TEMECULA, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, was honored for excellence in sales and digital by CableFAX, a cable industry trade publication. At events held by the media outlet in May, Outdoor Channel received accolades for "Sales Executive of the Year" and "Best Website."
"Outdoor Channel's continued success, both within the realms of the outdoor entertainment business, as well as within the cable industry, demonstrates the impact of the Outdoor Channel brand," said Tom Hornish, Chief Executive Officer, Outdoor Channel. "We are thrilled to once again be honored by CableFAX and are especially proud of Mark Romano and our digital team for their wins this year."
On May 1st, Mark Romano, Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Outdoor Channel's Eastern Division, was recognized as one of CableFAX's "Sales Executives of the Year" at a breakfast held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. A member of the Outdoor Channel sales team since 2007, Romano has been an integral part of Outdoor Channels' launches and migrations on cable systems over the last year including launches on Comcast XFINITY TV systems in Maryland and Virginia, and migrations on XFINITY TV systems in Greater New England, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
"I am honored to be included among this elite group of cable executives being honored by CableFAX this year," said Mark Romano. "This award would not possible without the support of Randy Brown and the rest of the sales team, as we strive to bring Outdoor Channel and the outdoor lifestyle to more homes across the U.S."
Outdoor Channel's affiliate sales team was also nominated for the "Affiliate Sales Team of the Year" award for emerging and mid-size networks. The 16-person affiliate sales and marketing team, led by Randy Brown, Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, made great strides in 2011, both nationally and internationally. The network saw a surge in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) carriage in key markets, and reached new global heights. Outdoor Channel's viewership continues to grow, up 24 percent in the past five years. And the network has hit its highest historical subscriber base to date, now available to approximately 38 million households.
Outdoor Channel was also honored during CableFAX's Best of the Web Awards, with OutdoorChannel.com taking home the prize for "Best Overall Website" for a small-midsize cable network. The awards were handed out today, May 21st at an event held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. OutdoorChannel.com, which relaunched earlier this year, now features additional resources for media, in addition to enhanced web content, highlighting Outdoor Channel's extensive programming library.
CableFAX is a cable industry trade publication written for operators providing the latest news and insight on mergers and acquisitions, technology breakthroughs, regulatory issues, marketing initiatives, programming and personnel changes.
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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