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Comcast streams Outdoor Channel

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:46am
Mike Robuck

Comcast and the Outdoor Channel have inked a multi-year distribution agreement that made the network’s content available across Comcast’s TV Everywhere platform.

Effective immediately, the Outdoor Channel’s video content is now available on Comcast’s Xfinity on demand, the xfinity.com/tv web portal and through the Xfinity TV Player app.

“Our agreement with Outdoor Channel is the latest effort in our commitment to bring great entertainment options to Xfinity TV customers while at home and on-the-go,” said Matt Strauss, senior vice president, Digital and Emerging Platforms, Comcast Cable. “We’re pleased to bring outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts this popular programming to their fingertips on multiple devices.”

TiVo Premiere, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Xbox, Android tablets and smartphones, and Samsung smart TVs are among the list of devices that Comcast supports with its multi-screen platform.

“We are proud to broaden our affiliation through this premier partnership with Xfinity TV from Comcast, as this marks the first-ever TV Everywhere agreement in the outdoor genre,” said Outdoor Channel CEO and President Tom Hornish. The deal offers greater flexibility for Outdoor Channel fans when watching our best-in-class shows, whether it be on TV, PCs or mobile devices.”

 Last year the Outdoor Channel benefited from cable operators, including Comcast and RCN, changing its packaging status from a sports tier, which often included an additional monthly fee, to a digital basic tier. In October, the Outdoor Channel announced it had added one million subscribers, mainly in major metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C.  

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