World Fishing Network Free Previews Available on Dish Network This Summer


WHO:
World Fishing Network, a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, home of the world’s largest aggregator and content provider of outdoor lifestyle programming, and DISH Network.

WHAT: World Fishing Network will be a part of a free preview offered to DISH customers this summer. From Thursday, July 6 until Tuesday, August 1, viewers can tune-in to Channel 394 to access World Fishing Network, the leading cable network dedicated to all-things fishing.

Full episodes of select popular programming from the network also will be available on demand to all DISH subscribers on DISH Studio Channel 102.

World Fishing Network

  • Major League Fishing’s General Tire All AnglesAn exciting series telling the story of Major League Fishing’s bass fishing competition from a whole new perspective. In this episode, featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content, learn how the pros played the game in Sudden Death Round 1 of the 2017 Challenge Cup.
  • BigWater Adventures Mark Davis is the consummate outdoorsman. Having fished and hunted all over the world, Mark lives and breathes the lifestyle and tries to get inside a fish’s head the only way he knows how – by getting in the water with them and seeing how they see. From East Coast, West Coast to Gulf Coast, BigWater Adventures features more than 50 species of fresh and saltwater species – billfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado, mackerel, shark, grouper, redfish, stripers and more. If it plies the coastal currents or the deep streams in pelagic paradise, Mark will be hot on its trail.
  • The SeahunterA premiere saltwater fishing show about offshore and inshore fishing, light tackle fishing techniques and the unique areas surrounding the fishing destination.
  • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show Fishing is inherently unscripted, unpredictable and humorous, just like Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. In each episode, Mark Zona will fish with the very best anglers on the planet to catch anything with fins.

For additional information, please visit http://www.wfnfreepreview.com/.

WHY: World Fishing Network, along with sister networks Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel, are premier outdoor lifestyle cable networks, serving the needs of tens of millions of hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts in the U.S. Recently, all three networks unveiled their third quarter programming slate, which are anchored by new original programming, returning favorites and lauded series, including two anticipated new shows titled: Charlie Moore: No Offense and The Seahunter.

WHERE: World Fishing Network free preview can be found on Channel 394. For full episodes of the networks’ hit shows on demand, check out DISH Studio Channel 102.

WHEN: World Fishing Network | Thursday, July 6 through Tuesday, August 1

HOW: Customers interested in adding World Fishing Network to their channel line-up can call DISH toll free at 1-855-624-2426 or visit www.mydish.com/perks/free-preview to learn more about the free previews.

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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 – Winnercomm Promotes Tim Cremin to Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development

Tim Cremin, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development
Tim Cremin, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development


DENVER (June 28, 2017)
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) – Winnercomm, the production and content development arm of the group, announces the promotion of Tim Cremin to Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development. Previously, Cremin served as the Vice President of Original Programming – Winnercomm. The announcement was made today by CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore.

Cremin is an award-winning producer and editor with four National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Emmy® Awards to his credit, nine Golden Moose and Outdoor Sportsman Awards, as well as four Telly Awards.

“Tim’s work at Winnercomm throughout the years has been outstanding,” said Liberatore. “Tim’s leadership and talents will help Winnercomm develop programming for not only the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, but for third parties as well. He also will oversee all of our original programs as we focus on increasing engagement with our viewers. Tim will continue to play a major role in our growth.”

Cremin joined Winnercomm in 1998 and worked as a producer, director and editor for the production company that worked with a variety of entities: ESPN, Discovery, ABC, Animal Planet, The Tribeca Film Festival and Outdoor Channel. He is co-creator and executive producer of Outdoor Channel’s Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna and the new original series Hollywood Weapons.

Throughout his time at Outdoor Sportsman Group – Winnercomm, Cremin’s professional experiences include: oversight of current original productions for OSG; development of original content for OSG; work with internal departments – digital, marketing, promotions and ad sales – on the development and distribution of models of content across all platforms on OSG and other networks.

Cremin is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He resides in Tulsa, OK with his wife, son and daughter.

About Winnercomm: Since 1981, Winnercomm has been at the forefront of providing content across all media platforms.  With our roots originating in live event coverage, Winnercomm has grown over the years to provide virtually every form of media to network, cable and corporate clients.  Whether it is development and production of a primetime televisions series, web series, advertising campaign or corporate communications project, our company has consistently proven to be an invaluable resource for all of our partners.

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 Networks Suspends Bill Busbice, Jr. and ‘Wildgame Nation’ After Charges in Wyoming


NEW YORK (June 27, 2017)
– Following charges of poaching an elk in La Barge Creek, Wyoming, Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks has suspended the show Wildgame Nation and host Bill Busbice, Jr. from appearing on Outdoor Channel. The announcement was made today by Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. The suspension is effective immediately.

“Outdoor Sportsman Group is committed to legal and ethical hunting,” said Liberatore. “We have strict policies and procedures in place that require all of our talent and producers to abide by all hunting regulations. We hold our employees to the highest of standards in order to ensure that we are effectively serving the outdoor community. As a result of the recent charges in Wyoming involving Bill Busbice, Jr., we have suspended the show and Busbice indefinitely from Outdoor Channel.”

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 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 CONTACT:
Tom Caraccioli, Outdoor Sportsman Group, P: 212.852.6646, tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Channel Acquires Cable Syndication Rights to Air First Six Seasons of Discovery Channel’s Hit Show ‘Deadliest Catch’


DENVER (June 23, 2017) –
While Deadliest Catch® continues to keep viewers enthralled with original episodes on Discovery Channel, these veteran captains have found a new syndicated home – Outdoor Channel. Announced today by Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Outdoor Channel has acquired the cable syndication rights to air the first six seasons – including 82 episodes – of Deadliest Catch.

“We are thrilled about acquiring the cable syndicated rights to the first six seasons of Deadliest Catch for Outdoor Channel and look forward to bringing the excitement of these episodes to our viewers,” said Liberatore. “If ever there was programming that captures the thrill and adventure of the outdoors, this is it. Deadliest Catch is a compelling series for our core hunt/shoot/fish audience, as well as a broader audience seeking adventure programming.”

For more than 12 years, the fisherman of Deadliest Catch have faced hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery, massive icebergs and 40-foot waves in documenting their adventure-filled lifestyle and vocation. Narrated by Mike Rowe, this 16-time Emmy Award-winning series details the mortal perils, injuries and intense discomfort that fishing crews overcome in the Bering Sea catching Alaska king crab. Currently in its 13th season, Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on Discovery and follows the fleet as they search for crab that have seemingly vanished due to temperature changes in the Bering Sea

Deadliest Catch is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company. Original Productions executive producers are: Thom Beers, Philip David Segal, Sarah Whalen, R. Decker Watson, Jr., Arom Starr-Paul and Geoff Miller. Discovery Channel executive producer is Joseph Boyle with Coordinating Producer Brian Peterson.

The acquisition of rights to these iconic shows continue to serve as a springboard to showcase Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks’ original series including: Carter’s W.A.R., Hollywood Weapons, Survival Science, to name a few.

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find Outdoor Channel in your area.

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 TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors #AdventureToGo

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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 and Sportsman Channel Weekly Programming Highlights 6/22/17


Battling Brown Bears and Bull Elk on Outdoor Channel’s

“Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” and Sportsman Channel’s
“Into High Country with Jason Matzinger”

DENVER (June 22, 2017) – From blowtorches and small explosive devices on Hollywood Weapons, to battling brown bears with Craig Morgan, Outdoor Channel viewers will be on the edge of their seats while Sportsman Channel viewers can expect nothing shy of exciting hunts for bull elk, stone sheep and moose during the week of June 26–July 2.

Duck Dynasty bursts into Monday night with four episodes on the Outdoor Channel when the guys celebrate Martin’s bachelor party at a hunting cabin and things turn explosive after they find a cache of antique black powder weapons. Meanwhile, Willie helps Kay fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a petting zoo, Duck Commander sponsors a NASCAR race, and Willie and Korie challenge John Luke and his fiance Mary Kate to a tennis match. Hollywood Weapons ends Monday night with double the excitement as the hosts recreate a scene from the movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, where Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) uses a blowtorch to cut through a safe, fill it with water, and blow the door off using a small explosive device. Then, Captain James T. Kirk’s battle with the Gorn alien is one of the most popular episodes from the Star Trek: Original Series. The hosts of Hollywood Weapons partner with the set tour in New York to test the reality of making gunpowder by hand without blowing themselves up.

Next, on Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, Craig and friends head to Kodiak Island in search of big sitka blacktail deer, but instead, Craig finds himself battling against a momma brown bear and three cubs standing between him and his trophy. Then, the 1959 film The Horse Soldiers, wraps up the week on Friday Night at the Movies. Based on the true story of Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson, a Union Calvary outfit is sent behind confederate lines to destroy a rail line supply center.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for June 26–July 2:

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA starts big, as Jason Matzinger bowhunts in his home state of Montana for one of the largest species within the deer family, bull elk, on Into High Country With Jason Matzinger. Then, the third season of Sheep Shape begins as Chad Hall and Rick Carone arrive in British Columbia in pursuit of stone sheep and moose. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, a group of completely new products go along with a review of Hornady’s reworked and modernized .25-35 factory load on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for June 26–July 2:

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 Channel Acquires Cable Syndication Rights From Twentieth Television to National Geographic Channel’s Hit Show ‘Wicked Tuna’


DENVER (June 22, 2017) –
While most of the fishing on National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna takes place in the North Atlantic Ocean, fans of the show will have a new place to view their favorite captains in action as Outdoor Channel is the new syndicated cable home of the popular original series.  Announced today by Jim Liberatore, President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Outdoor Channel has acquired the exclusive cable syndication rights from Twentieth Television to air the first seven seasons – including 95 episodes – of Wicked Tuna.

“Acquiring the cable syndicated rights to air Wicked Tuna on Outdoor Channel continues to solidify the network as the destination for viewers that crave outdoor lifestyle adventure,” said Liberatore. “The stories on Wicked Tuna, an incredible series that truly encompasses the thrill of the outdoors, will no doubt have our viewers on the edge of their seats each week.”

Filmed on location in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Wicked Tuna gives viewers an in-depth look at the intense battles, fierce competition, crushing losses and major paydays of some of the country’s toughest captains. The series follows a group of salty fishermen as they make their living the way it’s been done for centuries – with rod and reel fishing, one catch at a time – all in pursuit of bluefin tuna. One bluefin can be worth more than $20,000 and, with that kind of money on the line, every captain is fighting to be the best in the fleet. Wicked Tuna is produced for National Geographic by Pilgrim Media Group.

“We are honored to represent National Geographic and its amazing portfolio of content domestically. This deal is another example of the depth and breadth of Fox’s content currently available in the cable marketplace,” said Jim Tosney, Vice President of Basic Cable Sales, Twentieth Television. “The Outdoor Channel’s brand, their commitment to growth, quality and compelling television makes it the perfect destination for Wicked Tuna.”

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find Outdoor Channel in your area.

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 Sportsman Group’s ‘MyOutdoorTV’ Acquires Exclusive Content


NEW YORK (June 20, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG)
has acquired the programming library of world-renowned outdoor lifestyle television personality and producer Jim Shockey and the award-winning Shockey Productions for its outdoor global subscription video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Outdoor Sportsman Group obtained more than 15 years, 420 episodes and 250+ hours of programming from the legendary Shockey library.

The acquisition of exclusive content from the Shockey library – Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, Jim Shockey’s The Professionals and Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED – 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.

Jim Shockeys Hunting Adventures
“Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures”

“I’m extremely proud to be able to entrust my personal video legacy to Outdoor Sportsman Group,” said Shockey. “Outdoor Channel was my first and has always been the only home for Shockey television productions during my entire career. OSG represents the best in the business, as further evidenced by what they’ve developed in MyOutdoorTV. Together, this helps us reach more potential hunters and outdoorsmen and women with our positive message of healthy, honest, outdoors adventure and conservation.”

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.

“We realize having partnerships with our talent and producers, combined with our networks and publications, gives us a unique opportunity to aggregate the best content the outdoor industry has to offer,” said CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore. “As a result, we can showcase our library of amazing talent and content domestically and internationally. There is no better person to start promoting our exclusive position and global expansion than internationally-renowned Jim Shockey.”

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

Survival Goes High Tech in Outdoor Channel’s Original Series – ‘Survival Science’ Beginning July 3 at 9 p.m.


Hosted by Laura Schara and Nick Mundt – Learn What It Takes to Survive Almost Anything Outdoors

Survival Science
“Survival Science” on Outdoor Channel

DENVER (June 20, 2017) – From bear attacks to facing a tornado to accidently falling from a tree-stand, outdoorsmen and women face dangers from more than just the prey they are after when they step foot outdoors. Hosts Nick Mundt of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector and Laura Schara, co-host on MN Bound and fashion expert, will show what it takes to survive almost anything outdoors in the new, original series, Survival Science airing exclusively on Outdoor Channel beginning July 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

The first episode takes a deep dive into attacks from grizzlies – one of the most powerful land animals living in North America. From recreating a smack of the bear’s powerful arms to building their own grizzly jaws, Schara and Mundt show how deadly a bear encounter can be. “The moral of the story is…we demonstrate how powerful a grizzly attack can be on a person – nothing is safe, unless you are made from steel – and we show that, too,” explained Mundt.

“Nick and I are teaching people how to be prepared when heading outdoors by making them stop to think before taking one step outside,” said Schara. “Even if you’ve done it a thousand times before, elements change, nature changes and you always need to be literally one step ahead.”

Future episodes have Schara and Mundt testing core body temperatures and energy expended by facing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions. “Survival Science is all in the name of testing survival skills and this episode shows how the body reacts to extreme elements. You can literally see – with the help of geo-thermal cameras – how our core temperatures change dramatically in a matter of seconds when faced with strong winds, cold rain and biting cold – and then combine all three of those,” said Schara.

Nick Mundt grew up in the town of Spearfish, in the Black Hills of South Dakota and was a licensed guide in Wyoming for more than 15 years. He began his television career as a freelance cameraman and field producer, working for Realtree Outdoors for nine years. Currently, Mundt is a co-host on Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector and Realtree Roadtrips along with Michael Waddell and Travis “T-bone” Turner. Nick’s ability to entertain a crowd has made him a hunting camp favorite and his up-tempo attitude and humor have made him one of Outdoor Channel’s favorite personalities. Nick’s skills as a hunter and woodsman make him one of the most successful in the business.

Laura Schara is unique to the outdoor television world as she combines her deep-rooted outdoor heritage with years of fashion experience spent as a fashion trend expert for Macy’s. She can easily transition from talking fashion, home and lifestyle trends to exploring the great outdoors: hunting, fishing and cooking wild game. Currently, Schara appears on Fox Sports Network Due North Outdoors and also co-hosts MN Bound on KARE 11. One of her passions is wild game cooking as she hosts a segment called Wild in the Kitchen where she creates delicious field-to-plate recipes.

For more information, visit http://www.outdoorchannel.com/survival-science.

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find the network in your area.

Engage in social media using: #survivalscience and by following Laura Schara on Instagram at @lauraschara and Nick Mundt at @nicksbiggame.

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 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 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 Networks Bring Sizzling Adventures for Summer Programming Lineup Beginning June 26


Survival Goes High Tech with Outdoor Channel Original Series “Survival Science”; Hunter Orange Becomes Summer’s Color on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

Survival Science
Survival Science, Outdoor Channel

DENVER (June 19, 2017) – Summer is sizzling at Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network with original, adventure, survival and lifestyle series; Friday night movies and preparation for fall hunting and fishing seasons. With original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks, viewers also can expect the most original outdoor programming focused on their passions beginning on Monday, June 26.

“The summer is always an exciting time of year for us because we are filled with expectations,” said CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore. “While the warm summer air evokes thoughts of days and evenings fishing on the streams, lakes and oceans; we also look towards the fall and hunting season. Our OSG programming sets the tone for those thoughts and stirs the emotions of enjoying the outdoors and nature.”

Outdoor Channel is heating up the summer with a fresh slate of programming that chronicles the dynamic outdoor adventures of the network’s esteemed talent. The network is offering 70 new seasons of shows including: GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey, Hunt Masters, CRUSH with Lee & Tiffany, Drury’s THIRTEEN, Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED and Hunting Adventures, just to name a few. Also, ever wonder about the science of surviving in the outdoors? Nick Mundt and Laura Schara explore what it takes to do just that in the new original series Survival Science, premiering Monday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET. And Friday nights stay “country” with the return of new episodes of

Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors and the sophomore season of Nick’s Wild Ride, along with classic and modern western cinema blockbusters beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Survival Science (Premieres Monday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET): In the new original program from Outdoor Channel, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara explore the reasons and science behind surviving in the outdoors when the unexpected happens.
  • Duck Dynasty (Mondays at 7 p.m. ET): The Robertsons continue their reign on Outdoor Channel, the exclusive syndicated home of the hit A&E series. Also, check out the all-new season of Buck Commander during “Big Country Friday Nights” at 6:30 p.m. ET as current and former MLB players Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tombo Martin, as well as Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, team up with ‘Boss Hogg’ Willie Robertson.
  • Hollywood Weapons (Special Encore Presentations on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET): Join U.S. Special Forces veteran Terry Schappert and weapons master and guru Larry Zanoff as they utilize the expertise of Hollywood’s premier prop house and weapons builder — and examine some of the most explosive action in Hollywood movie history.
  • Friday nights continue to be the place to catch classic and modern western cinema blockbusters at 8 p.m. ET with The Gunfighter, Will Penny, The Kentuckian, Bait Shop and McLintock!

Sportsman Channel viewers know summer doesn’t mean relaxing by the pool – it means gearing up for fall hunting and tuning in to their preferred shows. Favorites return to the screen with new episodes of Major League Bowhunter, Pigman: The Series, Mathews Dominant Bucks and MCMILLAN. New players are also making their way in the field with The Hunt with Greg and Jake moving from Outdoor Channel to Sportsman Channel with all new episodes.

  • MCMILLAN (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET): The ever-popular series is back with all-new episodes that continue to provide a hilarious, yet very real, glimpse into the life of outfitter, guide, rancher, hunter, farmer and family man – Tom McMillan.
  • Pigman: The Series (Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET):  Brian “Pigman” Quaca is a true-blue original and a character at the core, given to a rough and tough hunting lifestyle aimed at entertaining the masses with his different take on traditional hunting television.
  • Major League Bowhunter (Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET): Hosts Matt Duff and future MLB Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones take viewers through an entire season of deer hunting successes and failures, delivering all aspects of their hunts from “first pitch to last out.”
  • Mathews Dominant Bucks (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET): “Dominant Bucks” DIY strategies is Sportsman Channel’s own “how to” buck hunting instruction course. Viewers can learn not only the best tactics and strategies for on-their-own whitetail hunting, but learn how to video the hunt and submit it for a chance to be on the show.
  • PSE’s Wild Outdoors (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET): Jay Gregory returns for his impressive 25th season on the air and is joined by his kids, Wyatt and Whitly, who both contribute unforgettable hunts to the 2017 season. Don’t miss the incredible story of Jay’s near-death experience of being shot with a high-powered rifle by a Missouri poacher; this important episode debuts Friday, June 30.
The Seahunter
The Seahunter, World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network is the angler’s off-water destination for all things fishing.  WFN continues engaging viewers with instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. All done with some of the most-recognized personalities in the angling community – including the return of Charlie Moore in a new series titled Charlie Moore: No Offense; Rob Fordyce in his new series The Seahunter and Mark Davis in the premier of Big Water Adventures. How many seasons does it take for a fishing show to tell its tale? We may never know as C.A. Richardson is back for his 11th season of FlatsClass; Master Angler Henry Waszczuk returns for Season 15 of Fishing the Flats and Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier continue as hosts for the start of their 31st season of America’s original “how to” program Fishing University.

  • Charlie Moore: No Offense (Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET): From redfish and cigar bars in South Carolina to bonefish and lomi-lomi in Hawaii, Charlie has been a guest around the world. And he wants to come to your hometown! But be prepared for him to critique you, in true Mad Fish style.
  • The Seahunter (Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET): Rob Fordyce, Captain of “VooDoo Daddy,” has dedicated his life to studying dozens of species and comprehensively understanding the biology, feeding patterns, reproductive cycles, associated weather and migration patterns of the fish he pursues. His pursuits have led to him being considered one of the most-renowned anglers in the industry.
  • Big Water Adventures (Thursday at 10 p.m. ET): Mark Davis tries to get inside a fish’s head the only way he knows how: get in the water with them and see as a fish sees. The show features more than 50 fresh and saltwater species – billfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado, mackerel, shark, grouper, redfish, stripers and more – if it plies the coastal currents or the deep streams in pelagic paradise, Mark will be hot on its trail.
  • Timmy Horton Outdoors (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET): Timmy fishes exclusively on public waters in all parts of the United States for one fish – black bass. The show focuses on teaching viewers all the tricks and techniques he has learned while competing throughout the country on the professional tournament trail.

Other Q3 Highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Don’t miss “Whitetail Wednesdays” featuring whitetail hunting at its best from 3–6:30 p.m. ET. Tune in for new episodes from Bucks of Tecomate (4 p.m. ET); Whitetail Freaks (4:30 p.m. ET) and Drury’s THIRTEEN (5:30 p.m. ET), to name a few.
    • Jim Shockey and crew return with an all-new season of Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED (Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET)
  • Sportsman Channel
    • Other popular series with new episodes this quarter include:
      • Realtree’s Monster Bucks (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET): Catch another great season of all new episodes featuring Bill Jordan and David Blanton of Realtree, along with top names in the outdoor industry.
  • World Fishing Network
    • Start the week off right every Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET with “Bass Mondays” on WFN. Enjoy hours of nothing but the best bass fishing shows on television featuring Major League Fishing 2016 Summit Cup (9 p.m. ET) and Kayak Bassin’ TV with Chad Hoover (11 p.m. ET)
    • If saltwater is what viewers crave, then it’s time to venture out with a few elite saltwater guides with Catch Me By the Sea on Thursday nights beginning at 8 p.m. ET featuring Florida Sportsman’s Project Dreamboat (9 p.m. ET), Big Water Adventure (10 p.m. ET) and Ultimate Catch (10:30 p.m. ET)

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as MOTV, the world’s leading outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of 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 Bill Osborn Promoted to Executive Vice President of Networks Group

Bill OsbornBill Osborn, Executive Vice President of Networks Group


DENVER (June 19, 2017)
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announces the promotion of Bill Osborn to Executive Vice President of Networks Group. Previously, Osborn served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and joined the company in July 2013. The announcement was made today by CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore.

Osborn is a cable industry veteran with more than two decades of marketing and operations experience with an emphasis on network launches and rebrands. In his new role, Osborn will manage day-to-day operations, marketing, programming and research. In addition, Osborn will oversee the launch and day-to-day operations of another soon-to-be-announced marketing entity for Outdoor Sportsman Group.

“As our group continues to grow and find new business opportunities domestically and globally, we are fortunate to have someone with Bill’s experience to step up and shoulder some of the increasing load,” expressed Liberatore.

Before joining Outdoor Sportsman Group, Osborn worked directly for media pioneer Mark Cuban as Senior Vice President at AXS TV (formerly HDNet), where he headed marketing, on-air promotion, affiliate and ad sales marketing, branding, strategy and research. He also was part of the team that developed Magnolia Pictures’ movies on-demand marketing platform, featuring the revolutionary distribution of feature films on-demand before premiering in theaters.

Osborn’s other professional experiences include service as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fox Sports Media Group’s SPEED Channel, where he headed marketing, on-air promotion, public relations, licensing and merchandising. Osborn played a key role in the successful launch of one of the nation’s largest cable television sports networks – Fox Sports Net – as well as help in development of Prime Sports, the Health Network, NewSport and Prime Sports Radio.

Osborn is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He resides in Denver, CO with his wife and son.

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