Sportsman Channel Continues to Grow, Launches HD Network

Outdoor Channel more than doubled its subscriber base last year, adding 11 million homes to boost its total to 20 million.  The network now hopes to make a quick jump to 25 million homes in the “near future,” according to Sportsman president Willy Burkhardt.

In addition, Multichannel News reports that the network announced plans for Sportsman HD, which will simulcast the programming delivered in standard-definition in the HD format beginning on Jan. 25. Sportsman HD will be co-located on the same satellite as the standard definition service and will be broadcast using the MPEG-4 format.

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