Outdoor Channel, the outdoor activities network on cable TV, Wednesday announced the launch of Outdoor Channel HD on Comcast systems in the Michigan region, effective immediately.

Comcast subscribers in the Great Lakes state will now have access to the network’s compelling hunting, fishing, shooting, and traditional outdoor programming in the razor sharp clarity of HD.

Said Tom Hornish, the Outdoor Channel’s COO, said the network is “confident that Michigan viewers will enjoy our high quality programming, produced entirely in native HD, as we have added several leading fishing programs to our line-up and expanded our appeal to anglers this quarter.”

“Comcast, who continues to deliver our unmatched outdoor adventure programming nationwide, will now facilitate our expansion into key regions like Michigan so that area hunters and anglers can partake in the Outdoor Channel experience in stunning widescreen clarity,” said Randy Brown, executive vice president for affiliate sales and marketing at the Outdoor Channel.

“At Comcast, we are dedicated to providing a broad selection of programming that reflects the diverse pursuits of our subscribers,” said Tim Collins, senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. “The addition of Outdoor Channel HD to our service enables us to deliver their exceptional high definition programming, and reinforces the importance of embracing our customers’ outdoor lifestyle interests.”

Each season, Outdoor Channel airs the highest quality outdoor action adventure programming that captures the excitement of the great outdoors through the eyes of esteemed talent and renowned celebrities. The network’s second quarter programming lineup includes: “Bassmaster Elite Series,” “Fear No Evil,” “Madfin Shark Series,” “Tecomate Whitetail Nation” and “Wardens.”

Outdoor Channel HD is now available as part of Comcast’s Digital Preferred HD tier on Channel 709. The network’s linear channel is also available on Channel 730 throughout the region.


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