Outdoor Channel Climbs Up Comcast's Pacific Northwest Systems

Outdoor Channel has expanded its presence on Comcast systems, serving the Pacific Northwest.
The network, which had been positioned on the top cable operator's sports tier, is now also available on its Digital Preferred level of service in Portland, Salem and Corvallis, Ore. and Vancouver and Longview, Wash.

The move on Sept. 1 coincided with the launch of Outdoor Channel HD in those markets.
"The Pacific Northwest practically defines the great outdoors, and many subscribers here are passionate outdoor enthusiasts who can now easily enjoy our high quality, category-leading hunting, fishing, shooting and other outdoor related programming," said Outdoor Channel senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing Randy Brown in a statement. "They will also soon be able to view our popular programming and personalities through an enhanced HD picture resolution, which truly drives home the visual clarity of the great outdoors."
Noted Lars Lofas, vice president of marketing for Comcast of Oregon and southwest Washington: "Outdoor Channel is a great fit for our cable systems in Oregon and Washington. Our customers have a strong affinity for the outdoors, and we are pleased to make the nation's top-ranked outdoor cable network more widely available. We are also looking forward to the clear, crisp broadcasts of Outdoor Channel HD."