Outdoor Channel

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Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel.svg
Launched 1994
Owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan America's Leader in Outdoor TV
The World Leader in Outdoor Entertainment
Headquarters Denver, Colorado
Formerly called The Outdoor Channel (1994-2007)
Website OutdoorChannel.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Selective TV, Inc. (Alexandria, MN) K67HI (Channel 67)
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 606 (SD only)
1606 (VOD)
Dish Network Channel 396 (SD only)
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 121 (HD)
SkyLife
(South Korea)
Channel 113 (HD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 529 (HD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 807 (HD)
307 (SD)
Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 216 (Digital)
Channel 179 (HD)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 59 (Analog)
Channel 216 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 321 (HD)
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 261(HD)
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 673 (HD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse Channel 1680 (HD)
Channel 680 (SD)
Sky Angel Channel 327
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 711 (HD)
Available on many IPTV systems Check local listings for channels
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 258 (HD) (Coming soon on January 2014)

Outdoor Channel is an American speciality channel focused on the outdoors, offering programming that includes hunting, fishing, Western lifestyle, off-road motorsports and adventure. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a broadband web site. In 2013, Outdoor Channel was acquired by Kroenke Sports Enterprises.[1]

As of August 2013, Outdoor Channel is available to approximately 39,175,000 pay television households (34.3% of households with television) in the United States.[2] In December, 2013, the Outdoor Channel was planned to relocate to Colorado from its current location of Temecula, CA, supported by Colorado Economic Development Commission.[3]

Outdoor Channel Content[edit]

Billing itself as "America's Leader in Outdoor TV", Outdoor Channel provides thematic primetime programming “blocks,” allowing viewers to watch one of many categories (fishing, hunting, outdoor adventure) of shows like Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish, Field & Stream's The Gun Nuts Presented by Smith & Wesson or Savage Wild on a designated night.

  • American Archer with Tom Nelson
  • Benelli's American Birdhunter with Tom Knapp
  • Gold Fever with George and Tom Massie
  • Gun Stories hosted by Joe Mantegna
  • Limitless with Theresa Vail hosted by Theresa Vail (beginning in July 2015)[4]
  • Midway USA's Rapid Fire with Iain Harrison and Mike Seeklander
  • Mossy Oak's Hunting the Country
  • Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell
  • Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures with Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark
  • Shooting Gallery It focuses on multiple aspects of shooting, from self-defense to the shooting sports, hosted and produced by veteran shooting competitor Michael Bane.
  • Steve's Outdoor Adventures with Steve West
  • Ted Nugent's Spirit of the Wild hosted by Ted Nugent
  • Western Extreme with Jim Burnworth

Outdoor Channel HD[edit]

Logo of Outdoor Channel HD

Outdoor Channel HD formally know as Outdoor Channel 2 HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of Outdoor Channel that launched in early 2004. Service Electric Cablevision, Inc. was the first provider to carry it.[5] AT&T U-verse added it in October 2008.[6] In early April 2009, it was announced that it had reached carriage agreement deals with Comcast, RCN, US Cable, and Time Warner Cable for the HD version.[7][8] In June 2010, Outdoor Channel became the first and only full-time cable network in the outdoor category to broadcast every episode of every show in 100% native HD.[9]

Conservation[edit]

Outdoor Channel mobilized 2,500 volunteers in September 2010 as part of its Conservation Tour of Duty for its Outdoor Channel Corps initiative. It is a philanthropic program that aims to improve public lands and spaces in order to ensure that the outdoor lifestyle thrives in America.[10] Timed around National Public Lands Day, Outdoor Channel Corps deployed volunteers to a total of eight sites, where the network worked on restoration and improvement projects with partners and affiliates like Comcast, Time Warner, Boys Scouts of America and the National Park Service.[11]

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