OLN and FLW reach agreement on broadcasting of episodes.

Outdoor Life Network, a provider of outdoor and adventure programming that recently has increased its boating and fishing content through the addition of several programs, has formed an agreement with FLW Outdoors, a marketer of competitive fishing, allowing OLN to broadcast six episodes of "FLW Outdoors" 25 May through 5 July, the companies announced on Wednesday, 22 May. 

The agreement calls for each previously broadcast episode to run an average of six times on OLN, which reaches 43 million subscribers through cable television, DIRECTV and The Dish Network. 

"We are excited about the opportunity brought to us by OLN," said Charlie Hoover, FLW Outdoors president. "This partnership allows us to further expand our reach by exposing a greater share of the nation's 77 million outdoor enthusiasts to the fast growing sport of competitive fishing. We are always looking for new opportunities to bring professional fishing into as many homes as possible through television." 

"FLW Outdoors" is a magazine-style program featuring guest appearances by fishing legends, angler profiles and the most up-to-date news from the professional fishing world, including coverage of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League and Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Circuit. 

OLN was launched in July 1995 and acquired by Comcast in 2001. Current OLN programming includes "Wal-Mart's Great Outdoors," "In-Fisherman," "Fishing University," "Fishing with Roland Martin" and "The Best of Bill Dance." 

"Adding `FLW Outdoors' to our broad selection of outdoor and adventure programming provides substantial value to our viewers," said Peter Englehart, OLN senior vice president of programming and production. "`FLW Outdoors' presents a fresh approach to fishing shows. From nail-biting Wal-Mart FLW Tour finishes to highlights from the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Circuit, `FLW Outdoors' covers every aspect of fishing."