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Pursuit Channel
Pursuit channel.png
Launched April 23, 2008
Owned by Rusty Faulk (Founder and CEO)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan “America's Hunting and Fishing Network”
Country  United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide via DirecTV and C-Band satellite
Also locally on some broadcast stations and cable systems
Headquarters Luverne, Alabama
Replaced Maximum Adventure Network (merged into Pursuit Channel in November 2008)
Website pursuitchannel.com
maximumadventurenetwork.com
Availability
Terrestrial
WBII-CA Holly Springs, MS
WMKG-LP Muskegon, MI
KXOK-LP Enid, OK
KSDI-LP Fresno, CA
KITL-LP Boise, ID
KVAW Eagle Pass, TX
KOMI-LP Woodward, OK
Satellite
DirecTV 608
C-Band
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check local listings of systems that carry the above broadcast stations

Pursuit Channel is a specialty television channel that airs programming geared to outdoor recreation. It is based in Luverne, Alabama and launched on satellite on April 23, 2008. It gained more coverage on some broadcast stations in late 2008 and early 2009. Its tag line is “America's Hunting and Fishing Network”. The channel's founder and CEO is Rusty Faulk. The President and COO is Merrill Sport. [1] According to its website, it is currently available to over 21 million viewers, over 17 million of them being DirecTV customers. [2]

Programming focuses on such activities as fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreational sports.

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Availability

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Satellite

Pursuit Channel is available nationwide via DirecTV and C-Band satellite, Galaxy 17.[2]

Cable

On cable, it is available on Troy Cablevision in Troy, Alabama and Luverne, Alabama, and on the cable systems that carry its broadcast affiliates. [2]

Broadcast Stations

Pursuit Channel is also available on some broadcast stations. [2] Most of them are either Class A or low power stations which only carry the channel part time in conjunction with other small networks or local programming. Some of these stations are also former affiliates of competitor The Sportsman Channel, which is no longer available over-the-air.

Merger with Maximum Adventure Network

Logo of MAN

Maximum Adventure Network (abbreviated MAN) was a similar channel that also aired programming geared to men's recreation. Its programming was nearly identical to Pursuit Channel; it was also focused on such activities as fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreational sports.

On October 30, 2008, MAN announced it would merge with Pursuit Channel. [3] [4] Pursuit Channel was moved to DirecTV channel 608, the former spot of MAN, on November 1, 2008. Pursuit Channel started showing MAN's shows on November 17, 2008. MAN's old website is still accessible but hasn't been updated since the merger was announced.

Competitors

Channels with content similar to Pursuit Channel include Versus, Outdoor Channel and The Sportsman Channel.

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