Safari Club International, the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the hit television series Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey for season two and beyond.
Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey showcases the world’s best sporting destinations and celebrates the conservation efforts spearheaded by hunters worldwide. The series reached 13.5 million viewers in its first season, airing domestically on Outdoor Channel, in syndication through Outdoor America, in Canada on Wild TV and across the globe through Red Arrow Studios affiliates giving it the largest distribution footprint of any hunting-fishing television series in the world.
“Safari Club International is marshalling far-sighted strategies with a smart and dedicated team,” says Chris Dorsey. “I’m excited by the new energy coming from SCI and am eager to help amplify their important work and messaging.”
Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey will air 5 times a week in 2020 on Outdoor Channel: Mondays 11:30 AM, Wednesday 9:00 AM, Friday 7:00 AM, Saturday 12:30 PM and Sunday 9:30 AM (all times ET).
Host Chris Dorsey is among the world’s most widely traveled sportsmen having hunted and fished on five continents and he’s served in board leadership and advisory roles of numerous conservation and sporting advocacy organizations. He’s a member of the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Ray Scott Trailblazer Award as well as being a Curt Gowdy Memorial Award winner. He’s a biologist, author of 10 books on outdoor subjects, is a past editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Ducks Unlimited magazines and his work has appeared in most of the outdoor magazines in the English-speaking world as well as National Geographic, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and the Robb Report.
He’s been called the ‘brand father’ of outdoor television having produced more than 2,000 episodes across 56 series with the largest brands in the outdoors. He’s also hosted nearly 400 episodes and has taken all 29 North American big game species, all of Africa’s deadly 7, the turkey World Slam and the spiral horns of Africa. His television productions are seen on a wide variety of mainstream broadcast and cable networks including ABC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, HGTV, WGN America, DIY, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Oxygen and others.
Founded in 1998, Dorsey Pictures, A Red Arrow Studios Company, is the only Realscreen Global 100 company with ties to the outdoor industry. Dorsey Pictures consists of branded entertainment and factual programming divisions with offices in Denver, Detroit and Los Angeles. In addition to its television work, the company is in production on Wings Over Water 3D with the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, an IMAX film narrated by Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton to be released in 2021.