Temecula, Calif. -- The Outdoor Channel has signed an
affiliation agreement with Time Warner Cable for both digital and analog carriage,
officials said Tuesday.
Outdoor Channel president Andy Dale called the deal a
milestone for his network, which now reaches 2.3 million cable subscribers. He said there
was no specific rollout schedule, but he was upbeat about its prospects.
"We feel that there's pent-up demand with Time
Warner for our channel," Dale said.
Time Warner's systems can't carry a programming
service unless the MSO has a corporate-affiliation deal with that network, which had
prevented some systems from distributing The Outdoor Channel, according to Dale.
The Outdoor Channel's rival, Outdoor Life Network,
doesn't have a deal with Time Warner yet.