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Outdoor Channel Delivers Record Breaking First Quarter


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Outdoor Sportsman Group Brings Commanding Fall Line-up, Featuring Wild Quests in Hunting, Fishing and Shooting

Hunter Orange is Blazing on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel; World Fishing Network Sets Focus on Adventures Above and Below Sea Level

DENVER (September 21, 2016) – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network’s fall roll-out has the cure for buck fever, those missing the smell of gunpowder and viewers looking to taste the salty sea air with 627 new episodes and five new series across the networks, beginning on Monday, September 26.

“The fourth quarter is always a special time for us because it marks the start of hunting season,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks. “Our loyal and passionate viewers relish this time of year and we are happy to provide programming that will help feed their hunger for the outdoors. Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network offer the very best outdoor lifestyle content on television and that will never change.”

In television, fall represents ‘new and fresh’ and that’s exactly what Outdoor Channel delivers in the fourth quarter (Q4). Monday and Friday nights are the place to be on the network with a double dose of Duck Dynasty, followed by new episodes of Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots and Back Country Rescue leading the week, and the return of “Country Fridays” closing the week.

  • Duck Dynasty (Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT): The Robertson crew returns to Outdoor Channel, the exclusive syndicated home of the hit A&E series. Tune in on Mondays to catch a mix of episodes from the first six seasons of the popular unscripted show, featuring patriarch Phil, business-savvy Willie, Willie’s wife Korie, his brothers Jase and Jep, Vietnam vet Uncle Si, and the rest of the Duck Commander crew.
  • Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots presented by Arby’s (Starting Monday, September 26 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET): Back with an all new cast and location, Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots is a half-hour reality show, spotlighting Tanalian Aviation, a helicopter company based in Anchorage, Alaska. Follow these brave pilots as they tackle everything from complicated underwater airplane salvage operations to taking tourists on a glacier ice climb.
  • Back Country Rescue (Starting Monday, November 21 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET): On this new series, get to know the best backcountry rescue team in America – Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR). This remarkable collection of everyday heroes stand ready 24/7/365 to respond to all kinds of extreme emergency situations in the wild country surrounding Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Viking Chronicles (Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET): Catch the new outdoor adventure series that documents the feats of the witty and worldly Kyle Lamb as he traverses North America and the globe on a quest for adventure and unique game opportunities. Along the way, Kyle educates viewers on exploration training and firearms preparation in a way that only a former Special Forces veteran and expert gunfighter can.

 

  • “Country Friday” Nights return with new addition Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour (Fridays at 6:30 p.m. ET), followed by Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET) and Nick’s Wild Ride (Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET). The evening concludes with classic and modern western cinema blockbusters at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET, including The Magnificent Seven, with Steve McQueen and Eli Wallach; Silverado starring Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover and Scott Glenn; and Rio Grande featuring John Wayne.

Hunters orange also will dominate the TV screen on Sportsman Channel this fall, perfectly timed to be the cure for buck fever. Popular series, Predator Nation and Outback Outdoors return, along with continuing episodes of favorites, such as MeatEater, Pigman: The Series, MCMILLAN, Cabela’s Instinct and Gun It with Benny Spies. And stay tuned for new marathon themes on Saturdays through November, including The Huntressess on October 8 and the return of the ever-popular Racksgiving during Thanksgiving week.

  • Predator Nation (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET): This high-energy predator hunting show features Fred Eichler entertaining and educating viewers on how to successfully harvest predators with a variety of weapons, including bow and arrow, crossbow, semi-automatic rifles, bolt-action rifles and shotguns.
  • Outback Outdoors (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET): Outback Outdoors embodies the essence of western bowhunting. Each show is a cinematic short film documenting the tremendous roller coaster of highs and lows that is every archery hunter’s reality.
  • Guns & Ammo TV (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET): Fresh off winning its third consecutive Outdoor Sportsman Award for “Best Shoot/Gun Show,” Guns & Ammo celebrates its 10th year on the air by reloading the show with four new and creative segments: Tactics of the Green Berets, Direct Fire, Personal Defense and ARs…On Target.
  • The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series (Sundays at 11 a.m. ET): Tag along with outdoor experts Captain Conway Bowman and Fred Eichler as they take a dive into the lives of professional guides, their gear, crew, and how they make their living under
    grueling conditions.

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 and exclusive series Fishin’ Hot Spots with expert angler, Henry Waszczuk, as he travels to the hottest saltwater shallows. Fly-fishing continues to be a hot sport for beginners to experts, which is why Fly Fusion Magazine is continuing with Season 2 of their series, Fly Fusion. Their hosts know fly fishing is never just about standing in shallow water with fly rod in hand. Stories are better told on the water, which is why A Fishing Story and JP DeRose Breaking Boundaries are returning to the small screen with new quests. And Walmart FLW Outdoors has non-stop tournament action.

  • Fishin’ Hot Spots (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ET): Expert angler Henry Waszczuk is back to explore shallow water fishing for some of the most dynamic saltwater fish that can be caught on rod and reel.
  • Fly Fusion (Sundays at 10 a.m. ET): Fly Fusion Magazine brings its pages to life with co-host Jim McLennan (respected guide, world-renowned fly-fishing author and Fly Fusion’s managing editor) and Derek Bird (Fly Fusion’s founding editor). They team up with a number of the magazine’s field editors to provide engaging and informative dialogue.
  • A Fishing Story (Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET): A Fishing Story explores the lives of people with tremendous life experiences – from entertainers, professional athletes, veterans and everyday people. Viewers will encounter relatable, life-changing stories that will leave them wanting more.
  • JP DeRose Breaking Boundaries (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET): JP continues his journey through the Fishing Family Tree, looking to experience new areas of fishing whether it be a technique, species or completely new style of angling. From giant bluefin tuna in Prince Edward Island to yellow perch on Lake Simcoe, JP travels to North and Central America looking for new practices in the enormous world of angling.
  • Walmart FLW Outdoors (Mondays at 10 p.m. ET): Walmart FLW Outdoors puts you in the boat with the world’s best bass and walleye anglers throughout the United States.

 

Other fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Gear Up and Go! sweepstakes encourage outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers to live their outdoor lifestyle adventures to the fullest. The campaign runs throughout October and viewers can participate via the website (http://gearupandgo.outdoorchannel.com/) and social media. Daily prizes include: hunting gear from Streamlight, Irish Setter footwear and Tactacam, as well as special prize packs. The grand prize is a $15,000 shopping spree.
    • Other popular series with new episodes airing this quarter are:
  • Sportsman Channel
    • Give thanks to big bucks during Sportsman Channel’s annual Racksgiving presented by Mossberg Firearms all-deer programming on November 22-25, plus the evening of November 27.
    • Hunting during the months with the least amount of light also means those are the coldest hunts – tune in for Sportsman Channel’s “Coldest Hunts” programming block on Saturday, December 10. Staying indoors by the fire is ideal.
    • Other series returning in the fourth quarter on Sportsman Channel with new episodes include: Winchester Deadly Passion (Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET) and Big Deer TV (Wednesdays at 7 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. 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, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam. For more information, visit www.outdoorsg.com. Check out the My Outdoor TV app for iOS and Android to stream outdoor entertainment anytime, anywhere. #AdventureToGo

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212. 852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nick’s Wild Ride

Outdoor Channel Unveils New Travel and Outdoor Adventure Series, “Nick’s Wild Ride,” Starring Award-Winning Fiddle Player and Country Music Artist Nick Hoffman

“Nick’s Wild Ride” Debuts on Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m ET / 6:30 p.m. CT on the Outdoor Lifestyle Cable Network

NASHVILLE & DENVER (June 27, 2016) – This summer, Outdoor Channel is premiering the highly- anticipated, new travel and outdoor adventure TV series, Nick’s Wild Ride, starring award-winning fiddle player and country artist, Nick Hoffman. The half-hour, 13-episode series will make it’s debut on the network Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT.

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 1.39.32 PMHoffman, a former member of Kenny Chesney’s band, is a member of the country music trio THE FARM. He has also performed with music superstars Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, John Mellencamp, Trace Adkins, Steve Miller, James Otto, and more.

Produced by Watermarc Productions and Ugly Duckling Entertainment, Nick’s Wild Ride is unlike other hunting or fishing shows. The Nowthen, Minnesota native and Nashville transplant goes beyond hunting and fishing to explore the music, food, culture, history and heartbeat of each stop he makes along his journey. The show’s aim is to reveal fascinating places and captivating people around the world.

Viewers will follow Hoffman as he explores interesting locations, hunts and fishes for unusual species, and dives into the culture of each place he visits. The first episode takes Hoffman to Louisiana, where he learns from locals how to make hot sauce. The host then travels the Mississippi River and hits the swamps to hunt turkey and catch crawfish. From hunting waterfowl in Nebraska and checking out the best microbreweries in Denver to spending time in the Argentine Republic capital of Buenos Aires to hunting javelina in Mexico, get on board with Hoffman to see where this wild ride ends up.

The series is part of Outdoor Channel’s Friday night “country” programming roster, which includes the return of new episodes of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, the debut of Nick’s Wild Ride, along with a slate of classic and modern western cinema blockbusters.

Watch the trailer for Nick’s Wild Ride here and tune in to Outdoor Channel on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT to catch the riveting new series.

Viewers can join the conversation by using: #NicksWildRide. Follow the series on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Nick Hoffman:

Growing up in the country-side of Nowthen, Minnesota, award-winning recording artist, musician, and songwriter Nick Hoffman not only developed a passion for the outdoors, but also learned to play the fiddle at the young age of four. Hoffman is most commonly known as former long-time member of Kenny Chesney’s band for over 12 years and most recently as member of country-trio THE FARM. In 2012, Hoffman won the Country Music Association’s esteemed award for Touring Musician of the Year. Performing alongside many artists including Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and more, Hoffman has established a fanbase of his own. Combining his passion for music, his affinity for travel, and his love for the outdoors, Hoffman is excited to premiere his new travel/hunting television series “Nick’s Wild Ride.”

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Nick Hoffman:

Heather Blankenship | Lone Star PR | 615.739.6597 | heather@lonestarpr.com

For Outdoor Sportsman Group:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Gunny Time with R. Lee Ermey

LISTEN UP, SWEETHEART!
America’s Drill Instructor Returns for Season Two of “GunnyTime With R. Lee Ermey” on Outdoor Channel

LOS ANGELES & DENVER (June 23, 2016) – He’s an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He’s starred in more than 60 feature films. And he’s a weapons enthusiast. He’s R. Lee Ermey – a.k.a. The Gunny – and he’s leading the charge in the second season of GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey on Outdoor Channel. The show will make its return to the network on Wednesday, June 29 at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET.

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The fiery half-hour series produced by Rogin Entertainment is centered on weapons and weapons technology – past, present and future. While consulting with top-notch experts, Ermey will get a chance to scratch his itchy trigger finger as he demonstrates some of the most historic and high-tech pieces – from the famous Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun used during the Second World War to the Milkor M32A1, a multi-shot 40mm grenade launcher used by the Marines today. He also test-drives and boards a variety of weaponized vehicles, such as the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) – a U.S. Navy ship where he got to play with a Phalanx CIWS. Engaging stories are tied to the pieces of weaponry and ground combat vehicles in each of the series’ 10 episodes. Also on display is Ermey’s indomitable in-your-face drill instructor persona.

Join the one-of-a-kind R. Lee Ermey as he tries out some of the baddest and most powerful weaponry known to mankind. Along for the ride throughout the series will be the crew from Dillon Aero; the Maricopa County SWAT team in Arizona; firearms expert Kenton Tucker; WW II weapons historian Gary Archer; Team GLOCK Captain and former U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Shane Coley; legendary Vietnam-era U.S. Army sniper Ed Eaton; Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL; Aaron Cohen, a former Israeli Defense Forces operator; Tori Nonaka, Team GLOCK member and a three-time USPSA National Champion; Kirsten Joy Weiss, YouTube sensation and noted performance shooter; and Capt. Rogers and the crew of the USS Makin Island.

The Gunny is best known for his unforgettable performances in films like Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, which he received a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Ermey also has starred in critically acclaimed television series on HBO, TNT, Showtime and History Channel. In addition to his storied film, broadcast and Marine Corps careers, Ermey’s impressive resume also boasts a 12-year reign as a GLOCK spokesman; has brand engagements with Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition; and has appeared in campaigns for companies ranging from Coors Light to GEICO. He also works with the Young Marines Youth Organization and makes numerous personal appearances on behalf of the military and law enforcement.

Watch the trailer for GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey here and tune in to Outdoor Channel on Wednesdays at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET to catch the second season of the explosive series.

Viewers can join the conversation by using: #GunnyTime. Follow the series on Twitter and Facebook.

About R. Lee Ermey:

Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today, having starred or appeared in over sixty feature films. He served 11 years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Ermey has been the spokesperson for GLOCK for over eleven years. And, he is also currently the spokesperson for Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition.

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

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Kathleen Hopkins | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | hopkins@braincomm.com

Sportsman Channel’s Popular “Talkin’ Turkey” Marathon Returns on Saturdays: February 27, March 5, 12 and 19

Features Avian-X TV and Turkey Man TV Shows, along with New Episodes of Avian-X TV with Country Music Star Blake Shelton

mattmorrett_blakeshelton-1024x576DENVER (February 23, 2016)– Turkey talk is just a gobble and cluck away with Sportsman Channel’s Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X returning for the fifth year with 12 hours of all-turkey hunting action featuring new episodes of Avian-X TV with Matt Morrett and viewer favorite shows from Turkey Man with Eddie Salter. Tune in for three hours every Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. ET on February 27, March 5, 12 and 19 exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Kicking off the turkey “talkfest” is a special episode on February 27 at 5 p.m. ET featuring country music star Blake Shelton hunting turkey with the Avian-X crew at Shelton’s home in Oklahoma.

For full schedule and videos visit: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/.

Sportsman Channel’s Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X schedule is as follows:

February 27

5 p.m. – Avian-X Red Dirt Strutters (NEW) – Host Matt Morrett travels to his buddy Blake Shelton’s home in Oklahoma for up-close turkey hunting action. Matt meets his match with a tough, crooked tailed longbeard.

6 p.m. – Avian- X Rut N Strut Longbeards (NEW) – World Champion Turkey Caller Josh Grossenbacher meets up with Todd Rogers, owner of Rut N Strut Guide Service, for an unbelievable day of turkey hunting.

7 p.m. – Turkey Man Friends and Family – Eddie has a couple of people in the hot seat this week from good friend, Matt Busbice, to most of his family and they are all talking about the same thing: hunting longbeards.

7:30 p.m. – Turkey Man Buckets & Beards – This week Eddie has Matt Busbice in the chair to talk about an infamous hunting incident in Hawaii. And Eddie learns that Hawaii has turkeys galore.

March 5

5 p.m. – Avian-X Rolltide Longbeards (NEW) – Josh Grossenbacher and Pro Staffer Terrance Williamson team up on tough Alabama longbeards. Then Matt Morrett joins long-time friend Rigby McMillan down in Lower Alabama for a variety of southern turkey hunts that will have viewers dreaming of spring.

5 p.m. – Avian-X Last Stand Longbeards (NEW) – Champion callers Hunter Wallis and Josh Grossenbacher team up in New York and Pennsylvania. And in usual fashion, they bring it down to the wire to get it done.

6 p.m. – Turkey Man Assassins and Barbers – Eddie drops in on the Trained Assassins this week and trades a hair cut for turkey stories.

6:30 p.m. – Turkey Man Assassins and Barbers, Part 2 – Uncle Rusty is in the chair as Eddie continues his talk with the Trained Assassins.

March 12

5 p.m. – Avian-X Family Traditions (NEW) – Cold temperatures and flocked up turkeys create a challenging hunt as Matt Morrett takes his daughter Madison to upstate New York for a shot at her very first longbeard.

6 p.m. – Avian-X Kansas World Hunting Championship (NEW) – Matt Morrett and Pete Angle team up at the World Turkey Hunting Championship in Kansas. Do they have what it takes to come out on top?

7 p.m. – Avian-X Southern Comfort Longbeards – Southern Comfort Longbeards join Matt Morrett as he travels to Florida and Alabama to start off the season.

March 19

5 p.m. – Avian-X Snowy Strutters – Matt Morrett finds himself chasing longbeards in the middle of a Kansas snow storm.

6 p.m. – Avian-X Longhorn Longbeards – The Avian-X crew joins Fred Zink in the Longhorn State as they spend some incredible days in the turkey woods of the Mossy Oak Rio Round Up.

7 p.m. – Avian-X Neon Light Longbeards – Welcome back to Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Turkey Camp, where there is 100% chance of good times, lots of laughs and guaranteed #FLOPPAGE.

 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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6639 | sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group Wants You! Seeking the Best Amateur Shooters; American Marksman Registration Now Open

Three-Phase Shooting Competition Will Be Filmed for National Television Show

American-Marksman-Photo-1DENVER (January 19, 2016) – The search has begun for the best amateur shooter in the United States with the opening of registration for American Marksman – a new concept television show and target shooting competition by Outdoor Sportsman Group. American Marksman will give amateur shooters the chance to take part in a nationwide competition and earn their way to a national championship for cash, gear and fame. The competition will begin with local qualifiers starting in March 2016 at various locations across the country.

Registration is now open at AMMarksman.Com. Potential competitors also can register in person by stopping by the American Marksman booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 19-22 at booth L218 located on the lobby level.

American Marksman will keep the cameras rolling throughout three phases: local qualifiers, regional championships and a national championship with the entire process airing exclusively on Outdoor Sportsman Group networks beginning in December 2016.

“If you ever wanted to enter a shooting competition and thought it was too intimidating or too expensive – then this is your chance to show the world what you’ve got,” said producer Michael Bane, Outdoor Channel. “For only $20 at the local level, you get the chance to try to qualify with other amateurs in a relaxed, safe environment and the best of you will meet in a ridiculously cool national championship with TV cameras rolling. The person who earns the title of ‘American Marksman’ walks away with $50,000…so why wouldn’t you register?”

The local qualifying rounds begin in March at nearly 200 ranges in 47 states. Visit http://AMMarksman.Com for the full schedule. The categories of competition include: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Junior (12-16) and Military/Law Enforcement, with the ultimate winner coming from any of those categories. Each round will feature .22 caliber rim fire courses of fire and as the competitor’s progress, they will be challenged with different calibers, targets and courses of fire. Advancing shooters will go to one of nine regional championships, which begin in June and proceed through August with the National Championship taking place in early 2017.

“The local qualifying level is designed not only to appeal to more seasoned shooters, but also to attract new people into the shooting sports by offering a low-cost and less intimidating way to get involved in competition,” continued Bane.

The nine regional championships will be revealed as locations are finalized. Visit American Marksman on Facebook for regular updates.

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, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Michelle Scheuerman | Bulletproof Communications | 920.342.9281 | michelle@bulletproofcomm.com

 

Outdoor Channel Acquires Cable Syndication Rights to Air A&E Network’s Hit Show “Duck Dynasty”

Duck-Dynasty-Photo-3NEW YORK (December 17, 2015) – While Duck Dynasty® continues to thrive with original episodes on A&E Network, the Robertsons have found a new syndicated home –
Outdoor Channel. Outdoor Channel has acquired the cable syndication rights to air the first six seasons of Duck Dynasty, the most-watched unscripted series in cable history, beginning on January 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks.

Outdoor Channel’s acquisition includes 71 episodes from the show’s first six seasons. The Robertson family return home to Outdoor Channel – where they got their television start with Duck Commander and where brother Willie Robertson currently stars on Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour – and will begin Duck Dynasty’s cable syndicated run with season one in January.

The Robertsons – brothers Phil and Si, along with Phil’s sons Willie, Jase and Jep – own and operate the Louisiana-based duck calling business “Duck Commander.” With Willie serving as CEO, the family has turned their signature beards and idiosyncratic personalities into a multimillion dollar business brand and iconic television series. Established in 1973, the company has grown from a “mom-and-pop” operation that creates fabricated duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood to a multimillion dollar sporting empire.

“We are excited about acquiring the first-run cable syndicated rights for the first six seasons of Duck Dynasty for Outdoor Channel and can’t wait to bring those episodes to our viewers,” said Liberatore. “As with any hugely popular television show that has been syndicated, we know fans of Duck Dynasty will flock to Outdoor Channel to relive the fun that started America’s love of the Robertson family.”

“Duck Dynasty” is produced for A&E Network by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney. Executive producers for A&E are

Brad Holcman and Laurie Sharpe.

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

 

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

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Dan Silberman | A&E Network | 212.210.9114 | Dan.Silberman@aenetworks.com

 

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Takes the Ultimate “Survival Trial” on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 3, 2015) Survival Trial is a competition that requires grit, determination and physical endurance – attributes that can be seen in this week’s episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Field host, Jerry Carroll introduces viewers to a vast cross-section of proud Americans who walk more than 200 miles on foot with 50-pound backpacks for up to 72 hours. Carroll is a willing participant and discovers the course is not for the faint of heart. Experience the ups and downs on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Catch a sneak peek:http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/amazing-america/

aaspThe wilderness offers abundant beauty, ruggedness and, in many cases, hidden dangers. Field host, Tara Conner travels to Maine to get first-hand training on wilderness rescue. The Wilderness Rescue Team is a group of volunteer first responders who bravely face arduous challenges to aid those in peril. Conner is placed in a mock rescue scenario that illustrates the real-life consequences that adventure-seekers could potentially face.

“I am amazed and impressed by the number of people who enter the Survival Trial,” said Jerry Carroll, field co-host of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “I picked up one of the backpacks carried by the participants and nearly fell over it was so heavy. Viewers will be inspired by these exceptional Americans.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

About Pilgrim Studios: Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws and #BikerLive for Discovery; Ghost Hunters and The Wil Wheaton Project for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickeringfor History; Orange County Choppers and Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN (Pilgrim also produced the eight-part documentary Lindsay for the network); David Tutera: Unveiled for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and its new spin-off, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for National Geographic Channel; and Bring It! for Lifetime. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In ItalyAbducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.  Among Pilgrim’s current scripted projects is the pilot Recovery Road for ABC Family, starring Samantha Logan.

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:

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

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117, rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox Highlights BOWHUNTING 2015 New Gear Guide

bhglogoHARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 3) – Gary LeVox, lead singer of country music supergroup Rascal Flatts, appears on the cover of the Petersen’s BOWHUNTING 2015 New Gear Guide, on sale today at newsstands across the country.

The issue also includes an exclusive cover story detailing LeVox’s passion for bowhunting and deer management. LeVox is a member of the Mossy Oak pro staff, and his appearance is tied to Mossy Oak’s recent launch of the all-new Break-Up Country camouflage pattern.

“A lot of people in my position are musicians who became hunters. I was a hunter who just happened to become a musician,” LeVox said. “Music is truly what I do, and hunting and the outdoors is truly who I am.”

bhg-gary-levoxLeVox is also participating in a special Country Superstar Sweepstakes in conjunction with the New Gear Guide. The sweepstakes – co-sponsored by Mossy Oak, SCENTLOK and Bowtech Archery – gives readers an opportunity to win prizes that include a customized Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar autographed by LeVox, two Bowtech Prodigy bows and three complete sets of SCENTLOK hunting apparel. All prizes feature Mossy Oak’s new Break-Up Country camouflage.

The Country Superstar Sweepstakes continues through Feb. 28. To enter, go online to www.bowhuntingmag.com/country

The 2015 New Gear Guide also features photos and details about more than 270 all-new bowhunting products in nine categories: Bows; Crossbows, Arrows & Broadheads; Bow Accessories; Treestands & Blinds; Attractants, Calls & Decoys; Field Wear & Packs; Optics & Scouting Gear; and Useful Tools.

“Our annual New Gear Guide has a well-earned reputation for being the year’s first and most comprehensive collection of new bowhunting products,” Editor Christian Berg said. “And for 2015, we’ve kicked things up to a whole new level by incorporating country music icon Gary LeVox and giving readers a chance to win great gear that will help them be more successful in the field. We couldn’t be more excited about this special issue.”

 

Contact:
Editor Christian Berg
717-695-8097
christian.berg@imoutdoors.com