Outdoor Channel Hd Makes Its Houston Debut Through Comcast
Network’s Popular Outdoor Lineup in High Definition Quality Comes to H-Town via Xfinity TV.
Temecula, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, today announced the launch of Outdoor Channel HD, which captures the sights, sounds and thrill of the network’s popular programming with razor-sharp clarity in widescreen format, on Comcast Xfinity TV systems in the Houston market.
Effective immediately, Comcast subscribers in Houston will have access to the ultimate outdoor adventure entertainment available on TV, in HD.
“Comcast continues to be a great partner for us, and we’re excited to extend the reach of our Outdoor Channel brand in Houston,” said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. “This agreement is a tremendous step forward in serving local outdoorsmen and women who are more engaged and invested in our brand than ever.”
“Offering a greater depth and crispness to our already unparalleled scenic lineup, Outdoor Channel HD is revolutionizing the way audiences watch outdoor content,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. “Our entrance into Houston – a top 10 DMA – is an integral part of our broader HD distribution strategy, which continues to see solid growth.”
“Comcast customers in Houston will be the first to enjoy Outdoor Channel in high definition,” said Michael Bybee, spokesperson for Comcast Houston. “We look forward to offering Outdoor Channel HD’s compelling outdoor lifestyle programming in pristine quality through our Xfinity service, and activating the interests of area hunters, anglers and other outdoorsmen seeking to dually be entertained and informed.”
Outdoor Channel HD is now available as part of Comcast’s Digital Preferred HD tier on Channel 708. The network’s linear channel is also available on Channel 115 throughout the region.
Each season, Outdoor Channel airs the highest quality outdoor action adventure programming that captures the excitement of the great outdoors through the eyes of esteemed talent and renowned celebrities. The network’s third quarter programming lineup includes new shows, like: “MidwayUSA's Gun Stories” with actor and gun enthusiast Joe Mantegna; “Realtree's NASCAR Outdoors,” featuring some of the biggest names in NASCAR, like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick; “Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures” with WWE Legend and Hall of Famer; and “Mudslingers” with rising country music star Colt Ford. In addition, several brand new episodes of the network’s smash hits have returned, such as: “Benelli Presents Duck Commander,” “Bone Collector,” “Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour,” “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” “Jim Shockey's The Professionals,” “The Crush with Lee & Tiffany” and “Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell.”
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America's leading and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented Skycam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.