DENVER (August 27, 2018) – As “sacred” as .406, 511, 56 and other numbers are in baseball; 17-0 in football; Wilt Chamberlain’s 27.2 rebounds per game (1960-61) in basketball and Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857 career points in hockey; hunting has a venerable number too…29.
Outdoor Sportsman Group’s MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) will explore – with its original series The 29 presented by Pelican – hunting’s most revered number as the exclusive, subscriber-based, streaming app delves into why the number 29 is held in such high esteem and why legendary hunter and fisherman Joe Thomas has his sights set on it.
MOTV’sThe 29 probes into Thomas’s “mission” to hunt and harvest all 29 North American big game animals and how he did it. The original series includes 10 episodes of Thomas’s outdoor “superslam” and explains how a regular guy used his love of the outdoors to build a successful pro angling career and then through television start to build credibility as an archery hunter.
“Hunting all 29 wasn't the original purpose of what we did but it was always in the background as a remote possibility,” admitted Thomas. “As more opportunities came our way for big game hunts, achieving the 29 started to become real and the driving purpose behind most of the hunts we tried to do for television and now, MOTV. That's what this story is all about.”
The series spans more than 20 years of filming and how, through hard work and several lucky breaks, Thomas was able to actually fulfill this lifelong dream.
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About MOTV:The exclusive, global, subscription-based, streaming service provides the best outdoor programming, lifestyle content and access to favorite Outdoor Channel, Sportsman ChannelandWorld Fishing Networktelevision shows and is the pre-eminent voice for all outdoor enthusiasts. MOTV – powered by the three networks – accomplishes this with an expansive acquired library of the best hunting, fishing and shooting programming in long and short form, recipes, tips and tricks, how-to instructional videos, as well as educational and exclusive content focusing on improving success in the field and waterways. Along with the three networks, content is available from Outdoor Sportsman Group’s established integrated media arm that includes 15 outdoor magazines, such as: Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, In-Fisherman, Florida Sportsmanand Wheels Afieldand 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Exclusive episodes, as well as live event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage will be added in the future.
About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as MOTV, the world’s leading subscription outdoor television content platform. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines including: Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhuntingand Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including: BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm.
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