INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE, ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION SALES TO MIDDLE EAST AND CANADA
“IFL Battleground” and “IFL Fight Night” broadcasts to begin in over 50 additional countries in July
NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 – The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) today announced the first two international television partners who will air IFL programming, including “IFL Battleground” and “IFL Fight Night.” The first two international partners are CanWest Global in Canada, who will distribute the shows on their Global X-Treme Sports Channel and MBC, the leading free-to-air Pan-Arab news and entertainment channel in the Middle East and parts of Africa.
“These announcements are further proof that our brand and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts are gaining further traction not just in the United States but around the world,” said Gareb Shamus, IFL Co-founder and CEO. “Alfred Haber has been a great partner for us and we are looking forward to another series of announcements as the product and the brand grows even more internationally in the near future.”
“The interest around the world in Mixed Martial Arts and the IFL style is quickly gaining traction, and we are very excited about this first announcement with more to come,” said Alfred Haber, founder of AHDI. “The quality of the production and the compelling stories of the athletes in and out of the ring are quickly setting this product apart from much of the other product that is out there.”
The international coverage will be in addition to the IFL’s United States deals with “IFL Battleground” on MyNetworkTV (Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific/7 p.m. Central) and “Fight Night” (Fridays at 11:00 p.m. on FSN). The next IFL event will be held this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton, followed by the IFL semi-finals on Thursday, August 2, at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
About Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc.
ALFRED HABER, INC. and ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION, INC., established 39 years ago, together form the world’s largest distributor of U.S. Network (CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX) reality, music and event specials, and are major independent distributors of reality and documentary series, mini-series and made-for-television motion pictures for the U.S. and the international television marketplace. More information is available at www.alfredhaber.com.
About the IFL
International Fight League™ (IFL) is the world’s number one professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.