October 1, 2008

Outdoor Channel Takes Hunters Around the World With Safari Club International’s Expedition Safari

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, will premiere the new season of Safari Club International's Expedition Safari on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. EDT as part of the network's Primos Thursday Night Calls of the Hunt programming block. Safari Club International (SCI), a leading conservation, humanitarian and outdoor education organization, joins over a dozen other premier conservation groups partnering with Outdoor Channel to reach viewers with an educational message of protecting the environment.

"Outdoor Channel shares our passion for wildlife conservation and offers the ideal multi-platform vehicle to educate millions of outdoorsmen and women on international issues regarding wildlife, outdoor education and philanthropy," said Merle Shepard, President of SCI. "Together, we can encourage sportsmen across the country to take responsibility and conserve our wilderness by making a positive contribution to wildlife and ecosystems."

Expedition Safari follows host Mike Rogers as he travels the world in search of the ultimate hunting adventure. Filmed in some of the world's most amazing wildlife habitats, Expedition Safari captures the rugged adventure of big game hunting, wingshooting and fishing. Along the way, Rogers educates viewers about the hunter's responsibilities to preserve wildlife and habitat for future generations.

The show airs Thursdays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 11 p.m. EDT.

"We welcome Safari Club International as another valuable conservation partnership and strongly believe in the club's efforts to protect the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide," said Tom Hornish, COO of Outdoor Channel.

SCI supports wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services in North America, Asia and Africa. Through the SCI Foundation's numerous philanthropic programs, SCI members feed millions of hungry each year, offer free healthcare to impoverished communities, and introduce children to the wonders of wildlife. The Foundation also supports research, science-based wildlife management practices, and advocacy with the federal and state governments.

Outdoor Channel's other well-respected conservation and outdoor affinity partners are Ducks Unlimited, Boy Scouts of America, Pheasants Forever, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Trout Unlimited, the National Forest Foundation, the International Hunter Education Association, Quality Deer Management Association, Boone & Crockett Club, Texas Trophy Hunters Association and the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Heritage Fund.

About Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel is America's Leader in Outdoor TV, offering programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic new website. Outdoor Channel is a wholly owned subsidiary of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. . For more information about Outdoor Channel, please visit http://www.outdoorchannel.com/.

About Safari Club International

SCI-First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI's 187 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 18 other countries. SCI's proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page http://www.safariclub.org/ or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

Outdoor Channel

CONTACT: Angela Hein of Bob Gold & Associates, Inc., +1-310-784-1040,[email protected], for Outdoor Channel

Web site: http://www.outdoorchannel.com/http://www.safariclub.org/