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Capt. Jose Wejebe to begin 15th season on ESPN2

 
Spanish Fly with Capt Jose WejebeATLANTA (Dec. 8, 2009) – On Sunday, Dec. 27, Captain Jose Wejebe will depart on one of the greatest adventures he has taken his audience on, the launch of season 15 of Spanish Fly, currently the longest running outdoors program on ESPN2. This longevity will put Spanish Fly on par with beloved television programs like ER and Howdy Doody, each of which aired for 15 seasons.

Every week Spanish Fly host Jose Wejebe brings viewers on some of the greatest adventures in sportfishing, bringing new approaches to the technique, skill and craft of fishing. Wejebe’s rhythm, flow and passion enhance the viewer’s experience, which is then complemented by the production and editing style. Over the years the show’s blend of practical information, breathtaking scenery, underwater footage and heart-pounding action has helped create an enormous and loyal following.

“Having the opportunity to be invited into our viewers’ homes and lives for the past 15 years has been something that I am very thankful for,” says Wejebe. “Additionally, I am grateful to ESPN for providing a platform that is second to none when it comes to outdoor sports programming.”

In 1995, the first Spanish Fly looked into the lifesyle of a Florida Keys guide, Captain Jose Wejebe, where he guided viewers on a shark fishing trip where they caught bull sharks. The adventures, pursuits and saltwater journeys continue into season 15. On a two episode arc, which begins on Sunday, Dec, 27, Wejebe takes viewers on the water with a family of fishtafarian artists. There they will not only learn new approaches to fishing but also the ancient Japanese art form of fish printing known as “gyotaku.” Later in the season, Wejebe and team revisit the USS Vandenberg. Last season viewers were brought behind the scenes as this vessel was intentionally sunk off Key West. This season the show will return to see how it has quickly become one of the best artificial reef dive sites for recreational divers worldwide as well a desirable destination.

“Spanish Fly continues to resonate well with our audience,” Tom Ricks, vice president and general manager, ESPN Outdoors and BASS. “We applaud the show’s dedication to quality programming and Jose Wejebe’s unique ability to inform and entertain.”

Since its inception, Spanish Fly has been produced in cooperation with Wejebe and the award-winning JM Associates, an entity of Atlanta-based Career Sports & Entertainment. Over the past 15 years Spanish Fly has received many awards and honors including three Telly Awards in the nature/wildlife and videography/cinematography categories as well as a Communicator Award, which is considered to be the largest and most prestigious award recognizing the best creative work in the communications field.

The show’s production crew has been responsible for continuing to maintain first rate television. From its three-camera shoots to music ranging from hot Latin salsa and Schubert Waltzes, Spanish Fly has a look and feel like no other program on the air. Season 15 of Spanish Fly will run on ESPN2 through March 2010 with new episodes airing Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. ET and re-airs on Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. ET. For more information about Spanish Fly visit www.spanishflytv.com or www.espnoutdoors.com.

About ESPN Outdoors
Since its inception in 1980, ESPN Outdoors has strived to inform and entertain anglers, hunters, campers and people of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. ESPN Outdoors is committed to increasing awareness of and participation in outdoor activities, a direction best exemplified by television programming on ESPN2. Each year, ESPN Outdoors stages more than 30 marquee events, including the Bassmaster Classic. ESPN Outdoors is comprised of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, and a growing array of multimedia platforms, including Bassmaster.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and programming on ESPN2, in addition to promotions and activities that deliver a clear message of conservation and ethical sportsmanship.

About Career Sports & Entertainment
Atlanta-based Career Sports & Entertainment (CS&E) is a full-service agency dedicated to working with a wide range of clients in the sports and entertainment fields for more than 21 years. CS&E’s expertise includes Client Representation of athletes, coaches, and broadcasters; Corporate Marketing Services for Fortune 500 and growing companies, including property consulting, public relations, event services and creative services; and Media Services consisting of television, mobile and interactive production. Some of the world’s most influential people and brands trust CS&E’s integrated approach. A sample of CS&E’s corporate clients include: Kellogg Company, AT&T, Aflac, the Atlanta Falcons and the New Jersey Nets; some of CS&E’s individual baseball clients include John Smoltz, Jeff Francoeur, Mark DeRosa andJeremy Hermida. Visit us at: http://www.careersportsentertainment.com/.

 

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