RING OF FIRE announces National TV Deal

FY Productions inks deal with HD broadcaster for coverage of MMA Event

FY Productions and HDNet have announced today that the next edition of the Mixed Martial Arts “Ring of Fire” event will air on the all high- definition network.

ROF 28: EVOLUTION will take place on Friday, February 16th 2007 at the brand new Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado. This World Class Mixed Martial Arts event will feature not only the top athletes on the promotion’s roster, but top athletes from around the world, including vetearns of the UFC, K-1 and Pancrase fighting series.

“I am thrilled to be working with HDNet on this project,” said Sven Bean, president of FY Productions. “HDNet has shown themselves to be a forward thinking company, and I like to think that ROF has an incredible future ahead. We have a great event planned and I am happy that people all across America will have a chance to see it.”

HDNet is the exclusive national broadcaster for “Ring of Fire.” The event will be produced and broadcast as two individual programs. In addition, HDNet’s broadcast will also include feature stories on ROF stars Duane “Bang!” Ludwig, and Alvin “Kid” Robinson. HDNet will air these events at a date to be determined. .

“Mixed Martial Arts events are a key part of our Friday night line-up,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “We’re very excited to bring all the intensity of this Ring of Fire event to our viewers in brilliant high def.”About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming.

HDNet is your exclusive, high-definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming including television’s only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report,” “NASA on HDNet” (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010), and, beginning in October, “Dan Rather Reports.” HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR Grand National Division and Mixed Martial Arts including World Extreme Cagefighting and the Diesel Fighting Championships; groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series featuring leading artists and bands including U2, Eminem, Gorillaz and more, plus original music programs “Sound Off with Matt Pinfield,” “True Music w/Katie Daryl” and “On Stage at World Cafe Live”; groundbreaking interview shows including “Face 2 Face with Roy Firestone” and “Higher Definition,” in addition to fun and irreverent lifestyle programming including “Deadline!,” “Art Mann Presents,” and “Get Out!” HDNet is also the exclusive high-definition home to the critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as “Dead Like Me,” “Smallville,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Boomtown” and “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.”

HDNet Movies produces and broadcasts more original movies than any other network and is the exclusive home of day and date movie releases from HDNet Films including the Academy Award nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” Toronto Film Festival nominee “The War Within,” and “Bubble,” the first of six movies by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and produced exclusively for HDNet Films. Other HDNet Films releases include “One Last Thing” starring Cynthia Nixon, “Herbie Hancock: Possibilities,” and coming soon, Matt Taubers’ Tribeca Film Festival nominee “The Architect,” starring Anthony LaPaglia and Isabella Rossellini, “Diggers,” starring Paul Rudd, Ron Eldard, Maura Tierney and Lauren Ambrose, “Quid Pro Quo,” starring Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga, “Hunter,” the story of the life and death of infamous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson from director Alex Gibney, and producer Graydon Carter. Also coming soon are “Fay Grim,” from maverick writer-director Hal Hartley, starring Superman’s Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum, and “Broken English,” from Zoe Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo and Griffin Dunne. Many more are to come.

HDNet Movies also features a wide selection of major studio theatrical releases – all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio so that HDNet viewers get the best possible home theater experience.

The HDNet networks are available on Bright House Networks, Charter, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies.HDNet http://hd.net


FY Productions is a MMA live event production company based out of Denver, Colorado. It’s flagship promotion is RING OF FIRE Championship Fighting. RING OF FIRE was established in March of 2000. ROF was the very first state sanctioned MMA event in Colorado.

Since then ROF has gone on to produce over two dozen events creating some of the biggest stars along the way. ROF athletes have appeared in the sports top promotions including UFC, Strikeforce and K-1. In 2006 ROF established a European branch, with it’s headquarters based in Belgrade, Serbia.ROF Championship Fighting http://rofmma.com

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