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Deer Hunters Wanted.  

Jul 25, 2015

Merrill Sport has been in the television industry for over 30 years, specifically outdoor television. Once an owner of Pursuit Channel, Merrill has moved on to new adventure as President of the Hunt Channel. The model of the Hunt Channel is different than the other 3 players, the Outdoor Channel, the Sportsman Channel, and the Pursuit Channel, but Merrill believes he has the best value for anyone looking to get into outdoor television (aka Outdoor Hollywood). 

Merrill tells us all about the industry- the good, the bad, and the ugly, how it all works, how the channels interact, and where he's betting his money on the future of the outdoor television world.

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  • Hot 'Bama, Get Used to It, But Don't Love It
  • 32 Years and Counting
  • Rusty Faulk Outdoors 
  • $47,000 Per Quarter
  • The Real Expenses- Editing, Travel, and Airtime
  • Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire
  • Outdoor Channel, Sportsman's Channel, and the Pursuit Channel
  • $6000 and Primetime
  • Supper VS Dinner, Negotiations, Television and the Recliner
  • The DVR- The Big Helper
  • Can they Really Track Viewers?
  • The Early Days, Dish TV and the Root of at TV Channel
  • Pat and Nicole, MLB and Jeff Danker, and Subleasing Airtime
  • 100 Producers Running at Half Price
  • The Importance fo Mossy Oak and Topsey Hayes, Moose Media
  • An Economical Need
  • Jim Shockey, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Michael Waddell
  • Personality Contracts- A Rarity
  • Buying and Selling Bandwith and Goverment Controls
  • The Millenials- TV Means Nothing
  • The Best Value and Foget the Ego
  • The Talent Doesn't Matter (at first)
  • Find a Quality Editor for HOURS of Footage
  • The 2 Minute Black Holes
  • $75 per week and Chasing Dreams, When to Move Up


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