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

June 23, 2017


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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