NEW YORK, August 6, 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 addition of Star TV as the IFL’s first television partner in Asia. Star will carry IFL programming on it’s Star Sports platform, available in over 50 countries to a viewership of over 300 million.
“The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has a storied history in Asia, and we are very eager for such a large fan base to be able to see the IFL on a regular basis,” said Gareb Shamus, IFL co-founder and CEO. “The combination of our rising stars with our legendary coaches, many of whom are already household names in Asia, will make for very exciting programming for this important, emerging fan base.”
Star TV adds to an IFL TV platform that also includes most of the Middle East and parts of northern Africa on MBC, the leading free-to-air Pan-Arab news and entertainment channel in the region and CanWest Global in Canada, who is distributing the shows on their Global X-Treme Sports Channel. Those are in addition to the IFL’s United States deals with “IFL Battleground,” hosted by Tiffany Fallon and Bas Rutten on MyNetwork TV (Mondays at 8 p.m. eastern and pacific/7 p.m. central) and “Fight Night” (Fridays at 11 p.m. on FSN). IFL programming is also seen worldwide on Armed Forces Network.
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