Sportsman Channel Launches On Cablevision’s Io Sports & Entertainment Pak
New Berlin, Wis. –-(Ammoland.com)- New Berlin, WI (Feb. 24, 2011) – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, announced today it is now available on Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)’s iO Sports & Entertainment Pak, channel 462, in the New York metropolitan area including Long Island, Westchester, The Bronx and Brooklyn in New York City and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut.
The addition brings the total number of networks available through the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak to 22. Serving outdoor enthusiasts, Sportsman Channel delivers the most entertaining and educational programming with renowned sportsmen and conservationists.
“We are pleased to continue expanding our iO Sports & Entertainment Pak with the addition of Sportsman Channel,” said Gary Schanman, Cablevision’s senior vice president of video product management. “Cablevision is committed to delivering programming that meets our customers’ diverse interests.”
“We bring a fresh and innovative approach to delivering on the interests of American Sportsmen with an original slate of hunting, shooting and fishing programming. We are focused on providing Cablevision’s customers with the most entertaining outdoors lifestyle content available,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO for Sportsman Channel.
Sportsman Channel recently announced new programming debuting this fall on the network, including shows targeting the outdoors lifestyle on public lands titled On Your Own Adventures, and an original production with Beau Turner, son of media mogul Ted Turner, called Beau Knows Outdoors.
Cablevision’s award-winning digital cable service, iO TV, offers customers access to more than 400 channels, including 53 premium movie channels, 46 channels of commercial-free digital music, thousands of titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, more than 100 free high-definition programming services and uniquely valuable and relevant local content through News 12, MSG Varsity and their companion interactive television applications.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and entertainment companies. Its assets include cable television operations that provide industry-leading services to more than 3 million New York are households. A state-of-the-art cable system enables the company to offer a full suite of premier residential and business communications services that include its iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice® digital voice, Optimum WiFi® wireless Internet, and its Optimum Lightpath® integrated business communications solutions. Cablevision also delivers advanced video, voice and Internet services to more than 300,000 households in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, Cablevision operates several successful programming and entertainment businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment. Cablevision serves the New York area with compelling local content through News 12 Networks, a local news leader; MSG Varsity, a suite of television and online services covering high school activities; and, Newsday Media Group, a business unit that includes Newsday, Long Island's leading daily newspaper. The company also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas, which includes Manhattan's famed Ziegfeld Theatre, a frequent and historic venue for film premieres and events.
About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (www.twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl), become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel and download Sportsman App at www.itunes.com/appstore