WFN: World Fishing Network Launches on Comcast in Philadelphia - World Fishing Network

WFN: World Fishing Network Launches on Comcast in Philadelphia

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011   12:00 AM  | Angling & Sport Fishing News

The Only 24/7 Fishing Channel Now Available To Comcast Customers In Philadelphia

WFN: World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, announced today that it is now available to Comcast customers in Philadelphia on channel 731 in standard-definition and on channel 1632 in high-definition as part of Comcast’s Sports Entertainment Package.

“Nestled in-between the Jersey Shore and the Chesapeake Bay, Philadelphia is located in the heart of one of America’s best fishing spots, resulting in a strong demand for WFN,” said Mark Rubinstein, President & CEO of WFN. “We are thrilled to work with Comcast to bring WFN to its customers in Philadelphia.”

WFN provides a daily escape for North America’s 44 million recreational and sport fishing enthusiasts with an entertaining and comprehensive line-up. Combining the best in fishing programming with over ten original series, WFN offers a wide range of programming that includes travel, lifestyle, sportfishing, tournament coverage, instructional and more.

From Monday-Saturday, WFN theme nights present a two-hour block of themed programming dedicated to all aspects of the pastime, airing nightly, 8:00 pm -10:00 pm. ET. The six “WFN Theme Nights” are: Big Bass Monday; Fly Fishing Tuesday; Offshore Wednesday; Inshore Thursday; Freshwater Friday; and World Fishing Saturday.

“Comcast’s recent digital service enhancement in Philadelphia has enabled us to launch more popular networks like WFN: World Fishing Network,” said Eric Schaefer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Freedom Region. “We’re pleased to continue providing our customers with the programming choices that they value and enjoy.”

To find out if WFN is available on their cable system, costumers can visit

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 schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including; Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi, Reel Fishy Jobs with Mark Melnyk, Lost Lake and Getting School’d with JP DeRose. The beauty of WFN’s programming is available in 100 percent stunning High Definition. WFN’s multimedia platform includes a mobile portal, WFN Fishing Log (fishing app for the iPhone and iPad) and a robust fishing website,

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 30 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. For more information, visit

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) ( is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.