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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

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.

CarbonTV Pilots Two Self-Defense Themed Original Shows

on 02/16/17

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DETROIT, MI — February 16, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts two original series pilots focused on civilian self-defense. “Saved by the Second” tells the story of Martha, a single mother who finds herself standing between a deranged attacker and her two young daughters. “Beyond Breaking” features three civilians who embark on an intense and dangerous self-defense course taught by elite former military. Both pilots demonstrate different facets of an empowered public looking to defend themselves against any and all threats.

“Our new pilots expose an important theme that we are seeing more and more interest in,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at CarbonTV. “The world is an increasingly dangerous place and regular citizens feel that they must be ready to defend themselves.”

Watch “Saved by the Second”: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/saved-by-the-second

Watch “Beyond Breaking”: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/beyond-breaking

 

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 Heartlandia Web-Series Featuring All-Star Line-up

on 02/02/17

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DETROIT, MI — February 2, 2017 – CarbonTV debuts new original web-series “Heartlandia,” with a focus on movers and shakers in the American Heartland. The hosted, destination series takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of interesting personalities living and working in what some refer to as the Flyover states or The Middle. “Heartlandia” is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

The initial batch of episodes features a visit with country rapper SMO to hear about his recent life-changes, and his love of the Second Amendment; a victory lap with country music star and hometown hero Michael Ray; a trip to the forge with gunsmith Daniel Casey who is best known for his History Channel show Iron & Fire; an unexpected adventure with YouTube star and Agriculture ambassador Farmer Derek; and finally a ride on the chuck wagon with legendary cowboy cook Kent Rollins. Each episode is hosted by rising country singer and former USMC Scout Sniper Gunner Scott.

“In the post-election era, there’s been an increased interest in the culture, values, and beliefs of Middle America. Heartlandia, helps fill the void by allowing viewers to experience the lives of some of the Heartland’s most fascinating individuals” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at CarbonTV. “It was never intended to be political, but it does give insight and an unvarnished voice to the values of the people who recently elected our 45th president. It’s not the Middle. It’s the Center.”

Watch “Heartlandia” now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/heartlandia

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.

American Harvest: Next Generation Rolls Out Season 2 Exclusively on CarbonTV

on 10/27/16

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DETROIT, MI — October 27, 2016 – Experienced farmers are prepared for the worst, but the younger generation must find a way into an agricultural world that is far different than the one in which their parents grew up. The next gen’s struggles and successes are featured in the new season of “American Harvest.” This series is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

“American Harvest” introduced the Johnsons, a multi-generational family of farmers in Central Minnesota. In a world where family farms have somewhat faded from the landscape there are still many young people poised to enter the family business and perhaps one day, take over.

“American Harvest: Next Generation” puts viewers back into Leah Johnson’s world, where her work at Red River Marketing continues, while also helping father, Brent, and brother, Donny, with the home farm. Josh Fiedler and his wife Liz, both grew up raising cattle. Though they have full time careers, they’re preparing to re-enter their old lives with a move back to the farm. Specifically, a portion of the farm they’ve purchased from Josh’s father. Chad Olsen, owner and operator of one of Olsen Custom Farms, enters into another year of custom harvesting along the route from Texas to Canada. With a fleet of more than 80 combines, Chad’s business commands a great deal of time, organization, and problem solving.

“With the help of our sponsors, Chevrolet and Titan Tires, we are able to give American Harvest fans and the AG world an authentic look into the next generation of modern American farming and technologies that is not covered enough of in current media,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at CarbonTV.

Sophisticated technology brings the best information and efficiency but increases the cost of an already expensive career. Techniques to control loss of land and crops comes with an investment in time and money. Getting started, even in an established family business, is daunting. Every day, the old guard trains their crew to take over while the graduating class balances continued education with hands-on experience.

Watch “American Harvest: Next Generation” now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/american-harvest

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.

Internet Legend Lives On in CarbonTV’s New Original Mounted: Chuck Testa and Friends

on 10/13/16

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DETROIT, MI — October 13, 2016 — NOPE! Chuck Testa is alive and stitching. His new original series “Mounted: Chuck Testa and Friends” debuts on CarbonTV on October 13th. The show features Chuck and his friends as they go about their uniquely fascinating lives centered around Chuck’s taxidermy business: Ojai Valley Taxidermy, in Ojai, California. This series is available on-demand for free on www.carbontv.com and related CarbonTV OTT apps.

The taxidermy legend became an internet star, when his NOPE! video went viral on YouTube, exceeding 16 Million views and becoming a meme juggernaut across the web. Chuck’s video has been featured on Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, CBS, and dozens of other outlets. TIME included Testa in their top 10 best memes of 2011. Chuck has done cameos on Cable TV shows, appeared in several commercials, and was recently featured on CarbonTV’s ‘American Elements’ documentary series.

Testa’s trusted assistant, Jeff Davis, an artist specializing in bird taxidermy, is also featured in the series along with other ‘family’ members and special friends.

“Chuck is so much more than the meme that made him popular,” said Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at Carbon Media Group. “He leads a truly interesting and authentic life. We hope the Mounted series will give the Internet what it craves most: More Chuck Testa.”

A #GetMounted sweepstakes is running this October on CarbonTV to give viewers a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to meet Chuck Testa, among other prizes. Viewers can enter at www.CarbonTV.com/sweepstakes.

Watch “Mounted: Chuck Testa and Friends” on CarbonTV: www.CarbonTV.com/shows/mounted-chuck-testa-and-friends.

 

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.

Carbon Media Group Launches AGDAILY.com

on 07/29/16

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With the launch of AGDAILY.com, Carbon Media Group continues to innovate in the digital Agriculture and Rural Lifestyle space

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BINGHAM FARMS, Michigan — Carbon Media Group, a global leader in outdoor and rural lifestyle-related digital content, launches its latest daily news website: AGDAILY.com. The launch takes place in conjunction with the Ag PhD Field Day event in Baltic, South Dakota on July 28th. AGDAILY.com aims to provide production farming and rural lifestyle audiences with engaging and innovative content that covers a broad scope of interests and formats. The agriculture website brings a modern style and sensibility to telling the stories of one of the world’s oldest and most technologically advanced industries.

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CarbonTV Launches New Original Series American Harvest

on 11/10/15

New docu-series about farming reveals how the oldest, & now most advanced industry in the world, feeds humankind

Detroit, MI (Nov. 10, 2015) — Produced by CarbonTV, the leading streaming destination for rural lifestyle video content, and directed by the award-winning Hunter Weeks, American Harvest is a serial documentary that delves into the heart of the oldest industry known to mankind — farming.

Through the eyes of Lance and Shawn Johnson, brothers and co-owners of Johnson Harvesting, Inc., an esteemed family owned and operated custom harvesting operation, viewers will experience the world of food like never before. Rooted in the ethos of hard work and community, viewers will gain unique perspective surrounding the intricate system that ultimately feeds the world.

“With the help of our sponsors — Bayer Crop Science, Case IH and Shell Rotella — we were able to produce an intriguing and inspiring series that provides an authentic glimpse into modern American farming practices that audiences are sure to enjoy,” says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at CarbonTV.

American Harvest is airing on RFD-TV on Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET and is available on demand and for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV apps on Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One.

Watch American Harvest now: http://www.carbontv.com/shows/american-harvest/

About CarbonTV

The best of what’s happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 100 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle content and the official digital streaming partner of the Professional Bull Riders. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Bone Collector, Growing Season, Major League Bowhunter, Mega Truck Series, Texas Music Scene and the RideTV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visit http://www.carbontv.com. Connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.

CNBC: The Huge Biz of Hunting

on 06/15/15

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David Farbman, founder of Carbon Media Group and Chairman behind OutdoorHub.com, talks with CNBC about the huge business of hunting.

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Carbon Media Group becomes exclusive digital video content partner of the Professional Bull Riders

on 12/15/14

CarbonTV.com, the premier online video destination for outdoor and rural themed content will be the exclusive home of PBR LIVE, the PBR’s event streaming, companion content and archival content channel. A total of 100 PBR events, consisting of non-televised Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) performances, BlueDEF Velocity Tour (BDVT) events, the BlueDEF Velocity Finals and extensive coverage around the Built Ford Tough World Finals, will be broadcast live on CarbonTV.com starting with the 2015 BFTS season kickoff event in Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 2-3.

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