International Fight League nails international deals

The International Fight League, and Alfred Haber Distribution
(AHDI) 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.

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