TEMECULA, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, today announced the launch of Outdoor Channel HD on Comcast systems in the Michigan region, effective immediately. Comcast subscribers in the Great Lakes state will now have access to the network's compelling hunting, fishing, shooting, and traditional outdoor programming in the razor sharp clarity of high definition.
"We are excited to broaden our brand with Comcast Michigan subscribers, as they represent a large number of passionate outdoorsmen in the pristine outdoor recreational destination of the Great Lakes," said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. "We are confident that Michigan viewers will enjoy our high quality programming, produced entirely in native HD, as we have added several leading fishing programs to our line-up and expanded our appeal to anglers this quarter."
"Comcast, who continues to deliver our unmatched outdoor adventure programming nationwide, will now facilitate our expansion into key regions like Michigan so that area hunters and anglers can partake in the Outdoor Channel experience in stunning widescreen clarity," said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel.
"At Comcast, we are dedicated to providing a broad selection of programming that reflects the diverse pursuits of our subscribers," said Tim Collins, Senior Vice President for Comcast in Michigan. "The addition of Outdoor Channel HD to our service enables us to deliver their exceptional high definition programming, and reinforces the importance of embracing our customers' outdoor lifestyle interests."
Each season, Outdoor Channel airs the highest quality outdoor action adventure programming that captures the excitement of the great outdoors through the eyes of esteemed talent and renowned celebrities. The network's second quarter programming lineup includes: "BASSMASTER Elite Series," "Fear No Evil," "Madfin Shark Series," "Tecomate Whitetail Nation" and "Wardens."
Outdoor Channel HD is now available as part of Comcast's Digital Preferred HD tier on Channel 709. The network's linear channel is also available on Channel 730 throughout the region.
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. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented 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.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
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