Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 7/20/17


Conservation and Wild Game Cooking on Outdoor Channel’s “Nick’s Wild Ride”;
Hunting with Comedians on Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” and
Adventures in the Sunshine State on World Fishing Network’s “Bass 2 Billfish”

DENVER (July 20, 2017) – During the week of July 24–30, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers will experiment with lightning on Outdoor Channel, hang out with  comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen on Sportsman Channel and battle largemouth bass on World Fishing Network.

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

Duck Dynasty continues to entertain Outdoor Channel viewers beginning with three episodes Monday evening. While John Luke and Mary Kate prepare for their first year of college at Liberty University, the Duck Commander team surprises two wounded veterans with a special trip to Monroe so they can be part of the show. Offering their support, the Robertson family stages a “color run” to bring awareness to wounded soldiers. Then, on Survival Science, hosts Laura Schara and Nick Mundt travel to a state-of-the-art Direct Effects Lightning Test Lab.  With some “explosive” experiments, they determine the power of lightning and how it behaves, while finding out how hunters and fishermen can best protect themselves.

Later in the week, on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, Craig heads to Wyoming to chase late October elk, while his wife, Karen, has an opportunity to take her first ever bull. Then, on Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman travels to Namibia, Africa, to fulfill a lifelong dream of experiencing Africa. Professional hunter, Jamy Traut, guides Nick as he explores the history of Namibia, learns about conservation issues and gets a wild game cooking lesson from a master. The week ends with The Kentuckian on Friday Night at the Movies – A Kentucky widower bound for 1820’s Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable and a beautiful indentured servant.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for July 24–30:

Meateater
“Meateater” on Sportsman Channel

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins in Alaska with comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen as they join the host of MeatEater, Steve Rinella, for a blacktail hunt on the Prince of Wales Island. Then, Jason Matzinger pursues his lifelong dream of traveling to Argentina with friends to bowhunt free range, mature Red Stag Bulls on Into High Country with Jason Matzinger. Next, Chad Hall heads to the Arctic to begin a new hunt in search of a mature Muskox on Sheep Shape. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, suppressors are in the spotlight as Blackhawk explains how they developed an entirely new line on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for July 24–30:

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

This week, Bass Mondays hooks viewers with big catches and competition on World Fishing Network. First, Timmy battles largemouth bass in southwestern Texas 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, Peter Miller – professional angler and three-time World Sailfish Champion – guest hosts a unique fishing adventure in the Sunshine State on Bass 2 Billfish followed by inshore and offshore adventures from the most spectacular fishing destinations in Florida on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, red snapper fishing with Bamm Bamm Charters of Port Mansfield, Texas, ends the evening on BigWater Adventures.

World Fishing Network Highlights for July 24–30:

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’s ‘Hollywood Weapons’ Cast to Appear at Comic-Con International: San Diego


Panel Discussion: “The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms”

Features Outdoor Channel Host Terry Schappert and Firearms Expert Larry Zanoff

NEW YORK (July 17, 2017) Outdoor Channel’s Hollywood Weapons host and firearms expert, Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff, respectively, will appear at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. (PT) in Grand Room 3 & 4 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The duo will be part of a panel discussion entitled: The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms. The panel will be moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.

Schappert, also a former Green Beret, and Zanoff, Independent Studios Services head of armor, also will be signing autographs on Saturday at Autograph Area (AA) Booth 18 at 3-4 p.m. (PT).

“Going to Comi-Con and actually speaking on a panel there is like a dream come true,” Schappert said. “I’m willing to bet I’ll have more fun than the movie and weapon fans! Hollywood Weapons is a show for everyone – film, TV, science, firearms – and pyrotechnics fans will all find something to like.”

“Having Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff participating in the panel adds a different dimension to our discussion,” Karlin added. “It seems strange to think a show – and talent – from Outdoor Channel would fit in at Comic-Con but Hollywood Weapons clearly does. I think you will see why during the panel.”

The panel: The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms delves into the science and technology behind the colors and shapes of your favorite action scenes in the movies and television, whether or not those crazy gunfights onscreen and blasts could actually occur in real life and the pyro and firearms involved in the stunt scenes. The experts will share information on how these scenes are created and executed, offer videos and funny behind-the-scenes anecdotes, as well as provide tips on getting into the business.

Besides Schappert, Zanoff and moderator Karlin, panelists include: Thomas Seymour (Criminal Minds), miniatures expert Robert “Hutch” Hutchins (Apollo 13) and Dimitri and Beckie Timohovich (Team America World Police, Burning Man).

Comic-Con has presented thousands of special guests at its conventions throughout the years and brings together comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television actors, directors, producers, writers and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with fans for fun and candid discussions about numerous art forms and programming.

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. #MyOutdoorTV

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group and World Fishing Network’s Sean Luxton Promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager – MOTV and World Fishing Network

Sean Luxton, Senior Vice President and General Manager - MOTV and World Fishing NetworkSean Luxton, Senior Vice President and General Manager – MOTV and World Fishing Network


DENVER (July 14, 2017)
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announces the promotion of  Sean Luxton to Senior Vice President and General Manager – MOTV and World Fishing Network (WFN). Luxton has served as the Vice President and General Manager – World Fishing Network U.S. since 2015. He has helped guide the creation, vision and distribution of the company’s new MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) outdoor, global, subscription, video on-demand service targeting outdoor enthusiasts. The announcement was made today by CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore.

As Senior Vice President and General Manager – MOTV and WFN, Sean will continue to work with a core team across OSG to grow this next generation platform in North America and internationally, focusing on subscriber growth, content acquisition and overall revenue generation.

“With nearly two decades of North American industry experience across different functional areas, Sean is well equipped to continue his work growing MOTV into the global platform that we envision,” Liberatore said. “Sean is another executive whose experience and confidence with technological advances will serve to create and grow our core business interests.”

Sean is on the Advisory Board for TopYa! and is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario – Huron University College with a degree in Philosophy.

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 numerous 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

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 7/13/17


Dramatic Tree Stand Accidents on Outdoor Channel’s “Survival Science”;
Wyoming Bighorn Hunts on Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape” and Swim Jig
Hungry Largemouth Bass on World Fishing Network’s “Timmy Horton Outdoors”

DENVER (July 13, 2017) Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network hope to entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts with exciting and original programming during the week of July 17– 23.

Survival Science
“Survival Science” on Outdoor Channel

Monday evenings on Outdoor Channel begin with four consecutive episodes of Duck Dynasty. Competition is the name of the game this week when Willie’s old rival, Phillip McMillan, challenges him to a game of dodgeball; the ladies take a self-defense class and use John Luke as a punching bag; and Willie helps Jep prepare River for a competitive wrestling league by introducing him to his friend and wrestling legend, Kurt Angle. Next, reasons why tree stand accidents happen and how to prevent them are tested in a “not-to-be- missed” episode of Suvival Science. Dynamic experiments send hosts Nick Mundt and Laura Schara, a stunt team, and special crash test dummies plummeting to the ground.

Later in the week, on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, Craig invites Cincinnati Bengals tight end  Tyler Eifert to his home state for a Tenessee turkey hunt. Then, on Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick Hoffman is  joined by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to hunt pheasants in Oakley, Kansas – the place where Buffalo Bill got his name. He eats hamburgers at a legendary local drive-in and learns more about what makes this tiny town tick. The week ends with Will Penny on Friday Night at the Movies – aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a woman and her young son.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for July 17– 23:

Sheep Shape
“Sheep Shape” on Sportsman Channel

Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA jumps into the week in Argentina on Sportsman Channel’s Into High Country With Jason Matzinger. Jason joins his girlfriend Cassandra Chwialkowski, as she spots a mature Axis Buck with her bow for the shot she’s been waiting her entire life to take. Then, Patrick Scrogin takes a tour of the Gunwerks facility and dials in his rifle for 1,000 yards to prepare for his Wyoming Bighorn hunt on Sheep Shape. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, Inland Mfg, a major manufacturer of M1s during WW II, walks viewers through the process of how it has duplicated the Paratrooper model on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for July 17– 23:

Timmy Horton Outdoors
“Timmy Horton Outdoors” on WFN

Bass Mondays reel in viewers on World Fishing Network when Timmy finds a lake in middle eastern Minnesota that is full of shallow docks holding Swim Jig hungry Largemouth Bass on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, Fish attends the Berkley Big Bass Event at Lake Fork, Texas on Skeeter Bass Champs with Fish Fishburne. Next, Peter Miller – professional angler and three-time World Sailfish Champion – guest hosts a unique fishing adventure in the Sunshine State on Bass 2 Billfish followed by inshore and offshore adventures from the beautiful Sunshine State on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, world class red drum fishing on North Carolina’s Neuse River with FishIBX Charters takes place on Big Water Adventures.

World Fishing Network Highlights

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’s Mike Williams Promoted to Senior Vice President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital

Mike Williams, Senior Vice President of Outdoor Sportsman Group DigitalMike Williams, Senior Vice President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital


DENVER (July 13, 2017)
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announces the promotion of Mike Williams to Senior Vice President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital. Previously, Williams served as the Vice President of Digital Media and has helped spearhead the creation and distribution of the company’s new MyOutdoorTV outdoor global subscription video on-demand service. The announcement was made today by CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore.

Williams is focused on improving the user experience and implementing solutions that elevate brand image and drive revenues at Outdoor Sportsman Group. He brings more than 30 years of experience in exploiting advanced technologies in the fields of engineering, computer science and web development. Among recent achievements, he led the domestic and international deployment of Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV app across multiple platforms.

Williams also serves as Chief Information Officer at Winnercomm, where he leads all interactive and internal CMS functions for the content production company. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at SkyCam, where he led the complete refurbishment of the mobile aerial camera company’s engineering and operating systems. Earlier in his career, he was Executive Director of Williams Communications Group.

“We are lucky to have someone of Mike’s stature and experience on our team,” Liberatore said. “His knowledge of advanced technologies and web-related development, as well as programming, is a key component as our company grows and diversifies globally through technology.”

Williams is a graduate of Weber State College where he studied electronic engineering.

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 numerous 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

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Acquires Exclusive Content To Popular Fishing Show ‘Spanish Fly’


Seventeen years of Captain Jose Wejebe’s Content is Part of
Continued Wave of Acquisitions for New Global Subscription Service MOTV

DENVER (July 12, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) has acquired the programming library of fishing legend Captain Jose Wejebe for its outdoor global subscription video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Outdoor Sportsman Group obtained 59 episodes from 17 years of programming from the renowned Wejebe Spanish Fly library.

On April 6, 2012, the fishing world lost Captain Jose Wejebe. Wejebe launched Spanish Fly in 1995 and the series became instantly popular for passionate anglers. Wejebe was a pioneer of high-quality fishing television and was an integral part in the development of the booming light-tackle industry.

“In many respects, Jose created the format for modern fishing shows; he was competent, enthusiastic and entertaining,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “While Jose has left us, his legacy, the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, and his library for Spanish Fly, remain.”

The acquisition of exclusive Spanish Fly content is part of Outdoor Sportsman Group’s initiative to partner with its best-in-class producers and talent to endeavor to populate the outdoor lifestyle industry with content for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms. Further, OSG has obtained the rights to new original programming from future productions that will become available exclusively on MOTV in the next several years. This is the first time in the history of outdoor lifestyle television that an industry leader – Outdoor Sportsman Group – has committed to vigorously develop and grow its content domestically and globally.

“We are excited to provide exclusive access of Spanish Fly to MOTV subscribers and look forward to adding new episodes including some never before seen behind-the-scenes footage,” said Krissy Wejebe, daughter of Jose Wejebe.

OSG is a proud sponsor of the Jose Wejebe Foundation (www.josewejebefoundation.org).

MyOutdoorTV, launched globally in June 2017, 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 and Android (Google Play) App stores for users around the world. 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 ChannelSportsman 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 & AmmoGame & FishIn-FishermanFlorida 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

 

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights 7/6/17


A Taste of Art, History and Culture on Outdoor Channel’s “Nick’s Wild Ride”;
Sportsman Channel Features Montana Antelope on
“Into High Country With Jason Matzinger” and
Deep Dropping in Costa Rica on World Fishing Network’s “Big Water Adventures”

DENVER (July 6, 2017) – From Montana to British Columbia to Costa Rica, the week of July 10–16 brings Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network fans on unique adventures around the world.

Outdoor Channel viewers continue “quacking” up with four episodes in a row of Duck Dynasty airing every Monday night. This week, the jokes are on Jep, starting when Jase and Phil make a bet about whether or not humans in a duck blind are visible from the air. Jep buys a drone copter to get a “bird’s eye” view, but ends up losing it in the process. Then, things continue to take a turn when Jep becomes locked inside a storage container after offering to help Si transport it to his backyard. Next, on Outdoor Channel’s new original series, Survival Science, hosts Nick Mundt and Laura Schara experience nature’s fury through storm-generating gear that simulates powerful hurricanes, ice cold winds and swirling tornados. For these experiments, they’ll use current technology that creates massive storms on Hollywood sets.

Then, Craig Morgan joins a veteran from each branch of the military and takes down his biggest buck yet on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors. Season Two of Nick’s Wild Ride follows with country artist and host, Nick Hoffman. In this week’s episode, Nick learns not only about art, history and culture, but a little about himself as he immerses in the Native American culture of the Blackfeet Nation in northwest Montana – one of the largest tribes in the United States. Friday Night at the Movies closes out the week with the 1959 Western film, Day of the Outlaw, starring Robert Ryan as Blaise Starrett – a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for July 10–16:

Sportsman Channel opens the week with Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA as Jason Matzinger hunts Pronghorn Antelope with a rifle in his home state of Montana on Into High Country With Jason Matzinger. Then, Chad Hall and Rick Carone* search for Stone Sheep and Bull Moose in British Columbia and Rick recovers his lone black wolf on Sheep Shape. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, Hornady shows how it developed its new ELD and ELD-X Match bullets and factory loadings on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

 Sportsman Channel Highlights for July 10–16:

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

Bass Mondays hooks viewers on World Fishing Network when Timmy adds a new flashy twist to a big bait rigged for deep bass on a Carolina rig with some rewarding results on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, Fish attends the Skeeter Owners Tournament on Lake Fork, Texas on Skeeter Bass Champs with Fish Fishburne. Next, Peter Miller – professional angler and three-time World Sailfish Champion – guest hosts a unique fishing adventure in the Sunshine State on Bass 2 Billfish followed by inshore and offshore adventures from the most spectacular fishing destinations in Florida on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, deep dropping for Pargo Seda at Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bay Resort takes place on Big Water Adventures.

 World Fishing Network Highlights for July 10–16:

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’s Eva Shockey Breaks Into ‘The Hollywood Reporter’s’ Top 10 TV Personalities Chart

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Eva Shockey, co-host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures

 

DENVER (July 5, 2017)Outdoor Channel host Eva Shockey has broken into The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 10 TV Personalities chart for the first time. Shockey, co-host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures debuts at No. 10 on the latest list.

The Top 10 also includes: Tyra Banks (1), HGTV’s Joanna Gaines (2), Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon (3), MSNBC’s Chris Hayes (4), noted celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (5), Talk/Game show host Steve Harvey (6), political satirist/comedian Bill Maher (7), The Late Show host Stephen Colbert (8) and Martha Stewart (9).

The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart is a ranking of the most popular television personalities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. The chart blends social engagement on the aforementioned platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. Television personalities are defined by THR as performers primarily known for their appearances on their own TV series, including hosts of entertainment/news shows. The latest tracking week ended June 27.

A world-famous bowhunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man’s game, Eva Shockey is a real-life Katniss Everdeen – a television and social media star at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls in outdoor sports.

“Eva is a magnanimous personality and it is not surprising that a mainstream publication like The Hollywood Reporter is taking notice,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “We suspect more media outlets will take notice of Eva and our many outdoor personalities as they continue to shine a light on our industry and help promote the outdoor lifestyle, as well as educate people on conservation efforts that may be misunderstood.”

Shockey also will be releasing her first book: “Taking Aim: Daring to be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors” (Convergent Books) on August 29, 2017.

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 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 6/29/17


New Original Series “Survival Science” Premieres on Outdoor Channel;
Bull Elk Dreams Come True on Sportsman Channel’s “Into High Country with Jason
Matzinger”and Deep Diving Crankbait on World Fishing Network’s
“Timmy Horton Outdoors”

DENVER (June 29, 2017) – Summer heats up the week of July 3–9 with original premieres and new episodes from returning series on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

Outdoor Channel kicks off Monday night with honor, patriotism, and celebration on Duck Dynasty. First, Jase receives a pallet of fireworks as a gift, so he and the guys create a homemade fireworks display for the Robertson family “4th of July” barbeque while Uncle Si is honored by the veterans association and given his own exhibit at a local military museum. Then, from wedding planning and dress shopping, to the rehearsal dinner and the big wedding day, it’s a joyous time for the Robertson family as guests travel from all over the world, in a very special episode documenting the wedding of John Luke Robertson and Mary Kate. Next, survival goes high tech with the premiere of Outdoor Channel’s new original series, Survival Science. In this episode, hosts Nick Mundt and Laura Schara put danger to the test and explore the immense power and startling speed of grizzly bears. They use Hollywood stunt tools to experience an attack, then try to recreate a miracle arrow shot that saved a man from being killed by a bear.

Later in the week, early season whitetail hunting in the bluegrass state never disappoints on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors as Craig heads to his all-time favorite hunting blinds at Ellie May Outfitters with his daughter and son-in-law. The 1950 western film, The Gunfighter, closes the week on Friday Night at the Movies. Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) rides into town to find his true love, but trouble finds him instead.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for July 3–9:

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA starts in the scenic state of Montana, with Jason Matzinger and his good friend Lance Groff on a bowhunt for bull elk on Into High Country With Jason Matzinger. After 20 years of trying in his homestate, Lance finally connects on the bull he has dreamed about for years! Then, Chad Hall and Rick Carone* push through challenging weather conditions in British Columbia as they search for Stone Sheep and Bull Moose on Sheep Shape. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, it’s all about the accessories. Blackhawk reviews all they have to offer on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for July 3–9:

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

World Fishing Network starts the week deep diving on Bass Mondays with Timmy Horton Outdoors. In this week’s episode, Timmy spends the day on his home waters of Pickwick Lake fishing for some offshore bass with his favorite technique, the deep-diving crankbait. Then, join Fish as he attends the Mega Bass event in Lake Fork, Texas on Skeeter Bass Champs with Fish Fishburne. Next, Peter Miller – professional angler and three-time World Sailfish Champion – guest hosts a unique fishing adventure in the Sunshine State on Bass 2 Billfish followed by inshore and offshore adventures from the most spectacular fishing destinations in Florida on Florida Adventure Quest. Finally, Big Water Adventures closes out Thursday evening with long-range fishing with Mark Davis at Alaska’s Montague Island for lingcod and rockfish.

World Fishing Network Highlights for July 3–9:

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Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Mourns the Passing of Rick Carone

NEW YORK (June 29, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks is saddened by the news of the death of Rick Carone. Carone, a respected member of the outdoor lifestyle community and Outdoor Sportsman Group, passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Carone, 46, recently appeared on Sportsman Channel’s Sheep Shape in which four hunter/athletes explored their personal struggles in everyday life while preparing and embarking on a hunting excursion of a lifetime in the mountains of Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories for Dall/Fannin sheep. Throughout the show, Carone was dealing with cancer treatment.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Rick Carone’s passing,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “Rick lived his life to the fullest and chose to focus on participating in a lifestyle that brought him joy, happiness and a sense of connection. That infectious attitude and spirit will be missed.”

Carone was a former professional baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization before coming to outdoor lifestyle television. Following his baseball career, he was introduced into the hunting industry and connected with Willie Robertson and his show Buck Commander (Outdoor Channel). Carone served as the show’s field editor and videographer.

In May 2013, Rick was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer and given a 15 percent chance of survival beyond one year. Rick leaves behind two teenage daughters.

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