is a television speciality channel
dedicated to hunting
programming. It launched in 2003.
Sportsman Channel was started in 2003 by C. Michael Cooley and Todd D. Hansen of Muskego, Wisconsin
. In June 2007, the channel was purchased by the InterMedia Outdoors
Holdings group, a division of private equity group InterMedia Partners
In August 2008, InterMedia Outdoors acquired Barrett Productions, 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. 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. The channel features many popular shows, including Arrow Affliction
Sportsman Channel HD
On January 19, 2010, the channel announced it would launch in 1080i high definition
in the first quarter of 2010.On February 10, 2010, Dish Network
became the first provider to launch the channel in HD.<ref... Read More