WFN Posts Record Viewership Numbers During Its April North American Free Preview

Network Sees an Increase of Nearly 300% in Average Viewership in the U.S.


World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, posted the highest single-month viewership in the history of the network during the month of April as part of the network’s North American free preview offering.Overall, World Fishing Network experienced a 265% increase in average audience viewership in the U.S. during the preview period, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts across a number of platforms to experience the only TV network dedicated to fishing.“We are always looking for new ways to put World Fishing Network in front of more anglers because we know they’ll love what they see, and because we know our affiliate partners appreciate the new subscribers,” said Sean Luxton, SVP of Digital Content and Distribution for World Fishing Network. “This freeview initiative met both objectives and everyone is returning to shore with a full boat. Stay tuned for more initiatives that continue to build World Fishing Network’s audience.”World Fishing Network’s free preview was available to all of the network’s cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers. Participating providers in the U.S. included Antietam Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision (Optimum), CenturyLink, Cox Communications, DISH, MetroNet and Verizon FiOS, while Access, Bell, Cablevision du Nord du Quebec, Cogeco, Eastlink, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Source Cable, TBayTel, TELUS, Videotron and Westman participated in Canada.Detailed schedule information, show descriptions and more about the most diverse species coverage and exclusive fishing and outdoor lifestyle programming that World Fishing Network provides can be found at WorldFishingNetwork.com.

About World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. World Fishing Network's programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 63 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

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