TEMECULA, Calif. -- Outdoor Channel, America's leader in Outdoor TV, today unveiled its action-packed programming schedule for the second quarter (Q2) of 2010. Covering prominent outdoor themes and featuring the biggest on-air personalities in the outdoor industry, Outdoor Channel leads the popular outdoor genre with world class programming.
This spring, the network unveils a compelling new show and new episodes for three returning hit series, emphasizing Outdoor Channel's commitment to best-in-class content. New on Outdoor Channel's schedule, is The Baja Unlimited, a behind the scenes look at SCORE's famed Baja desert racing series. Returning favorites with new episodes include "Savage Wild," "Step Outside" and "Archer's Choice."
"This season's best-in-class programming schedule speaks to our loyal viewers through original content, authentic adventures and expert talent. We're infusing our lineup with a new show, adding new episodes to our popular returning series and illustrating our commitment to producing the highest quality content in the outdoor segment," said Tom Hornish, COO. "As the preeminent source for hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment, Outdoor Channel - combined with OutdoorChannel.com - serves as the epicenter of the outdoor lifestyle."
The Baja Unlimited – Debuts Monday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m. ET
"The Baja Unlimited " is a new series that gives viewers a behind the scenes look at SCORE's Baja-based races, as fans, support staff and racers come together from all walks of life to be part of the Baja racing experience. The series is sure to satisfy even the most casual adventure-seeking viewers, who will be instantly intrigued by the spectacle of off-road racing in the Baja. Upcoming series include "The Score Off-Road Desert Racing Series", featuring 6 world class events, including the sport's most prestigious race, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and "The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000", the granddaddy of all desert races.
Savage Wild – New Season Debuts Saturday, April 3rd at 10 p.m. ET
Armed with only his wits, the most rudimentary tools and devices, and zero armor, predatory master Manny Puig will guide viewers through some of the murkiest waters and most dangerous places on earth. "Savage Wild" is a heart-stopping half hour that will make you think twice before going below the surface. This season viewers will experience incredible new adventures and locations - from the open sea, where Manny interacts with huge mako and blue sharks to other mysterious and dangerous worlds that few would dare trespass. In one adrenaline pumping episode, Manny is bitten by a very large western diamondback rattlesnake and rushed to the emergency room in Texas!
Step Outside – New Season Debuts Sunday, April 4th at 2:30 p.m. ET
These days, the future of outdoor heritage and how to assure the importance and practice of hunting and fishing for the next generation is among the list of hot topics for outdoor enthusiasts. Produced in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, "Step Outside" is a program that encourages sportsmen and sportswomen to introduce family, friends and special guests to traditional outdoor pursuits. "Step Outside" is co-hosted by Doug Painter and Kelly Gotch.
Archer's Choice – New Season Debuts Sunday, April 4th at 12-noon ET
Go behind the scenes with the longest running hunting couple on TV: Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. Learn what makes them tick, and see why since the 90's Ralph and Vicki have been branded "America's Favorite Hunting Couple." Viewers get an inside look at the couple's unique relationship and incredible bowhunting adventures. This season, travel with the couple to remote locations as they stalk deer, moose, musk ox, black bear and more!
Outdoor Channel is available to viewers in high definition (HD). Outdoor Channel HD captures the sights, sounds and thrill of the network's popular programming with razor-sharp precision in widescreen format. As the only full-time network in the outdoor genre to offer a dedicated high definition simulcast, Outdoor Channel HD is committed to becoming 100 percent native HD by July 2010.
Outdoor Channel also has a dynamic, genre-leading website. OutdoorChannel.com, which was revamped in January, is the most comprehensive source of online entertainment and information for outdoor enthusiasts. It houses an extensive video library with a state-of-the-art video player; information on individual programs, hosts, and upcoming episodes; an interactive community section that allows users to connect with other fans; and social media functionality -- all just a click away.
For the full Q2 programming schedule, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx. Check local listings or log on to www.OutdoorChannel.com to find Outdoor Channel in your area.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. 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, off-road motorsports, 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 largest and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented 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.