August 19, 2008

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 interests."

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.

WFN: World Fishing Network HD

CONTACT: Doug Drotman for WFN, +1-631-462-1198, [email protected]

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