Outdoor Channel Presents First Quarter Programming Schedule


TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Outdoor Channel (Nasdaq: OUTD), America’s leader in Outdoor TV, today unveiled its action-packed programming schedule for the first quarter of 2010. Seven brand new shows will debut this winter on the network, covering a broad range of popular outdoor themes and featuring expert talent. The new shows are “Drop Zone TV,” “Nosler’s Magnum TV,” “S.W.A.T. Magazine TV,” “Top Truck Challenge,” “World Class Bowhunting,” “Backroads with Ron & Raven” and “Alaskan.”

Demonstrating its commitment to presenting unique, first-class content, Outdoor Channel’s seven new original series highlight the network’s appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, taking audiences on exciting and adventurous journeys into the outdoors. For the full Q1 programming schedule, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx.

“Outdoor Channel continues to invest heavily in quality programming and innovative formats, like high definition, and this season’s spectrum of shows speaks volumes about our commitment to giving viewers an authentic outdoor experience,” said Tom Hornish, COO, Outdoor Channel. “Simply put, we are home to the best outdoor producers, expert talent and top conservation and membership organizations in the traditional outdoor genre. Our latest schedule is intended to give our loyal viewers more of what they’ve come to expect from Outdoor Channel.”

Show Descriptions:

Drop Zone TV ? Debuts Sunday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. ET

Get ready, you’re about to enter the “Drop Zone!” Hosted by Hal Shaffer of Outdoor Channel’s “Huntin’ the World…Southern Style” and NASCAR’s Greg Zipadelli, “Drop Zone TV” is a fast paced show with a modern twist, and is bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The list of celebrity guests is long and diverse, including some of NASCAR’s greats, along with the best of the NFL, country music and Major League Baseball. This season, former WWE World Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be in pursuit of his biggest whitetail ever, while comedian Killer Beaz adds his unique brand of comedy by making side-splitting commentary throughout many episodes of the show.

Nosler’s Magnum TV ? Debuts Thursday, December 31st at 9:00 p.m. ET

Join Team Magnum as they travel the world, searching for the biggest and most majestic game on the planet. Hosted by NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, “Nosler’s Magnum TV” delivers hunts with sophisticated, award- winning videography. Follow the dynamic team of professional hunters and Magnum Hunt Club members from the wind-blown plains of Nebraska to the wild plains of Africa.

S.W.A.T. Magazine TV ? Debuts Wednesday, December 30th at 7:30 p.m. ET

“S.W.A.T. Magazine TV,” featuring Rob Pincus as host, brings an inside look at the training and law enforcement industry as it takes viewers behind the scenes of law enforcement and military training, in addition to examining some the best education available in the private sector. Best of all, the training is broken down in a way that allows viewers to learn important aspects of home or self defense. “S.W.A.T. Magazine TV” will also feature in-depth instructor profiles and useful product insight. Brent Wheat’s “Street Smarts” segment will round out this most progressive 30 minutes of training-oriented programming on television.

Top Truck Challenge ? Debuts Monday, December 28th at 7:30 p.m. ET

Seventeen years ago, the editors of Four Wheeler magazine decided to test the engineering capabilities of America’s most dynamic off-road rigs. They called it: “Top Truck Challenge.” Since then, the event has evolved into one of the most demanding and unique off-road motorsport competitions in the world. This season, “Top Truck Challenge” will take viewers back to some of the best moments at the 2009 Top Truck Challenge. Buckle up as drivers compete against the clock in seven stages of various, unique obstacles. Each driver/co-driver combo will push themselves, and their vehicles, to the limit. It’s bound to be a wild ride!

World Class Bowhunting ?Debuts Sunday, January 3rd at 6:30 p.m. ET

Expert trapper and bowhunter Tom Miranda takes bowhunting to a whole new level in the documentary-style Mathews’ “World Class Bowhunting”. Hunting the dangerous big six of Africa, or taking on the North American Super Slam, viewers won’t want to miss a second of these heart-pounding hunts. Witness up-close and personal big game encounters and over the shoulder impacts. “World Class Bowhunting” features superior quality and comprehensive coverage of the challenges of bowhunting.

Backroads with Ron and Raven ? Debuts Tuesday, December 29th at 3:00 p.m. ET

“Backroads with Ron and Raven” celebrates the outdoor lifestyle with an emphasis on unique characters. Ron and his black lab Raven tour the country, taking the back roads, searching for well-known and yet-to-be discovered outdoor enthusiasts. A hallmark of Ron Schara Productions, the show is driven by Emmy-award winning writing and storytelling.

Alaskan ? Debuts in late January 2009

There’s no place like Nome! And, in 2010, Outdoor Channel and the Gold Prospectors Association of America take you on an adventure set in a city of gold ? Nome, Alaska (population: 3,500) ? in Outdoor Channel’s brand new documentary series, “Alaskan.” Filmed in stunning high definition, the half-hour weekly documentary gives Outdoor Channel viewers a good feel for life in Nome, coupled with the spectacular natural beauty of the region ? a place where musk ox, moose, grizzly bears and birds roam free.

In addition to its compelling cable network, Outdoor Channel programming is also available across multiple media platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, and on its dynamic broadband Web site, www.outdoorchannel.com, which includes an extensive video library and an interactive community section.

Check local listings or log on to www.outdoorchannel.com to find Outdoor Channel in your area.

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 largest 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.

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