Bass Angler Magazine

Wild West Get’s DISH Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Jan 15, 2022) – APEX and Wild West Bass Trail (APEX/WWBT), the region’s largest and most diverse tournament-fishing and media organization, announced today that it has reached a partnership agreement with Dish Network via Accell Marketing Inc. Accell Marketing Inc DISH Network provides services to 19 million customers, employs over 13,000 people in the US, and is public traded on the NASDAQ (DISH).
Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. will assume title partnership of the APEX Pro Tour. The APEX Pro Tour is the highest level of professional bass fishing in the region. APEX Pro Tour features an exclusive qualification only professional field.
Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. will receive exposure across all APEX/WWBT platforms, including APEX, WWBT Pro/Am Series, Teams, Kayak, and Youth events. This exposure will feature television shows, on-site activation at events, direct angler branding, on-the-water coverage for APEX events, media, social media and live weigh-in streams.
Initially, a two-person team of APEX Professional anglers will be formed for the 2022 season. Jason Austin from Ione, CA will feature Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. as his title boat wrap.
Three-time Champion, reigning APEX and WWBT Pro/AM champion Ken Mah will also feature the Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. brand on his boat wrap.
“Our business model marries perfectly with what Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. Foundation was built on. They cater to 19 million customers and pride their company on servicing rural areas. With our APEX Pro Tour Series visiting areas such as Arlington OR, Lake Almanor, Comanche, and the Afterbay the APEX Pro Tour is designed to market to the same consumers. The APEX Pro Tour attracts the best anglers from across the country.” said APEX/WWBT Owner Jeremy DeHart.
Freddy Diaz from Dish Network via Accell Marketing, LLC. Said “Partnering with APEX/WWBT is important to me as we want to support home grown, grass roots anglers, and organizations such as APEX/WWBT. The APEX Pro Tour is of particular interest, as we share in the vision that Jeremy has. Their selected venues match our demographic, and we are hopeful to build a long-lasting relationship with The APEX Pro Tour. Adding a team of prominent anglers representing our brand is an exciting way for us connect with our customers.”

About Wild West Bass Trail/APEX Pro Tour

The Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) is the first and only exclusive west coast Pro level Tournament series to be televised in its entirety. WWBT delivers multiple opportunities to showcase the talents of western anglers on a professional platform, all while providing the highest payback in the industry.

As WWBT continues to provide and refine a platform of elite events for competitive anglers, it simultaneously creates a logical avenue for sponsors to have direct contact with customers. Wild West is dedicated to creating a complete package of advertising opportunities including on-site activation, internet/social media, and television series that reach a large number of viewers each day.

Tournament events include Televised APEX PRO TOUR events, opens, college teams, pro teams, pro/ams, and the new Pro Cup format. Televised Pro/Am Championship can be viewed on the Pursuit Channel, Outdoor Action TV and YouTube.  Learn more about WWBT and APEX PRO TOUR at Wild West Bass Trail.com Facebook, Apexprotour.com, Twitter, and Instagram.


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