or


[03/06/07 - 11:27 AM]
Ahdi and Ifl Team Up in Knock Out Deal as Haber Is Named Exclusive International Distributor for International Fight League (Ifl), the World's First Team-Based Mixed Martial Arts League
MyNetworkTV's "IFL Battleground" launches Monday, March 12.

[via press release from IFL]

AHDI and IFL Team up in Knock out Deal as Haber is Named Exclusive International Distributor for International Fight League (IFL), the World�s First Team-Based Mixed Martial Arts League

Company to Offer �IFL Fight Night� (22 One- Hours) and �IFL Battleground� (22 Two-Hours)

PALISADES PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scoring a major knockout, Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (AHDI) has teamed up with the International Fight League� (IFL), the world�s first team-based professional league of the fastest growing sport in the world today, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), to be the exclusive international distributor (excluding Latin America and the Middle East) of the IFL�s two new series, IFL FIGHT NIGHT and IFL BATTLEGROUND. Alfred Haber, founder of AHDI, and Gareb Shamus, CEO of the IFL, made the announcement jointly today.

Capitalizing on the growing worldwide popularity of Mixed Martial Arts, the IFL is making the sport more mainstream by moving from the cage to an oversized boxing ring, while also taking out many of the moves that emphasized blood over strategy and athleticism. The result has been the production of two series, one for primetime and one late night for television. IFL FIGHT NIGHT, 22 x one-hour late night event programs showcasing five fights between two teams, premiered February 23rd in the U.S. and is airing on the FOX Sports Network (FSN). IFL BATTLEGROUND, 22 two-hour programs, is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the IFL with action footage of the MMA�s rising stars and their world champion coaches. The series also includes event action, highlights, and vignettes, and will air primetime in the U.S. on MyNetworkTV starting March 12th.

The IFL, co-founded by Gareb Shamus and Kurt Otto, is comprised of 12 teams, 10 of which are based in the United States (New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tucson, Portland, San Jose, Reno, Orange County and the Quad Cities), along with teams in Tokyo and Toronto. MMA is an intense and strategic sport in which athletes use many forms of fighting including karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing, tae kwon do, wrestling and other disciplines.

�Over the last few years, the growth rate of the MMA has been nothing less than phenomenal,� commented Haber. �With the IFL coming on the scene at this juncture, with its team based format, the FSN combat series and the primetime network �Battleground� presentation, it all combines to create explosive television for broadcasters around the world. This is a tremendous opportunity to grow the audience from the original limited mainstream exposure.�

�This is another great step forward for both the IFL and for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts,� said IFL co-founder and CEO Shamus. �MMA is growing very quickly worldwide, and partnering with AHDI will help us present the sport and our model to the widest possible audience.�

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 International Fight League

Founded in 2005 by Gareb Shamus, chairman of Wizard Entertainment Group, and Kurt Otto, a real estate investor and a life-long martial arts participant, the International Fight League, Inc. (OTCBB:IFLI), was created to establish a centralized and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the mixed martial arts industry together. IFL has its headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about IFL, please visit www.ifl.tv.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and IFL�s management's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future financial condition, and results of operations. There can be no assurance that future developments actually affecting IFL will be those anticipated, including without limitation, whether one or more of the proposed teams will actually enter into definitive agreements with the IFL and become IFL teams.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ (favorably or unfavorably) from the expectations stated in this release include the risks and uncertainties such as executing definitive agreements with the coaches and players of the proposed teams; the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company�s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.

IFL undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. This press release may include the opinions of IFL and does not necessarily include the views of any other person or entity.

The names of all International Fight League, Inc. televised and live programming, teams, images, and logos are trademarks, which are the exclusive property of International Fight League, Inc. All other trademarks and tradenames mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners, and are not affiliated with IFL in any way.





  [march 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· IFL BATTLEGROUND (MYNETWORKTV)





[01/18/21 - 09:43 AM]
Series Nominations Announced for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards
The winners will be revealed live on The CW on Sunday, March 7, with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time.

[01/18/21 - 08:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Deliver Victory for FOX
The network's coverage towers over the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/16/21 - 03:05 PM]
Video: First Promo for New Unscripted Variety Show "Game of Talents," Coming This March to FOX
Emmy winner Wayne Brady is set to host and executive produce the program, due in March.

[01/16/21 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown; CBS Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[01/15/21 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 15
Updates include: Ethan Hawke set as villain in "Moon Knight" at Disney+; Kantemir Balagov to helm HBO's "The Last of Us"; and Apple TV+ fills out cast of Kevin Durant's "Swagger."

[01/15/21 - 04:00 PM]
discovery+ True Crime Highlights - Weeks of January 18 and January 25
Investigation Discovery's "Still a Mystery," "The Clown and the Candyman," "The Murder Tapes" and "American Monster" are among the latest to move originals to discovery+.

[01/15/21 - 01:05 PM]
NBC Set Premiere Dates for Its Two Upcoming Comedies "Young Rock" and "Kenan"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Tuesday, February 16 in place of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," which will return in the spring.

[01/15/21 - 12:50 PM]
BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021
Live coverage is scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET/10c on BET.

[01/15/21 - 12:12 PM]
Video: "A Closer Look with Brian McKnight" - Official Trailer - ALLBLK
The show's latest installment bows Thursday, January 21 on the streaming service.

[01/15/21 - 11:50 AM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage of the Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19
At 8:00 p.m. EST ABC News presents a primetime program, "The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. - An ABC News Special," that will provide reporting on and analysis of the historic moments from the day.

[01/15/21 - 11:38 AM]
Discovery Documents the Cutting-Edge Science Behind Creating a Vaccine to Conquer COVID-19
"The Vaccine: Conquering Covid" premiering Sunday, February 21 at 8 PM PT/ET on Discovery and streaming on discovery+.

[01/15/21 - 11:21 AM]
Netflix Partners with Renowned Author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to Bring Three of His Bestselling Books to Life Onscreen
"Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You," and "Antiracist Baby" are the featured projects.

[01/15/21 - 11:01 AM]
"Selena: The Series" Captivates Fans Ahead of Anticipated Finale on May 14
25 million households around the world sang "Como la flor" along with part one in the first four weeks after it premiered in December.

[01/15/21 - 10:51 AM]
"Crikey! It's the Irwins" Returns with a New Season of Reopenings, Rescues, Newborn Wildlife and Exciting News About the Future Generation of the Irwin Family on Discovery+ Feb. 7
A sneak peek of the premiere episode will air on Animal Planet directly out of "Puppy Bowl XVII" on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 5 PM ET/PT.

[01/15/21 - 10:00 AM]
"Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021" Special Hosted by Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah to Be Broadcast Feb. 3 on CBS
Beginning today, viewers can watch and vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years at https://www.cbs.com/SBGC.