Category Archives: Hunting

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Soars on Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (May 4, 2015) – With eyesight estimated to be eight times greater than a human’s, and a wingspan up to seven and a half feet wide, it is no wonder Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, is fascinated by the Golden Eagle’s attributes and ability to hunt. This week’s episode takes Warren inside the mind of the massive bird in an attempt to mimic its predatory style using modern optics in pursuit of the elusive Mexican Coues deer. Apex Predator airs Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

ApexPredatorRemiWarren-320x200Humans have long been fascinated by a bird’s ability to fly, and the coveted “bird’s eye view” it provides. It is an advantage birds like the Golden Eagle use on their quest to survive – to discover and devour prey. Warren hopes to gain that advantage, but before heading out into the mountains of Mexico, he must learn what it takes to obtain vision so powerful, medium sized prey become visible from up to two miles away. Warren has the opportunity to use modern optics to assist in his hunt, but he lacks the luxury of flight and the ability to dive down to the ground at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Warren journeys to higher ground, but when a Coues deer appears, will the apex predator reach his prey in time?

“Even as a hunter who uses optics and hunts like this a lot – I learned something new,” admitted Warren. “I got up high in the mountains, I glassed, I tried to keep as true to the way the eagle would spot things as I could. I’m thankful that I learned this lesson and I feel pretty darn excited about everything I got to experience.

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 34 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Serve Thanksgiving Dinner on May 4 at “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Event in Chicago

Cable Operators: Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and more also lend a helping hand

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 29, 2015) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Networks division (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network) is teaming up again with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD) – Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and other cable operators, as well as the organizers of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) Internet & Television Expo (INTX) – to host its first Hunt.Fish.Feed. event of the year in Chicago. Volunteers from INTX, the three networks, NCTA COO Dane Snowden, as well as MVPDs, will be on hand to lend support, help prepare and serve a special “Thanksgiving in May” lunch at Pacific Garden Mission on Monday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SportingChef-320x200Local sportsmen and women, through the National Wild Turkey Federation, donated the turkey for the meal. The May 4 event, which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially proclaimed Hunt.Fish.Feed Day in the City of Chicago, will serve more than 700 needy Chicagoans. Throughout its seven-year history, the Hunt.Fish.Feed. program has served more than 25,000 meals to less fortunate members of society in more than 40 cities.

“As we start a new year of our Hunt.Fish.Feed. program, it is only fitting that we celebrate with a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ meal that includes our great partners at Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and NCTA/INTX,” said Steve Smith, executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, Outdoor Sportsman Group. “The Hunt.Fish.Feed. program continues to be a tent-pole event in our endeavors and we are very proud that our partners are teaming with us to help call attention to the problem of hunger in the United States.”

“It is especially important to recognize the hunger issue in months not ordinarily associated with the tradition of Thanksgiving,” said Pastor Phil Kwiatkowski, president of Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. “It is gratifying to know the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – have chosen to celebrate Thanksgiving with us in May.”

Monday, May 4

Pacific Garden Mission

1458 S. Canal Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Serve Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Serving more than 700 men, women and children the Thanksgiving-themed meal of herb roasted turkey* with cranberry and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and dessert.
  • Volunteers from cable operators Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent, as well as NCTA/INTX, will be on hand to help serve the meal.

 

Since 2007, Hunt.Fish.Feed. has visited more than 40 cities across the country in an effort to raise awareness about hunger in America and find a solution with dedicated sportsmen and women actively participating to end this problem. Hunt.Fish.Feed. has targeted some of the highest homeless populations in America, including: New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver, Orange County, Las Vegas, Houston and Washington, D.C.

 

Invited Guests include: National, State and Local dignitaries have been invited, as well as NCTA COO Dane Snowden and Scott Leysath, host of “The Sporting Chef” on Sportsman Channel.

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks can be found on the following providers in the Chicago area: Outdoor Channel on Channel 330 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 396 (SD) on DISH Network and Channel 606 (SD) on DIRECTV; Sportsman Channel is found on Channel 252 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 395 (HD) on DISH Network and Channel 605 (SD) on DIRECTV; and World Fishing Network is found on Channel 426 (SD) on Xfinity and Channel 394 (SD) on DISH Network.

Join the conversation about Hunt.Fish.Feed. online at http://facebook.com/huntfishfeed.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group

Outdoor Sportsman Group is a division of KSE Media Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) and the corporate management entity for KSE’s outdoor-related multichannel network, publishing and digital media assets. The Group is comprised of Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and a 50 percent interest in World Fishing Network; 15 market leading outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman; and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. The division also includes KSE’s television production operations, including Winnercomm.

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 received by nearly 40 million U.S. households – 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, and download our iPhone and iPad app. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

About Sportsman Channel

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 34 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 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. World Fishing Network’s programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

For more information click: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

*Turkey donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation – Midwest Chapter

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MEDIA CONTACT:  

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Stands Tall – Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 27, 2015)Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, considers the Great Blue Heron to be one of North America’s most underappreciated predators. With its long legs and ability to strike like lightening when a prospective fish draws near, they are one of the continent’s most productive and successful hunters. In this week’s episode, Warren will attempt to adopt the massive bird’s predatory strategies by navigating the edges of Michigan waterways on stilts.

Apex Predator airs Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

apexpredator-blueheronIn an attempt to gain the perspective of the distinctive Great Blue Heron, Warren uses stilts to search Michigan waters for fish with a spear in hand. The view has its advantages, but Warren finds the refraction – a drawback the heron has adapted to – makes it difficult to know how far below the surface of the water his potential fare swims. Unaccustomed to the balancing act required to remain upright on stilts, after hours in the water, Warren begins to question his ability to hunt as a heron.

“It’s pretty tough hunting like the heron because these fish are pretty deep,” explained Warren. “Where I’m seeing them on the surface of the water isn’t actually where they are. I’ve got the current, water refraction and the depth all working against me. The hardest part is just knowing when to strike.”

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Runs with Wolves – Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 20, 2015) – Intrigued by the Grey Wolf’s physical ability to hunt, Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, explores what it takes to run with wolves. He will test his own strength and endurance by attempting to run down a herd of elk with a bow – as a wolf. When his physical strength isn’t enough, he must enlist the help of his brother and the director and cinematographer of Apex Predator, to form a wolf pack. Warren leads the pack in this week’s episode of Apex Predator airing Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Wolves are well designed hunters and in order to hunt like one, Warren must learn the physical attributes he needs to successfully execute the wild animal’s hunting techniques. Warren heads to the local professional sports and fitness training center to learn the science behind his own physical strengths and weaknesses in comparison to a wolf. Warren discovers he is extremely fit and agile – for a human – but his physical strengths cannot compete with a wolf’s natural ability. Warren uses his newfound knowledge to use the tactics of a wolf on a bowhunt for elk. When he realizes physical fitness isn’t enough, he devises a new plan and forms a wolf pack with his brother and members of the Apex Predator team.

apexpredator-300x169“It’s amazing how quickly bonds can form when you’re engaged in a shared task like a hunt,” said Warren. “I think I have a little taste of what it really means to be a wolf. You live as a pack, you die as a pack and you succeed and fail as a pack.”

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Hides in Plain Sight in Season Premiere – Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 7, 2015) – Cold-blooded alligators have highly attuned hearing, night vision and an uncanny ability to blend in with their surroundings. These are attributes Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, will attempt to emulate. Warren meets with experts and learns what it takes to become a “lie and wait” predator – blending in with the environment, silently pinpointing prey and striking without warning – on a hunt for wild pig.

Apex Predator premieres on Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

There is no better way to understand how an alligator hunts then to become one with its environment. In order to do this right, Warren meets with gator biologists and a human performance specialist to discover what it means to remain “hidden in plain sight” and to practice conserving energy. Though Warren can’t compete with an alligator’s 2,000 pounds of bite force, he begins a hunt for wild pig from the depths of a Central Florida swamp – alligator style.

apexpred“By being at eye level to the water and looking at the world through the lens of the alligator, it’s really pushed my own personal boundaries on what it means to be close and to be patient and to be stealthy,” said Warren. “As a hunter, that’s what I strive for and that’s what I take away from this lesson. I learned what it means to have to be patient. If I took that into every avenue of hunting it would overall make me a better hunter.”

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Illinois Painter Goes for Monster Muleys on Sportsman Channel’s “Brotherhood Outdoors” on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) – On Sunday’s episode of Brotherhood Outdoors presented by Bank of Labor, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance member, Steve Lefaver, leaves his comfortable home in Montgomery, Ill. for the rustic, chilly surroundings of Lewiston, Mont. in search for his first monster muley. Tune in to see all the action on Brotherhood Outdoors on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET.

See a preview of the episode here.

brotherhoodoutdoorsLefaver is the Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Painters District Council 30, Local 448 in Montgomery, Ill. After a challenging start to hunting in crowded public lands in the Chicago suburbs, Lefaver is beyond excited to hunt in Big Sky Country with Brotherhood Outdoors’ hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen. “Once I heard Julie McQueen’s voice asking if I would be interested in filming a hunt with her and Daniel Lee in Montana, I was super excited – and I didn’t necessarily believe it at the time!” exclaimed Lefaver.

Once he laid tracks on the nearly 7,000 acres of Bear Paw Outfitters, Lefaver’s excitement grew – and so did the cold. “I’m not used to covering this much land to track deer as we usually sit stationary in a treestand waiting for a deer to cross our path,” said Lefaver.

Learn more about Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors and how to be a guest on an upcoming show at http://brotherhoodoutdoors.tv

 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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 x102; skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

DISH Offers Free Preview of Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Beginning April 2

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) Sportsman Channel and sister network World Fishing Network will be available to DISH customers as a free preview beginning April 2 through May 5. The preview will be available on DISH in high definition and standard definition on Channel 395 (Sportsman Channel) and standard definition Channel 394 (World Fishing Network). Customers can visit www.dish.com/preview for more information.

Sportsman and World Fishing Network free previews are being offered as part of Dish’s Outdoor Sports Package promotion that is available for only $4/month. To order, customers can call: 800-333-DISH (3474) or go to mydish.com/outdoorsports. DISH also provides Sportsman Channel as part of its America’s Top 250™ programming package.

DISHFreePreviewPR-320x200 Sportsman’s lineup is devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans and revels in the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American spirit and great outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The free preview takes DISH subscribers out to the field and into the blind to showcase great outdoor content and deliver entertaining and informative Sportsman Channel programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. April’s network lineup includes: Iditarod 43: The Deep Freezea dramatic two-hour special about the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race (premiering April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); an exciting new show unlike anything ever seen before on television – Apex Predator (premiering April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); the return of award-winning original series Saving Private K-9 with new host, American hero Lt. Colonel Oliver North (debuting April 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT); three-part 10th anniversary special of Easton Bowhunting TV (April 3, 10 and 17 at 10 p.m. ET) and the arrival of Attack of the Bass (April 11 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET) with seven hours of all-bass action.

“DISH has had a long relationship with Sportsman Channel, bringing the best in outdoor entertainment into our customers’ living rooms,” said Josh Clark, DISH’s Vice President of Programming. “We’re pleased to offer the channel to all DISH customers over the next month.”

World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. During the free preview, viewers will have a chance to see Bill Boyce’s Cali (April 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET), Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi (April 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET), JP DeRose Breaking Boundaries (April 4 at 11:30 p.m. ET), as well as WFN exclusive program Timmy Horton Outdoors (April 11 at Noon ET), and more.

About DISH: DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.978 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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. World Fishing Network’s programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

 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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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 MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Hayne Ellis, World Fishing Network, P: 720.873.5030; hellis@worldfishingnetwork.com

Sportsman Channel Presents Iowa Decoy Domination on “Winchester Deadly Passion”on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) – Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion waited four years to finally get her whitetail tag in Iowa, and with the rut in full swing, now is the time to put her decoys to work to bring home a bruiser. Tune in to see if Bachman makes the most of her time in Iowa on Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

See a preview of the episode here.

deadly“Regardless of where you are hunting, when your day starts with deer coming from every direction, you know things are going to be go well,” said Bachman. “I had bucks coming in from one way, does with their mouths open from another – it was amazing to see.”

Bachman’s decoys were put to the test as buck after buck came in to put on a show just beneath her feet. “Bucks in the rut don’t want to lay down or be still, they want to either get in a fight or find a doe, and I’m going to use that to my advantage,” said Bachman.

After several bucks came in to Bachman’s area responding to her grunt calls, they ended up either not being shooters or just out of bow range. Bachman extended her trip to the next morning to see if she could perfect her decoy domination and finally bring in a bruiser.

Learn more about Winchester Deadly Passion at http://melissabachman.com and http://Facebook.com/WinchesterDeadlyPassion

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel Claws Its Way to the Top of the Food Chain with Original Series “Apex Predator” – Premiering Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 31, 2015) – It took man thousands and thousands of years to become an apex predator – the predator residing at the very top of the food chain. On Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Sportsman Channel premieres an exclusive, original hunting series unlike anything ever seen before from Zero Point Zero Productions – Apex Predator.

For a sneak peek of what’s in store for the season, click here.

apexpred300 Throughout this Sportsman Channel original series, host Remi Warren will try to take viewers into the minds and souls of some of nature’s most predatory animals and give new meaning to the expression “becoming one with nature.”

Whether wading through alligator-infested waters or using the power of modern optics, Warren will meet with experts and professionals to learn about animals and their adaptations, design tests and trials to emulate primal hunting tactics, and challenge himself through intense hunts…animal style. Not only does Warren go into the wild to embrace the environment – he becomes one with it, showing audiences what it takes to legitimately become part of nature’s dynamic food chain.

“This show will give viewers a very unique glimpse into the minds of a predator, and how those skills translate to Remi’s approach,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “He is able to explain and execute this approach in a way that entertains and educates the audience in a very compelling fashion.”

Each episode of Apex Predator focuses on three distinct phases: research, training and a free-range hunt test in which Warren puts his practice into action. First, Warren identifies the animal or tactic he wants to learn and then taps into the knowledge of real-world experts in the fields of biology, physiology and ecology to help understand how animals have evolved into amazing predators. With the assistance of expert help, he designs high-energy training regiments to adopt and embody the traits of these animal hunters. The final step in the process requires Warren to hunt like an animal, resulting in experiences and knowledge that help him in his quest to become the Apex Predator.

Apex Predator is a very different type of hunting show,” admits Warren. “The show combines the adventure of difficult hunting with an opportunity to learn about hunters that came before us. I do my best to understand the thinking of a predator and ‘become’ many different animals in the wild throughout the process.”

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Sportsman Channel’s “Easton Bowhunting TV” Returns with Three-Part 10th Anniversary Special – Friday April 3 at 10 p.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 30, 2015) – Charging leopards, beastly grizzlies and massive polar bears are just the tip of the arrow for Sportsman Channel’s Easton Bowhunting TV. The series returns Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET with a three-part 10th anniversary special highlighting the history of Easton and Easton Bowhunting TV, including host Fred Eichler’s wildest and most memorable hunting moments.

Easton Bowhunting TV airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

easton300Eichler showcases 10 years of ferocious wild game, hunting adventures and educational experiences in Easton Bowhunting TV’s 10th anniversary special. The three-part special includes footage of Eichler’s journey across the country to harvest the Super Slam® – all 29 big game species native to North America. Whether it’s a charging bear or coming within a few feet of a snarling leopard, Eichler proves the great outdoors’ unpredictability leads to great adventure.

“I’ve had some of the most incredible, heart-pounding hunting experiences over the last 10 years,” admitted Eichler. “You learn a lot filming an outdoor show, and every now and then you come face-to-face – literally – with less than ideal circumstances, but it’s all part of the hunt.”

Learn more about Fred Eichler and Easton Bowhunting TV on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fredeichlerpage and Twitter https://twitter.com/@FredEichler.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646, tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com