WFN Green with Emmanuel Belliveau Premieres Tonight

WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced the premiere episode of its new original production WFN Green with Emmanuel Belliveau, will debut on Friday, January 15 at 7:30 pm ET. The series, which focuses upon important conservation issues, will air every Friday at 7:30 pm ET for 10-weeks as a lead-in to WFN's World Fishing Friday theme night.

WFN Green examines environmental stories pertinent to the fishing industry. With a focus on green companies, personalities and products, host Emmanuel Belliveau exposes viewers to important conservation stories and the people working to make a difference in the both the commercial and recreational fishing industries throughout North America.

The stories covered in the January 15th episode include:

  • A profile of Oceana as this week's Green Organization. Based in Washington DC, Oceana is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the world's oceans. Actor and activist Ted Danson is among their board members.
  • Interview with John Rowley of Humber Boats, inventor of a solar-powered fishing boat, the Humber Foton.
  • WFN examines the decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, and the massive effort being launched by President Obama to restore the once-great ecosystem to its former state.
  • The first of 10 weekly Green Gear product showcases. The first product showcase will profile the SAFE Angling Kit by Recycled Fish (a great starter product for anglers looking to become more environmentally-conscious).

"Like millions of anglers across North America, we are committed to supporting important conservation issues and groups that are fighting to preserve North America's waterways and fisheries," said Mark Rubinstein, president and CEO of WFN. "WFN Green is a way to use our resources to help shine a light on important issues, groups and products and help inspire a new generation of anglers to appreciate and respect the world's natural wonders."

In addition to hosting WFN Green, Belliveau focuses his environmental and conservation energy on the design business he runs that specializes in sustainable green renovation projects. His ability to combine a passion for the outdoors and knack for recycling dated objects into modern classics landed him a successful television career, first as a co-host of HGTV's My Parents' House and later as the host of World's Greenest Homes on Discovery Planet Green.

WFN's singular focus is serving North America's 60 million anglers with a network schedule that is dedicated to all things fishing - including 10 original series. The line-up includes theme nights in primetime dedicated to all aspects of the pastime, regional news bureaus in all areas of the country covering local stories and issues, as well as the only weekly news program, WFN News, reporting on stories and events that shape the fishing industry.

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, regional bureaus from across the nation, 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 network also delivers a weekly news program, WFN News, and the schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi and WFN's Reel Road Trip. WFN also delivers the beauty of fishing in stunning High Definition with WFN HD, a separate network that delivers 100 percent High Definition programming 24/7.

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors including AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS and more.

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