Outdoor Channel

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Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel logo 2017.svg
Slogan America's leader in outdoor TV
The world leader in outdoor entertainment
Headquarters Denver, Colorado
Programming
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner Outdoor Sportsman Group
(Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)
AMC Networks International
(EMEA region distributor)
Sister channels Sportsman Channel
World Fishing Network
Altitude
History
LaunchedApril 1, 1994
ClosedJanuary 1, 2019 (Malaysia)
Former namesThe Outdoor Channel (1994–2007)
Links
Website outdoorchannel.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television (United States)Channel 6.7 (Alexandria, Minnesota)
Cable
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 673 (HD)
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 216 (SD)
Channel 179 (HD)
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 59 (Analog)
Channel 216 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 323 (HD)
VTVCab (Vietnam)Channel 137 (HD)
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 709 (HD)
Channel 761 (SD)
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 606 (SD/HD)
Channel 1606 (VOD)
Dish Network Channel 396 (SD/HD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 144 (SD)
SkyLife
(South Korea)
Channel 113 (HD)
beIN
(Middle East and North Africa)
Channel 115 (HD)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 131
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 72 (SD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse Channel 1680 (HD)
Channel 680 (SD)
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channels 17 and 259
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 170 (SD)
Channel 141 (HD)
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television
DirecTV Now Internet Protocol television
Fubo TV Internet Protocol television
7plus Internet Protocol television

Outdoor Channel is an American pay television channel focused on the outdoors, offering programming that includes hunting, fishing, Western lifestyle, off-road motorsports and adventure. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video on demand as well as on its own website. In 2013, Outdoor Channel was acquired by Kroenke Sports Enterprises. [1]

Contents

As of February 2015, Outdoor Channel is available to approximately 35.8 million pay television households (30.8% of households with television) in the United States. [2] In December 2013, the Outdoor Channel was planned to relocate to Colorado from its current location of Temecula, California, supported by Colorado Economic Development Commission. [3]

In March 2019, the channel became available in Australia via the ad-supported streaming service 7plus. [4]

On 1 January 2019, Outdoor Channel ceased broadcasting in Malaysia due to low popularity.

Content

The network's primetime lineup is themed with each evening; fishing is featured on Mondays, with hunting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, gun-specific programming on Wednesdays, and Hollywood films on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Previous Outdoor Channel logo

High-definition channel

An HD feed of the channel was launched in 2004, with the name of Outdoor Channel 2 HD; it used to broadcast different programming in contrast with the SD channel, until it turned into a simulcast feed and rebranded simply to "Outdoor Channel HD". It currently broadcasts at 1080i and it is carried by most subscription providers. It was the first outdoor pay-TV network in June 2010 to offer a schedule solely made up of HD-filmed content. [5]

Conservation

Outdoor Channel mobilized 2,500 volunteers in September 2010 as part of its Conservation Tour of Duty for its Outdoor Channel Corps initiative. It is a philanthropic program that aims to improve public lands and spaces in order to ensure that the outdoor lifestyle thrives in America. [6] Timed around National Public Lands Day, Outdoor Channel Corps deployed volunteers to a total of eight sites, where the network worked on restoration and improvement projects with partners and affiliates like Comcast, Time Warner, Boy Scouts of America, and the National Park Service. [7]

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References

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  5. Outdoor Channel's Biggest Summer Ever: America's Leader In Outdoor TV Reveals 100% HD, Riveting, Star-Packed Third Quarter Programming Lineup Archived 2012-10-05 at the Wayback Machine The Street June 24, 2010
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