The Sportsman Channel Announces Promotions

The Sportsman Channel Announces Promotions
Network Names Mark Kang, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations;
Chris Ozminkowski, Vice President of Affiliate Relations.

The Sportsman Channel
The Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, WI –-( The Sportsman Channel announced the promotions of Mark Kang to Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations and Chris Ozminkowski to Vice President, Affiliate Relations. The announcement was made today by The Sportsman Channel President Willy Burkhardt.

Kang, who formerly held the title of Vice President, Affiliate Relations, has been with The Sportsman Channel since 2006. He will continue to oversee the distribution sales and affiliate marketing activities for The Sportsman Channel. Under Mark’s leadership, the network is among the fastest growing emerging networks in the industry with a 600 percent growth rate in the last 12 months. Prior to The Sportsman Channel, Kang was Vice President of Affiliate Relations at Court TV. Kang will continue to report to Burkhardt.

“Mark’s commitment to make The Sportsman Channel the preeminent network serving sportsmen has proved to be instrumental in our channel’s growing list of achievements,” said Burkhardt. “Mark and his team have paved the way for The Sportsman Channel’s tremendous distribution growth and we look forward to reaching our next milestone of 20 million households by year’s end.”

“Today’s announcement, as well as a few more we’ll be making in the near future, allows us to continue to build and develop an experienced and passionate sales and marketing team,” said Burkhardt. “Our team is strong and getting stronger, and we are well positioned for many continued successes in 2009 and beyond.”

In 2006, Ozminkowski joined The Sportsman Channel’s New York office as Director, Affiliate Relations. In his new role, he will continue to oversee the distribution and marketing for the network in the eastern region. Ozminkowski joined The Sportsman Channel with over 10 years of cable experience in sales and advertising. He will report to Kang.

“Chris is an invaluable component of The Sportsman Channel’s affiliate sales team as he embodies a true passion for the success of the network,” said Mark Kang, SVP of Affiliate Relations. “His tremendous ability to synergize the network’s sales and marketing efforts has helped make The Sportsman Channel one of the fastest growing networks in the country.”

About The Sportsman Channel
Launched in 2003, The Sportsman Channel is the only network fully devoted to more than 82 million sportsmen participants in the United States, delivering 100 percent hunting, fishing and shooting programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2007, TSC is now a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Check out TSC”s new, interactive website and sign up for a free program guide/magazine at