Modern Day Hunting Action Hero, Tom Miranda, Moves Two Shows From ESPN2 to Sportsman Channel
Whitetail Country and Territories Wild to Air on Sportsman Channel Starting in 2011.
New Berlin, Wis –-(Ammoland.com)- Known worldwide for his hunting prowess of all big-game species, Tom Miranda, also an author, famous trapper and long-time television host and producer, is bringing his two iconic hunting shows, Whitetail Country and Territories Wild to Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, starting in July 2011.
The addition of Miranda’s two HD-produced shows adds to Sportsman’s already stellar lineup of high-quality, educational and entertaining HD programming. This news comes on the heels of archery titans, Easton and Muzzy Broadheads, moving their shows exclusively to the network in 2011 as well.
“Tom Miranda’s shows are our version of ‘must-see’ TV in the outdoor world,” said Sportsman Channel CEO Gavin Harvey. “Tom’s decision to bring Whitetail Country and Territories Wild to Sportsman is another indication that we are delivering on our promise to offer the absolute best in outdoor programming.”
“I am excited to bring my flagship shows to Sportsman Channel next year,” said Miranda. “We filmed some amazing, up-close-and-personal hunts this year that I can’t wait to share with their audience. Rest assured, the viewers won’t be disappointed!”
Sportsman Channel boasts the most authoritative personalities and shows available today in the outdoor television market. Over the past year, Sportsman has increased its original production slate, increased support of independent producers, and launched an HD feed with more than 50 percent of the current programming in HD. Recent distribution launches include Comcast systems in Denver, Atlanta and Portland.
Whitetail Country dives into various geological parts of the whitetail woods, as well as applicable techniques and strategies for the region. Alongside Miranda, viewers will enjoy industry veterans like Bill Jordan of Realtree, bowhunter Hall of Famer Chuck Adams and premier deer hunter Greg Miller.
In Territories Wild, Miranda explores dangerous terrain, hunts the “big six” in Africa, and takes on the Super Slam across the globe. No matter the species, Miranda dives into tactics and strategies so viewers can learn the who, what and where of bowhunting for big game.
From humble beginnings as a schoolboy trapper, Miranda has taken his love of the outdoors and turned it into the career of a lifetime. Running trap lines near his hometown of suburban Columbus, Ohio, he learned the ways of the wild. After high school, when many graduates went off to college, Miranda was off to the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to build his own log cabin and launch his professional trapping career. Questioning parents and confused friends maybe didn’t understand, but he knew that his life pursuit was found along the streams and wild places.
Several years later, he found himself in South Dakota, working as a government trapper and hunter, mastering the art of trapping and honing his skills. These bold steps have since led to authoring five books, more than 60 how-to trapping and hunting videos, and eventually the chance to host an outdoor adventure show.
In 1992, he became the adventurous Saturday morning bow hunter on ESPN. The “Outdoor Adventure Magazine” TV series took him around the globe on exciting expeditions, and his viewers followed. Hunting whitetails one week, ducks the next, Miranda brought his own twist of adventure to each show by adding some adrenaline excitement. Bungee jumping, skydiving, top gun school…if it was exciting and dangerous…Tom Miranda was doing it. Learn more at www.tommiranda.com
About Sportsman Channel:
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