Category: press release

 Jan 28th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jan 28th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2009) – FLW Outdoors, the largest tournament fishing organization in the world and the home of FLW Fantasy Fishing, today announced that its programming will premiere on VERSUS, the network which brings anglers the best fishing programming on television featuring the most-trusted authorities on the water. Beginning in April, the Emmy-nominated “FLW Outdoors” program will air approximately 30 original shows, produced in high definition (HD) television, Sundays from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET.
In 2009, the Forrest Wood Cup will receive a pair of one-hour shows. Each of the six Walmart FLW Tour qualifiers, eight Walmart FLW Series and five Walmart FLW Walleye Tour events will each be given a one-hour show. National Guard FLW College Fishing, a new addition to the 2009 season, will also receive television exposure as the five Regional Championships will be covered with one-hour shows. Lastly, the Walmart BFL All-American, Stren Series Championship and TBF National Championship will be aired on VERSUS. FLWOutdoors.com provides an online guide listing upcoming episodes on “FLW Outdoors.” Each episode of “FLW Outdoors” will also be available on demand in its entirety on FLWOutdoors.com.
“Our multi-year partnership with FSN was instrumental in putting competitive fishing in the forefront,” said Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman of FLW Outdoors. “That being said, we feel there is room for continued growth, and our new partnership will place our television programming on the fastest-growing network in the nation. Quite simply, VERSUS is home to the best outdoor programming in the world, which makes it a perfect fit for FLW Outdoors.”
“VERSUS is very excited to be the new home of FLW Outdoors,” said Jeff Macaluso, Director of Field Sports and New Media Programming and Production for VERSUS.  “These high-quality shows represent the best fishing tournaments with the most talented anglers from all around the country and are the perfect blend of outdoors and competition, which is exactly what we promise to deliver to all our viewers.”
“FLW Outdoors,” hosted by Jason Harper, is also broadcast internationally through agreements with WFN (World Fishing Network) and Matchroom Sport to more than 429 million households in such countries as Canada, Germany, China, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary and the United Kingdom, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoor-sports television show in the world.

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