Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Weekly Programming Highlights 6/15/17


Robertsons Party on Outdoor Channel’s “Duck Dynasty” and Taste the Highs and Lows of Season Two on Sportsman Channel’s “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals”

DENVER (June 15, 2017) Outdoor Channel viewers party with the Robertsons on Duck Dynasty while Sportsman Channel viewers get a taste of the highs and lows with Jim Shockey during the week of June 19-25.

Outdoor Channel celebrates Monday night with quadruple episodes of Duck Dynasty, first with housewarming gifts and a Robertson fashion block party to welcome Jep and Jessica move into their new home on Willie and Jase’s street. Then, Willie and the guys take John Luke golfing prior to his engagement party and their attempts at marital advice don’t exactly work out as planned. Hollywood Weapons follows with back-to-back episodes as John Rambo’s (Sylvester Stallone) ability to decimate enemies all by himself has created some of the most incredible weapon stunts in Hollywood history. The hosts test the reality surrounding these iconic scenes from the blockbuster franchise, Rambo. Next, the hosts conduct a massive test with actor Bill Duke, by building a jungle to see if it’s possible to chop it down with a mini-gun as seen in the film Predator. Then, on Carter’s W.A.R., Ivan joins a specialized team in exploring radical solutions to save giraffes from being killed mercilessly for their meat in poverty-stricken parts of Africa and provide food to communities in need. The film Sometimes a Great Notion, wraps up the week on Friday Night at the Movies, where a family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for June 19–25:

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins with the highlights and lowlights from the second season of Jim Shockey’s The Professionals. Then, things get wild in West Texas with doubles and triples on every stand on Predator Pursuit. Lastly, 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 19–25:

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 Launches First-Ever Direct-to-Consumer Outdoor Global Subscription Video-on-Demand Service – MyOutdoorTV


New Platform Offers Most Robust Content to Further Expand Audience Reach and Growth to Outdoor Enthusiasts in Nearly 200 Countries Throughout North America, Europe and Asia

NEW YORK (June 14, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) is stepping up to the plate with the first-ever outdoor global subscription video-on-demand service for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts –  MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). MOTV caters to outdoorsmen and women who crave hunting, fishing and shooting content 24/7/365 around the world. Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MOTV provides the leading voice and vision to millions of outdoorsmen and women by super-serving their appetite for content. The subscription-based service is available online and also can be found in the Apple iTunes and Android (Google Play) App stores.

“Outdoor Sportsman Group is the exclusive aggregator of the best global, outdoor lifestyle programming on the planet,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. “With MOTV, we are now able to engage our incomparable assets and showcase the best-in-class producers, television talent, writers, print publications and original programming as a one-stop-shop solution for enthusiasts around the world.”

This global subscription-based video-on-demand service is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts because it provides the best library of outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this with an expansive collection of hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational content – exclusive to Outdoor Sportsman Group – focusing on improving success in the field and waterways.

Subscribers can choose what they want to watch from thousands of hours of high-quality hunting, fishing and shooting programs from the best producers of outdoor lifestyle television in the world. MOTV subscribers stream content on the app on smartphones, tablets or any laptop computer. MOTV’s unique “Take With Me” feature allows subscribers to watch anything, anytime and anywhere by storing content on the MOTV app. Aggressive and expanded growth plans for Roku, Apple TV and other Smart TV access are also underway, as well as integrated opportunities for advertisers. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually with a seven-day free trial period.

Along with the three networks, content also 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. MOTV will revolutionize how and where outdoor content is consumed.

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s portfolio is considered the leading source of entertainment and information for outdoor lifestyle consumers. Its trio of networks and MOTV are leading the way in recognizing and meeting the shift in consumer video-viewing behavior. MOTV’s content will consist of programming from the top Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network producers, as well as the leading experts in the outdoor industry including: Jim Shockey, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Ted Nugent, Realtree, Major League Fishing and more.

“Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network devotees are interested in learning about ways to become better hunters, anglers, shooters and conservationists,” added Liberatore. “They want to be entertained by the best in the business. Outdoor Sportsman Group and MOTV are now offering the best in the business around the world.”

For more on My Outdoor TV 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 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 Delivers Record Breaking First Quarter


Major League Fishing and All Angles Delivers 12 of the top 15 Programs on Outdoor Channel During 1Q 2017

DENVER (June 14, 2017) Outdoor Channel continues to show ratings strength as the No. 1 top-growing basic cable network with Adults 18-34 (up +103%) and Men 18-34 (up +67%) during Total Day in the first quarter of 2017 compared to one year ago.

During Q1 2017, Outdoor Channel grew its coverage ratings during Total Day with Persons 2+ (+1%), Men 18-34 (+67%), Adults 18-34 (+103%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%) from a year ago. The outdoor lifestyle network delivered its highest first quarter ratings in seven years (1Q2011 to 1Q2017) during total day with Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34.

Outdoor Channel’s ratings success was led by programming related to fishing as the network’s Major League Fishing and All Angles accounted for 12 of the top 15 programs on the network in 1Q2017. The two shows were also the top seven programs on the network during the quarter. MLF’s popularity stems from the show’s unique format which features all competitors knowing where they stand and how other competitors are doing in real time via in-boat iPads.

“As we continue to invest significant resources to support and grow this unique and exciting series, we are excited to see the continued growth of Major League Fishing,” said CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Jim Liberatore. “It has been amazing to watch this series grow year-after-year.”

“We’re thrilled to once again have top programming with both Major League Fishing and the sister program General Tire All Angles,” said Major League Fishing General Manager, Jim Wilburn. “We reach an incredible audience of dedicated anglers through Outdoor Channel and hope to continue to grow the sport of bass fishing through these shows and our partnership with the 50 outstanding professional anglers who make it possible.”

About Major League Fishing: Developed through a joint effort between Outdoor Channel and two dozen premier bass fishing anglers in 2011, Major League Fishing brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms in the form of riveting two-hour TV episodes. Twenty-four world-class anglers are filmed over the course of a six-day event. The show captures their efforts as they utilize a demanding format that allows them to weigh all the “scorable bass” they catch. Unlike other competitive fishing events, live leaderboards in the boats allow anglers to know their standings at all times. For more information about the game, visit www.majorleaguefishing.com and follow Major League Fishing on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.

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

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MEDIA 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 6/8/17


DENVER (June 8, 2017)
– Adventure rushes through the week of June 12–18, as iconic movie scenes are put to the test on Outdoor Channel’s Hollywood Weapons; an action-packed, night hunting trip takes place on Sportsman Channel’s Predator Pursuit and the Sunshine State heats up on World Fishing Network.

The Robertson family starts Monday night strong on Outdoor Channel with four back-to-back episodes of Duck Dynasty. It begins with Sadie’s math homework and ends with her “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Mark Ballas, making a trip to West Monroe for rehearsal. Then, it’s back-to-back episodes of Hollywood Weapons as scenes from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly are recreated. In this classic western, Clint Eastwood (aka “Blondie”) saves Eli Wallach from the hangman’s noose three separate times by shooting and severing the rope that he hangs from. Next, using the same Beretta 92 handgun as in Die Hard, host Terry Schappert re-enacts the iconic scene where John McClane (Bruce Willis) finds himself dangling from the side of a building and must shoot through the glass window and break away to safety. Then, on Carter’s W.A.R. a dramatic rescue is planned when Ivan stumbles upon three captive baby chimpanzees being sold on the blackmarket in Kinshasa. The 1990 action film, Quigley Down Under, wraps up the week on Friday Night at the Movies, as sharpshooter Matt Quigley (Tom Selleck) is hired from Wyoming by an Austrailian rancher paying a very high price.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for June 12–18:

Jim Shockey and the crew kick off Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA as they embark on an epic journey in search of the largest sheep in the world on Jim Shockey’s The Professionals. Then, Jeff Thomason takes a tour of Ally Outdoors Texas, the newest and largest indoor gun range, followed by some action-filled night hunting on Predator Pursuit. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, resident experts explain why there is a place for both laser sights and standard conventional sights on your favorite firearms on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for June 12–18:

World Fishing Network starts the week on Bass Mondays with tips and techniques for the best ways to bass fish on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, watch to see who gets crowned the 2017 TV Champions 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. Finally, Florida Adventure Quest closes out the week with inshore and offshore adventures from the most spectacular fishing destinations in Florida.

World Fishing Network Highlights for June 12–18:

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 6/2/17

Outdoor Channel’s “Hollywood Weapons” Puts Iconic Movie Scenes to the Test; Sportsman Channel’s “Predator Pursuit” Travels to the Sonoran Desert and Sunshine State Explorations Take Place on World Fishing Network

DENVER (June 2, 2017) – As summer temperatures begin to roll in, the travel bug hits the week of June 5–11, taking viewers around the world beginning with a trip to Scotland on Outdoor Channel’s Duck Dynasty, the old Mexican desert on Sportsman Channel’s Predator Pursuit and the pristine inshore and offshore waters of Florida on World Fishing Network.

Outdoor Channel’s favorite Duckmen lead Monday night with three ducks in a row on Duck Dynasty, starting with adventures in Scotland as the family reconnects with their Scottish roots and family heritage and ending with the guys at a local thoroughbred race track. Next, on Hollywood Weapons,

host Terry Schappert puts several weapons to the test in an underwater experiment assessing a scene from Criminal Minds. Then, in an iconic scene from JAWS, Chief Brody hangs onto his sinking boat as the giant great white shark approaches him with a scuba tank lodged in its mouth, so the guys construct a giant replica shark on a motorized platform to test if you can hit, and explode, the tank with an M1 Garand rifle. Next, on Carter’s W.A.R., Ivan joins an elite team to see how wildlife is captured, bought, and sold. This “Wildlife Trade” is a ground-breaking business model that could change the entire face of conservation in Africa. Friday Night at the Movies closes out the week with a group of four men who come together to help fight injustices and bring peace and equality back to a small western town, in the 1985 American western film Silverado.

Outdoor Channel Highlights for June 5–11:

 

Sportsman Channel’s Monday Night Hunts presented by MidwayUSA begins with big bears and tough breaks as this year’s newest guide, Rachel, is introduced on Jim Shockey’s The Professionals. Then, on Predator Pursuit, Jeff Thomason and the Amend2 crew cross the border into Mexico to hunt with Judd Ball on the Rancho Del Gringo. Finally, on Lock & Load Thursdays, James Tarr and Michelle Casada experience real-world training on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells that teaches them how to be prepared if confronted in a parking lot, grocery store or other crowded public place.

Sportsman Channel Highlights for June 5–11:

 

World Fishing Network starts the week on Bass Mondays with tips and techniques for the best ways to bass fish on Timmy Horton Outdoors. Then, watch as last week’s winner tries to move on to the Championship 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. Finally, Florida Adventure Quest closes out the week with inshore and offshore adventures from the most spectacular fishing destinations in Florida.

World Fishing Network Highlights for June 5–11:

 

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