ESPN International, Sportsman Channel Reach Agreement on More Outdoor Programming

Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wis. –-( Sportsman to Provide Nearly 50 Additional Episodes of Outdoor Programs to ESPN International Networks in Africa, the Middle East, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, announced today it has expanded its agreement with ESPN International to provide 49 additional episodes of outdoor programming to the global sports leader. The programs will be shown on ESPN’s networks in sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa and Nigeria), Australia, New Zealand, Israel and throughout the Middle East. Sportsman already delivers 52 hours (more than 100 episodes) of high-quality outdoor programming, to ESPN, with this expansion increasing the total to more than 100 hours (nearly150 episodes).

Sportsman Channel will showcase some of its premier content to ESPN’s audience, including shows such as Wild Fish, Wild Places; Angling in America’s National Parks and Trout Unlimited 2012, among others.

“This agreement with ESPN International continues to expand Sportsman’s brand, content, and reach to outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world,” said Todd Hansen, COO of Sportsman Channel. “We are proud to continue sharing our content with viewers of ESPN International’s top-quality family of networks.”

ESPN Outdoors
ESPN Outdoors

ESPN International will air the Sportsman Channel programming to nearly 8 million households across the regions.

About ESPN International: ESPN International has grown to include ownership — in whole or in part — of 46 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of brand extension businesses, which allow ESPN to reach fans in 200 countries and territories.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, 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 reaches more than 31 million U.S. television households and is available in HD, visit for more information. Visit , follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl

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