WFN: World Fishing Network HD Launches on Verizon FiOS in the New York City Metro...

Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:45am EDT

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WFN: World Fishing Network HD Launches on Verizon FiOS in the New York City
Metro Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Insight Sports, a leading sports media
and entertainment company announced today WFN: World Fishing Network HD,
( North America's only 24-hour high definition fishing lifestyle
network, is available to Verizon FiOS TV customers on channel 597 in the New
York City Metro market which includes parts of the five boroughs, Long Island,
the suburbs just north of the city, and northern New Jersey.
    Available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, WFN HD provides recreational
and sport fishing enthusiasts with an entertaining and comprehensive line-up
that covers a wide range of programming including American and Canadian
angling, saltwater and freshwater fishing, professional competitions, expert
advice, international tournaments, travel destinations and conservation.
    "There are more than 50 million sport fishing enthusiasts in North America
looking for a dedicated television network devoted exclusively to angling and
related lifestyle programming in high-definition," said Mark Rubinstein,
President of WFN.  "By partnering with Verizon FiOS TV, we are answering the
call from the legions of fishing enthusiasts in the New York City Metro area
who have been very vocal about wanting programming that serves their
    Verizon's FiOS TV ( is currently available to
more than 7 million homes in 13 states: California, Delaware, Florida,
Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, Oregon, Texas and Virginia.  Verizon, which delivers FiOS TV over the
country's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes and
businesses, is the nation's fastest-growing television service provider.
    "Verizon continues to be a leader in the industry with compelling, special
interest programming that captures customers' passions like World Fishing
Network, which appeals to the interests of many of our FiOS TV subscribers,"
said Terry Denson, vice president - FiOS TV content and programming.  "We are
delighted to add WFN HD to our expanding line up of high-definition channels.
Our subscribers will be amazed at how the incredible clarity of FiOS TV's HD
picture and sound will bring fishing to life."
    WFN: World Fishing Network was originally launched in December 2005 as
North America's first channel dedicated to covering every aspect of the
angling and sport fishing industry.  Today, WFN and WFN HD are available in
more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite, and
telecommunications distributors.
SOURCE  WFN: World Fishing Network HD

Doug Drotman for WFN, +1-631-462-1198,
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