July 14, 2015
DENVER and TORONTO – KSE Media Ventures has acquired a 100 percent interest in World Fishing Network LLC, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America.
World Fishing Network LLC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, had been jointly owned and operated by KSE Media Ventures and Insight Sports, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, since January 2011. KSE’s partnership in the Canadian World Fishing Network service (World Fishing Network ULC) remains unchanged.
World Fishing Network LLC joins Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, whose portfolio includes Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel, the nation’s leading outdoor lifestyle networks. Programming across the three networks embraces best-in-class content delivered by the leading outdoor sports authorities and includes outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing.
“The integration of World Fishing Network’s U.S. operations into Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks is a natural fit that adds to our unrivaled roster of offerings in the outdoor lifestyle space,” said Matt Hutchings, President and CEO of KSE Media Ventures. “We’re committed to growing the network in the U.S. and continuing to work with our partners to maximize the network’s positon in the Canadian marketplace.”
Added Jim Liberatore, President and CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks: “World Fishing Network has made great strides over the past 18 months to establish the brand as an industry leader, from programming to its digital presence. The network serves a passionate audience of millions of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts throughout North America. The diversity of Outdoor Sportsman Group’s content and delivery platforms will better position us to service our audience moving forward.”
Inclusive of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media, comprised of 15 market-leading outdoor magazines and 17 top websites, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s television, digital and publication properties represent the largest multimedia portfolio focused on the outdoor lifestyle, providing unparalleled reach to America’s 130 million outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers.