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‘Man Eats Wild’ Host Mario Kalpou Utilizes Outdoor America Producer Portal IP Platform

Renowned outdoor lifestyle adventurer, chef and television host Mario Kalpou (Man Eats Wild) has reached an agreement with Outdoor America to utilize the network’s producer portal IP platform to manage his production assets, as well as distribute new short-form video content to industry social media platforms. The announcement was made today by Outdoor America CEO Nick Rhodes.

Kalpou, who travels around the world in search of adventure in the wilds, as well as the “kitchens” he creates in those locales after harvesting his bounty, is embarking on a high-volume, topical short-form production schedule designed to drive his social audiences. Because of the sometimes extreme locations of his travels, his work requires the maximum flexibility and automation provided by Outdoor America’s exclusive producer portal IP platform.

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Outdoor America Names Mark Weeks as Chief Operating Officer

Outdoor America has named Mark Weeks as Chief Operating Officer. Weeks was promoted after serving as Outdoor America’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. The announcement was made today by Outdoor America CEO Nick Rhodes.

Weeks joined Outdoor America in 2022 and was responsible for building strategic alliances with endemic brands, events and talent for the creation of sponsored and original content. He oversaw all Outdoor America efforts in the building of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce platform and launch of “Outdoor America Shorts.” In his new role, Weeks will oversee operations of Outdoor America’s 24/7 FAST Channel Network and linear television network reaching more than 85 million households.

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Outdoor America Expands Topical Content to Create Prime-Time Blocks: “Outdoor America Shorts”

Short-Form Programming Blocks Available for Linear Shows and Outdoor ExpertUser-Generated Content

NEW YORK (April 1, 2024) – Outdoor America’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service is expanding their commitment to topical programming created by both linear show producers and popular outdoor experts on YouTube. The exclusive media streaming platform will enable Outdoor America to highlight and elevate new expert voices and their outdoor industry brands through prime-time programming blocks known as Outdoor America Shorts.

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Outdoor America Announces Content Management, Packaging and Distribution Platform for Outdoor Producers and Brands

Exclusive Media IP Creates Opportunities for Independent Outdoor Lifestyle Content Producers and Endemic Brands

NEW YORK (March 22, 2024) – Independent outdoor lifestyle producers and brands will have access to an exclusive platform internet protocol (IP) to manage, package and distribute their original content through Outdoor America. Content will be available to all points of media distribution platforms. The announcement was made today by Outdoor America co-founder and CEO Nick Rhodes.

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