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Outdoor Channel Broadens Distribution on Xfinity TV in Maryland and Virginia

January 17, 2012

TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor Channel, America’s leader In Outdoor TV, today announced that the network has launched on XFINITY TV in additional Comcast systems in Maryland and Virginia, making it available to even more customers in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas. Comcast digital Xfinity TV customers in the Elkton area and Harford and Howard Counties in Maryland, as well as in Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Prince William County in Virginia, now have access to Outdoor Channel’s premiere slate of outdoor programming as part of Comcast’s Digital Preferred or Sports & Entertainment Xfinity TV packages on channel 728. Outdoor Channel is also now available in high-definition (HD) to many customers throughout the area on Xfinity TV channel 864.

“We have been working to increase Outdoor Channel and Outdoor Channel HD’s availability in many of the largest markets throughout the U.S. Our continued penetration into top DMAs like Baltimore and Washington, D.C. not only reinforces the broad appeal of the outdoor genre, but also the demand for the Outdoor Channel brand in many leading media markets,” said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. “In 2012, Outdoor Channel will continue to strengthen our relationships with valued affiliate partners, like Comcast, in order to better reach all outdoorsmen and women, no matter their location in the U.S.”

“As the home to the nation’s capital and many of the country’s oldest cities, the Baltimore-Washington corridor is also home to a range of beautiful landscapes, such as the Potomac river and marshlands, teeming with recreational opportunities,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. “We are thrilled to work with Comcast to extend Outdoor Channel’s footprint in such an ideal area and look forward to continuing to capture the interest of the outdoorsmen and women in the region with our genre-leading outdoor adventure programming.”

Outdoor Channel kicked off its newest schedule of programming December 26, 2011, offering viewers a fresh lineup of new shows and returning favorites. Among highlights for the quarter are expanded one-hour episodes of “Wardens” and “Shooting Gallery presented by Crimson Trace,” giving viewers a more in-depth look at two of the network’s top shows. Among the eight shows premiering on Outdoor Channel is “Gridiron Outdoors,” which follows current and former famed football players, such as Jerome Felton, Scott Fujita and Alex Mack, as they go off the football field to tackle the challenges of the outdoors. Tune in all season long to see the top outdoor-entertainment stars: only on Outdoor Channel!

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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