Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel Schedules Set for Week-long #DeerWeek ProgrammingSeptember 9, 2019
Hosts Jeff Danker and Jon Langston Provide Viewers with Fun, Excitement and Deer
DENVER (September 9, 2019) – Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel launch year three of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks’ programming initiative to welcome the Fall hunting season – #DeerWeek presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors – on September 16-22 (7 p.m.–Midnight). Hosts Jeff Danker and Jon Langston provide viewers with fun, exciting and educational information about deer hunting season.
“#DeerWeek has become ‘can’t miss’ viewing for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts and especially deer hunters,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel will focus on the excitement, camaraderie and adventure of deer hunting season.”
#DeerWeek, launched in 2017, is a unique, week-long, cross-platform event featuring primetime programming showcasing deer-specific content on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel. This year marks the third consecutive year of this specialized, “cervid-themed” programming block.
#DeerWeek content also will be front and center in relevant print, digital and social media platforms owned, operated and distributed by Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks and Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing arms. More than 35 hours of Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel primetime programming will be dedicated to the week-long celebration of deer hunting. Content also will be made available to Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s 16 magazines and 19 online websites and digital outlets including streaming video-on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV), as well as Outdoor Sportsman Group’s vast array of social media platforms.
Outdoor Sportsman Group’s #DeerWeek welcomes back its slate of sponsors from one year ago including presenting sponsor Academy Sports + Outdoors, as well as participating sponsors Can-Am, Kimber and Old Trapper. Outdoor Sportsman Group also welcomes new associate sponsor Moultrie for the 2019 #DeerWeek.
For all programming, scheduling and #DeerWeek information visit: http://media.deerweek.com/deer-week.php
About Jeff Danker: Jeff is co-owner and manager of BVO Productions. He started BuckVentures in 2003 with the motto “Shoot by Sight, Walk by Faith” based off of 2 Corinthians 5:7 and has been hosting hunting shows ever since. Jeff spent time as a professional team roper before starting his career in television. In addition to hunting for a living, Jeff speaks about his faith in church’s all across the country.
About Jon Langston: Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA as the oldest of three boys, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He grew up playing football, eventually earning a football scholarship to college. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his Division I football career ended abruptly. Jon picked up his guitar, which he hadn’t touched since the eighth grade, and re-taught himself how to play. Playing open mic nights and working on his songwriting eventually lead to the 2013 release of “Forever Girl,” the first song he ever wrote by himself. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in 15 sold out shows this year and over 400 million career streams. Jon opened for Luke Bryan on his Farm Tour in 2017, which was a full circle moment for Jon who had been in the crowd as a spectator of Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour only a few years before in Athens, Georgia. He was invited to perform on the tour again in 2018 and joined Luke in support of his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Jon has since signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan’s new Label 32 Bridge Entertainment in conjunction with EMI Records Nashville. On his new label home, Jon released his major label debut single, “When It Comes To Loving You,” which reached No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart, and followed it shortly after with the release of fan favorite, “Dance Tonight.” Jon’s current single, “Now You Know” is climbing the country radio charts.
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 publishing assets: 16 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. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV
Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com