Posted on October 18 2017
Market leading VoD platform for high quality fishing content, Fishing TV, are in the initial stages of shaping their most ambitious and unique live broadcast event to date, World Fishing Day.
The idea, born in their 10th year, will see Fishing TV partner with production companies globally to broadcast 24-hours of live fishing content to their audience.
Planned to take place in summer 2018, the broadcast will follow the sun and angling action around the world, showcasing the sport of fishing, its cultural significance, many benefits and the importance of anglers’ efforts to wild fish conversation worldwide.
Planned filming locations for World Fishing Day. NB may be subject to change.
Users of the Fishing TV platform will be able to experience a wide range of entertaining, informative and aspirational content across the 24 hours, including competitions, fishing tips, different styles and techniques, alongside conversations about threatened species, environmental issues and interviews with a range of experts.
About Fishing TV
The seeds of FishingTV were sown when lifelong angling fanatic Rae Borras teamed up with actor Geoffrey Palmer and producers Dave Hatter and Tim Jones at Oval Films, who were producing content for Discovery Real Time’s 10-part series The Compleat Angler at the time. The show’s positive reception convinced Rae, Dave and Tim that there was a market for high quality angling programmes and this led them to create the website onlinefishing.tv, a subscription video-streaming service aimed specifically at anglers. Although there was also some third-party content, onlinefishing.tv original series like Game Fisher’s Diary, Chilly on Carp and Boat Fishing with Barham established the team’s reputation as producers of great fishing television and formed the backbone of the service. In 2011, OnlineFishing.tv moved into the emerging world of SmartTV apps. This necessitated a name change, and FishingTV was born. In 2014, the team began planning a move into the world of mobile technology, and so began the process of redesigning the service from the ground up, including developing apps for a range of devices including Smartphones and tablets. The new platform was launched in the summer of 2016 and at the same time the subscription model was replaced with a pay-per-view model and an expanded library of content from around the world to supplement FishingTV’s own productions. FishingTV’s app is now available on all major smartTV brands, as well as numerous set-top boxes and Blu-ray players around the world, including Amazon FireTV. Since 2016, FishingTV has continued to produce ground-breaking fishing content, including the popular Sky Sports series Carp Wars, now back for a second season, and the forthcoming documentary CHALK.