Pro Bass Angler Mike DelVisco to Offer Fishing Instruction This May

New York, NY: April 17, 2006 – sportskool on-demand, the first on-demand television network dedicated to delivering in-depth sports instruction with world class athletes, takes on a whole new kind of animal this May with pro bass angler, Mike DelVisco. This is man versus nature at its best with expert instruction that will put you on the fast track to catching an award winning bass every time.

Produced on location in Summerville, South Carolina, sportskool’s new series offers in-depth instruction on technique, equipment and a pro’s advice on how to find the perfect creek, cove or bay. Successfully catch any bass with lessons on how increase your casting distance, quickly fix twists and tangles and choose the ideal bait and tackle to compliment any fishing scenario.

Get up close and personal with the three types of bass you can expect to encounter while out on the water. Learn to identify each type by knowing specific markings and levels of aggressive behavior as DelVisco gives you inside tips on where to find each type and exactly what type of bait and tackle to use whether you want to attract a large mouth, small mouth or spotted bass.

“With the popularity of bass fishing more and more anglers are searching for ways to get more knowledge. I think that sportskool is the perfect tool for this,” said new sportskool coach, Mike DelVisco. “Now bass fishing fans can get the skills they need 24 hours a day whenever they want with the click of the remote. They will be able to take what they learn out on the water and be better anglers.”

“We added Mike DelVisco to our A-list roster of instructors just in time for the spring and outdoor seasons,” said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of sportskool. “Competitive bass fishing is a spirited sport with immense popularity that will only continue to grow and attract new audiences.”

Mike DelVisco has been a competitive pro bass angler for over 17 years and remains a top competitor in Bassmaster’s annual pro tour. As a former East Coast points leader on The Grand National Trail, Mike continues to tour while hosting seminars at national sporting events. Mike DelVisco has the knowledge and the know-how on how to find the perfect catch and you can learn all his tips and skills on sportskool.

About sportskool
Launched by Rainbow Media in 2004, sportskool is the first television network dedicated to delivering in-depth sports expert instruction and coaching for a wide range of sports and athletic activities. sportskool helps athletes of all ages take their game to the next level by offering guidance and insider tips from the world's best athletes. The network - featuring exclusive and original programming custom-built for on-demand - boasts some of the most recognizable names in sports, including Mia Hamm, Bode Miller, Tony Gwynn, Bill Walton, Mike Vallely (Mike V.), tennis coach Brad Gilbert and renowned training and performance expert, Mark Verstegen. sportskool is currently available to over 18 million digital cable subscribers. Cable systems carrying sportskool include: Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Charter, Mediacom, Insight, Mid-Hudson, Shrewsbury and Blue Ridge. For more information, visit

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A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks – AMC, fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; its regional programming service – Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere – the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbow's other businesses include its film distribution, production and exhibition division – IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division – Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation – and its full service network programming origination and distribution company – Rainbow Network Communications.