Sportsman Channel’s Q2 Programming Lineup
Offers New, Original Series and Returning Favorites.
New Berlin, Wis. –-(Ammoland.com)- Network boasts Thirteen New Series, including Dr. Deer presented by Winchester, and Several Returning Series, like Modern Rifle Adventures
New Berlin, WI (March 25, 2011) – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, announced today a substantial second quarter lineup of new series and returning shows to debut Monday, March 28. The network will premiere 13 new series during the quarter from several independent production companies, including Orion Multimedia and Banded Productions.
“Sportsman Channel is committed to adding high-quality, HD programming year ‘round. This is normally a slower time of year for shows to premiere and you can see how we are taking a contrarian approach with the debuts of thirteen new series,” said Gavin Harvey, Sportsman Channel CEO.
“Plus, InterMedia Outdoors has new seasons of Handguns and Modern Rifle Adventures starting this quarter.”
In addition to Dr. Deer presented by Winchester Ammunition, other new series debuting the week of March 28 include, Dead Dog Walkin’, Ultimate Shot, Trophy State of Mind, Doc Outdoors, Foul Hook’d, The Camp, Sporting Dog Adventures, Veteran Outdoors, Hook, Line & Skillet, Getting Guided, Canada in the Rough and The Edge.
Returning viewer favorites include: Handguns (third season), Modern Rifle Adventures (second season), Trout Unlimited: On the Rise (fourth season), Buckventures Outdoors (seventh season) and FlatsClass (fifth season)
Sportsman Channel is currently in 27 million homes after announcing several launches during the past several quarters, including Cablevision in the New York metro area, HD launch with Comcast Albuquerque and migration from Sports Tier to Digital Basic on Comcast Orlando. Sportsman Channel is poised to make several additional carriage announcements throughout the remainder of the year.
Dr. Deer presented by Winchester Ammunition: Co-hosts Dr. James Kroll and Gordon Whittington provide viewers unprecedented access into the diverse world of deer. While the show’s primary focus will be on whitetails, there will also be unique content on all other deer from North America and beyond. No other whitetail hunting show is devoted wholly to the hunting, natural history and management of the various deer species, some of which are virtually unknown to the hunting public.
Dead Dog Walkin’ – Join the creators of The Fowl Life with Chad Belding, as they take you on every stand throughout North America while they chase coyotes, bobcats, badgers, and any other predators who lobby for a seat at the top of the food chain. Dead Dog Walkin’ is an adrenaline rush that will have you itching to get in the truck and hit the hills with Chad Belding and Team Maniac, as they search for the perfect stand, the perfect sunrise, and the perfect hunt! Are you ready for a new breed of predator hunters? Are you ready for the adrenaline to rush through your body? Are you ready to challenge your inner hunter?
Doc Outdoors – “Doc” is Dr. Gordon Roeder, who has earned a reputation as one of the world's premier big game hunters. He and his team will travel to all corners of the globe in search of the exotic and the most adventurous experiences in outdoor lifestyle and hunting. Each show will take viewers vicariously down paths traveled in life that move passions into actions that form us as a person, sometimes constructively, sometimes destructively. It is a reality show about hunting and the life lessons learned in the wilds that lead to fun, sharing, and challenging oneself mentally and physically.
Foul Hook’d – Foul Hook’d is a docu-comedy about four bone-heads trying to produce a low budget fishing show. The show is a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to put together a low-rent television production. The docu-comedy format reveals the characters who work behind the cameras and the lives they lead away from the show. The result is a comedic, search for the perfect fishing show host. Are you ready to be Foul Hook’d?
The Camp – Everyone has dreamed of having a quiet little cabin or shack in the forest to enjoy a peaceful life. The Camp show allows spectators a privileged view of nature in the comfort of their own living room. The Camp’s purpose is to match the unique panoramas of Canada and the best outdoor adventures in their territory. Each week, The Camp opens their green door for you, are you coming?
Ultimate Shot – One man will show you the world as you have never seen it before – hunting around the globe with bow and arrow. Danger won’t stop him. Nature won’t break him or prevent him from doing the impossible. Be there to share in this adventure. Experience the ultimate journey for the Ultimate Shot.
Trophy State of Mind – Combine the focus of a Champion 3D tournament archer, the competitive edge of a college cheerleader, and the stealth of a former Army 101st Airborne Air Assault Specialist, and you get a heart-pounding western hunting show you won't want to miss! Join Matt & Shannon Alwine along with Jason Prince and the Trophy State of Mind entourage as they match odds with a wide variety of challenging Western big game animals Including moose, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bear and turkey.
Sporting Dog Adventures – Sporting Dog Adventures is truly a show that is for the dogs! Throughout our season viewers will go on a journey to see high octane working dogs in the field, training and on many more exciting adventures. The show is family oriented with segments such as Couples Corner and Kids Corner. There will also be veterinarian segments dealing with the care and health of dogs, training segments for different sporting dog breeds, and an occasional cooking segment teaching the viewer how to care and prepare wild game.
Veteran Outdoors – Veteran Outdoors (VO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor our country’s wounded veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor related activities. VO’s goal is to raise public awareness about the therapeutic effects being in the outdoors actually has on the mental and physical disabilities of our country’s wounded men and women. The series will also provide a platform for veterans to tell their own stories in their own words
Getting Guided – Hosted by Lance Gleason, Getting Guided gives viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a fishing guide. Each episode focuses on one trip with one group of clients and reveals the compelling dynamics of guided fishing adventures- from preparation and travel, to the tense stalk of the fish itself, to the end-of-day excursions into cultures both familiar and foreign. Getting Guided embraces the thrills, challenges, excitement and heartbreak involved with totally submersing oneself in the fishing world.
Canada in the Rough – Canada In The Rough is as unpredictable as the hunts it documents. Each week we feature an extraordinary hunt for a different game species. Each episode strives to educate, inform, and entertain through a unique balance of a hunting experience combined with both the human and biological interactions with the species we are hunting. Join us as hosts, Thomas Pigeon, Paul Beasley, Keith Beasley and Kevin Beasley, explore this vast and exciting country using our distinct hunting heritage and hunting adventures as the spotlight.
This year, IMO will continue to supply even more original programming to the network, including series coming in Q3 and Q4. IMO’s award-winning programming lineup includes new episodes all filmed in HD from established series Guns & Ammo (now entering its ninth season), North American Whitetail (eight season), Bowhunter TV (seventh season) and Petersen’s HUNTING Adventures (sixth season).
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 has a subscriber base of 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), or become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel.