Dish, Outside TV Reach Carriage Agreement

Lifestyle Sports Net Will Be Part of Dish’s Multi-Sport Pack

Dish Network said it has reached a multi-year carriage agreement with lifestyle sports network Outside Television, which becomes part of its Multi-Sport Pack premium sports package. Outside Television, a lifestyle sports network based on Outside Magazine and its adventurist brand, is available to all Dish customers through May 6 during a month-long free preview.

“We’ve partnered with Outside Television to take our customers directly into the action of extreme outdoor sports,” said Dish vice president of programming Josh Clark in a statement. “We are expanding our lineup of active outdoor lifestyle programming and unconventional sports coverage from mountaineering to BASE jumping and kitesurfing.”

The free preview was comes in time to include several trans-oceanic legs of the annual 38,739-nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race in “Life at the Extreme” and new season premieres of Outside Television’s series “Locals” and “Outlook: Icons Revealed” to feature Amazonian and Arctic explorer Mike Horn, renowned half-pipe snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler and freestyle ski champion Julian Carr, among others.

“Outside strives to inspire people to get outside and participate in the world beyond their living rooms, and DISH is finding new ways to attract just the kinds of people who would rather make their own adventures rather than follow a more conventional path,” said Outside Television senior vice president of distribution Dennis Gillespie in a statement. “We’re pleased to partner with Dish to enable every one of the more than 140 million active outside enthusiasts living across the U.S. to now find their own way into Outside Television.”

Dish’s Multi-Sport Pack has more than 35 channels – including NFL Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network and Pac-12 Network. Outside Television joins the Multi-Sport Pack on Channel 390 in the Dish programming lineup.