via press release:
Sportsman Channel’s Q3 Programming Lineup Offers 14 New, Original Series
Parent Company InterMedia Outdoors to Supply 65 New, Original Episodes for Q3
Industry Leader Drake Waterfowl and New Concept Show, Gallery of Guns, Also to Debut
New Berlin, WI (July 1, 2010) – Guns and gear, ducks and bows headline Sportsman Channel’s powerful third quarter lineup – to debut Monday, June 28, as part of more than 850 original series episodes across 90 programs, including 14 new original series. Sportsman parent company, InterMedia Outdoors (IMO), is supplying 65 new, original episodes across five titles this quarter. The network’s Q3 lineup also features new show debuts from several independent production companies, including waterfowl industry pacesetter, Drake Waterfowl, with their show, Drake’s Migration Nation and a new concept show, Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, which allows viewers to see the guns in action on TV and then shop online by utilizing Gun Genie™, a state-of-the-art firearm purchasing tool.
“Sportsman Channel continues to be a leader in outdoor programming with our fresh, innovative shows focusing on the where-to and how-to for viewers,” said Todd Hansen, Sportsman Channel Sr. Vice President. “Plus, we are rapidly shifting our content lineup to high-definition formats. We will deliver more than 50 percent of this quarter’s content in HD and our goal is to be fully HD in 2011.”
In addition to Drake’s Migration Nation and Gallery of Guns, Sportsman will offer 12 other new, original series in the upcoming quarter for a total of 14 series: No Limit Outdoors, Brush Country Monsters, The Experience, Adventures South of the Border, BACK Outdoors, Gameface TV, Respect Outdoors, Real Deal, Down the Road, The Industry, The Zone and Life at Table Mountain.
Returning viewer favorites include: Family Traditions with Haley Heath for their third season, Flyaway Highway, The Fowl Life, Heartland Bowhunter, Team Fitzgerald, Back Country Quest, Shoot Straight with Chad Shearer, The Rule, Strickland’s Archery Adventures, Innerloc’s Out There and many more.
This year, IMO will supply more than 230 episodes of original programming to the network, including 65 episodes in Q3 and another 65 in Q4. IMO’s award-winning programming lineup includes new episodes all filmed in HD from established series Guns & Ammo (now entering its eighth season), North American Whitetail (seventh season), Bowhunter TV (sixth season), Petersen’s HUNTING Adventures (fifth season) and Tactical Arms (second season).
Sportsman Channel is currently in more than 25 million homes after announcing several launches during the past several quarters, including Comcast in Atlanta and Denver and migration from Sports Tier to Digital Basic on Comcast Chicago and Twin Cities. Sportsman Channel is poised to make several additional carriage announcements throughout the remainder of the year.