Outside Television (formerly RSN Television) is a Direct-broadcast satellite network operated by Mariah Media which publishes Outside Magazine that creates and distributes outdoor lifestyle and resort-based sports programs to a network of stations across the United States like TV Aspen in Aspen, Colorado.
The network was founded in partnership by Mariah Media Inc, publisher of Outside magazine, and Resort Sports Network (RSN) to bring Outside's award-winning coverage to life. The joint venture united two prominent leaders with large bases of both active and affluent consumers in the active-lifestyle categories.
Outside Television was the result of a complete rebranding of the existing Resort Sports Network, the national television network that specialized in creating and distributing outdoor-lifestyle content to premier vacation destinations throughout the country.
As of June 2010 Outside Television was in 110 resort markets representing 61 million potential viewers.
Outside Television was founded by publisher Lawrence Burke and founding executive producer and executive vice president Les Guthman in 1994. Over the next ten years, it produced the long-running Outside Television Presents TV series, whose production Farther Than the Eye Can See, the first high-definition film to summit Mt. Everest, by director and cameraman Michael Brown, earned two Emmy Nominations in 2004, the Emmys for Best Sports Documentary and Best Sports Cinematography. Into the Tsangpo Gorge, by director and expedition leader Scott Lindgren, achieved the epic first whitewater descent of the “Everest of rivers," through the 18,000-ft.-deep Tsangpo Gorge (Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) in Tibet and was recognized by the Explorers Club as one of the most accomplished expeditions of modern times. Into the Tsangpo Gorge aired on NBC Sports in May 2002 and was Outside Magazine's cover story in July 2002. In addition to airing on television, Outside Television's documentaries produced between 1995 and 2004 appeared in 177 international film festivals and won 29 film festival awards.
- Outside Today (co-hosted by David LaHuta, Julia Dimon and Ethan Zohn)
- Dispatches (formerly known as The Buzz)
- Outside Film Festival: Mountainfilm in Telluride (co-hosted by David LaHuta and Lynsey Dyer)
- Epic Conditions (originally produced by Weather Channel)
- Around the World for Free
- Ride Guide
- North Face Expeditions
- Primal Quest
- Perfect Days
- Outside Television Presents
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