Suddenlink Hooks World Fishing Net

Will Join Sports Plus Package
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World Fishing Network, the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment-owned channel dedicated to all things fishing, said it has landed a carriage agreement with Suddenlink Communications, showing up on the cable operator’s Sports Plus package in several states.

World Fishing Network is owned by media giant Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Sportsman Channel and The Outdoor Channel. The carriage deal comes on the heels of Suddenlink’s announcement earlier today that it has secured agreements with Fantasy Sports Network and the Fight Network.

The Sports Plus package also includes NFL RedZone HD, Fantasy Sports Network HD, Fight Network HD, MavTV HD, Universal Sports HD, One World Sports HD and Outside TV HD.

Suddenlink has about 1.5 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia and elsewhere. In May, Luxembourg-based telecom giant Altice agreed to purchase a 70% controlling stake in the cable operator in a deal valued at $9.1 billion.

“We serve many customers in areas that are considered angling paradise. World Fishing Network will be a great complement to our robust sports package and of great interest to Suddenlink customers who are passionate fishing and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Suddenlink’s senior vice president and chief programming officer Kathy Payne, in a statement.