Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the launch of an expanded “FLW Live” broadcast, which will feature an online in-studio show, hosted by former pro angler Byron Velvick and YouTube personality Travis Moran.
FLW LIve will feature live on-the-water footage from each of the remaining FLW Tour events in 2017. The footage will be live-streamed from the top five anglers on days 3 and 4.
The free “FLW Live” broadcast will air from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at FLWFishing.com, in the time zone where each tournament is being held, on the Saturday and Sunday of the remaining FLW Tour events. The first broadcast will debut this Saturday with the Lake Travis FLW Tour in Jonestown, Texas.
“FLW Live” will originate from FLW’s headquarters in Benton, Ky., with Velvick and Moran providing commentary and analysis.
"The new 'FLW Live’ broadcast is going to transform the way that fans follow along with FLW Tour events," Patterson Leeth, vice president of marketing for FLW, said in a release announcing the move. "This live access has been years in the making for our fans. We’re extremely proud and excited to roll out our newest digital feature and look forward to providing our fans with a great experience.”
Like the “FLW” television show that airs on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, the “FLW Live” broadcast will be produced by Digital P Media in collaboration with the FLW media staff. The North Carolina-based production service will integrate the “FLW Live” footage into the “FLW” television show, expediting the production process and shortening the turnaround time for tournament recaps to air on television.
“We are thrilled to launch live streaming of our FLW Tour events beginning this season,” said Peyote Perryman, creative director of Digital P Media. “It will mean that fans from around the world can watch FLW anglers compete on-the-water live online as the tournament unfolds. We’ll be able to see each dramatic fish catch, the adversity and obstacles that anglers face, the thrill of landing a kicker and the agony of losing a giant – as it happens. It’s going to make incredible television.”
Below are the TV air times and dates for FLW tournaments on NBC Sports Network (all times EST):
> March 22, 4 p.m.: Lake Guntersville FLW Tour
> April 12, 12:30 p.m.: Lake Travis FLW Tour
> May 3, 12:30 p.m.: Harris Chain FLW Tour
> May 24, 12:30 p.m.: Lake Cumberland FLW Tour
> June 18, 6 a.m.: Beaver Lake FLW Tour
> Aug. 2, Noon: Mississippi River FLW Tour
> Sept. 20, Noon: Potomac River FLW Tour
> Sept. 27, Noon: Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray
> Oct. 4, Noon: Wilson Lake FLW College Fishing National Championship
> Oct. 11, Noon: Pickwick Lake BFL All-American