The Resorts Sports Network, a channel known for cool action sports videos, Glen Plake’s “Reel Thrills” and atrocious local ads in ski towns around the nation, is going bye-bye. On June 1, 2010, the network will debut as the Outside Television Network. The new channel will be a collaboration between RSN and Outside magazine.
The RSN network currently reaches 61 million viewers annually and is distributed to 110 destinations, according to a press release. Mark Burchill, the CEO of RSN, said “this is an amazing opportunity to collaborate on content and translate the [magazine] brand into television.” He added, “Expect to see the network more widely distributed, with a host of new programming additions.”
Outside Television Network’s content will bring to television many of Outside’s popular special reports, including Best Towns, Best Jobs, Trips of the Year, Best Gear and the Outside Buyer’s Guide. But the big question: Will Outside’s “Gear Junkie Scoop” get its own half-hour on air? Tune in this June to see.