Sportsman Channel Launches in Houston on Comcast

Sportsman Channel Launches in Houston on Comcast’s Digital Preferred Service

Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel

New York, NY –-( Sportsman Channel, the premiere all hunting, shooting and fishing network, announced it will launch on Comcast’s Digital Preferred service (channel 131) in Houston, Texas, on December 1, 2009. The new launch will bring Sportsman’s high-quality hunting, shooting and fishing shows to Comcast Digital Preferred customers throughout the Houston area.

“It’s exciting to be a part of Comcast Houston’s programming lineup, bringing Sportsman Channel to the passionate hunters, shooters and anglers throughout the area,” said Willy Burkhardt, president of Sportsman. “We are building the most compelling video service for sportsmen across the country and we are looking forward to working with Comcast Houston to provide their customers with high-quality and entertaining content season after season.”

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.

“The Sportsman Channel will bring original and quality programming to our customers throughout the Greater Houston area,” said Tony Speller, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region. “Our customer base includes many avid sportsmen, and the addition of Sportsman Channel will allow us to continue to provide compelling and informative programming that meets their viewing needs.”

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SPORTSMAN CHANNEL: 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 entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. 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: 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: Comcast Corporation ( is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.4 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.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including ( Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.