Outdoor Channel

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Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel 2017.png
LaunchedApril 1, 1994
Owned byOutdoor Sportsman Group
(Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)
AMC Networks International
(EMEA region distributor)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganAmerica's leader in outdoor TV
The world leader in outdoor entertainment
HeadquartersDenver, Colorado
Formerly calledThe Outdoor Channel (1994–2007)
Sister channel(s)Sportsman Channel
World Fishing Network
Altitude
Websiteoutdoorchannel.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television (United States)Channel 6.7 (Alexandria, Minnesota)
Digital terrestrial television (Philippines)Channel 22.08 (Manila)
EasyTV Home (Philippines)Channel 7
Satellite
DirecTVChannel 606 (SD/HD)
Channel 1606 (VOD)
Dish NetworkChannel 396 (SD/HD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 144 (SD)
SkyLife
(South Korea)
Channel 113 (HD)
beIN
(Middle East and North Africa)
Channel 115 (HD)
Skynindo
(Indonesia)
Channel 21 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 3 (C01/C02)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 131
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 72
Cable
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 673 (HD)
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 216 (SD)
Channel 179 (HD)
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 59 (Analog)
Channel 216 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 321 (HD)
VTVCab (Vietnam)Channel 137 (HD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verseChannel 1680 (HD)
Channel 680 (SD)
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 741 (HD)
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 17/121 (HD)
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 203 (HD)
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 170 (SD)
Channel 210 (HD)
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
DirecTV NowInternet Protocol television
Fubo TVInternet Protocol television
7plusInternet Protocol television

Outdoor Channel is an American pay television 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 its own website. In 2013, Outdoor Channel was acquired by Kroenke Sports Enterprises.[1]

As of February 2015, Outdoor Channel is available to approximately 35.8 million pay television households (30.8% 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, California, supported by Colorado Economic Development Commission.[3]

In March 2019, the channel became available in Australia via the ad-supported streaming service 7plus.[4]

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. The channel added movies to its lineup on Friday nights in 2016.

Previous Outdoor Channel logo

High-definition channel[edit]

An HD feed of the channel was launched in 2004, with the name of Outdoor Channel 2 HD; it used to broadcast different programming in contrast with the SD channel, until it turned into a simulcast feed and rebranded simply to "Outdoor Channel HD". It currently broadcasts at 1080i and it is carried by most subscription providers. It was the first outdoor pay-TV network in June 2010 to offer a schedule solely made up of HD-filmed content.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Similar networks[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INDUSTRY: Outdoor Channel sale to Kroenke closes
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Relocation
  4. ^ Knox, David (7 March 2019). "7plus adds two new US live streaming channels". TV Tonight.
  5. ^ Outdoor Channel's Biggest Summer Ever: America's Leader In Outdoor TV Reveals 100% HD, Riveting, Star-Packed Third Quarter Programming Lineup The Street June 24, 2010
  6. ^ Outdoor Channel Program Turns Out 2,500 Volunteers AmmoLand Shooting Sports News September 29, 2010
  7. ^ Outdoor Channel highlights effort to save Pouch Camp Staten Island Advance September 25, 2010