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Sportsman Channel
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Launched April 2003
Owned by InterMedia Partners
(through InterMedia Outdoors Holdings)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan You Know You Are a Sportsman
Country United States
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters New Berlin, Wisconsin (administrative)
Chandler, Arizona (transmission)
Denver
New York
Atlanta (advertising sales)
Website TheSportsmanChannel.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 605
Cable
Available on many cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
Sky Angel 326
Verizon FiOS 308
AT&T U-verse 642

Sportsman Channel is a television speciality channel dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing programming. It launched in 2003. According to its website, its mission is to provide the most entertaining and informative hunting, shooting and fishing multimedia content while promoting conservation and the tradition of the Sportsman lifestyle.

In June 2007, the channel was purchased by the InterMedia Outdoors Holdings group, a division of private equity group InterMedia Partners.[1][2]

DirecTV added the channel on January 21, 2009.[3] It is also available on Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Sky Angel, and many other cable systems.

In August 2008, InterMedia Outdoors acquired Barrett Productions, [4]one of the preeminent producers of outdoors, adventure and sports television programming, which extended the company's depth and breadth of programming assets targeted toward American sportsmen.

In March 2009, Sportsman Channel brought on board InterMedia Outdoors Executive Vice President, Willy Burkhardt, as the new President for the network. [5]The appointment brings the company's full range of television content resources under the direction of one person, further integrating IMO and Sportsman Channel.

The channel has announced it will have up to 100 original shows starting in the fourth quarter of 2009. [6]

Contents

List of former affiliates

Call-sign Channel (analog/digital) City of license/Market Owner Current affiliation Notes
WLLZ-LP 12/none Traverse City, MI P & P Cable Holdings Dual-affiliation of My Network TV and America One (TSC formerly overnight) TSC replaced with Retro TV
WMKG-LP 38/none Grand Rapids, Michigan Kelley Enterprises Dual-affiliation of FamilyNet and Pursuit Channel TSC replaced with Pursuit Channel
WHSV-DT2 and -DT4 none/3.2 and 3.4 Harrisonburg, Virginia Gray Television FOX Removed, formerly aired overnight
KJLR-LP 28/none Little Rock, Arkansas Cowsert Family, LLC AMGTV Removed, formerly secondary affiliation
KDCG-LP none/22.1 Opelousas, Louisiana Acadiana Cable Advertising Retro Television Network Removed, former dual-affiliation with America One. Also a Class-A Digital station
KSDI-LP 33/none Fresno, California Cocola Broadcasting Pursuit Channel/AMGTV Removed, replaced with Pursuit Channel
KXGN-TV none/5 Glendive, Montana Marks Radio Group Dual-affiliation of MTN (CBS) and NBC Removed, formerly aired overnight
KXII-DT2 none/12.2 Sherman, Texas Gray Television My Network Television Former secondary affiliation, removed
KXPX-CA 14/none Corpus Christi, Texas GH Broadcasting Retro TV Former affiliate, replaced with Retro Television
WONS-LP 25/none Olean, New York Choice Television Unknown Primary affiliation after 2006.
W43BR 43/none Baraboo, Wisconsin Baraboo Broadcasting America One Former TSC/America One dual-affiliate, now full-time America One affiliate

Competitors

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

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