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New Personal Defense Television Episodes?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mr. Designer, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. Mr. Designer

    Mr. Designer Member

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    Anyone know when new episodes of Personal Defense Television will air?
     
  2. SsevenN

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    I don't even know what that show is. But I can guess what its about....:p
     
  3. threefeathers

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    I get it on Wednesday's and have most taped. Wouldn't miss it.
     
  4. arflattop

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    It's been replaced the last two weeks with "Cowboys" -- and tonights listing on DishNet shows the same. I'd be happy to just see re-runs of PD TV!!
     
  5. Kind of Blued

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    Man, I miss my DVR at my old house... :(

    I used to work wednesday nights, while all of my gun shows were on TV. My buddies and our friends knew that wednesday night was "Matt's Night" cleaning his guns, watching all of the new gun shows, and enjoying a liter and a half of Belgian ale.

    Shooting USA
    Personal Defense TV
    Shooting Gallery w/ Michael Bane
    Sighting In with Shooting USA
    I love 'em. :)
     
  6. Dksimon

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    Atleast you guys have TV. I live in a dorm and they charge an obscene ammount for cable.
     
  7. primlantah

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    ***? what network are these shows on? i live in a liberal city...they must filter this stuff out of my coaxial.:fire:
     
  8. Marion Cobretti

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    Wednesday night, Outdoor Channel
     
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    Also have American Rifleman, Guns & Ammo TV, Cowboys, Shooting Gallery, and Shooting USA wednesdays on the Outdoor channel (153 for you DishTV folks). Not standard package, I don't think, but it's a good channel to buy...
     
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    The season is over. Tom Gresham is filming the new season which will start in the fall.
     
  11. Acera

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    Maybe someone could ask Tom, he is an active member of this board. He might be able to let us know some of the new content also.
     
  12. tuckerdog1

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    Around here, it moved from Wed on Outdoor channel to Thurs on the Sportsman channel. So far, all reruns. But I like watching again:p

    Tuckerdog1
     
  13. Catherine

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    Available for rent?

    Are any of these shows available for 'rent' at a local or nationwide video store?

    I have lived with and withOUT the boob tube on purpose throughout my life. I get a VERY scrambled picture/sound from the University of Montana for PBS. I get my local and national news off of the internet. You can't get free local tv due to the mountain ranges here. I could not get it in the Sapphire Mountains either but I did have XM Radio at the time.

    However... I do rent a new movie for 99 cents overnight or an older one for the same price for a week. This show looks like something that would interest me.

    If any of you know if it is available for rent or may be for rent down the road... please post it here.

    Thanks!

    Sincerely,

    Catherine
     
  14. CGT

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    The season is over. The Outdoor Channel runs programming on a quarterly schedule. (Jan-Mar) (Apr-Jun) etc. Usually a show will run for 1 quarter and then the next quarter will be repeats. It's on hiatus this quarter. I'm guessing we will probably see new shows in the Jul-Sept quarter or Oct-Dec if it is renewed.

    I don't know about anywhere to rent them, but you can buy individual episodes or whole seasons through the Outdoor Channel on DVD.
     
  15. LegalAlien

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    Catherine
    You can access Outdoor Channel online as well:-
    http://www.outdoorchannel.com/

    Pretty good quality - but i guess you would need broadband to pick up the video feeds from it.
     
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    I wish the outdoor channel would properly code the shows. On my comcast DVR it records ALL those shows. So come thursday evening I have about 9 HOURS of those shows plus repeats :) Guess I'd rather delete the duplicate recordings than miss them though.

    I think I have heard Tom mention PD DVDs on his radio show. A quick search of Blockbuster on-line does not reveal PD, Shooting Gallery, G&A, etc on there. So if DVDs exist, they are not out in the rental market, at least not yet.
     
  17. RoadkingLarry

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    If you need a Tom Gresham or Clint Smith "fix" check out http://www.guntalk.tv/site.php

    It is mostly a subscription site but there are lots of good free stuf available to watch as well. with new stuff being added all the time.
     
  18. Guntalk

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    Personal Defense TV -- Third Season is Coming

    Actually, www.guntalk.tv is now mostly a free site. No registration required.

    As for Personal Defense TV.

    What it is? A weekly TV series where we go to shooting schools (okay . . . gunfighting schools) such as Thunder Ranch and Gunsite, to explore WHAT people need to know and HOW the top instructors teach. I'm the designated dummy, asking the dumb questions. Type casting, obviously. <grin>

    The show runs on the Outdoor channel from October through March. It is off the air April through September.

    We have already taped a bunch of segments at Gunsite for the upcoming third season. Last week I was in Oregon, at Thunder Ranch, taping several segments, and also shooting the "Skills Drill" segments that Clint Smith does each week. This year, they are all about concealed carry.

    The first season of PDTV is out on DVD, and the second season should be out any day.

    Not personal defense, but last Thursday I hiked the ridge above Clint's place with him and his lovely wife, Heidi, shooting some long-range stuff with one of Clint's rifles. My longest hit was 916 yards with the .308. THAT was fun! Not for PDTV. Kinda hard to convince the grand jury of the need to take that shot. But, it's a fun skill to develop.
     
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    I have both seasons of Personal Defense TV on dvd, it is a fantastic show. I've watched both seasons multiple time, there is a wealth of valuable information on those discs. I am very glad a third season is coming. I tell everyone I can about Personal Defense TV, it's that good. Even if you've never seen it before, the $35 or so for a full season is more than worth it. You will not regret the purchase.

    PS - I say all this and I'm not even related to Tom!
     
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    ch. 606 on DirecTV...had to sacrifice each month ($.99 I think) to subscribe...but like the others I enjoy my Thursday afternoons, and evenings...great shows!!! Great Information as well! Thanks Tom!
     
  22. Guntalk

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    Intermedia pulls shows from Outdoor Channel

    Actually, Intermedia informed Outdoor Channel that it would not be renewing its contracts with the channel, and would be taking its 10 shows to the Sportsman's Channel.

    After Outdoor Channel was informed that Intermedia was not renewing the contracts, the channel decided to put put out a release saying it was dumping the shows.

    The Outdoor Channel has been severely battered in the industry over the last two days over this, and openly laughed at. The idea that the channel would dump 10 shows, five of which are in the top 10 rated shows on the network, defies belief.

    This is how Jim Shepherd at the Shooting Wire put it:


    The quiet, and normally civilized outdoor television business got particularly nasty yesterday as what had been a long-standing partnership between the Outdoor Channel and InterMedia Outdoors ended - with a bang.

    Yesterday afternoon, Outdoor Channel officials issued a release announcing "its continued efforts to upgrade programming." In particular, the release ballyhooed the addition of several "best-in-class shows" including "Bill Dance Saltwater," "Fly Fishing the World," "Savage Wild," "Monster Fish," "The Catch" and others.

    The somewhat innocuous release then announced several deals to make the OC the official home of shows from Safari Club International, Pheasants Forever, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    "As the leader in outdoor TV we have placed enormous emphasis on programming quality. We have made tremendous strides, which we believe are evident in our ratings growth," Roger Werner, President and CEO of Outdoor Channel said in the release.

    He continued with the now-requisite explanation that the decision was part of a "quest to acquire the best content in the genre," announcing "we will be dropping some shows, as we only have room for the highest quality shows with the best ratings."

    Then the bomb.

    According to the release, the Outdoor Channel had decided not to renew ten InterMedia programs.

    The shows included:"Guns & Ammo Television," "Guns & Ammo Television Classics," "In-Fisherman Television," "In-Fisherman Critical Concepts," "North American Whitetail Television," "Bowhunter Magazine TV," "Personal Defense TV," "Shallow Water Angler," "In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail" and "Petersen's Hunting ADVENTURE Television."

    Without making any further comment, Werner fired off what may have been an ill-advised shot designed to "spin" what I have been told was, in fact, an InterMedia Outdoors decision not to renew their programming arrangements with the OC.

    In fact, I've learned, the story wasn't even supposed to be announced until next week.

    Now, what everyone probably had hoped would be one of those deals handled quietly between the involved parties has escalated into what could become a very public fight.

    Early yesterday evening, InterMedia Outdoors released its own statement on the decision, saying that the "parent company of The Sportsman Channel (TSC), today announced that it chose not to renew its programming agreements with The Outdoor Channel (TOC), in order to shift its highly-rated and award-winning television shows to The Sportsman Channel. IMO will also increase its commitment of resources to TSC, integrating new and upgraded programming and content from IMO's vast market-leading properties, which extend across print, television, radio and online mediums."

    The important phrase in this is "parent company of The Sportsman Channel". In 2006 InterMedia Outdoors acquired The Sportsman Channel from founder Michael Cooley.

    Prior to that acquisition, The Sportsman Channel, although remaining faithful to its promise of nothing but programming for sportsmen, had languished, unable to gain that all-important carriage inside the highly competitive cable television industry.

    That inability to achieve penetration meant The Sportsman Channel had found itself busy in a battle for survival rather than going head-to-head with the Outdoor Channel in a content fight.

    Now it seems, the battle will be joined. And it looks like it will be for keeps.

    "We are going to build The Sportsman Channel into the leading outdoor network, both in distribution and ratings," said InterMedia Outdoors CEO Jeff Paro "and shifting all of our programming to TSC is a major first step in that direction. We have led in every Outdoors category we have entered-magazine, internet, and television production-and now we will lead in networks,"

    "No other channel in the Outdoors category has ever had this kind of promotional strength behind it. We will actively and aggressively program TSC with hunting, shooting and fishing content, with a focus on high-quality original programming, production of our own shows, and partnerships with producers. TSC will be a better network for the consumer and a better value for the distributor."

    In one shot, InterMedia Outdoors has announced to the television industry that it not only intends to become the major player in outdoor television, it is quite willing to hammer its former partner in a very public manner.

    This single business decision pulled a significant chunk of what had formerly been the Outdoor Channel's highest-rated programming along with a chunk of revenue. It may also have awakened some of the Outdoor Channel's observers on Wall Street.

    If nothing else, it draws much-needed attention –and instantly increased credibility - to The Sportsman Channel.

    The back story on the whole deal may one day be that, without the issuance of what may become a very ill-advised press release, the whole deal might have been done quietly and with some civility.

    Instead, it looks like it will be a very nasty battle, probably with a winner-take-all outcome.

    As always, we'll keep you posted.
     
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    Hey Tom

    Is The Sportsman Channel going to get back on Dish Network? I am forced to listen to your radio show via podcast, any advance notice of who you are going to have as guests tomorrow?
     
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    Tom,

    Is TSC on DirecTV? I was looking through my channels and can't seem to locate it...do you know?
     
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    Sportsman's Channel is not on either satellite network right now. IMO (Intermedia Outdoors) is in negotiations to greatly expand distribution, including satellite networks.

    I expect there will be a series of announcements about new distribution.

    Note, also, that is not something that happens right away. The contracts for the IMO shows on Outdoor Channel run for as much as a couple of years, I think.

    PDTV will be on the air in October, on Sportsman's Channel, and possibly on other channels.
     
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