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MyOutdoorTV’s Pick of the Week Features Steven Rinella’s ‘MeatEater’

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DENVER (September 28, 2018) – After announcing past seasons of MeatEater with Steven Rinella has returned to Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Sportsman Group has also added four seasons of the fan-favorite show to the online streaming platform,  MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Approximately 40 shows from across four seasons are available for immediate streaming, or to download to a favorite device.

Growing up in the Midwest’s great outdoors – hunting, fishing and trapping from a young age – Rinella has always viewed the world through the eyes of an ancestral hunter/gatherer. Inspired by early man’s skill, ingenuity and sheer determination to survive and thrive under challenging circumstances, Rinella has made his life’s work to cultivate those same qualities – and encourage others to do the same – while always being mindful of conservation principles and practices.

In MeatEater, Rinella explores various hunting techniques, tracks and pursue prey, and procures and cooks his own food. Whether tracking blacktail deer in the remote Alaskan wilderness, or rooting out javelina in Texas, Rinella leverages his back-country skills, challenging himself at every corner while providing nail-biting adventure along the way.

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

About MOTV: The global, subscription-based, streaming service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network television shows and the entire Hunters Video library is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the four 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 four 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.  MOTV is available on the following streaming platforms: Apple IOS (iPhone and iPad), Android (phone and tablet), Web and Roku.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Outdoor Channel Hosts of Popular Series – ‘The Best Defense’ – Make Headlines in September in International Competition and Self-Defense Training

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DENVER (September 24, 2018) —Mike Seeklander and Michael Janich, co-hosts of Outdoor Channel’s long-running, hit series The Best Defense have enjoyed the month of September with honors in international competition and self-defense training.

During the month, Seeklander won the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) National Championship, besting 355 shooters from around the world at the CMP Range in Talladega, AL. The IDPA competition stages scenarios based on real world situations and feature moving and disappearing targets, complex movement and a laser-like focus on accuracy. The match is scored by time; any penalty adds time to the score.

After 18 stages over three days, Seeklander emerged as one of only three shooters to complete the match in under 300 seconds.

“Mike Seeklander is one of the few shooters in the world with experience in military, law enforcement and competition, as well as being one of the top trainers in the world,” Executive Producer and co-host of The Best Defense, Michael Bane said. “TBD is honored to have a national champion working with us each week.”

Also, co-host Michael Janich has distinguished himself this month. Acknowledged as one of the top American Masters of the Blade, Janich hosted the 16th Annual Martial Blade Camp, with more than 100 participants. The unique event – and largest ever – brings students from all over the world to Colorado to train in knife and other self-defense concepts.

Janich’s 35-year career in self-defense and martial arts training has earned him a place in the prestigious Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 2010 Weapons Instructor of the Year. He has worked extensively in law enforcement and military training, including tours with the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

“What Michael Janich brings to TBD is an uncanny ability to boil complex concepts into teachable moments,” Bane added. “No other self-defense program can bring this level of expertise to the table.”

Each week, The Best Defense creates a crime scenario and then “deconstructs” the storyline to highlight and educate viewers about life-saving information.

Produced by award-winning producer, writer and director Jeff Murray with award-winning documentarian Brandon Green as Director of Photography, currently TBD is filming it’s 11th season. In addition to Seeklander and Janich, Andrew Branca, considered the leading legal expert on civilian use-of-force issues, consults on every episode. TBD routinely brings in additional top subject matter experts on specific self-defense issues. The show has received numerous awards for broadcast excellence.

More importantly, TBD has had viewers credit information from the show with saving their lives.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Break Into Top 20 Among All Basic Cable Channels with Men 25-54

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DENVER (August 9, 2018) – Independent television networks Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel don’t often find themselves compared in viewership statistics with the likes of NBC Sports Network, Fox, NatGeo, ESPN, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBATV, History or Golf Channel, to name a few more highly-distributed networks.

In the recent Nielsen Marketplace 3Q18* viewers per viewing household (VPVH) report measuring the key demographic Men 25-54, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel rank among the Top 20 competitive networks in all basic cable. Outdoor Channel ranks 15th in M25-54 VPVH, up 18 positions from last year, and Sportsman Channel ranks 18th on the list, up 47 positions from last year’s ranking in the same metric.

“This may be a surprising development to some in the television industry, but it is not to us,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “Our programming initiatives, acquisitions and development of original programming and overall brands in the marketplace are helping more viewers find our channels. As a result, and proof from this report, men in the key, sought-after demographic are flocking to our networks. We couldn’t be happier considering the other networks we share the Top 20 with have much more overall distribution.”

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. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

*Source: Nielsen Marketbreaks; 3Q18 to-date (7/2-7/22/18); Live+7 data; M25-54 VPVH Rank among all basic cable networks; Competitive Set shown. OUTD/SPMN rank vs. last year (3Q17 to-date 6/26-7/16/17)

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Sportsman Channel Host and Newly-Inducted National Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones Stars in ‘Major League Bowhunter’ on Tuesday’s at 8:30 p.m. ET

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DENVER (July 30, 2018) – Sportsman Channel host and newly-inducted National Baseball Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones goes down in baseball history as one of the all-time great Atlanta Braves. On Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel, he joins co-host Matt Duff as dedicated and experienced bowhunter on Major League Bowhunter.

After Chipper put away his baseball, bat and glove, he picked up his bow more regularly. Alongside co-host Duff, Chipper explores the woods of North America in search of giant bucks on Sportsman Channel’s Major League Bowhunter. These two dedicated bowhunters use their years of bowhunting experience to create an informative and highly-entertaining show.

The hosts have built a friendship around their love of bowhunting and passion for whitetail deer. They learn from each other and, through the years, have accumulated a wealth of deer hunting knowledge. Their passion for bowhunting goes beyond the field, and their show is designed to share what they have learned to help others succeed. Geared specifically towards bowhunters, Major League Bowhunting is one of the most informative bowhunting shows on television today. New episodes of Major League Bowhunter air Tuesday’s at 8:30 p.m. on Sportsman Channel.

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 CONTACT:

Ryan Chelius | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6659 | Ryan.Chelius@OutdoorSG.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV Continues Content Acquisition with Michael Waddell’s ‘Bone Collector’

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Waddell Ushers in the Fall Hunting Season as Host of #DeerWeek, Oct. 15-21
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“Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector” on Outdoor Channel.

NEW YORK (October 2, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) continues to obtain the best in outdoor lifestyle television content for its outdoor global, subscription-based, video on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with the acquisition of programming from Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has obtained the entire Bone Collector library, and this trove of content will continue to grow with the addition of new content each year from the above-mentioned series. MOTV and Waddell will work together to promote MOTV as the exclusive destination for Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector.

“The acquisition of Michael Waddell’s outdoor lifestyle programming library is another partnership with one of the biggest names in the outdoor industry. By coalescing content in one group, OSG and our producers, we will be able to utilize that content in many ways, all of which will support our industry,” said Outdoor Sportsman Group CEO and President, Jim Liberatore. “I feel it is imperative that our entire industry work as one to promote our lifestyle. On top of this acquisition, Michael will be helping Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel launch a new programming initiative – #DeerWeek – that we hope will become destination television viewing for the week of October 15-21 and years to follow. We are very excited to continue to work and have the support of such talented producers like Michael.”

The acquisition of exclusive content from Waddell’s library follows other MOTV acquisitions of best-in-class programming including the libraries from Jim Shockey and Shockey Productions, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Heartland Bowhunter, the late Jose Wejebe’s Spanish Fly, Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors and Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo’s Archer’s Choice and The Choice programming lineups. The OSG initiative is designed to partner with its best producers, talent and hosts to acquire content for linear, digital, print and mobile platforms with one click.

“We’re pumped to have Bone Collector on MOTV,” said Waddell. “We’ve worked with the OSG team for years and are excited to have our library available to outdoorsmen and women all over, on demand!”

Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector premiered in 2009, exclusively on Outdoor Channel, and promised to reinvent the outdoor television genre. Bone Collector documents the culture of the hunter; the brotherhood of sportsmen that have true passion for the game, the land and the lifestyle. With world-class production and marketing teams behind it, this program brings a fresh, honest and youthful approach to America’s leader in outdoor television.

MyOutdoorTV is the new global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

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

About MOTV: The global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

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

Sportsman Channel Delivers Strong Ratings Increases in Key Demo Men 18-49

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DENVER (September 28, 2017)
Sportsman Channel delivered strong ratings increases in the key demographic – Men 18-49 – during the month of August. The outdoor lifestyle network – one of three in the Outdoor Sportsman Group troika (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network) – reported ratings gains in the following metered parts:

Men 18-49

  • Total Day – up +26 percent vs. August 2016
  • Day – up +100 percent vs. August 2016
  • Fringe – up +31 percent vs. August 2016
  • Weekend – up +21 percent vs. August 2016
  • Overnight – up +24 percent vs. August 2016

“We have incorporated distinct and definitive programming strategies for all of our networks and Sportsman Channel’s ratings success is evidence that outdoor lifestyle viewers continue to flock to our networks and enjoy what we are offering,” President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore said.

Also, Outdoor HD launched on September 28 on DIRECTV Channel 606.

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research via StarTrak, Live+7, Cvg Rtg, August 2017

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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

#DeerWeek Highlights Fall Frenzy on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel

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“Daily Catch” Casts Lines on World Fishing Network

DENVER (September 20, 2016) – As the crisp air returns and adventurers catch ‘buck fever’ or seek new ‘honey holes’ in their favorite fishing outpost, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network present a new slate of fall programming with original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks beginning on Monday, September 25.

Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel are focusing on the No. 1 big game animal – deer – with the addition of #DeerWeek presented by Cabela’s running October 15–21 (7 p.m. to midnight ET). World Fishing Network is keeping tabs on the latest sweet spots for fall fishing with new shows and episodes highlighted by their “daily catch” blocks of programming beginning at 8 p.m. ET nightly.

“The outdoor industry loves this time of year and we couldn’t agree more,” President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Jim Liberatore said. “We are bringing something new and exciting to our programming this fall – #DeerWeek. We hope our loyal and passionate viewers will come in from their outdoor activities long enough to watch Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel highlight programming that is a new and exciting development for us. We also encourage our ‘bait and tackle’ enthusiasts to tune into World Fishing Network to enjoy our new programming and view the very best outdoor lifestyle content on television.”

Open season begins now on Outdoor Channel with original programming premieres of Dropped: Expedition South Pacific (Mondays 9 p.m. E/P), in which brothers Chris and Casey Keefer are dropped on a remote part of New Zealand and told to fend for themselves and Wild Ops Presented by John Deere (Mondays 9:30 p.m. E/P) showcases a team of veterinarians tracking animals in need of health-help. Plus, don’t miss a week of all-deer episodes on #DeerWeek beginning October 15 and the continuation of “Big Country Fridays” with a mix of country music faces and western movies.

  • #DeerWeek (October 15-21, 7 p.m. to midnight): Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel will introduce a new concept to deer hunting season on television. Hosted by Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan, this premier event will showcase non-stop deer action on television while incorporating educational information, unique recipes, hunting tips and more through Outdoor Sportsman Group’s print, digital (MyOutdoorTV) and social media platforms.
  • Dropped: Expedition South Pacific (Monday, September 25, 9 p.m. E/P): In a land formed by volcanoes and earthquakes, Chris and Casey Keefer are pushed to their limits when they are “dropped” with little more than the clothes on their back into the rugged backcountry of New Zealand.
  • Wild Ops Presented by John Deere (Monday, September 25, 9:30 p.m. E/P): On Wild Ops, veterinary medicine meets Delta Force intensity. A crack team of veterinarians and pilots attempt to capture, study and relocate wild animals. Once captured, the team administers necessary medicines and tracking devices to ensure the health of the animals – and species – for generations.
  • “Big Country Friday” Nights return with new addition Buck Commander (Fridays, 6:30 p.m. ET), followed by Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors (Fridays, 7 p.m. ET) and Nick’s Wild Ride (Fridays, 7:30 p.m. ET). The evening concludes with classic and modern western cinema blockbusters beginning at 8 p.m. ET, including Legends of the Fall, with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins; Geronimo: An American Legend starring Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall; and North to Alaska featuring John Wayne.

Hunters orange will dominate Sportsman Channel this fall, especially during the premiere of #DeerWeek on October 15-21. And when it comes to hog eradication – who do you call? Brian “Pigman” Quaca returns with another Aporkalypse installation: Aporkalypse Aerial Poison on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET with past Aporkalypse events airing prior at 5 p.m. ET. Don’t miss Sportsman Channel’s other unique marathons including the return of “Racksgiving” the week of Thanksgiving and “A Caribou Christmas” on December 23.

  • Guns & Ammo (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET): Award-winning Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells, entering its 15th season on air and voted by viewers as the “Best Shoot Show” for multiple years, enters the second half of 2017 unveiling two new segments – Starting From Scratch and Suppressors 101 – and brings back the popular segment, Real World Training.
  • Bowhunter (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET): Heading into its 14th season of field production, Bowhunter is the television arm of “The No. 1 Bowhunting Magazine” and is dedicated to bringing viewers the entirety of bowhunting experiences. Executive Vice President and Group Publisher, Mike Carney, and long-time magazine Editor Curt Wells share the regular hosting duties.
  • Pigman: The Series (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET): Don’t miss Pigman’s newest installment of his highly-praised (and viewed) “Aporkalypse” series with Aporkalypse Aerial Poison on October 7 (7:30 p.m. ET). Following that special, tune in for Pigman’s regular timeslots on Sunday nights for the most energetic – and deadly – pig hunter on TV.
  • MCMILLAN (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET): Tom McMillan is a family man, rancher, farmer and hilarious guide to everyone from celebs to “regular Janes and Joes” on his Kansas property.

Fishing is more than just dropping a line in the water, which is why World Fishing Network brings anglers new adventure series this fall. Check out new series Wild Fish Wild Places that explores the people, places and culture surrounding fishing and Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing where host, Robson Green attempts 10 grand slams in 10 countries. Don’t miss WFN’s “Fish and Trips” block of programming on Sundays beginning at 8 p.m. ET with the sophomore season premiere of Charlie Moore: No Offense (9:30 p.m. ET).

  • iFISHIGAN (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET): iFISHIGAN takes place solely in Michigan. Hosted and produced by former National Bass Tournament Pro, Danny Leonard, each episode is “loaded to the gills” with big fish action and expert tips.
  • Wild Fish Wild Places (Sundays, 8 p.m. ET): Part travelogue and part documentary, this show is an exploration of people, places, culture and heritage. Viewers go around the world for fishing action with characters at every step.
  • Robson Green Grand Slam Fishing (Saturdays, 8 p.m. ET): Robson Green is on a mission to get one of the highest accolades in angling: a grand slam. In his new fishing show, he attempts not one, not two, but 10 grand slams in 10 different countries.
  • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET): Fishing is inherently unscripted, unpredicatable and humorous, just like Mark Zona. In each episode, he will fish with the very best anglers to catch anything with fins.

Other Q4 Highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Lonesome Dove Weekend (October 13–14, 8 p.m. ET): The iconic mini-series comes to Outdoor Channel for two nights.
    • Saturday Night Movie Event – The Hurt Locker (December 2, 9 p.m. ET) – Academy Award-winning movie for Best Picture and Best Director.
    • Other popular series with new seasons airing this quarter include: Gun Stories presented by MidWay USA (Wednesdays, 11:30 p.m. ET); Sasquatch Mountain Man (Saturdays, 2 p.m. ET); Deadliest Hunts (Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. ET) and FOXPRO Furtakers (Sundays, 9 a.m. ET)
  • Sportsman Channel
    • Give thanks to big bucks during Sportsman Channel’s annual Racksgiving presented by Mossberg; all-deer programming on November 20-24, plus the evening of November 25.
    • A Caribou Christmas (December 23, 5-8 p.m. ET) is a celebration of the majestic caribou animal – just in time before its cousins begin their annual trek around the world from the North Pole.
    • Pick up a copy of “North American Whitetail” magazine’s 35th Anniversary issue – on newsstands now – and then tune in for new episodes of the television show of the same name featuring editor Gordon Whittington on Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET).
    • Other fourth quarter series returning on Sportsman Channel with new episodes include: In-Fisherman TV (Sundays, 9:30 a.m. ET), Buckventures: The Woodsman (Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. ET) and Rival Wild (Wednesdays, 8:30 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 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 CONTACT:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212. 852.6646 | tom.caraccioli@outdoorsg.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s “MyOutdoorTV” Joins List of Sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day

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Annual Celebration of Outdoor Lifestyle Pursuits Set for September 23

DENVER (September 14, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) has joined a growing list of sponsors promoting National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF). The annual celebration of outdoor lifestyle pursuits – hunting and fishing – will take place on September 23.

National Hunting and Fishing Day brings together sportsmen and women in celebration of America’s long-standing tradition of hunting and fishing. National, regional, state and local organizations will host fishing- and hunting-related events throughout the day in recognition of the role outdoor pursuits have played since the founding of the country.

“As a leading voice of the outdoor industry, we are committed to promoting and calling attention to outdoor lifestyle pursuits,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “National Hunting and Fishing Day is a celebration of the life-affirming attributes of the outdoors and all that the Outdoor Sportsman Group stands for.”

MyOutdoorTV is Outdoor Sportsman Group’s global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period. MyOutdoorTV offers thousands of outdoor-related shows and streams that engage all electronic devices.

Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, the fourth Saturday in September has been set aside to recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day. This year’s NHF Day (September 23) has NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.

NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of well-respected companies and brands: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, NRA, Realtree, GunBroker, Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Cabela’s, Keep America Fishing, Thompson Center, Izaak Walton League, MyOutdoorTV and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

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 CONTACT:

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

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

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

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

#DeerWeek is a cross-platform initiative that will begin with a takeover of both Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel for seven days. The best of deer hunting programming will air in prime-time from 7 p.m–12 a.m. ET each night. Hosted by Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan, this premier event will allow viewers to experience non-stop deer action while incorporating educational information, unique recipes, hunting tips, and more through OSG’s print, digital and social media platforms.

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

This October, while many hunters are in the woods during the day, at night they’ll want to flip on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel for shows that canvas all of North America in search of big bucks. Programming will include: a mini-marathon featuring the best deer hunts from Bone Collector; Luke Bryan on Buck Commander; The Drury Outdoors shows; an exciting premiere episode of Bowhunter; a best of episode of McMillian with Tom McMillian filming nearly the entire episode; a premiere episode of North American Whitetail entitled: “Sweet Home Alabama” and much more. No matter if taken with a compound bow or rifle, recurve or slug gun, each episode airing during #DeerWeek was carefully curated to show the best cervid-centric moments.

For more information, visit www.deerweek.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #DeerWeek.

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

About Outdoor Channel: Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors. #MyOutdoorTV

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MyOutdoorTV is the new global, paid-subscription, video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in Apple iTunes and Google Play App stores for users across the globe. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

The global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network television shows and is the preeminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsman and Wheels Afield and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com
Erin Erickson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | Erin.Erickson@OutdoorSG.com