Sportsman Channel Expands Distribution on DISH Network

Sportsman Channel Expands Distribution on DISH Network
DISH Network now offers Sportsman on Outdoor Sports Package in addition to HD and SD carriage.

Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wis. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, today announced that it has significantly expanded its distribution on DISH Network with the network’s addition to the satellite provider’s recently created Outdoor Sports Package.

Available for only $3 per month, The Outdoor Sports Package offers a combination of hunting, fishing and shooting sports programming to create the best variety of how-to and destination entertainment for the outdoor enthusiast. For more information, visit www.dishnetwork.com/premiums/other/.

Sportsman Channel is also available on DISH Network’s American Top 250 Package in both SD and HD (channel 395).

“We appreciate DISH Network’s recognition of Sportsman Channel as their leading provider of outdoor programming, and as a valuable component of their Outdoor Sports Package,” said Gavin Harvey, chief executive officer, Sportsman Channel. “We look forward to providing even greater numbers of DISH Network’s outdoor enthusiasts with the very best in hunting, shooting and fishing programming.”

In 2010 Sportsman Channel teamed up with DISH Network to raise awareness and funds for Gulf region communities working to recover from the oil spill disaster. Sportsman Channel donated proceeds from its 2010 DISH Network a la carte revenue to a “Sportsman’s Fund” created with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) to benefit Gulf coast habitat restoration and research. CCA is one of the largest non-profit marine conservation groups in America.

“DISH Network has been a great partner in this fundraising effort with Sportsman and a real friend to outdoor enthusiasts” said Harvey.

About DISH Network:
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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

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