TEMECULA, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel today announced that the network has increased its high definition (HD) presence in Fort Worth and the surrounding North Texas region for Charter customers. As part of Charter's all digital initiative, including the largest launch of HD channels in its history, customers in Weatherford and Cleburne, Texas will have access to Outdoor Channel HD beginning in early April, followed by a gradual rollout to viewers in Fort Worth, Highland Park, Azle, Granbury and University Park through June.
"Previously only available in standard definition, we continue to expand our relationship with Charter and are pleased to now offer their North Texas subscribers the only outdoor adventure network featuring the top talent within the industry and our premiere slate of programming in HD," said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Outdoor Channel. "Texas is home to many of our top talent, and is often featured as prime hunting and fishing ground on the network. This HD upgrade will allow local viewers to see the great Lone Star state in a whole new light, through the pristine quality of Outdoor Channel's high definition network."
"We are pleased to work with Outdoor Channel to bring their top hunting, shooting, fishing and adventure programming to the outdoorsmen and women of North Texas," said John Owen, Charter's Regional Vice President. "A good portion of our customers in the region are outdoor enthusiasts, and this HD upgrade is well-suited to their core interests."
Charter customers can catch the sights, sounds and thrills of Outdoor Channel in standard definition (SD) on Channel 293, on Charter's Sports View Tier and Digital Tier 2. Outdoor HD will be available to HD customers on the same tiers on Channel 713.
Outdoor Channel is currently airing its second quarter programming lineup, which is anchored by an all new round of "Jack Link's Major League Fishing," the GEICO Cup. Other returning fan favorites include "Bottom Feeders," "King of the Spring," "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.," among others. For additional air times and information please visit http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America's Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.5 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.
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, 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 leading and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. also owns and operates the 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.
SOURCE Outdoor Channel