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Outdoor Channel Holdings Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

TEMECULA, Calif., May 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:OUTD) today reported its operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Consolidated revenues for the quarter were $16.9 million, an 18% increase compared with $14.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, driven primarily by a 20% growth in advertising revenues at The Outdoor Channel ("TOC").

Total operating expenses for the first quarter were $26.5 million compared to $16.3 million in operating expense for the first quarter of 2012. Excluding merger related costs of $7.6 million, which includes the previously announced $6.5 million termination fee paid to InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, LLC ("InterMedia"), operating costs grew by $2.6 million, or 16%, on significantly higher programming and advertising and promotion expense, primarily relating to our first quarter program launch of Elite Tactical Unit ("ETU") and a new season of Major League Fishing ("MLF"). These program and promotion expense increases were in line with guidance previously provided by the Company.

Resulting operating loss for the first quarter 2013 was $9.6 million, a $7.7 million increase from the $2.0 million of operating loss in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted for the effects of share-based compensation expense and merger related expenses, was negative $648,000, a 56% increase compared to adjusted EBITDA of negative $415,000 for the first quarter of 2012 on higher programming and promotion costs, net of increased revenue.

On a segment basis, TOC reported revenues of $14.7 million for the quarter, a 16% increase compared to $12.6 million of revenue for the first quarter of 2012 driven primarily by a 20% growth in ad revenues, primarily related to the aforementioned launches of ETU and MLF. TOC's EBITDA, adjusted for share-based compensation expense and merger related expenses, was negative $321,000 compared to $253,000 of adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2012 driven primarily by higher programming and promotion expenses.

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