Outdoor Channel Broadens Distribution in New England via Comcast XFINITY TV
TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced that the network will be offered through the broadly distributed Digital Preferred tier throughout New England communities served by Comcast beginning September 29th. XFINITY customers in Greater Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts; Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont will now have greater access to Outdoor Channel’s popular, high quality hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure programming.
“We are continuing to make Outdoor Channel available to larger audiences across the country. Our move on Comcast systems in Boston, the seventh largest DMA, along with these other key New England markets, follows a number of significant packaging upgrades for our network and provides us with another platform to showcase our preeminent position as the leader in outdoor content,” said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. “Comcast is a valued partner and we look forward to providing significantly more New England XFINITY subscribers with Outdoor Channel’s popular content as we head into the fall hunting season.”
“Outdoor Channel provides a wide variety of quality outdoor adventure content featuring top industry talent, and viewers, outdoor enthusiasts, and our valued distribution partners continue to recognize us as being a must have network for their higher penetrated tiers,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. “New England is known for its scenic landscapes and for its strong base of dedicated sports and outdoor enthusiasts, and now residents from ‘Beantown’ to Burlington can further embrace the outdoors through our heart pounding adventures.”
“Comcast is committed to providing a wide range of content to suit customer preferences and we are delighted to have Outdoor Channel available to even more of our customers,” said Mark Adamy, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast’s Greater Boston Region.
Janet Uthman, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast’s Western New England Region also added, “New Englanders have direct access to some of the nation’s greatest natural resources and are passionate outdoor enthusiasts, and we’re thrilled to provide them with Outdoor Channel’s best-in-class programming.”
Refreshing its programming quarterly with new and returning original series, Outdoor Channel packs its schedule with authentic hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road, adventure and conservation shows, like “Buccaneers And Bones,” “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” “The Crush with Lee and Tiffany,” “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild,” and “Ultimate Match Fishing Presented by Sta-Bil.” The network is also home to the best producers and the biggest on-air celebrities in the outdoor industry. And, because a love of the great outdoors runs deep, frequent appearances are made by world-renowned actors, musicians, athletes and more.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America’s leading and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. also owns and operates the SkyCam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
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