Network Offers Most Innovative Program Mix Ever with “Red, Wild & Blue America” Showcasing 560 New Episodes and 27 New Series.
New Berlin, Wis. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman Channel announced its Q1 program lineup headlined by new and returning series under their “Red, Wild & Blue America” initiative that appeals to the diverse interests of today’s American sportsmen and women.
The new lineup expands the network’s drive to present the lifestyle of people who love – and live – to hunt, shoot and fish, including stories about travel, adventure, survival/military, cooking and eating, work, family and more with 560 new episodes and 27 new returning series.
Additionally, the network is premiering new series who made moves from competing networks, such as The Season with Justin Martin, 100% Real Hunting and – adding to the network’s already large dominance as the archery leader – Mathew’s Dominant Bucks.
“We are kicking off the New Year with the most exciting and entertaining lineup of real people, real stories, and real drama ever offered in this genre,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “We are looking forward to presenting our ‘Red, Wild & Blue America’ to our loyal viewers and attracting new ones.”
The Q1 lineup is part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” initiative – where the American Spirit and the Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Highlights of series demonstrating this spirit are military- themed show Combat School (premiering Thursday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) where cameras follow – for the first time ever – a platoon of soldiers as they train for the most technologically-advanced, intense, and realistic combat situations in military history; Iditarod Unleashed (premiering Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET) – a series of specials about the ‘Last Great Race,’ the dogs, drama and amazing races that have been part of this storied dogsled race across the Alaskan tundra, culminating with an exclusive special two-part program on the 2014 race; Shark Commanders (premiering Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. ET) – a behind-the-scenes look at the characters and battles of these shark hunters as they hunt the top of the ocean’s food chain: the mako shark; and award-winning series MeatEater, with critically-acclaimed author and outdoorsman, Steven Rinella, is returning for its fourth season, moving to a new day and time – Thursdays beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Additionally, Sportsman Channel’s enormously popular, news-talk, outdoor show – NRANEWS Cam & Co. – is moving its on-air time to 6 p.m. ET beginning Monday, Jan. 6 due to robust demand. Hosted by Cam Edwards, and airing from the NRANEWS Studios in Washington, D.C., NRANEWS Cam & Co. is the first and only news-talk series on television that can authoritatively address the issues that are vital to more than 80 million of America’s sportsmen and sportswomen.
“Sportsman Channel enters 2014 with great momentum and we look forward to continuing to bring the most exciting and compelling hunting, shooting and fishing programming on television to the vast Red, Wild and Blue audience,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production of Sportsman Channel.
Highlights divided by Sportsman’s popular primetime theme nights include:
Lock & Load Monday presented by Daniel Defense: Returning with new episodes: Guns & Ammo, Hot Shots, Personal Defense TV, plus brand new series Guns & Gear at 8:30 p.m. ET. Guns & Gear TV shows off the newest, the latest, the hottest, and the most interesting products in the firearms world. Each week show hosts Ryan Gresham and Tom Gresham introduce makers of rifles, handguns, shotguns, sights, lasers, lights, ammunition, gun safes and more.
Realtree Hunting Camp Tuesday presented by Nikon: Elite Archery’s Name the Game makes its primetime premiere with new episodes at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Also returning with new episodes are Whitetail Properties and Savage Outdoors.
Big Game Wednesday presented by Wildgame Innovations: Returning with new episodes are North American Whitetail, Skull Bound TV and Outfitters Rating TV, plus brand new series Mathew’s Dominant Bucks with whitetail hunting pro Stan Potts and his team of Solo Cam producers at 9 p.m. ET/PT and DreamPoint’s Extend Your Range TV at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with a talented team of sportsmen, as well as incredible cinematographers. Follow host Justin Olk and crew throughout the year as they pursue multiple species across the continent capturing every moment.
Thursday Trailblazers presented by Federal Premium: Returning with new episodes are Outlanders and Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt.
Full Draw Friday presented by Chevy: Returning with new episodes are Bowhunter TV, Nock On TV and Outback Outdoors, plus new series YoungWild at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT with 12-year-old Lincoln Tapp, the youngest known hunter to harvest a stone sheep with a bow and also well on his way to being the youngest bow hunter ever to complete the Super Slam of North American Big Game. What makes the YoungWild journey unique is that each episode documents an animal Lincoln has never hunted before, giving viewers an opportunity to learn along with him.
Saturday Big Shots: Returning with new episodes are Phil Phillips Unleashed, Silent Draw Outdoors, Canada in the Rough and On the Road, plus new series 100% Real Hunting at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Join Bass Pro Shop's RedHead Pro-Team for hunts with one camera constantly trained on the hunter and one camera on the game. Viewers will join the action like never before. It's true hunting adventure; it’s 100% Real Hunting.
Sunday Sportsman: Returning with new episodes are Pig Man: The Series, Predator Nation, Petersen’s Hunting Adventures and Dead Dog Walkin’, plus new series The Season with Justin Martin at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Follow professional archer, homebuilder, family man and hunter, Justin Martin, as he and his friends travel the country on some of the most exciting adventures on television. Justin gets it all done and has a ton of fun doing it in his own “down-home” style. Also new series Dog Soldier TV at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with host Steve Criner. The host takes viewers on an exciting quest with brutal honesty and humility as he pursues the many predatory species of North America.
For show descriptions and air times, visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild and Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at www.thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).