TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) ("Outdoor Channel") and InterMedia Outdoor Holdings, LLC ("IMOH LLC") today announced that Bridget Baker and Jonathan Adelstein will serve on the Board of Directors of InterMedia Outdoor Holdings, Inc. ("IMOH Inc.") following the completion of the merger of Outdoor Channel and IMOH LLC, the primary shareholder of The Sportsman Channel and InterMedia Outdoors. The addition of Ms. Baker and Mr. Adelstein bring the number of proposed directors of IMOH Inc. to nine. The merger of Outdoor Channel and IMOH LLC is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2013.
"Bridget and Jonathan bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board," said Peter Kern, Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, and Chairman of InterMedia Outdoor Holdings, Inc. following the completion of the merger. "Bridget has tremendous applicable expertise from her long and successful career with NBCUniversal while Jonathan brings valuable perspective and unique experience gained during two terms as a Commissioner of the Federal Communication Commission ("FCC"). We believe both Bridget and Jonathan will be invaluable additions to the Board following the completion of our merger. We will benefit from their significant content, regulatory and distribution experience as we bring together Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel and InterMedia Outdoors' leading print and digital media assets and execute on our future growth opportunities."
"These companies serve a large market of passionate outdoor enthusiasts across multiple media platforms," said Ms. Baker, a native of Alaska. "The combination of these two organizations offers compelling growth opportunities and I am thrilled to bring my content and distribution expertise to the Board and build upon the leadership position of IMOH Inc. in the outdoor category."
"I look forward to joining the Board of Directors of IMOH Inc. and working with the combined organization's strong management team to maximize the growth opportunities ahead," said Mr. Adelstein. "The combination of the two companies will create a robust multi-platform leader in the outdoor category and I am excited to leverage my decades of experience and help drive it forward."