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Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Jim Liberatore Assumes New Responsibilities and Consolidates Title


Liberatore Named President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group

Jim Liberatore, President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group
Jim Liberatore, President and CEO, Outdoor Sportsman Group

DENVER (July 26, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announced Jim Liberatore has been named President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group. Previously, Liberatore was President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network). The announcement was made today by KSE Media Ventures President and CEO, Matt Hutchings.

Liberatore adds the responsibility of overseeing OSG’s integrated media business with 15 outdoor lifestyle magazine brands, 19 of the outdoor industry’s top-rated websites and the company’s global, subscription-based, video-on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

“Jim is an industry veteran who has been guiding the growth and transition of our networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network,” Hutchings said. “Jim’s added responsibilities are testimony to the tremendous work he has done and the team he has put together to enact and excel in all areas of our media businesses. Jim is now tasked with creating and executing a global, multi-media vision to cater to outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.”

“Outdoor Sportsman Group owns and creates almost every relevant piece of content in the outdoor space,” Liberatore noted. “Whether that content is created by the top professionals in the outdoor industry, by writers of industry-leading print publications and digital sites, or by our award-winning production company – Winnercomm; any person interested in the outdoor space throughout the world should understand Outdoor Sportsman Group is the ultimate destination.”

Before joining Outdoor Channel as its President and CEO in 2013, Liberatore served as President of SportsTime Ohio from 2006 to 2013 and was responsible for the successful launch of the Northern Ohio Sports Network. Before that, he served as the President of Speed Channel for five years. During his tenure, Jim relaunched, rebranded, reprogrammed and relocated the network, transforming it from Speedvision to Speed Channel. Under his leadership, the network significantly grew in key areas of business. He also held executive positions at FOX Sports/Sunshine Network and Madison Square Garden earlier in his career.

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. 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 http://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 Mike Williams Promoted to Senior Vice President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Digital

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MyOutdoorTV, launched globally in June 2017, is the new outdoor global subscription video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in the Apple iTunes and Android (Google Play) App stores for users around the world. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Mourns the Passing of Rick Carone

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

 

World Fishing Network Free Previews Available on Dish Network This Summer


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

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

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

World Fishing Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Media Contacts:

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

 

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


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

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

About Outdoor Channel

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s ‘MyOutdoorTV’ Acquires Exclusive Content


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

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

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

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

MyOutdoorTV, launched globally in June 2017, is the new outdoor global subscription video on-demand service from Outdoor Sportsman Group created just for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The subscriber-based service can be found in the Apple iTunes and Android (Google Play) App stores for users around the world. The retail price of MOTV is (US) $9.99 per month or (US) $99.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial period.

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Bill Osborn Promoted to Executive Vice President of Networks Group

Bill OsbornBill Osborn, Executive Vice President of Networks Group


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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