20100218_SCHDNew York, NY – Sportsman Channel, the premiere all hunting, shooting and fishing network, today announced the launch of Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD on DISH Network, the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in America.

Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD will be available in DISH Network’s America’s Top 250 package on channels 285 and 9483, respectively.

“DISH Network is a premiere provider of high-quality sports programming to millions of households across America, and we are thrilled to deliver our network to DISH Network’s passionate base of outdoor enthusiasts,” said Sportsman Channel President Willy Burkhardt. “We are also excited to be DISH Network’s first high definition channel dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing programming. This is a testament to the high-quality, entertaining and informative programming we deliver to our viewers and partners every day.”

Sportsman Channel has become one of the fastest-growing networks in television. Over the past year, Sportsman has increased its original production slate, increased support of independent producers, launched a new on-air look, and expanded its Hunt.Fish.Feed national public affairs program.

“2009 was a tremendous year of growth and expansion on multiple levels for Sportsman Channel, and 2010 is off to a flying start,” added Burkhardt.

For more information about the Sportsman Channel, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com. To learn more about DISH Network’s sports offerings and comprehensive HD lineup, visit www.dishnetwork.com.