Outdoor Channel HD now Available in all top 25 Markets
TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced the network’s high definition (HD) channel, Outdoor Channel HD, is now available in the top 25 markets in the U.S. following its launch on Cox Communications Arizona, which serves Phoenix and Tucson. This represents a significant milestone since the launch of the HD service just four years ago.
“Phoenix is one of the top ten most populated cities in the U.S. and we are thrilled that our industry-leading outdoor programming is now available not only to the Phoenix community, but also to residents of all of the top 25 media markets in the U.S.,” said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. “In 2012, we will continue to work with our key affiliate partners to further expand Outdoor Channel and Outdoor Channel HD’s reach and expose the Outdoor Channel brand to new populations of avid fans with a passion for the outdoors.”
“Outdoor Channel HD has seen rapid growth in the last 30 months, since committing to 100% original HD content, adding more than eight million homes. That growth, in addition to penetrating all top 25 media markets in only four years, demonstrates the mass appeal of the outdoor genre and the value our brand delivers to our affiliate partners,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. “Outdoor Channel will take the residents of Arizona from the arid deserts that they’re used to, to the frigid temperatures of the north and across the world to exotic locations, all while never leaving their living room.”
“In response to requests from our Arizona customers, and in an effort to continue to expand our expanding HD channel offerings, we are excited to offer the Outdoor Channel in HD,” said Ivan Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs Cox Communications Arizona.
Outdoor Channel is currently airing its first quarter of programming, 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!
Outdoor Channel HD is now available as part of Cox’s HD Plus Package on Channel 1161. Additionally, Outdoor Channel is available as part of Cox’s Sports and Info Pak on Channel 161.
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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