Major League Fishing is offering a free extended-coverage Internet broadcast of the Summit Cup, which makes its TV debut at 9 o'clock tonight on the Outdoor Channel. The more in-depth web version, called Extended Cast, will be available immediately after the TV broadcast.
ďThe bottom line is that the hour-long broadcasts on Outdoor Channel are terrific," said MLF commissioner Don Rucks. "But we feel that a true fishing fan might want even more, and Extended Cast delivers double the action. In fact, the Extended Cast versions are so good that we want to do everything we can to encourage our loyal audience. And 'everything we can' means offering the first one free of charge."
MLF will offer seven Internet broadcasts of the Summit Cup, with one new episode presented each week. After the initial free week, the Extended Cast total-event package known as BassPass will cost $15.94, with individual episodes available for $2.99 each.
Details about Extended Cast can be found on the MLF website. Features include:
> More than twice the coverage than what will be televised on Outdoor Channel;
> Commentary from anglers during competition about how they searched for, found and caught fish;
> Unedited angler reactions to their own frustrations and successes, as well as reactions to other competitor activity.
The Summit Cup was taped Aug. 27-Sept. 1 on New York's Chautauqua Lake.