Free preview of the Outdoor Channel on DIRECTV until May 19

I suppose it’s not terribly surprising, but the Outdoor Channel is free on DIRECTV until May 19. I say it’s not surprising because The Outdoor Channel is the sister to The Sportsman Channel, which is having its own free preview at the same time.

It’s like the Sportsman Channel but…

I wanted to try to figure out where the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel were different. I would expect that The Outdoor Channel would focus on being outside and not necessarily hunting. But, it seems like the two channels really share a similar audience. Both cater to the person who likes to be outside and hunt, although it seems like The Outdoor Channel does seem to focus a bit on the overall lifestyle, as opposed to the actual hunting technique.

The channel also seems to take up a bit of the mantle of the now-departed NRA TV. It doesn’t focus as much on the politics of gun ownership. Rather it seems to be more about gun care and the sport of gun ownership. That makes sense for their market too.

It offers beautiful views of the outdoors

The one thing we can all enjoy on this channel is its imagery. At a time when a lot of people are feeling very constrained by their indoor surroundings, it’s good to see those images of nature. I’m sure that we’ll all be able to venture out soon, but in the meantime it’s good for the soul to see the beauty of nature that surrounds all of us. Sunny days will come again soon but until then you can see them on television.

Find the Outdoor Channel on 606

DIRECTV has several channels in the 600s that might just perk you up. It’s worth pressing the channel-down button a few more times on that remote to see what’s available. If you’re enjoying the view down there, just make sure that you subscribe to the Xtra package or higher on DIRECTV. If you need help upgrading your viewing package, give the experts at Signal Connect a call. They’ll help you get completely set up. All it takes is one call to 866-726-4182. Your personal representative will help you get the most out of your DIRECTV service and will be able to answer any questions you have! Call us during East Coast business hours. Our reps may be working from home but they’re able to answer any questions you have. If it’s after hours, fill out the form below and a rep will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

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