#DeerWeek: Seven Nights of Epic Deer Hunts Coming This Fall to Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

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Tune-In October 15–21, 7 p.m-12 a.m. ET with Hosts Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan

DENVER (August 21, 2017) – Move over Shark Week, Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) – the world’s largest aggregator and content provider of outdoor lifestyle programming, today announced its inaugural #DeerWeek brought to you by Cabela’s, to air on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel this fall. Providing seven nights of deer hunts for outdoor enthusiasts, the deer-centric programing will begin airing on Sunday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET and continue through Saturday, October 21.

#DeerWeek is a cross-platform initiative that will begin with a takeover of both Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel for seven days. The best of deer hunting programming will air in prime-time from 7 p.m–12 a.m. ET each night. Hosted by Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan, this premier event 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.

“As we prepare for the fall hunting season, we are thrilled to be offering an entire week of prime-time uninterrupted deer content and special programming for our viewers,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “We are confident #DeerWeek will be fun, entertaining and informative. We look forward to growing this event in the years to come.”

This October, while many hunters are in the woods during the day, at night they’ll want to flip on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel for shows that canvas all of North America in search of big bucks. 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 McMillian with Tom McMillian filming nearly the entire episode; a premiere episode of North American Whitetail entitled: “Sweet Home Alabama” and much more. No matter if taken with a compound bow or rifle, recurve or slug gun, 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.

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:

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 Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Continues Content Acquisition with Realtree’s Vast Programming Library

 

Bill Jordan from "Bill Jordan's Realtree Outdoors"
Bill Jordan from “Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors”

NEW YORK (August 18, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) has acquired the Realtree programming library including Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors with hosts, Bill Jordan, Tyler Jordan and David Blanton; Realtree Roadtrips and Monster Bucks for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

Outdoor Sportsman Group obtained more than 15 years of programming from the Realtree library, and this trove of content will be added to each year with new content from the above-mentioned series. MOTV and Realtree also will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive destination for Realtree long-form content. As part of the acquisition, Realtree will create exclusive, new, original content for avid deer fans and fresh “how-to” programming derived from classic hunts and encounters that reside in their vast library.

Since 1993, Realtree Outdoors has followed Jordan as he travels the country in search of all types of game, from waterfowl and turkey, to deer, elk, bear, and more. Currently, Realtree Outdoors is seen on Outdoor Channel in the United States. Started in 2001, Realtree Roadtrips is Michael Waddell’s first hosted series in which he travels the country hunting with friends. Monster Bucks is a compilation of the best hunts from the biggest names in deer hunting.

“We have followed along with Bill and his team throughout their many years of hunting on Outdoor Channel and are thrilled to acquire the Realtree library for MOTV,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “We are confident this will be an added favorite for the core hunting audience, both domestically and internationally, as they are now able to experience Bill’s adventures for the first time, or all over again, on MOTV.”

The acquisition of exclusive content from the Realtree Library comes after Outdoor Sportsman Group acquired the exclusive library of shows from Jim Shockey and Shockey Productions, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Heartland Bowhunter and the late Jose Wejebe’s Spanish Fly. OSG is partnering with its best-in-class producers and talent to populate the outdoor lifestyle industry with content for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click.

“All of us at Realtree enjoy sharing the excitement and satisfaction of the outdoor lifestyle, and we realize the important role that our hunting heritage plays in the conservation of land and wildlife,” Realtree Designer and President, Bill Jordan said. “The opportunity to share this lifestyle with more people through MOTV is very exciting.”

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.

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 preeminent 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.

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

About Realtree: Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there.

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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 8/17/17


Robertson Family Fun Continues on Outdoor Channel’s “Duck Dynasty”;
Battling Weather in British Columbia on Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape”
and Adventures in the Birthplace of “Timmy Horton Outdoors”
on World Fishing Network

"Duck Dynasty" on Outdoor Channel
“Duck Dynasty” on Outdoor Channel

DENVER (August 17, 2017) – As the solar eclipse passes through the heart of the United States, programming shines bright for Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network during the week of August 21–27.

Duck Dynasty continues to entertain viewers on Outdoor Channel Monday evening with four consecutive episodes that include a business trip to Arkansas, a strict “no-tech week” for the children instituted by Willie, an intense cornbread cook-off, and Willie and Korie’s 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Then, on Survival Science, hosts Laura Schara and Nick Mundt dive into the science behind the marksmanship and long range shooting expertise that military snipers train for, in addition to analyzing a variety of military skills from detection, stalking, camouflage, infiltration, special reconnaissance and target acquisition.

Next, Craig Morgan is no stranger to Texas, but there is one species he has never had an opportunity to hunt – aoudad sheep.  It doesn’t take Craig long to find himself on a big hillside with an aoudad in his crosshairs this week on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. Next, on Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman travels to the South Island of New Zealand in search of culture, big red stag and backcountry tahr. He learns from the locals what makes New Zealand unlike anywhere else in the world. Friday Night at the Movies closes out the evening with McLintock!, starring John Wayne as Rancher George Washington ‘G.W.’ McLintock, who uses his influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt officials.

 

Outdoor Channel Highlights for August 21–27:

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“Sheep Shape” on Sportsman Channel

Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA on Sportsman Channel begins with Into High Country With Jason Matzinger as Jason spends several days in his home state of Montana hunting pronghorn antelope with a rifle, until he finally picks up the Browning and looks for an exceptional pronghorn buck. Then, on Sheep Shape, Chad Hall and Rick Carone* are hard at it in British Columbia in search of stone sheep and bull moose. While weather tries to shut them down, they keep pushing. This week’s episode of Guns & Gear on Lock & Load Thursdays is full of fresh introductions, including the new Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles, Colt Ammo from DoubleTap, SIG’s P320 air pistol, the full-featured 10 and 10S from Stag Arms, the Calvin Elite 2-Stage Rem 700 trigger from Timney and concealed carry options from Springfield Armory. Then, Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells shows how Blackhawk is accessorizing the AR. Finally, on GunVenture, Ryan Gresham heads to the Gulf Coast to go on a “Monster Hunt”: shark fishing during the day and hog hunting at night.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for August 21–27:

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

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“Timmy Horton Outdoors” on World Fishing Network

Bass Mondays on World Fishing Network begins in Lake Eufaula, the birthplace of Timmy Horton Outdoors. Timmy has a fun day “deep cranking” the ledges on the lake in Alabama. Then, on Major League Fishing, 10 anglers compete against one another for four spots to advance in the General Tire Summit Cup from La Crosse, Wisconsin. On Thursday evening, explorations in the Sunshine State take place on Florida Adventure Quest, followed by Bruce Brothers Charters of Prince Edward Island and their generations of giant bluefin tuna experience on BigWater Adventures.

World Fishing Network Highlights for August 21–27:

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

Magazine Is ‘Guide To Modern Crossbow Hunting’

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crossbow-coverDENVER (August 17, 2017) — Crossbow hunting may be the most dynamic segment of the outdoor industry, and Crossbow Revolution is considered “the guide to modern crossbow hunting.”

Created by the publishers at Game & Fish Magazine, the special-interest publication is now available on newsstands, iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store.

This special issue is written by crossbow hunters for crossbow hunters, and includes features for hardcore hunters, such as “Hunt Anywhere,” “After-Market Arrows” and “Alaska Bear Adventure.”

“Our magazine is full of the best writers in the industry,” said Editor John Geiger. “The stories and features inform and entertain. It’s a perfect mix of gear, adventures, tactics and news.”

Crossbow Revolution also offers great content geared for new hunters or anyone considering picking up a modern crossbow for the first time. “Deer Hunting 101” walks a hunter through buying a crossbow, setting it up and harvesting a deer in the coming season. A project called “Choose Your Weapon Wisely” clears up the choices in the crossbow-buying experience. Plus, any hunter would be interested in the buyers’ guide that tests 10 of the latest flagship crossbows. Each rig ran a gauntlet of detailed speed, noise and accuracy tests.

“From cover to cover, we assembled excellent, entertaining stories that will increase any hunter’s knowledge and enjoyment of the sport,” said Geiger.

The magazine is distributed across the USA. Visit www.crossbowrevolution.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 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

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 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:

Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com
Peter Gross, Publisher | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 678.589.2007 | Peter.Gross@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 8/10/17


Canadian Snow Geese on Outdoor Channel’s “Nick’s Wild Ride”;
New Gear Introductions on Sportsman Channel’s “Guns & Gear”
and Cobia and Amberjack in South Carolina on World Fishing Network’s
“BigWater Adventures”

DENVER (August 10, 2017) – Viewers will revel in day-to-day Robertson shenanigans on Outdoor Channel, learn about all new firearms, ammo, optics and accessories on Sportsman Channel and continue to reel in big ones with the pros on World Fishing Network during the week of August 14–20.

Back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of Duck Dynasty start Monday evening out with the Robertson family on Outdoor Channel.

Nick's Wild Ride
“Nick’s Wild Ride” on Outdoor Channel

This week includes a bingo tournament, local college tours, rodeo fantasy camp and a vegetarian diet and exercise program. Then, Laura Schara and Nick Mundt rig up dramatic, high-speed ATV tests to see how accidents happen and what you can do to protect yourself on an exciting episode of Survival Science.

Next, Craig Morgan flies to Kansas to hunt and sing some tunes for the World Turkey Hunting Championships on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. After that, on Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman heads to Saskatchewan in Western Canada, where he hunts snow geese at the end of the season and is surprised to find the birds aren’t acting like normal. Friday Night at the Movies closes out the evening with All The Pretty Horses, directed by Billy Bob Thornton. Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a rancher’s daughter.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for August 14–20:

Guns & Gear on Sportsman Channel
“Guns & Gear” on Sportsman Channel

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins with Into High Country With Jason Matzinger. Jason joins his good friend, Lance Groff, on a bowhunt for bull elk in their home state of Montana. After 20 years, Lance finally connects on the bull he’s dreamed about for years. Then, on the third season of Sheep Shape, Chad Hall and Rick Carone* arrive in British Columbia in pursuit of stone sheep and moose. Next up, on Lock & Load Thursdays, Guns & Gear introduces Caracal’s Enhanced F polymer pistol, Springfield Armory’s 1911 RO line, Ruger’s 10/22 TD integrally-suppressed barrel, more Shields from Smith & Wesson, and new Barnes Bullets VOR-TX and Precision Match ammo. Then, two new segments highlight this season of Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells: “Starting From Scratch” highlights the research and development process for bringing new firearms, ammo, optics and accessories to market. “Suppressors 101” covers everything from A-to-Z on this red-hot category.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for August 14–20:

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

Florida Adventure Quest on WFN
“Florida Adventure Quest” on World Fishing Network

Bass Mondays on World Fishing Network starts the week with Timmy Horton Outdoors when Timmy has a fun day top-water fishing with an old favorite, the buzz bait. Then, on Major League Fishing, 10 anglers compete to advance in the General Tire Summit Cup from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where only four will survive. Thursday evening brings explorations from the some of the most pristine fishing destinations in the Sunshine State on Florida Adventure Quest before cobia fishing and amazing swarms of amberjacks on top water fishing takes place in South Carolina on BigWater Adventures.

World Fishing Network Highlights for August 14–20:

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 8/4/17

Intense Survival Training on Outdoor Channel’s “Survival Science”;
A Tribute to the Late Rick Carone on Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape”
and Giant Texas Largemouth Bass on World Fishing Network’s
“Timmy Horton Outdoors”

DENVER (August 4, 2017) – The week of August 7–13 provides viewers with adrenaline-fueled hunting, shooting and fishing action with courageous survival training on Outdoor Channel, a celebration of life on Sportsman Channel and southern fishing adventures on World Fishing Network.

Survival Science
“Survival Science” on Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel’s Duck Dynasty continues to “quack” viewers up with four episodes on Monday evening. This week includes a marksmanship contest between Jase and Jep, a menacing neighborhood beaver, a competition to help Si win back his job as a grocery bagger, and a leaking warehouse roof that needs protection from a large storm that hit Monroe. Then, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara head deep into the mountains to explore survival techniques that go far beyond anything they’ve learned before. This week, on Survival Science, these courageous hosts subject themselves to intense survival training with the Survival Training School of California.

Next, Craig Morgan toughs out the winter wind with wounded veterans, while the deer are on their feet in cold and snowy Ohio on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. Finally, the film The Cowboys is featured on Friday Night at the Movies. When his cattle drivers abandon him, rancher Wil Anderson (John Wayne) is forced to take on a group of boys as his drivers to help get his herd to market.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for August 7–13:

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

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins with Steve Rinella as he travels deep into the Amazon jungle in Bolivia to hunt, fish, and learn from a local indigenous tribe on MeatEater. Then, on Sheep Shape, the life of a man who inspired so many is celebrated. Rick Carone, fought pancreatic cancer for four and half, statistic-defying years. Join as the show looks back on his amazing life. Next, on Lock & Load Thursdays, Crimson Trace talks prototyping, 3D modeling and more with its LaserGuard Pro while the .450 Bushmaster is making noise with help from Ruger and Hornady on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells. Finally, in this episode of GunVenture, working with Olympian Lanny Barnes, field host KJ is put to the test physically and mentally as he trains to run a 3-Gun course in Durango, Colorado.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for August 7–13:

Timmy Horton Outdoors on World Fishing Network
“Timmy Horton Outdoors” on World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network’s Bass Mondays hits southwestern Texas when Timmy heads back to try and crank up some giant largemouth bass on Lake Falcon on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, 10 anglers compete to advance in the General Tire Summit Cup from La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Major League Fishing. Next, adventures from the some of the most beautiful fishing destinations in the salty waters of the Sunshine State take place on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company has tons of options from tuna to cobia and everything in between on BigWater Adventures.

World Fishing Network Highlights for August 7–13:

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 Sportsman Group Announces Personnel Reorganization

DENVER (August 2, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announces personnel changes within the integrated media publishing arm of the company. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore.

“The promotions and staff additions in our magazine brands are made to reinforce our reputation as the best outdoor lifestyle content providers in the world,” Liberatore said. “We have – hands down – the most creative and insightful talent in the outdoors, and our content consistently demonstrates it.”

Mike Schoby, formerly Editor of Petersen’s Hunting and Associate Publisher of Wheels Afield, will take the helm as Shooting Group Publisher. Schoby’s experience at OSG, Cabela’s, and Gander Mountain have allowed him to forge deep and meaningful relationships with industry partners. His depth of experience, including a keen understanding of marketplace drivers and issues, will be a valuable asset in his new role.

Joining Schoby will be Associate Publisher Pat Hogan, formerly Associate Publisher of North American Whitetail Magazine. Hogan has demonstrated strong skills in the planning and execution of television production, contract negotiation and budget management. His analytical business approach and team collaboration will serve well in his new role in the important shooting-sports arena.

Industry veteran and talented contributor Dave Draper, formerly of Cabela’s, has replaced Schoby as Editor of Petersen’s Hunting. Draper will be assisted by newly-promoted Hunting Managing Editor, Kali Parmley. Since joining OSG in 2015, Parmley has proven to be a critical driver in elevating the appearance and reader value of this important brand in the OSG portfolio. She has gained valuable in-field experience in the pursuits Petersen’s Hunting Magazine covers in print, digital and television. A talented multimedia contributor, Parmley will be instrumental in the brands’ consumer growth plans.

Danny Farris, formerly Associate Publisher of OSG bowhunting titles, replaces Hogan as Associate Publisher of North American Whitetail Magazine, Gun Dog and Wildfowl brands. Farris’ knowledge of OSG systems, customers and internal constituents are a great asset in his newly expanded role. Farris will be responsible for developing future growth in these industry-leading properties and report to veteran publisher Tom Weaver.

In the OSG Special Interest Publication (SIP) group, Katie McCarthy, formerly Associate Editor, has been promoted to Managing Editor, having been instrumental in the many branded SIPs and client magazines throughout the last year. Also joining the SIP division is Associate Editor Jim Angell, who assumes a big role and responsibilites in this growing segment of the business.

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 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:

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 7/27/17


Cornbread Cook-offs on Outdoor Channel’s “Duck Dynasty”;
Defensive Strategy on Sportsman Channel’s “GunVenture” and
Florida Fishing Destinations on World Fishing Network’s “Florida Adventure Quest”

DENVER (July 27, 2017) – The week of July 31–August 6 kicks off the dog days of summer with outrageous experiments and unique burger recipes on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

Duck Dynasty on Outdoor Channel
“Duck Dynasty” on Outdoor Channel

Up next, Craig Morgan and his daughter, Alexandra, chase after big whitetails in Minnesota on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. On Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman travels home to Minnesota in search of geese. He learns how to make a favorite traditional Norwegian treat from his childhood, how to milk cows, and how to make goose calls from a master. The week ends with the 2008 comedy, Bait Shop, on Friday Night at the Movies. The owner of a small-town bait shop signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for July 31–August 6:

Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins with burgers on MeatEater at 8 p.m. Pulled from the pages of his forthcoming Wild Game cookbook, Steve Rinella shares a variety of recipes designed to jazz up your ground meat game. Then, on Sheep Shape, Chad Hall takes on the frozen Arctic in search of a mature Muskox while his friend, David, closes the distance on a Muskox with his bow. Later in the week, on Lock & Load Thursdays, Ruger has quickly moved to the forefront in suppressed rimfires with threaded barrel .22 firearms, its very own .22 suppressor, and now, an integrated suppressed 10/22 on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells. Finally, in this episode of GunVenture, First Person Defender puts a young woman in need of a quick defensive strategy when she is faced with an attacker in her home and must defend herself with a handgun.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for July 31–August 6:

World Fishing Network starts the week on Bass Mondays when Timmy discovers Hydrilla, a new aquatic addition to Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma, that will enhance the bass population and size on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, six anglers compete on Center Hill Lake, where only one will earn advancement into the 2016 Summit Cup on Major League Fishing. Next, adventures from the some of the most picturesque fishing destinations in Florida take place on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, Georgia Charter Fishing out of St. Simons Island, Georgia, is action-packed with tarpon and redfish on BigWater Adventures.

Florida Adventure Quest on WFN
“Florida Adventure Quest” on WFN

World Fishing Network Highlights for July 31–August 6:

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

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 Sportsman Group’s Jim Liberatore Assumes New Responsibilities and Consolidates Title


Liberatore Named President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group

Jim Liberatore, President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group
Jim Liberatore, President and CEO, Outdoor Sportsman Group

DENVER (July 26, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announced Jim Liberatore has been named President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group. Previously, Liberatore was President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network). The announcement was made today by KSE Media Ventures President and CEO, Matt Hutchings.

Liberatore adds the responsibility of overseeing OSG’s integrated media business with 15 outdoor lifestyle magazine brands, 19 of the outdoor industry’s top-rated websites and the company’s global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

“Jim is an industry veteran who has been guiding the growth and transition of our networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network,” Hutchings said. “Jim’s added responsibilities are testimony to the tremendous work he has done and the team he has put together to enact and excel in all areas of our media businesses. Jim is now tasked with creating and executing a global, multi-media vision to cater to outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.”

“Outdoor Sportsman Group owns and creates almost every relevant piece of content in the outdoor space,” Liberatore noted. “Whether that content is created by the top professionals in the outdoor industry, by writers of industry-leading print publications and digital sites, or by our award-winning production company – Winnercomm; any person interested in the outdoor space throughout the world should understand Outdoor Sportsman Group is the ultimate destination.”

Before joining Outdoor Channel as its President and CEO in 2013, Liberatore served as President of SportsTime Ohio from 2006 to 2013 and was responsible for the successful launch of the Northern Ohio Sports Network. Before that, he served as the President of Speed Channel for five years. During his tenure, Jim relaunched, rebranded, reprogrammed and relocated the network, transforming it from Speedvision to Speed Channel. Under his leadership, the network significantly grew in key areas of business. He also held executive positions at FOX Sports/Sunshine Network and Madison Square Garden earlier in his career.

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. 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 http://outdoorsg.com. #MyOutdoorTV

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s ‘Heartland Bowhunter’ Becomes the Next MyOutdoorTV Programming Library Acquisition

 

 

DENVER (July 25, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s (OSG) MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) content continues to grow with the announcement of the acquisition of the programming library of Heartland Bowhunter. MOTV, the outdoor global subscription video on-demand service (available for [US] $9.99 per month or [US] $99.99 annually), acquired nine seasons and 117 episodes of programming from the HB library and currently is available.

Heartland Bowhunter, now on MyOutdoorTV
“Heartland Bowhunter,” now on MyOutdoorTV

MyOutdoorTV is the new outdoor global subscription video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in the Apple iTunes, Android and Google Play App stores for users in the North America, Europe, Asia, Japan, New Zealand and other locations. The retail price of MOTV also includes a seven-day free trial period.

“From the very beginning, when we first started this show, Heartland Bowhunter has been focused on providing one guiding principle – quality,” host Michael Hunsucker extolled. “No matter the service, product or production; quality has always been our goal. MOTV will continue to help us provide that quality to a bigger and broader audience.”

“The Heartland Bowhunter team provides another facet of the outdoor lifestyle that our viewers can’t get enough of – bowhunting,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks CEO and President, Jim Liberatore said. “Watching true professionals handle a bow is like nothing else on outdoor lifestyle television. These guys are some of the best and we welcome their content on 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.

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