Temecula, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, AMERICA'S LEADER IN OUTDOOR TV, today announced the launch of Outdoor Channel HD on Comcast XFINITY TV systems in Nashville, Tennessee. Effective immediately, XFINITY customers in the nation's 29th largest U.S. market will have access to the industry's most popular, heart-pounding adventures in crystal-clear, high definition (HD).
"We're tremendously excited to launch Outdoor Channel HD in the Music City through Comcast as some of the biggest country music stars, who share a great passion for the outdoors, either host or appear in our shows," said Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor Channel. "Now, outdoor enthusiasts, along with the music lovers of Nashville, can catch the network's compelling outdoor lifestyle series in HD and join their favorite celebrities, like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown and Craig Morgan, on their thrilling adventures."
"Comcast continues to illustrate its confidence in our leadership role as the foremost outdoor entertainment destination for their subscribers," said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. "Offering an enhanced viewing experience, Outdoor Channel HD is sure to captivate audiences in Nashville through our unique and visually stunning programming that explores all things outdoors."
"Comcast is committed to offering the best value in home entertainment and providing a wide variety of programming to accommodate customers' preferences," said John Gauder, Middle Tennessee Area Vice President, Comcast. "We are pleased to have Outdoor Channel HD as a part of our suite of programming for the Middle Tennessee market."
Outdoor Channel HD is now available as part of XFINITY's Digital Preferred HD tier and the HD Sports & Entertainment tier on Channel 1630. The network's linear channel is also available on Channel 710 throughout the region.
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 third quarter programming lineup includes new shows, like: "MidwayUSA's Gun Stories" with actor and gun enthusiast Joe Mantegna; "Realtree's NASCAR Outdoors," featuring some of the biggest names in NASCAR, like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick; "Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures" with WWE Legend and Hall of Famer; and "Mudslingers" with rising country music star Colt Ford. In addition, several brand new episodes of the network's smash hits have returned, such as: "Benelli Presents Duck Commander," "Bone Collector," "Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour," "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," "Jim Shockey's The Professionals," "The Crush with Lee & Tiffany" and "Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell."
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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