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Outdoor Streaming Network CarbonTV Debuts Free Amazon Fire TV App

on 10/30/17

CarbonTV Debuts Free Amazon Fire TV App | Carbon Media

CarbonTV Debuts Free Amazon Fire TV App | Carbon Media
DETROIT, MI — October 30, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts a free app on Amazon Fire TV, making their outdoor content accessible on more devices. CarbonTV is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and on OTT apps on Roku, Apple AirPlay, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Samsung Smart TV, in addition to Amazon Fire TV.

The app, which was developed in response to much demand from existing viewers, currently has a five-star rating average. In addition to watching CarbonTV series and clips on-the-go on mobile devices, the Amazon Fire TV platform provides viewers a new way to stream to their big screens.

The new user-friendly interface has a sleek design and custom functionality. Viewers can create a free account to follow shows and stay updated on new show releases, or login with an existing account.

CarbonTV streams 12 live animal cams, over a dozen Original Series, and hundreds of partner licensed shows, many of which are exclusive to the network. The content is comprised of hunting, fishing, farming, adventure sports, shooting sports, and rural lifestyle programming.

Viewers can download the Amazon FireTV app at http://amzn.to/2yKbWyB.

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 200 shows and 6.3 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Neutral Ground. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Premieres Season 3 of Original Series American Harvest

on 10/17/17

American Harvest Season 3 - CarbonTV | Carbon Media

American Harvest Season 3 - CarbonTV | Carbon Media
Chronicling Challenges of Farm Life

DETROIT, MI — October 17, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the third season of the Original Series “American Harvest,” presented by Chevy. “American Harvest” is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and on CarbonTV OTT apps.

The agriculture series returns in response to much demand from viewers and the farming community. The new season spans America’s southern plains into Canada, and follows the massive fleet of Olsen Custom Farms as crews work to harvest the grain that feeds the world. Olsen Custom Farms is led by Ag industry expert Chad Olsen. With his own farm to plant and harvest, livestock to feed, equipment to maintain, and employees to manage, Olsen balances the hectic schedule of operating a successful business against the challenges of weather, all while maintaining a commitment to his family that includes five children.

“Mother Nature had her own ideas this year during the planting and harvest season,” says Chad Olsen, owner of Olsen Custom Farms. “Our crews continue to work hard through all the challenges.”

American Harvest provides viewers an authentic look into modern farming and technologies that are not typically covered in broadcast or cable programming.

“American Harvest has been a successful original series that resonates with our audience,” says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at Carbon Media Group. “In season three, we focus on Chad Olsen running a massive custom harvest farming operation, while raising his five children on the farm.”

Watch “American Harvest Season 3 now: www.carbontv.com/shows/american-harvest

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 200 shows and 6.3 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Neutral Ground. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

Bone Collector Founder Michael Waddell Tests His Skills in Brand New CarbonTV Original Series Neutral Ground

on 10/05/17

Michael Waddell and Neutral Ground | Carbon Media

DETROIT, MI — October 5, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the brand new series “Neutral Ground,” presented by Chevy Trucks, featuring Bone Collector founder Michael Waddell. “Neutral Ground” is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

In the six-episode mini-series, Waddell is joined in the outdoors by Bone Collector colleague and friend Jackson “Boo” Bishop. First, the hunting pros go on a multiple day turkey hunt in Alabama, alongside two “average joes,” with no prior knowledge of the lay of the land and relying solely on their skills as seasoned hunters to succeed – thus putting them on “Neutral Ground” with the joes. The teams challenge one another to see who will land the first turkey. The two “average joes” are fans Kyle Edie and Dillion Dixon, who received the opportunity to hunt with Waddell after winning a fan video submission contest on Waddell’s Facebook page that received thousands of entries in early 2017. View original casting call video at www.facebook.com/BoogerBottom/videos/10154820129121558.

After the hunt, Waddell and Bishop mix things up by heading to the Florida Keys for the first time and immersing themselves in deep sea fishing. With roles now reversed, they will have to apply their fresh new skills to compete against each other and professional fishing boat captains for who will reel in the largest fish.

“We are very excited to work with Michael Waddell and his team on Neutral Ground,” says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at Carbon Media Group. “He is a great fit for our CarbonTV Originals.”

Waddell co-hosts the television shows “Realtree Road Trips” and “Bone Collector,” and serves as the national spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Watch “Neutral Ground now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/neutral-ground/seasons/1/episodes/1

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 200 shows and 6.3 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Mega Truck Series. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

Laugh Along With Fishing Stars As They React to Outdoor Internet Videos On CarbonTV’s New Original Series Hot Box Sessions

on 09/05/17

DETROIT, MI — September 5, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the original series “Hot Box Sessions” featuring comedic YouTube stars and fishermen Crappie Killa and Westbred Diamond, on-demand for free exclusively on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

Hilarious outdoorsmen Crappie and Westbred trade their usual fishing boat for a couch to give their take on shocking internet videos. “Hot Box Sessions” shows viewers the two viral show hosts in a different format. This fun, six-episode premiere season adds to CarbonTV’s growing comedic content. Filming took place at the Carbon Media Group headquarters in metro Detroit, a first for any CarbonTV Original series.

“Hot Box sessions plays off of Crappie and Westbred’s natural comedic demeanor, while incorporating some hilarious viral internet videos from the outdoors,” says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at Carbon Media Group. “It was a lot of fun filming this series with them. They were very hands on with the development process.”

Crappie Killa and Westbred Diamond were recently introduced on the streaming network in CarbonTV’s award-winning series American Elements, which received more than 1.3MM views on-site and across social within the first week. Their internet fame began with the creation of their YouTube channel in 2015.

Watch “Hot Box Sessions https://www.carbontv.com/shows/nodr

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 200 shows and 6.3 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Mega Truck Series. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Premieres Third Season of Agriculture Web-Series Growing Season, Featuring Two Farm Families

on 08/08/17

CarbonTV.com’s flagship agriculture show, Growing Season, launched its second season in September. The 12-episode season is built around “The Quest for Yield,” as the Bartak family pursues the highest yield possible at their farm in Anselmo, Neb.

Carbon Media Group CEO Hyaat Chaudhary announced the new season, stating, “The Bartaks are tackling many of the same challenges that others in the industry are facing, and this season will highlight the struggles, conflicts and victories faced by working farmers today.

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YouTube Stars N.O.D.R. Fish Alongside Celebrities and Discover Hunting in New CarbonTV Original Series

on 06/12/17

YouTube Stars N.O.D.R. Are Now A CarbonTV Original Series | Carbon Media

DETROIT, MI — June 12, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the original series “N.O.D.R.,” featuring comedic YouTube stars and fishermen Crappie Killa and Westbred Diamond, on-demand for free exclusively on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

The first episode of the series, premiering today, features a fishing adventure in Florida with boxing legend “The Champ” Roy Jones Jr. on his farm. Jones gives them a lesson in fighting, and shows what it takes to be a champion in and out of the ring.

In the next episode, premiering June 19, Crappie and Westbred head to northern Michigan, to CarbonTV Founder David Farbman’s ranch, for a deer camp. They go out on the first deer hunt of their lives and have a blast in the outdoors.

Future episodes will showcase N.O.D.R. fishing alongside other celebrities, who are eager to get in a boat with the viral anglers. Additional exclusive content, including short clips of Crappie and Westbred called “N.O.D.R. Nibblets”, will also be available for free on CarbonTV.

“We are excited to be partnering with N.O.D.R. to help bring more diversity to the outdoors, and entertainment to a fishing show format,” says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at Carbon Media Group.

N.O.D.R. was recently introduced on the streaming network in CarbonTV’s award-winning series American Elements, which received more than 1.3MM views on-site and across social within the first week. The N.O.D.R. YouTube channel was originally created in 2015.

Watch “N.O.D.R.: Roy Jones Jr.: https://www.carbontv.com/shows/nodr/seasons/1/episodes/2/

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 170 shows and 4.8 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Mega Truck Series. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Premieres Second Season of Trucking Web-Series Roadworthy Featuring Heavy Hauls

on 06/07/17

CarbonTV : Roadworthy: Heavy Hauls | Carbon Media

DETROIT, MI — June 8, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the second season of its original web-series “Roadworthy” with a focus on heavy hauling sixteen wheelers. “Roadworthy: Heavy Hauls” is sponsored by Shell Rotella®, in partnership with MediaCom, and is available exclusively on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

This season features mile high mountain rescues and takes viewers along for the ride, from dispatch to delivery. Four big rig companies featured include: Lindamood Demolition of Irving, Texas, Western Towing in Silverthorne, Colorado, IMT Transport in Garner, Iowa, and Hardy Seeds in Winchester, Ontario, Canada.

From tow trucks, to flatbeds, to cargo semi-truck trailers, these drivers travel winding highways of America to ensure their jobs get done safe and sound. The season culminates at the 35th annual Shell Rotella® SuperRigs event, the largest meet up of truck owners and drivers, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“After last year’s exciting season our viewers wanted more, so we took it up a notch. This new season of Roadworthy we really dive into what it’s like to haul extremely heavy loads, and it’s no easy task,” says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at CarbonTV. “From loading it on to the truck, to the obstacles that happen on route, to the final delivery, we showcase four different trucking companies’ hard work throughout the ten-episode season.”

Watch the premiere episode of “Roadworthy: Heavy Hauls now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/roadworthy/seasons/2/episodes/1

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 170 shows and 4.8 million monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Heartlandia, American Elements, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, and Mega Truck Series. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Profiles N.O.D.R. on an All New American Elements

on 06/01/17

DETROIT, MI — June 1, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the second episode of season two of its award-winning documentary series “American Elements” with an exclusive introduction to YouTube stars Crappie Killa’ and Westbred Diamond (collectively known as N.O.D.R.) available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

In the episode, brothers Crappie Killa’ and Westbred Diamond talk in-depth about the inception of N.O.D.R. and how fishing literally saved their lives. “From concrete to the river, from chaos to peace,” says Westbred Diamond, “it’s become a lifestyle.”

“Not to put too fine a point on it, but we love to find those ‘fish out of water’ stories in the outdoors,” says Neil Rosenzweig, CEO at CarbonTV. “To paraphrase Crappie in the episode, fishing is a great equalizer – everyone baits their hook and puts their line in the water, regardless of who they are. We all fish the same.”

The N.O.D.R. episode marks the tenth installment of the American Elements series. Prior episodes featured rural luminaries like Bone Collector founder Michael Waddell, bow-hunting athlete Cameron Hanes, best-selling author and commentator Taya Kyle, MMA fighter and outdoorsman Chad Mendes and other captivating stories. The collection won the 2016 Telly Award for Best Web Series and has garnered millions of views on CarbonTV.

Watch “American Elements: NODR”: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/americanelements/episodes/10/

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 120 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as American Elements, Bone Collector, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, Major League Bowhunter, Mega Truck Series and the RideTV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS and Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Profiles Bone Collector Founder Michael Waddell On an All New American Elements

on 04/25/17

DETROIT, MI — April 27, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts the second season of its award-winning documentary series “American Elements” with an exclusive profile of Bone Collector founder Michael Waddell. “American Elements: Michael Waddell” is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

In the episode, Waddell tells the story of his rise from typical, small town southerner to national hunting icon. We get a glimpse of his life growing up in Booger Bottom, Georgia and learn how his obsession with chasing turkeys led to the creation of the Bone Collector brand; one of the outdoor industry’s most successful franchises.

“Success shouldn’t make you cocky, it should make you humble and bring you closer to your roots, because that is typically what gets you there in the first place. Stick to your roots and you can grow in so many directions,” says Michael Waddell.

“We are thrilled to give viewers a window into Michael Waddell’s life,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content at CarbonTV. “There is no one in the outdoor industry quite like Michael. Every sportsman should watch this episode.”

Waddell co-hosts the television shows “Realtree Road Trips,” and “Bone Collector,” and serves as the national spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Michael Waddell’s episode marks the ninth installment of the American Elements series. Prior episodes featured rural luminaries like bow-hunting athlete Cameron Hanes, best-selling author and commentator Taya Kyle, MMA fighter and outdoorsman Chad Mendes and other captivating stories. The collection won the 2016 Telly Award for Best Web Series and has garnered millions of views on CarbonTV.

Watch “American Elements: Michael Waddell now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/american-elements/michael-waddell

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 120 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as American Elements, Bone Collector, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, Major League Bowhunter, Mega Truck Series and the RideTV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS and Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CarbonTV Debuts First Hunting-Related Series to Feature Little People

on 03/23/17

DETROIT, MI — March 23, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts “A Little Bit Country,” an original micro-series highlighting Brian and Amanda Tisdale, an inspiring small-town couple who fearlessly conquer the obstacles that come with their physical challenge. “A Little Bit Country” was produced by the director of the TLC hit show “Little People, Big World,” and is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

Brian is an avid hunter who grew up in the outdoors while Amanda is a southern belle from the city, adapting to rural life. In the series, we catch a glimpse of how they overcome their innate obstacles to live full and active lives in the outdoors. Whether it’s Brian teaching Amanda to shoot for the first time or seeing how he modifies his hunting rifle and ATV’s to fit his unique needs, the series captures their unbreakable bond with each other and the outdoor lifestyle.

“We are very fortunate to work with Brian and Amanda on this series,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at CarbonTV. “CarbonTV is always looking for inspiring stories about those who live authentic lives in the outdoors, and on that score, the Tisdales check all the boxes.”

Watch “A Little Bit Country now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/a-little-bit-country

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 120 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as American Elements, Bone Collector, Heartland Bowhunter’s Behind the Draw, Major League Bowhunter, Mega Truck Series and the RideTV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS and Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visit www.carbontv.com. Download the iOS app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J or the Android App: http://bit.ly/2ccI18C. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.