Sportsman Channel Showcases 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race with Two-Hour Special – “Iditarod 43: The Deep Freeze” on April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Emerging Dynasty as Dallas Seavey Completes Back-to-Back Wins
NEW BERLIN, WI (March 30, 2015) – “Dynasty” is not a word bandied around the sports world too often these days. But that may be changing as Sportsman Channel – Official Network of the Iditarod – is set to provide a two-hour special presentation – Iditarod 43: The Deep Freeze – on Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. At the end of the special, viewers may be convinced that a “dynasty” is in the making in the “Last Frontier.”
Entering the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the name Seavey has been etched onto the Joe Redington, Sr. trophy for three years in a row – Dallas in 2012, Mitch in 2013 and Dallas in 2014. Following the 2015 race, the name Seavey will once adorn the championship trophy and make it four years in a row as Dallas earned back-to-back victories and his third title in the last four years. Already in the record books as the youngest winner of the famed sled dog race, Dallas Seavey earned the 2015 title by completing the 979-mile Iditarod trail course in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and two seconds.
Sportsman Channel’s Iditarod 43: The Deep Freeze will tell the stories of not only Dallas Seavey but also some of the other 77 teams that set out into the Alaskan Outback – where they fought off the perils of the Yukon River while spending their days and nights in 40 degrees below zero weather and blizzards off the Bering Sea Coast – to stake a claim on history.
“The grueling nature of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race is reality television in its most pure form,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “The drama that unfolds throughout the course of the nearly 1,000 mile trek is literally life and death…without a tribal council.”
Iditarod 43: The Deep Freeze is the culmination of Sportsman Channel’s 17 hours of Iditarod programming, as well as extensive print, digital and social media activation. Throughout the two-week programming stunt Iditarod Unleashed, the network gave viewers an inside look into the lives of the sled dogs and mushers, how they train to compete and what drives them to compete in the yearly endurance test.
Sportsman Channel is the Official Network of the Iditarod. The Iditarod – “The Last Great Race On Earth” – entered into an exclusive national television partnership with Sportsman Channel in 2013.
For more information go to: www.thesportsmanchannel.com or become an Iditarod Insider at www.iditarod.com/insider/. Sportsman Channel is available to GCI Digital Variety subscribers on Channel 746 (HD) and Channel 306 (SD).
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