Sportsman Channel Rebrands, Gets New Logo, Tag
The network has also dropped the "The" from its moniker and is going with just "Sportsman Channel." Also new is the tagline: "You Know You're a Sportsman."
The channel is in some 17 million homes and competes with -- among others -- the Outdoor Channel, which underwent a re-branding of its own in 2007.
Each "coin" bears a different color and image to signal the program area: antlers for hunting, a target for shooting, for example.
Sportsman is owned by InterMedia Outdoors, which also owns a stable of outdoor enthusiast publications (Guns & Ammo and Fly Fisherman among them) and purchased the network in 2007.
As part of the re-branding, InterMedia is running a campaign in its 15 magazines, as well as other print media.
Willy Burkhardt, president of the network, said of the "coins": "We can animate them, stretch them into 3-D, have them interact with the programming ..."