The on-air campaign will provide in-depth coverage of the impact of the
spill on recreational&commercial fishing in Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The aim is to raise awareness of the
catastrophic impact this spill is having on the entire fishing industry,
and to raise money for organizations providing aid and support to those
most negatively impacted by the disaster. Throughout the day, WFN will
direct viewers to donate to the WFN Gulf Oil Spill Fisherman's Fund, (www.wfn.tv/donate) which support
the FishAmerica Foundation's Gulf Fund in support of Gulf Coast
restoration efforts, and the Venice Charter Boat and Guide Association.
"This is a disaster of epic proportions, and the impact on anglers and
the fishing industry in the area will be devastating – now and well into
the future," said Mark Rubinstein, President & CEO of WFN. "WFN is
making a commitment to the fishing industry in the region, and we're
asking all of our viewers, partners and colleagues in and outside the
industry to join us and help this important cause."
In support of WFN's efforts, DISH Network, Charter Communications and
AT&T U-verse have already agreed to make WFN available to
subscribers for the one-day fundraiser. Charter Communications will be
making WFN available to its digital customers in various Charter
services areas. AT&T U-verse will have a WFN free-view available
for all U-verse TV HD subscribers June 28 through June 30 to help
support affected anglers.
The special is also available to WFN subscribers on Comcast, Verizon,
Knology and GVTC. Please check www.wfn.tv/demand
for specific channel information.