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Encyclopedia > Outdoor Channel
The Outdoor Channel
Launched 1994
Owned by Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc.
Website outdoorchannel.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 606
Dish Network Channel 153
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 307
Comcast Channels May Vary
Time Warner Cable Channels May Vary
Charter Channels May Vary
Cox Cable Channels May Vary

The Outdoor Channel is a network dedicated to the 'outdoorsman' and features programming such as Hunting and Fishing as well as monster truck racing. Outdoor Channel is owned by Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. and officially launched in 1994 with the focus on outdoorsmen. The Outdoor Channel is also the leading innovator in the outdoor entertainment industry. They were the first outdoor programmer to reach a nationwide audience, the first to launch a separate HD network, and the first to launch an On Demand service. Image File history File links Outdoor_Channel. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A standard DIRECTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH). ... Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a major telecom company based in New York City. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the largest broadband (second overall) Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable is a national cable television company that operates in 28 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is a company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services over 6. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ...


The Outdoor Channel is offered on most cable and satellite providers.

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Outdoor Channel content

Among the most respected names on The Outdoor Channel is Jim Zumbo. During the course of Jim Zumbo’s 30 year writing career, he has captured the imagination of millions of hunters across the country. With his program Jim Zumbo Outdoors, Jim translates his extensive knowledge into an entertaining and educational hunting program.


Michael Waddell is another rising star in the outdoor entertainment industry and his program, Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell, is all ages show.


Another unique show is Ultimate Match Fishing which uses the format of a fishing tournament, but adds an extra level of competition by making anglers fish head to head from the same boat.


From racing circuits to restoration shows, The Outdoor Channel provides well-rounded coverage of the world of motorsports. Superlift’s Off-Road Adventures gives viewers an inside look at vehicle modification and the culture of off-roading. Featuring some of the most credible names in off-roading, this show is as entertaining in the shop as it is on the trail. Also, the show Monsters of Destruction covers the world of monster truck racing providing coverage of both the racing and freestyle events.

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Outdoor Channel On Demand

On Outdoor Channel On Demand, viewers can watch anything from a missed episode of their favorite program to an encore presentation of a special event.


Outdoor enthusiasts can use Outdoor Channel On Demand like a reference library, learning tips from the most respected professionals. New content is added each week.

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Outdoor Channel 2 HD

Last year, The Outdoor Channel launched a separate High Definition network full of original programs that are all filmed, edited, and broadcast in High Definition.


Capitalizing on the state-of-the-art technology, Outdoor Channel 2 HD finds blends outdoor activities and picturesque locations. Outdoor Channel 2 HD challenges the limits and boundaries of outdoor programming by placing an emphasis on variety and family-friendly outdoor activities.


From snowmobiling to sailing to recreational flying, the programs on Outdoor Channel 2 HD offers a wider range of shows for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers. An example is Adventures in the Pacific. Host Bimini Wright travels around the world: swimming with dolphins, hot air ballooning, and searching for adventure on the beautiful islands in the Pacific Ocean. Sled Sense hosted by Kevin Cullen and Brian Koster, travel the world to the best and most remote locations for snowmobiling adventures. The focus of the show is on them speeding down slick trails as well as featuring segments in the culturally diverse towns that exist in and around the Artic Circle.


Outdoor Channel 2 HD also covers places to visit in the United States. The show Discovering America travels to many important landmarks and natural wonders that the U.S. has to offer.

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Criticism

One of the main criticisms of the channel is the lack of production values. Many of their shows have an amateur feel with them. The camera are not as high quality (this mainly affects the normal Outdoor Channel) as the major networks or other more high profile cable companies. [citation needed]


Another criticism is that the acting is poor. Many of the lines come as "scripted" and sometimes feel "forced" on the actors or actresses. [citation needed]

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See also

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  Results from FactBites:
 
The Outdoor Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (649 words)
Outdoor Channel is owned by Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. and officially launched in 1994 with the focus on outdoorsmen.
They were the first outdoor programmer to reach a nationwide audience, the first to launch a separate HD network, and the first to launch an On Demand service.
Outdoor Channel 2 HD challenges the limits and boundaries of outdoor programming by placing an emphasis on variety and family-friendly outdoor activities.
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