The Ski Channel adds Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, NY, Lehigh Valley & Philly television homes through RCN deal

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on December 14, 2009 7:23 am

The Ski Channel television network (you’re on their website now) has added another huge distribution deal adding hundreds of thousands of viewers in the most dense US markets for ski/snowboard/mountain sports interest. 

“Our goal is to deliver high-quality programming that our customers want and expect.  Because The Ski Channel is extremely targeted to our customer base, it is a perfect fit and we’re pleased to provide this exciting channel to our custormers,” said RCN Strategic External Affairs and Programming Senior VP Richard Ramlall.  “Now, they can watch their favorite Ski Channel shows when it’s convenient for them by selecting the VOD button on their remote or tuning to Channel One.”

With the added households, The Ski Channel is in approximately 25 million US television homes.  “Our mission is to grow mountain sports,” said VP of Programming Rich Tavtigian.  “The content on The Ski Channel is so spectacular to look at, our proposition is solely based on getting it in front of as many millions of people as we can.  You watch the shows and immmediately pick up the phone and start calling your travel agent.  So the fact that we have picked up these homes in these markets so saturated with skiers is fantastic.  This is a big win for skiing and snowboarding.”

Now The Ski Channel’s distribution footprint includes these 9 large television distributors:

  1. Time Warner Cable
  2. DirecTV
  3. Cablevision
  4. Cox Communications
  5. Dish Network
  6. Verizon FiOS
  7. AT&T U-Verse
  8. Brighthouse
  9. RCN

The Ski Channel includes programming from:

  • Warren Miller Entertainment
  • Greg Stump Productions
  • Nimbus Entertainment
  • XTerra
  • Universal Pictures First Descent
  • Marmot
  • Nissan Freeride World Tour
  • Subaru Freeski Tour
  • The North Face Tour
  • World Freeski Championships
  • Primal Quest
  • Teva Mountain Games
  • The Ride Guide
  • Skiers World
  • World Heli Challenge
  • Storm Show Productions

The Ski Channel television network launched on Christmas Day of 2008.  The Ski Channel has been producing original programming for 12 months and those shows are launching in the beginning of the new year.  They including programming on ski resorts, the worlds greatest skiers, series, documentaries, instructional and incredible journeys.