Dish bulks up sports package with Outside Television addition

Willing to expand its programming bundle to get more sports into its portfolio of networks, Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has added Outside Television to its "Multi Sport" programming package.

Based on the Outside Magazine brand, the channel features a range of programming targeted to outdoor enthusiasts, including sports such as mountaineering and BASE jumping.

Upcoming programs include coverage of the annual 38,739-nautical-mile Volvo Ocean Race and the biography series Outlook: Icons Revealed, which profiles outdoor sports figures such as explorer Mike Horn and snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler.

"We are expanding our lineup of active outdoor lifestyle programming and unconventional sports coverage from mountaineering to BASE jumping and kitesurfing," said Josh Clark, Dish VP of programming.

The channel is available for a one-month free trial to all Dish subscribers starting Tuesday. Outside Television will be found on channel 390 on the Dish program guide.

Dish's Multi Sport pack includes more than 35 channels, including the NFL Network, NBA TV, the Big Ten Network and the Pac-12 Network. Within the package, Dish also offers a range of outdoor-themed networks, including the Outdoors Channel and World Fishing Network.

Dish charges subscribers $13 a month for the add-on package.

For more:
- see this Dish Network press release

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