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Sportsman Channel Presents “Iditarod Unleashed” Beginning March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Official Network of the Iditarod” will showcase 17 hours of programming including a two-hour race coverage special of the 2015 version of the “Last Great Race on Earth” on April 2

 NEW BERLIN, WI (March 16, 2015) – If the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race unfolds anywhere close to the way the 2014 version of the “Last Great Race on Earth” ended, then viewers of Sportsman ChannelOfficial Network of the Iditarod – will be in for a treat as the network continues its second year of coverage of the famed race on March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Iditarod2014DogsRunning-300x300 Within the two-week Iditarod Unleashed programming stunt beginning on March 19 with – “Why Do They Run?” (9 p.m. ET/PT) and Sportsman Channel original “Why Do They Mush?” (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), viewers will have a front-row sneak-peek into the lives of the sled dogs and mushers, how they train to compete and what drives them to compete in the yearly endurance test. The Official Network of The Iditarod will continue its exclusive showcase of the dramatic stories of this year’s race, as well as programming from the Iditarod library and recap coverage of the exciting 2014 Iditarod in which Dallas Seavey captured his second career win after enduring a blinding snowstorm in the final miles. On Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m. ET, Sportsman Channel will carry a four-hour block of marathon Iditarod programming including the March to Nome (Parts 1 & 2). Sportsman Channel’s coverage culminates on Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour special dedicated to highlighting the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In all, the network will air 17 hours of Iditarod programming, as well as present extensive print, digital and social media activation.

Highlights:

March 19:

“Why Do They Run” – 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Why Do They Mush” – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

March 26:

Live Ceremonial Start of 2015 Iditarod – 9 p.m. ET/PT (encore)

March 28:

“March to Nome” – 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race (Part 1) – 4 p.m. ET

“March to Nome” – 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race (Part 2) – 5 p.m. ET

“Why Do They Run” – 6 p.m. ET (encore)

“Why Do They Mush” – 6:30 p.m. ET (encore)

Live Ceremonial Start of 2015 Iditarod – 7 p.m. ET (encore)

April 2:

2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race Special – 8 p.m. ET/PT

Seventy-nine teams are vying to claim this year’s championship title. Sportsman Channel is dedicated to provide coverage of the stories of these deserving four-legged athletes and their mushers. It is a true breed of athlete that travels 968 miles through the ice and snow of the Alaskan tundra to see who can survive the harsh landscape and cross the finish line first in Nome.

“Last year, the exciting ending of the race assured everyone involved and watching on Sportsman Channel that no lead is safe and that anything can happen when the elements come into play,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. Iditarod Unleashed will bring all of the stories – past and present – to viewers in the course of two weeks and reconfirm why the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the last great race on Earth.”

For more information go to: www.thesportsmanchannel.com or become an Iditarod Insider at www.iditarod.com/insider/.

 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Ride Shotgun for the Season Finale of Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” – Thursday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 9, 2015) – This week’s back-to-back episodes of Amazing America with Sarah Palin bring new life to old pastimes and traditions. Field hosts Jerry Carroll and Tara Conner learn how taxidermy, bass fishing and even one couple’s wedding vows are revitalized…with a unique twist. Ride shotgun on the road to amazing for the hour-long season finale on Thursday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.    

aasp-finaleCarroll, no stranger to adventure, travels to Mosinee, Wis. to meet up with the owner of Custom Robotic Wildlife. The company combines the art of taxidermy and technology to create life-like mounts and decoys. The custom decoys are requested by hunters, as well as law enforcement, that use them in the fight against wildlife crime. Carroll gets the inside scoop on how the technology is built and an opportunity to see the decoys in action.

“Remote decoys are something to see…or not,” quipped Carroll. “They’re so much like the ‘real deal’ you wouldn’t know the difference.”

Carroll’s outdoor adventures continue, as he heads out on the water, where he learns what it takes to operate a cutting-edge patrol boat with a California game warden.

Viewers will then meet Modesto, Calif. native Lloyd Gomez, a man with a passion for break dancing, street style and…bass fishing. Dubbed the Bass Brigade, he and his crew put a new spin on dropping lures, as they scour the Los Angeles area for the best fishing spots around. This week, the enthusiastic anglers assist Conner in the pursuit of a trophy bass.

And the season finale concludes with a bang, as Carroll introduces the nation to Denise and Danny Salgados. Brought together by a mutual love of fishing and shooting, the happy couple is ready to renew their wedding vows – after 13 years of marriage – in an unforgettable way. Carroll awaits the arrival of the Salgados at a gun range/wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where he’s got a few surprises for the renewed newlyweds. And the day isn’t complete without a little explosive cake downrange. Viewers will have to tune in for a slice of what else is in store.

“You know me, I’m up for anything,” reflected Carroll, the one-time wedding planner and officiator. “Give me the opportunity and I’ll help make it one heck of a shotgun wedding.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs exclusively on 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, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’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.

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

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel – “Official Network of The Iditarod” – To Air Live National Coverage of Famed Race’s Ceremonial Start on March 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET

First hour of 2015 Iditarod airs live for first time ever in “Lower 48” and Hawaii

 NEW BERLIN, WI (March 4, 2015) – Sportsman ChannelOfficial Network of the Iditarod – will present live coverage of the ceremonial start of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage, Alaska on March 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The coverage will be the first time in the history of the event that a national television network will broadcast the ceremonial start of the race live to the “Lower 48” states, as well as Hawaii.

iditarod“Sportsman Channel is excited for viewers across America to be able to experience the sights, sounds and history of the Iditarod’s ceremonial start live as it unfolds,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “The ability to deliver this televised event for the first time ever to the ‘Lower 48’ and Hawaii is another milestone for the network in providing the most engaging experience we can for our Red, Wild and Blue audience.”

“National, live-televised coverage of the start of this iconic race will give viewers a true sense of the magnitude of this grueling American outdoor spectacle,” said Stan Hooley, CEO of the Iditarod Trail Committee. “The imagination of viewers will be piqued as they watch 79 teams leaving the starting line and are left wondering what adventures lie ahead over the next 10-14 days.”

As the Official Network of The Iditarod, Sportsman Channel will exclusively showcase the dramatic stories of “The Last Great Race On Earth.” Following the special March 7 live coverage, Sportsman Channel will air a full slate of programming – with extensive print, digital and social media activation –including Iditarod Unleashed beginning on March 19 and culminating with the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on April 2.

The Iditarod renewed its exclusive national television partnership with Sportsman Channel for the 2015 race. Iditarod Productions will continue to produce the annual sled dog spectacle and provide extensive, in-depth coverage, video and updates through a robust online platform for Sportsman Channel and The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race websites.

The 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will begin on March 7 in Anchorage, Alaska. The CBS affiliate in Anchorage (KTVA) will share its feed with Sportsman Channel for the live coverage. For more information go to: www.thesportsmanchannel.com or become an Iditarod Insider at www.iditarod.com/insider/.

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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Explores Bomb Squad Protection Training, Black Dagger Military Hunt Club, Survival Condos and American Heroes – Thursday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 2, 2015) – Whether it’s protecting a family, a city, or an entire nation, this week’s back-to-back episodes of Amazing America with Sarah Palin showcase men and women with the tenacity to protect and serve in all facets of life. From bomb squads to hunting with our nation’s military heroes, to prepping for disaster, field hosts Tara Conner and Jerry Carroll are called to help share the heart-pounding and explosive stories. Tune in for the hour-long special on Thursday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.    

Todd Nichols, a 22-year veteran in the Army.
Todd Nichols, a 22-year veteran in the Army.

 The Bristol City Bomb Squad – responsible for protecting the largest venue in the Bristol, Tenn. area, the Bristol Motor Speedway – trains diligently to ensure the safety of visitors, drivers and pit crews. The venue, attracting nearly 170,000 people during races, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, as the squad must prepare to diffuse any situation that comes their way. Conner visits the Speedway and suits up to experience explosive training exercises.

The episode continues, as Carroll heads to Zolfo Springs, Fla. to meet with the Black Dagger Military Hunt Club – an organization dedicated to hosting shooting and hunting events to raise money for veterans. Carroll goes hog wild on a night vision hunt with several veterans who share their inspiring stories.

“I had the honor of meeting so many brave men and women while filming these episodes,” said Conner. “But the most thrilling part for me was getting to experience the bomb squad training. I had no idea how much pressure these guys are under to ensure the safety of so many people.”

Carroll’s experience at Black Dagger left an indelible mark. “This isn’t just a hunting trip for veterans, it’s a form of therapy and a way to stay connected to those going through similar experiences,” said Carroll. “It truly was an honor hearing stories and hunting hogs with such a great group a people.”

Next, Conner visits Todd Nichols, a 22-year veteran in the Army, including 14 years in the Green Berets, and five recent deployments. Following his tours, Nichols remains an avid outdoorsman. Conner heads to Nichols’ hometown of Nashville, Tenn. to hear the stories behind his harrowing career and embarks on a hunt for whitetail deer.

Finally, the special episode ends with a visit to Kansas where Conner tours a $1.5 million home built 15 stories below the ground. This “prepper” survival condo is built to withstand disaster. Viewers will get a first-hand look at luxury living underground.

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs exclusively on 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, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’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.

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

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

“Savage Outdoors” Four-Part Mini Series in Alaska Begins Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel with Tracking Caribou

First Episode Begins with Caribou Hunt in the Brooks Range –

Remaining Episodes Focus on Bears

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 23, 2015) – Mike Stroff of Savage Outdoors is no stranger to tough hunting conditions, and certainly won’t turn down an adventure. For the next four weeks on Sportsman Channel, Stroff and crew find themselves facing beautiful – yet difficult – terrain that gets them face-to-face with a nine-and-a-half foot bear. Tune in to Savage Outdoors exclusively on Sportsman Channel for Part One of the series on Tuesday, February 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

SavageOutdoorsAlaska-300x300“What do you think of when you think of Alaska?” asks Stroff. “Unique, rugged, tough – it is a place to experience things you’ve never experienced before – it’s truly the last frontier.”

In the first part of the series, Stroff pursues caribou, which are abundant in the Brooks Range, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to hunt. “You can’t chase them, you have to get in front of where you think the herd might be tomorrow or the next day to even have a chance at them,” said Stroff. “They are so inquisitive. Some of them have never even seen a human before.”

The remaining three episodes, scheduled to air March 3, March 10 and March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, find Stroff and his crew in a predator control unit where bears are abundant. Stroff brings his bow out for the remaining episodes for both brown and black bears and, eventually, the crew find themselves up close and personal with a nine-and-a-half foot bear.

“This bear footage is like nothing we’ve ever filmed before,” effused Stroff. “Not only did we get to see many bears, but we snuck in very close to them so I could get the best shot off with my bow. It will be a real treat for viewers.”

Savage Outdoors airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 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:  

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

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Experiences a Hunt of a Lifetime – Thursday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 23, 2015) – After a wish-granting foundation denied Tina Pattison’s son the opportunity to fulfil his dying wish – a moose hunt, she took matters into her own hands and founded Hunt of a Lifetime, with a mission to provide terminally-ill youth with the opportunity to live out their hunting dreams. Field host Tara Conner visits the foundation and joins two brothers, battling terminal illness, for a whitetail deer hunt of a lifetime on this week’s episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin airing exclusively on Thursday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

AmazingAmericaWithSarahPalinHuntofALifetime-300x168Hunt of a Lifetime works to ensure children dealing with terminal illness have the chance to experience hunting adventures like never before – including two young brothers, both suffering from muscular dystrophy. Conner embarks on a hunt for whitetail deer with the duo, whose inspiring story and vibrant personalities shine through in the field.

“It is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience when you meet people who have a mission and stick to their guns without backing down,” said Conner. “These are kids who just want to live normal lives, and getting to experience the outdoors is a huge part of that.”

Bravery and inspiration continue as field host Jerry Carroll visits Kevin Shea, a volunteer firefighter, whose love of hunting inspired the founding of Hero Hunt Club. Shea helps provide affordable hunting trips around the country to firefighters and police officers. Carroll teams up with Shea to hunt with a few of New York’s bravest firefighters.

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs exclusively on 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, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’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.

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

Saddle Up with Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” at the Priefert Family Ranch – Thursday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 17, 2015) – Saddle up with Sportsman Channel’s Amazing America with Sarah Palin, as former Governor Sarah Palin heads to the Priefert Family Ranch in Texas. The Prieferts show the former vice presidential candidate what it takes to manage 1,700 acres of land, cattle and a manufacturing plant. Palin gets plenty of hands-on experience and an opportunity to take on an intense hunt for wild hogs. Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs Thursday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT at Sportsman Channel.

Catch a sneak peek: here

SarahPalinPriefertsHorsebackThe Priefert Family – self-made, all-American ranchers – built a business from the ground up, becoming the leading manufacturer of goods in the cattle ranching and rodeo industries. Palin visits with the family members who started it all to learn how the Priefert Family Ranch came to be. And, she’s not afraid to get a little dirty. Palin actively participates in a hunt for wild hogs and gets behind the machines that build cattle handling gear. With a little help from the resident cowboys, Palin channels the spirit of the “Wild West” while learning the ropes of 21st Century ranching with her cowherding and riding skills.

“It fills my heart to know that it’s still possible in America to run a business based on family values – like the Prefierts,” said Palin. What really strikes you about the Prieferts is their humility. They couldn’t be more successful in their field, but it hasn’t gone to their head one bit. They stay focused on what’s important: family, hard work and giving back.”

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, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’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. (Please make sure this is the most up-to-date BP for Pilgrim)

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:

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

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Buck Knives: Edge of a Legend Documentary to Air on Sportsman Channel to Honor Chuck Buck on February 19 at 10 p.m. ET and February 21 at 9 p.m. ET

Film Honors an American Icon with Behind-the-Scenes Footage and More

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 17, 2015) Buck Knives: Edge of a Legend returns to Sportsman Channel for a special encore airing to honor the passing of Buck Knives’ legendary leader, Chuck Buck (1936–2015). Buck Knives: Edge of a Legend tells the story of Buck Knives, an American- made knife company that started with Chuck’s grandfather, Hoyt Buck, and his dream to produce quality knives for everyone.

Sportsman Channel will air Buck Knives: Edge of a Legend on February 19 at 10 p.m. ET and February 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

Buck-Knives-Edge-of-a-Legend-300x300A unique documentary, Edge of a Legend showcases the American dream, through the eyes of those who use the knives and the legendary family that stands behind them. From its humble beginnings, to its status as an American icon of the outdoor lifestyle, Buck Knives has stood the test of time. Viewers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the manufacturing floor including interviews with current CEO C.J. Buck, his dad Chuck Buck and more.

Edge of a Legend was one of Sportsman Channel’s most popular documentaries aired in 2014 with many viewers requesting encore airings,” said Graig Hale, vice president of business development of Sportsman Channel. “It is with heavy hearts we re-air the special to honor a man we all view as legendary in his own right. I, along with many hunters, cherish our Buck Knives’ Model 110 folding knife and will undoubtedly share the legacy with future generations. The entire Sportsman Channel family wishes the Buck family our deepest condolences on the passing of Chuck Buck.”

Chairman of Buck Knives, Inc., Chuck personified the warm family tradition of the American knifemaking company he headed. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1961, Chuck learned the ins and outs of the knife business and was there when Buck Knives, Inc. emerged. Within a few years, Chuck was named corporate vice president for manufacturing. In June 1979, Chuck became president of Buck Knives at age 43. He was later inducted into the Blade Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1996. Chuck was an outstanding business leader and was influential in Buck Knives’ considerable growth.  Chuck handed over the business to his son, CJ, in 1999 but remained active as Chairman of the Board.

Chuck was such a friendly, gregarious gentleman that people meeting him for the first time went away feeling they had been friends for years. He loved to travel all over America with his wife of 56 years, Lori, visiting with customers in stores to hear what knife users liked and what they wanted. He met countless people and signed countless knives in his travels, creating fond memories with people who use Buck products.

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

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Indulges in a Jungle Feast on February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part Three of Steven Rinella’s Bolivian Jungle Hunt Brings Additional Surprises

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 17, 2015) – Hunting laws and regulations in the United States are vastly different from those of the rain forests in Bolivia. This is precisely the environment Steven Rinella finds himself while walking through the loud and eerie jungles of central Bolivia on the final episode of Sportsman Channel’s three-part MeatEater special. Despite the language barrier, Rinella has developed a rapport with the indigenous tribesmen during several days of hunting and fishing. The goal and challenge is to harvest a bounty large enough to feed the local tribe and end Rinella’s journey on a successful note.

meat-eater-finale Audiences can watch Rinella’s experience unfold on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The host often talks and writes about his profound respect for how indigenous people harvest their food by any means necessary. The final episode of his South American adventure offers a vivid ‘A to Z’ account of how local tribesmen hunt and prepare for their collection of local foods. For the most part, Rinella has been a hunting spectator in the jungle thus far on his journey, but this episode may call on his skills.

“Bolivia was an eye-opening journey,” said Rinella. “Hunting is more than a lifestyle here – it’s a matter of survival, and to be able to hunt with individuals who have maintained a constant connection to the land for many years made this a special trip I will cherish and never forget.”

MeatEater airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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.

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Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Travels to Jungles of South America for Life-Changing Event on February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part one of three-part Series finds Steven Rinella in Unchartered Territory

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 4, 2015)Sportsman Channel’s Steven Rinella is a well-traveled outdoorsman and has experienced countless remote hunting locations in his lifetime – but he does not often encounter a trip to the jungles of South America. Do not miss Rinella’s unforgettable journey to uninhabited areas of Bolivia on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

meateaterThe environment throughout the villages around the river system is raw and untamed. A new adventure in foreign territories can bring uncertainty and a level of excitement. Rinella learns different hunting and fishing techniques from the locals, but also takes an introspective look into his personal food gathering beliefs and how they compare to those of the local tribes.

“I entered this adventure with no expectations and gained a new respect for how the indigenous tribes survive,” said Steven Rinella. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say I was out of my comfort zone in this environment, but that’s one of the reasons I took the trip. This three-part series will be an eye-opening experience for our viewers.”

MeatEater premieres exclusively on Sportsman Channelon Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo.   Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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 CONTACT:  

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