New broadcast partner carries award-winning show into 20th season
PETERBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Federation of
Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), producers of the award winning Angler and
Hunter Television (AHTV) program, is thrilled to announce that after
several weeks of negotiations, an agreement has been reached with OLN
(Outdoor Life Network), a division of Rogers Media, to begin airing
AHTV in January 2013.
"The OFAH was taken aback when Shaw Media/Global Television informed us
that the network was dropping all hunting programming by the end of the
year, including AHTV. We were given the option to proceed with a
fishing only show, but that was never a realistic alternative as it
would compromise our integrity." said OFAH Executive Director Angelo
Lombardo. "We are pleased that OLN understands the time-honoured
traditions of hunting and fishing, and recognizes that AHTV not only
delivers a fast-paced, high-energy program, but also a lesson in the
conservation of our natural resources."
AHTV has secured a Sunday morning, 8:00 a.m. timeslot for 52 weeks with
OLN. The 20th season will premiere Sunday, January 6. This is an unprecedented step
in a new direction for the program's production, and one that will
bring in a larger, more diversified audience. AHTV will also be
available on CHEX TV, CKWS TV and WILD TV.
"OLN offers its viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping
action and adventure entertainment, featuring some of the most popular
programs on television today," said AHTV Host Mike Miller. "It is an
ideal fit for AHTV and we look forward to a long and beneficial
relationship with our new broadcasting partner."
OFAH has a long-standing partnership with Rogers, having purchased
Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine from the media giant in 2008.
With over 100,000 members, supporters and subscribers, and 675 member
clubs, the OFAH is the largest non-profit conservation based
organization in Ontario. For more information, visit www.ofah.org and stay connected with Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
For further information:
OFAH Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext 270
Manager of Government Affairs & Policy
705-748-6324 ext 236