[02/05/07 - 09:50 PM]
Ion Media Networks Announces Exclusive Programming Partnership with Bodog Entertainment
Beginning February 13th, ION Television will run original episodes of "BodogFight: St. Petersburg" Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

[via press release from ION]

ION Media Networks Announces Exclusive Programming Partnership with Bodog Entertainment

ION Television to Launch New Late Night Programming Block

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Media Networks, Inc. (AMEX:ION) today announced an exclusive television alliance with Bodog Entertainment, the digital entertainment programmer known for its innovative multi-platform content and promotional approach. ION Television will be the exclusive nationwide U.S. television network bringing various original BodogTV programs to over 90 million television homes. The shows will include �BodogFight� and �Calvin Ayre Wildcard Poker,� using the unique ION-Bodog alliance to enter two of today�s most popular TV categories: mixed martial arts and celebrity reality contests.

�Having revitalized ION Television�s more mainstream primetime content and ratings, we are now starting to focus on expanding other important dayparts, particularly �late night,�� said Brandon Burgess, President and CEO of ION Media Networks. �Bodog�s dynamic approach to creating and promoting innovative content is a great fit for attracting and serving the typically younger late night audience.�

�This agreement with ION Media Networks marks a significant step for our TV productions,� said Calvin Ayre, founder of Bodog Entertainment. �ION Television�s nationwide broadcast reach is a perfect platform for us to connect with our growing audience of fans. We look forward to a great partnership.�

Beginning February 13th, ION Television will run original episodes of �BodogFight: St. Petersburg� Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The series will lead up to a special event in Russia later this spring, featuring some of the biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts. To celebrate the TV launch, ION Television will air a �free-per-view� world broadcast premier special of �BodogFight: USA vs. Russia� on Saturday, February 17th from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Bodog and ION Television will collaborate on advertising sales as well as marketing and promotion for the programming, with the launch being supported by a major consumer media and marketing campaign to promote the Bodog programs airing on the network. The campaign will run across traditional and electronic media and will capitalize on the popularity of mixed martial arts and celebrity poker television events. Following the successful introduction, the partners may contemplate expanding development and launching additional content formats targeted at young late night audiences.

About ION Media Networks

ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation�s largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, reaching over 90 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. ION Television currently features popular television series and movies from the award-winning libraries of Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television and NBC Universal. In addition, the network has partnered with RHI Entertainment, which owns over 4,000 hours of acclaimed television content, to provide high-quality primetime programming beginning July 2007. Utilizing its digital multicasting capability, ION Media Networks has launched several new digital TV brands, including qubo, a television and multimedia network for children formed in partnership with Scholastic, Corus Entertainment, Classic Media and NBC Universal, as well as a television and multimedia network dedicated to health and wellness for consumers and families. For more information, please visit www.ionmedia.tv.

About BodogTV.com

BodogTV.com is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With six offices worldwide, the company features a diverse and growing roster of television shows. These include BodogFIGHT (www.bodogfight.com), a mixed martial arts show, Bodog Battle of the Bands (www.BodogBattleoftheBands.com), a contest for a million dollar recording contract, and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, a poker lifestyle reality show. Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006.

  [february 2007]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.

[03/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Video: TBS Releases New "The Last O.G." Trailer, Series Premieres April 3
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish star in the new comedy series that Morgan executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

[03/19/18 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Orders Sixth Season of Jane Lynch-Hosted "Hollywood Game Night"
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.

[03/19/18 - 11:01 AM]
Vanessa and Nick Lachey to Host the "2018 Miss USA(R)" Competition
Said event will air live Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

[03/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Is Taking Off on More Culinary Adventures as Production Begins on the New Season
Production begins this month with a shoot on Hawaii's Big Island.

[03/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
Video: ABC Releases the Pilot Episode of Its Upcoming New Drama "The Crossing"
The debut episode of the new drama is available now for all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, for subscribers on Hulu and electronic sell-through platforms, as well as on demand across MVPD and digital MVPD providers.

[03/19/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Pushes CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers but shares adults 18-49 honors with ABC.

[03/19/18 - 08:10 AM]
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson Join Jared Harris in "Chernobyl," Sky and HBO's Series Based on One of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophes in History
The five-part mini-series brings to life the true story of the unprecedented man-made tragedy, and the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

[03/19/18 - 07:04 AM]
Video: "Chef's Table: Pastry" - Trailer Debut & Chef Announcement
Launching April 13, "Chef's Table: Pastry" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[03/19/18 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Adventure Time" Series Finale - Coming Soon
Cartoon Network teases the show's upcoming final installment.

[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?