Comcast and Outdoor Channel Enter Into Multi-Year TV Everywhere Distribution Agreement
XFINITY TV Customers Can Now Enjoy Multi-Platform Access to the Network
TEMECULA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced a multi-year distribution agreement with XFINITY TV from Comcast, making the network’s array of outdoor lifestyle entertainment accessible for multi-platform viewing by XFINITY TV customers across the U.S.
Effective immediately, the agreement will broaden the Outdoor Channel viewing experience by offering its popular roster of programming on XFINITY On Demand, online at xfinity.com/tv and through the XFINITY TV Player app. The network’s shows capture the excitement of the great outdoors through the eyes of esteemed hunting, fishing and shooting talent, alongside world-renowned actors, musicians and athletes. Among the hit programs are: “Bottom Feeders,” “King of the Spring,” “Jack Link’s Major League Fishing,” “Buck Commander protected by Under Armour,” “Bone Collector” and “The Crush with Lee and Tiffany.”
“Our agreement with Outdoor Channel is the latest effort in our commitment to bring great entertainment options to XFINITY TV customers while at home and on-the-go,” said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President, Digital and Emerging Platforms, Comcast Cable. “We’re pleased to bring outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts this popular programming to their fingertips on multiple devices.”
“We are proud to broaden our affiliation through this premier partnership with XFINITY TV from Comcast, as this marks the first-ever TV Everywhere agreement in the outdoor genre,” said Tom Hornish, President and CEO, Outdoor Channel. “The deal offers greater flexibility for Outdoor Channel fans when watching our best-in-class shows, whether it be on TV, PCs or mobile devices.”
“On-demand viewing has become increasingly popular, and with our latest entrance into the TV Everywhere space, we’re providing a gateway to our video content directly onto XFINITY TV customers’ screen of choice,” Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Outdoor Channel. “By working with Comcast, we’re fully embracing the future of entertainment and the innumerable ways our content will be consumed.”
Outdoor Channel recently unveiled its second quarter programming schedule, which includes a robust roster of nearly 80 shows. This spring, tune in to see celebrities, like Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, and Mykel Hawke, along with the network’s all-stars, such as Ted Nugent, Michael Waddell, Jim Shockey, and Lee and Tiffany Lakosky. For more information, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.5 million U.S. households – 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 and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.
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, 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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