Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD Launch on DISH Network®
DISH Network Becomes Charter Affiliate for Sportsman HD
New York, NY (Feb. 11, 2010) – Sportsman Channel, the premiere all hunting, shooting and fishing network, today announced the launch of Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD on DISH Network, the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in America.
Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD will be available in DISH Network’s America’s Top 250 package on channels 285 and 9483, respectively.
“DISH Network is a premiere provider of high-quality sports programming to millions of households across America, and we are thrilled to deliver our network to DISH Network’s passionate base of outdoor enthusiasts,” said Sportsman Channel President Willy Burkhardt. “We are also excited to be DISH Network’s first high definition channel dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing programming. This is a testament to the high-quality, entertaining and informative programming we deliver to our viewers and partners every day.”
Sportsman Channel has become one of the fastest-growing networks in television. Over the past year, Sportsman has increased its original production slate, increased support of independent producers, launched a new on-air look, and expanded its Hunt.Fish.Feed national public affairs program.
“2009 was a tremendous year of growth and expansion on multiple levels for Sportsman Channel, and 2010 is off to a flying start,” added Burkhardt.
For more information about the Sportsman Channel, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com. To learn more about DISH Network's sports offerings and comprehensive HD lineup, visit www.dishnetwork.com.
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. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches more than 20 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. For more information, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com.
DISH NETWORK: DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides more than 14 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 10, 2009, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP® 722 HD DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine "Editors' Choice." DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com, follow on Twitter, @dishnetwork (www.twitter.com/dishnetwork), or become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/dishnetwork.
Amy Sorrells, Sedan Communications, 404-550-4885; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Scheuermann, Sportsman Channel, 262.432.9100 ex 111; email@example.com
Allyson Mylrea, DISH Network L.L.C., 720-514-5351; firstname.lastname@example.org