Comcast and Outdoor Channel Enter Into Multi-Year TV Everywhere Distribution
XFINITY TV Customers Can Now Enjoy Multi-Platform Access to the Network
TEMECULA, Calif., April 22, 2013
TEMECULA, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Outdoor Channel, America's
Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced a multi-year distribution agreement with
XFINITY TV from Comcast, making the network's array of outdoor lifestyle
entertainment accessible for multi-platform viewing by XFINITY TV customers
across the U.S.
Effective immediately, the agreement will broaden the Outdoor Channel viewing
experience by offering its popular roster of programming on XFINITY On Demand,
online at xfinity.com/tv and through the XFINITY TV Player app. The network's
shows capture the excitement of the great outdoors through the eyes of
esteemed hunting, fishing and shooting talent, alongside world-renowned
actors, musicians and athletes. Among the hit programs are: "Bottom Feeders,"
"King of the Spring," "Jack Link's Major League Fishing," "Buck Commander
protected by Under Armour," "Bone Collector" and "The Crush with Lee and
"Our agreement with Outdoor Channel is the latest effort in our commitment to
bring great entertainment options to XFINITY TV customers while at home and
on-the-go," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President, Digital and Emerging
Platforms, Comcast Cable. "We're pleased to bring outdoor lifestyle
enthusiasts this popular programming to their fingertips on multiple devices."
"We are proud to broaden our affiliation through this premier partnership with
XFINITY TV from Comcast, as this marks the first-ever TV Everywhere agreement
in the outdoor genre," said Tom Hornish, President and CEO, Outdoor Channel.
"The deal offers greater flexibility for Outdoor Channel fans when watching
our best-in-class shows, whether it be on TV, PCs or mobile devices."
"On-demand viewing has become increasingly popular, and with our latest
entrance into the TV Everywhere space, we're providing a gateway to our video
content directly onto XFINITY TV customers' screen of choice," Randy Brown,
Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Outdoor Channel. "By
working with Comcast, we're fully embracing the future of entertainment and
the innumerable ways our content will be consumed."
Outdoor Channel recently unveiled its second quarter programming schedule,
which includes a robust roster of nearly 80 shows. This spring, tune in to see
celebrities, like Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, and Mykel Hawke, along with the
network's all-stars, such as Ted Nugent, Michael Waddell, Jim Shockey, and Lee
and Tiffany Lakosky. For more information, please visit:
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures
since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America's Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to
the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a
division of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) and provides a
complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure
entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.5 million U.S. households –
the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more
than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is
accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other
information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on
Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor
Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award
winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming
that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, adventure and the
Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high
definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website.
Winnercomm Inc. is one of America's leading and highest quality producers of
live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. also owns and operates the SkyCam and CableCam
aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major
sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information,
please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
SOURCE Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
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