Sportsman Channel Announces Agreement with Comcast to Reach More Sportmen

Sportsman Channel Announces Agreement with Comcast to Move to Digital Preferred Service in Several Markets

Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, WI –-( Sportsman Channel, the premiere all hunting, shooting and fishing network, announced an agreement today with Comcast to broaden distribution of the Sportsman Channel to Comcast’s Digital Preferred service in several Comcast markets.

The new agreement will bring Sportsman’s high-quality hunting, shooting and fishing shows to Comcast Digital Preferred customers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Savannah, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona; and Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“We’re thrilled to bring our strongest programming line-up in our history to Comcast customers,” said Willy Burkhardt, president of Sportsman. “And we look forward to continuing to provide our viewers and distribution partners with entertaining and informative content across our three programming pillars of hunt, shoot and fish.”

During the past year, Sportsman has benefited from the ongoing programming resources of its parent company, InterMedia Outdoors, the largest outdoor media content provider, which has helped to fuel the network with more than 500 original series episodes and 15 new shows in 2009 alone.

“With millions of sportsman across the country, the Sportsman Channel will bring original and quality programming to our customers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas,” said Nick Kozel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Twin Cities Region.

Sportsman is now available on channel 738 in Minneapolis and 278 in St. Paul.

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Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering thousands of hours of the most entertaining and educational hunting, shooting and fishing programming available. Sportsman Channel is currently available in 17.8 million homes. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel is now a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. For more information, visit

InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is the largest media company in the outdoor-enthusiast category, exclusively serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts, with the largest network of websites dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing; a portfolio of 15 magazines including powerful brands such as Petersen’s Hunting, North American Whitetail, Guns&Ammo, In-Fisherman, Fly Fisherman, and Florida Sportsman; syndicated radio programming; 23 market-leading television productions, the largest library of outdoors television programming and Sportsman Channel, the only television network dedicated exclusively to hunting, shooting and fishing.

Comcast Corporation ( is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.