The Fowl Life with Chad Belding, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground. The episode, Mr. Billy, airs exclusively on Outdoor Channel on Saturday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The mission of Camp Southern Ground is to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify their unique inner gifts and recognize others in order to profoundly impact
the world.

In the episode Zac explains: “I like to build things, and I like to build things knowing there’s a higher purpose for them.” The camp aims to transform the lives of kids providing a traditional summer camp experience for kids in need. “In one week you can completely change a kid’s perspective on the world.”

Joining Zac and host Chad Belding is Nashville recording artist Drake White. The episode features campfire performances by both Zac and Drake, in addition to world-class duck hunting in Prairie Wings, Arkansas.

“Guys like Zac and Drake have huge demands on their time so to be able to spend a couple days in camp with them is priceless,” Belding explained. “Walking around Camp Southern Ground with Zac and listenting to him speak so passionately about his vision for the camp and how his entire business is structured to support it is very humbling. I think fans will be blown away when they see this side of Zac Brown.”

Join Chad Belding on Saturday, October 21 at 5 p.m. ET on the Outdoor Channel Facebook page for a Facebook LIVE event at: www.facebook.com/OutdoorChannel/.

Follow Zac Brown @ZacBrownBand and Drake White @DrakeWhite for updates on their music and outdoor adventures.

For morning information on Camp Southern Ground please visit: https://www.campsouthernground.org/

About Camp Southern Ground: Nestled on over 400 acres of rolling pastureland in Fayetteville, Georgia, Camp Southern Ground, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is the passion-project of GRAMMY Award winning artist Zac Brown. Inspired by his own experience as a camp counselor, Zac’s vision is to create a state-of-the-art facility that will serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with programs of purpose involving superior nutrition, nature, music, arts, patriotism, and leadership. The mission of Camp Southern Ground to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world. More than the typical camp experience, at Camp Southern Ground children and families will Live and Love What They Learn. During the nine weeks of summer, Camp Southern Ground hosts campers for week-long residential camps. An inclusive camp, we will bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues such as ADHD, and Dyslexia, and social or emotional challenges. We also support and include children of military families as a vital part of the
camper population.

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

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s Game & Fish Promotes John Geiger to Editor-in-Chief

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John Geiger, Editor-in-Chief of Game & Fish Magazine

DENVER (October 16, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s Game & Fish Magazine has named John Geiger its new Editor-in-Chief. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing and Branded Media Chief Operating Officer, Michael Carney.

Geiger, formerly associate publisher, replaces long-standing Editorial Director Ken Dunwoody who, after 31 years of service and contributions, retired October 13. Geiger’s knowledge of Outdoor Sportsman Group’s systems, customers and internal constituents combined with his knowledge and background in gear coverage and editorial direction contributed to his selection

“This is a great opportunity to promote someone who has intimate knowledge of our business and the outdoor industry,” Carney said. “Replacing an authority of Ken’s magnitude and experience at our largest subscriber brand isn’t easy, but John has performed great work under Ken over the last 11 years and knows the wants, needs and motivations of our legion of loyal Game & Fish readers. He is uniquely qualified to drive the evolving multimedia coverage for our enthusiastic customers.”

About Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Integrated Media division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s HuntingGuns & AmmoIn-FishermanNorth American WhitetailGame & 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:

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

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