Sportsman Channel Signs Carriage Extension With Time Warner Cable


Sportsman Channel has signed a multiyear renewal agreement with Time Warner Cable.

The hunting, shooting and fishing network's agreement maintains its partnership with the nation's No. 2 cable operator. The pact, terms of which were not disclosed, allows for carriage of video-on-demand programming.

Varying by market, Time Warner Cable already offers Sportsman Channel on sports tiers, as well as on digital basic. Key areas include Texas, the Carolinas and Florida, via Time Warner's programming representation for Bright House Networks. The agreement will enable Sportsman to expand its base into other regions.

"We're thrilled to renew our agreement with Time Warner Cable allowing us to continue to bring Sportsman's dynamic programming service to Time Warner Cable's customers across America," said Sportsman Channel president Willy Burkhardt in a statement. "We have our strongest programming lineup in our history, delivering not only our traditional category-leading shows but also innovative and fresh programming concepts that allow us to continue to better serve the information and entertainment needs of sportsmen."

Noted Jeff Paro, CEO of InterMedia Outdoors, parent company of Sportsman:  "We strive to provide our loyal viewers with high-quality and entertaining content across our three programming pillars of hunt, shoot and fish. This deal highlights a year of aggressive expansion for the network. We are leveraging our strengths as the largest magazine publisher, the largest online network, and the largest TV producer in the outdoor category to make Sportsman the preeminent channel in the space."