WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, is now available to more than 300,000 Optimum West digital cable customers in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah in addition to 140,000 Grande Communications broadband subscribers throughout Texas.

Optimum West is part of Cablevision, the ninth-largest multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) in the US.

“The Western United States offers some of the finest freshwater fishing and outdoor recreation that you’ll find anywhere,” said Sean Luxton, Senior Vice President of Digital and Content Distribution for World Fishing Network.  “The Rocky Mountain region boasts one of the highest percentages of licensed anglers in the US, and we’re excited that Cablevision has expanded the offering of the dedicated fishing and outdoor lifestyle programming that WFN provides to its audience.”

WFN can be found on Optimum’s Sports Pak, available to customers who subscribe to any Optimum TV package with Optimum Value, Family Cable or above for $5.95 more per month.  Optimum West customers can add WFN to their package by calling 866.230.9575 or visit for more information.

Grande Communications services the communities of Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco.  WFN (Ch. 236) can be found on the Ultra Sports Tier, included with the Premier cable package and the Advantage and Premier Double and Triple Play bundles.  Grande Communications customers with other cable and bundle packages can add the Ultra Sports Tier to their account by calling 877.238.6891 or visiting for more information.

Added Luxton: “We’re excited to partner with Grande Communications and expand our presence in the Texas market, which is home to the second-largest fishing population in the United States and boasts excellent freshwater and saltwater fishing.”

WFN, which has enjoyed a 33% growth in distribution since 2011, becomes fully distributed to all of Cablevision’s digital cable subscribers, inclusive of more than 3 million Optimum TV customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, with its launch on Optimum West.    WFN and WFN HD are available to more than 50 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout North America, including seven of the top 10 MVPDs in the US.

Image courtesy World Fishing Network

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