Press release from Outdoor Sportsman Group, June 23, 2017:
While Deadliest Catch continues to keep viewers enthralled with original episodes on Discovery Channel, these veteran captains have found a new syndicated home – Outdoor Channel. Announced today by Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, Outdoor Channel has acquired the cable syndication rights to air the first six seasons – including 82 episodes – of Deadliest Catch.
“We are thrilled about acquiring the cable syndicated rights to the first six seasons of Deadliest Catch for Outdoor Channel and look forward to bringing the excitement of these episodes to our viewers,” said Liberatore. “If ever there was programming that captures the thrill and adventure of the outdoors, this is it. Deadliest Catch is a compelling series for our core hunt/shoot/fish audience, as well as a broader audience seeking adventure programming.”
For more than 12 years, the fisherman of Deadliest Catch have faced hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery, massive icebergs and 40-foot waves in documenting their adventure-filled lifestyle and vocation. Narrated by Mike Rowe, this 16-time Emmy Award-winning series details the mortal perils, injuries and intense discomfort that fishing crews overcome in the Bering Sea catching Alaska king crab. Currently in its 13th season, Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on Discovery and follows the fleet as they search for crab that have seemingly vanished due to temperature changes in the Bering Sea.
Deadliest Catch is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company. Original Productions executive producers are: Thom Beers, Philip David Segal, Sarah Whalen, R. Decker Watson, Jr., Arom Starr-Paul and Geoff Miller. Discovery Channel executive producer is Joseph Boyle with Coordinating Producer Brian Peterson.
The acquisition of rights to these iconic shows continue to serve as a springboard to showcase Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks’ original series including: Carter’s W.A.R., Hollywood Weapons, Survival Science, to name a few.