WFN: World Fishing Network Launches on Cablevision
Fishing Lifestyle Network Now Available in HD on Cablevision iO TV to Millions of Passionate Anglers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
DENVER, CO, OCTOBER 24, 2011 - WFN: World Fishing Network, the only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, has announced an agreement with Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) for the distribution of WFN to iO TV customers in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a part of the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak (channel #465).
"The iO Sports & Entertainment Pak features 23 sports and lifestyle networks, and WFN is an excellent addition to the diverse range of programming available to our customers in this package," said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision's vice president, video product management.
"We're delighted to bring the power and passion of WFN to Cablevision customers," said Mark Rubinstein, President & CEO of WFN. "From the Long Island Sound to the Jersey Shore to the thousands of rivers, lakes and streams, Cablevision customers live in one of the most active and diverse fishing communities in North America, and now they have access to a 24/7 fishing channel."
WFN's singular focus is serving the nation's 60 million anglers with more than 1,000 hours of original programming each year solely dedicated to fishing. The wide-ranging programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations provide a full suite of advanced communications services that include iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, and Optimum Voice® digital voice, all over state-of-the-art cable systems that pass nearly 6 million households and businesses across the New York tri-state area and throughout four Western states. Cablevision's telecommunications properties also include its Optimum WiFi® wireless Internet, and its Optimum Lightpath® integrated business communications solutions. Cablevision serves the New York area with compelling local content through News 12 Networks, a local news leader; MSG Varsity, a suite of television and online services covering high school activities; and, Newsday Media Group, a business unit that includes Newsday, Long Island's leading daily newspaper, and amNewYork, the nation's most widely circulated free daily serving New York City. The company also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas throughout the New York tri-state area including the famed Ziegfeld Theatre, a frequent and historic venue for film premieres and events. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.
About WFN: World Fishing Network
WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN's wide-ranging programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world's top anglers, the schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including; Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi, Reel Fishy Jobs with Mark Melnyk, Lost Lake and Getting School'd with JP DeRose. The beauty of WFN's programming is available in 100 percent stunning High Definition. WFN's multimedia platform includes a mobile portal, WFN Fishing Log (fishing app for the iPhone and iPad) and a robust fishing website,
Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 30 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. For more information, visit www.WorldFishingNetwork.com.