Sportsman Channel and National Cable TV Cooperative Complete Major Carriage Agreement

Millions of Outdoor Enthusiasts Gain Access to Sportsman Channel Throughout the U.S.

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New Berlin, Wis. —( Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, announced the network has consummated a new carriage relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel.

Sportsman and NCTC have had a carriage relationship since 2005 and the new agreement addresses a full range of benefits including robust video on demand (VOD), TV Everywhere and High Definition (HD)

“The relationship with NCTC is a key one for Sportsman Channel and we are excited to be able to continue our work together,” said Nory LeBrun, head of affiliate sales for Sportsman Channel. “We value our relationship and look forward to future prosperity together in bringing viewers premier outdoor lifestyle programming.”

Recently, Sportsman Channel has added nearly five million new homes in its carriage universe and is riding a wave of expansion and interest in the network’s programming. The growth and distribution coincided with the network’s launch of new original “Red, Wild & Blue” lifestyle series such as: Amazing America with Sarah Palin, Iditarod: Unleashed, Saving Private K-9, America Unplugged, Camp Stew, Heli-Hunter, as well as new seasons of many of America’s most popular hunting, shooting and fishing television programs including: MeatEater, Meet the McMillans, Guns & Ammo, The Outfitters Built by Ford Seriesand Major League Bowhunter.

Sportsman Channel’s ability to connect distributors to their sportsman customers through unparalleled marketing, multi-media platform enterprises and unequaled content, create a triple threat that no other outdoor network can provide.

“Millions more people who passionately love the outdoors – and can’t get enough of Sportsman Channel programming – have greater access to content as a result of the expanded relationship with NCTC,” added Harvey. “Sportsman Channel has the best outdoor lifestyle programming on television and we are optimistic that even more viewers will want the opportunity to watch and enjoy the network.”

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 & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The network also is dedicated to promoting our nation’s military heroes and veterans, as well as providing a voice for conservation throughout the United States. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at; Facebook, (; Twitter ( and and YouTube (