Jack Link’s Major League Fishing announced today that the Championship Round of its next event - the Summit Cup - will air on NBC. The broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 1 p.m.
Subsequent to its airing on NBC, the Championship Round will re-air on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, the following week. The first five rounds of the Summit Cup leading up to the championship will be telecast exclusively on Outdoor Channel.
“We’re delighted to announce that our final round will air on NBC,” said Major League Fishing General Manager Jim Wilburn. “Our goal is to offer Major League Fishing’s unique brand of competition to a broad audience. We believe that our innovative format, along with the compelling and diverse personalities of our anglers, will appeal to sports fans, not just fishing fans. We believe this broadcast on NBC moves us a big step in that direction.”