DENVER, Colo. and CIBOLO, TX- WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts and ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) have joined forces in a broadcast agreement which will make WFN the exclusive home of ABA's signature television series, FORCE on FORCE.
FORCE on FORCE: Season 2 premieres on WFN starting in January 2013. Each week, teams representing four of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) will compete head-to-head in a no-holds-barred military operation to bring in the biggest legal limit and top dawg service branch bragging rights. Two brackets, each consisting of four teams representing the four branches of the Armed Forces, participate in a single-elimination tournament with the finalists from each bracket battling head-to-head for the championship and title of FORCE on FORCE Champions.
"WFN is excited to partner with ArmyBassAnglers to bring this one-of-a-kind television series that features the skill and determination of these members of the Armed Forces that is FORCE on FORCE," said Mark Rubinstein, President & CEO of World Fishing Network. "WFN is proud to support the service and dedication of these anglers to their country."
Hosted by Major Cody Roberson, each of the eight FORCE on FORCE: Season 2 episodes appearing on WFN in 2013 include service member profiles with HUMIT (Human Intelligence Reports), operational butcher block briefings, G2 Intelligence Lake Reports and after-action (AAR) debriefs within the TOC (Tactical Operations Center), just like small, platoon level actual tactical operations.
"Our large viewing audience and corps of sponsors who support the show are excited about World Fishing Network being the new home of FORCE on FORCE ," added Major Cody Roberson, President & Founder of ArmyBassAnglers. "While the teams on the water will look to adapt to an ever-changing environment, contend with equipment failures and malfunctions, poor map recons, and pre-combat checks/inspections (PCCs/PCIs) in order to overcome and defeat the other service branches and claim the title FORCE on FORCE Champion, it's the viewers who come away as the biggest winners as they learn what does and doesn't work from some of the top guns in the country.
"Viewers also get a small taste of what small unit tactics and lingo looks and feels like while getting to know some of America's Heroes, who have served this country so proudly, on a whole new level."
Additional information, including the full telecast schedule for FORCE on FORCE: Season 2 exclusively on WFN, will be released in the near future.
WFN: World Fishing Network is North America's only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN's programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, WFN offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, www.WorldFishingNetwork.com
, WFN's multimedia platforms also include a mobile portal and the WFN Fishing Log app for the iPhone, iPad and Android. WFN and WFN HD are available to more than 50 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Now in its sixth year, ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) comes to World Fishing Network with its signature show, FORCE on FORCE, beginning in 2013. Its core mission is to SUPPORT our country and its soldiers through our offseason volunteer charity activities; DEFEND our country when called upon against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and FISH by competing in the toughest team tournaments across the United States while raising awareness for our volunteer SUPPORT programs and sharing the love of the sport with insider tips, information, discounts and tournament highlights with our fellow service members. ABA's charitable activities and SUPPORT programs include: Returning Heroes Home, Heroes on the Water, Veteran Outdoors and Fishing for Freedom-Events "Take a Soldier Fishing." ABA's ranks and operations span 48 states and three countries and are made up of 18 pro staff, 225 coalition pros, 173 task force members and more than 56,000 e-newsletter subscribers comprised of active duty, reserve, retired and those who have honorably served. For more information, visit www.armybassanglers.com