FSN & MyNetworkTV Reach New Deal With IFL




Weekly Programs to Air on FSN & MyNetworkTV This Season

New York & Los Angeles, January 16, 2007 – FSN and MyNetworkTV have
reached a strategic, three-tier television and new media programming
alliance with the International Fight League (IFL). The joint announcement
was made today by FSN President Bob Thompson, Twentieth Television
President Bob Cook, and IFL CEO Gareb Shamus.

International Fight League, Inc. (IFLI:OTCBB), co-founded by Shamus and
Kurt Otto, is the world’s first team-based professional Mixed Martial
Arts (MMA) league. The IFL launches its first full 11-date season this
Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 in Oakland, Calif. The IFL operates as a single
entity with 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

Under terms of the alliance, FSN has multi-year rights to televise 22
one-hour late night event programs, produced by the IFL, beginning in
the second quarter of 2007. FSN also has the right to produce related
ancillary programming, pay-per-view events and video-on-demand product.

The agreement also calls for FSN and the IFL to establish a joint
venture to manage, maximize and distribute IFL-related digital media rights
including online/Internet, broadband video and mobile, with the
potential to leverage Fox’s powerful digital assets including Myspace, IGN,
Fox Mobile Entertainment’s new global distribution partnerships and
other potential third party digital platforms.

“Mixed martial arts, which has evolved tremendously in recent years,
is one of the fastest growing sports in the world,” said FSN’s
Thompson. “In addition to FSN committing a regular weekly window to the
IFL to help establish the league, News Corp’s broad array of digital
platforms positions us perfectly to unlock and maximize the tremendous
value of the league’s new media potential.”

In addition to FSN’s weekly program and the digital media joint
venture, MyNetworkTV is planning to broadcast 22 two-hour IFL-produced
programs to begin in mid-2007. The IFL produced programs for MyNetworkTV
will be an exciting combination of event action, highlights, features,
vignettes and the league’s latest news.

“We are thrilled to be working with the IFL and we look forward to
developing action-filled programming based on their events for our
viewers,” said Cook. “The dynamic nature of IFL’s teamwork and
competition also provides a colorful backdrop to go beyond the athletes’
lives outside of the ring.”

“This is a historic day for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, and we
want to thank everyone at FOX for seeing this great opportunity and
making it a reality,” said Shamus, IFL co-founder and CEO. “This
partnership will give MMA in general and the IFL in particular a chance to
showcase the personalities, training regimen and great skill and
discipline that these athletes and their coaches have to a much wider audience
both in the United States and eventually around the world.”

The IFL was assisted in the negotiation of the partnership by the
William Morris Agency.

Each of the 12 IFL teams for 2007 competes in three regular season
events; the teams with the top four overall win-loss team records will
advance to the semi-finals, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 at
Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The 2007 IFL Finals
will be held at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 15. Each of
the nine regular season IFL events consists of four teams — each with
an athlete in five weight classes competing. The team that wins the
best three of five match setup wins, similar to collegiate and high
school wrestling meets. The coach of each team is a world-renown MMA
champion, who has assembled his team (the athletes all train as a team
together) in a specific city and training center.

The IFL also differs from other MMA organizations in that the bouts are
held in an oversized five-rope boxing ring with three, four-minute
rounds, each designed to create the most compelling in-arena experience.
The IFL has also exceeded the state regulations for safety in the ring,
by outlawing elbow strikes to the head. The rules also prohibit head
butting, hair pulling, elbows to the head or face, and strikes to the
spine, kidney, throat or back of the head. Fighters are not allowed to
use abusive language in the fighting area or any form of unsportsmanlike
conduct that causes injury to an opponent.

All events will be subject to the rules and approval of the state
athletic commissions in each state in which the event will be held. The
scoring system is similar to professional boxing as well. However, in the
event of a draw, a fourth round takes place to decide a winner.

About FSN
FSN is the nation’s leading provider of local sports. Through its
affiliates and other FNG-owned networks, FSN reaches more than 82 million
homes through 25 regional networks. Fox Networks Group owns FSN
Arizona, FSN Detroit, FSN Florida, FSN Midwest, FSN Indiana, FSN North, FSN
Northwest, FSN Ohio, FSN Pittsburgh, FSN Prime Ticket, FSN Rocky
Mountain, FSN Utah, FSN South, FSN Southwest, FSN Houston, FSN West, Sun
Sports and SportSouth. FSN also has programming affiliations with
Comcast-owned regional sports networks in Chicago, Baltimore/Washington, DC and
Philadelphia, as well as Rainbow-owned FSN Bay Area, FSN New England,
FSN New York, and Madison Square Garden Network. Based in Los Angeles,
FSN owned– or affiliated-regional sports networks serve as the TV
home to 68 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States.
FSN produces close to 5,000 live, mostly local, events each year,
including nearly 1000 in high definition. In addition to its thousands of
team games and a wide variety of locally produced sports programs, FSN
televises national sports events and programs, including Pac-10 and ACC
basketball; Pac-10 and Big 12 football; Best Damn Sports Show Period;
CMI: The Chris Myers Interviews; the Mansionpoker.net Poker Dome
Challenge, In Focus and The FSN Final Score. For the latest up-to-the-minute
sports new and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN website at

About MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV is the new primetime general entertainment broadcast
television network that launched September 5, 2006. Targeted to Adults 18-49
and broadcast television’s only all Hi-Definition network, as well as
the only network with original programming 52 weeks a year, MyNetworkTV
provides its affiliates 12 hours of programming Monday through
Saturday. Currently, MyNetworkTV airs Twentieth Television’s dramas
“Wicked Wicked Games,” starring Oscar-winning actress Tatum O’Neal, and
“Watch Over Me,” with Dayanara Torres, Casper Van Dien and Catherine
Oxenberg, For more information, please visit www.mynetworktv.com.

About IFL
International Fight League (IFL) is the world’s first professional
mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about IFL,
please see: www.ifl.tv.


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