TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, announced today that the network has increased its presence in Utah with the launch of Outdoor Channel HD on Comcast's XFINITY TV. Effective immediately, the high definition (HD) channel will become available to subscribers in the Salt Lake City, Provo, Sandy, Ogden, Logan, Park City, Utah markets, in addition to other regions throughout the Beehive State.
"We are excited to deepen our affiliation with Comcast XFINITY in Utah and broaden our distribution in the key cities of Salt Lake, Ogden and Logan", said Tom Hornish, President and CEO, Outdoor Channel. "Many subscribers in these markets are passionate outdoor enthusiasts who can now enjoy our high-quality, category-leading hunting, fishing, shooting, and other outdoor related programming."
"With a previously existing presence in Utah via our linear network, the aim of this launch is to entertain and inform a new audience with our sought-after high definition programming," said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. "Through Outdoor Channel's wide range of riveting shows, XFINITY subscribers can take vivid adventures with professional anglers, head deep into the thick of the woods with sharpshooters, go off-road with the best trackers, and everywhere in between."
"Outdoor Channel is great fit for Utah as the state is an endless resource for outdoor enthusiasts," said Dan Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing for Comcast. "As the only provider to offer the leading outdoor lifestyle cable network in HD across the state, we are pleased to deliver the ultimate adventure viewing experience to our valued customers."
Outdoor Channel HD can be found on Channel 756 for subscribers of XFINITY's Digital Preferred Tier package. On Channel 406 on the same tier, XFINITY subscribers can also catch Outdoor Channel in standard definition (SD).
Outdoor Channel recently unveiled its third quarter programming schedule, which included seven brand-new shows and more than 70 returning favorites. This summer, tune in to see celebrities, like Joe Mantegna, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Shawn Michaels, along with the network's all-stars and professional sporting organizations, like NASCAR and the Professional Bull Riders. For more information, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America's leading and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. also owns and operates the SkyCam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
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