Press Release: IFL Enters Into Partnership With Getty Images


Press Release


Getty Images to Provide Comprehensive Suite of Photography and Photo
Management Services to Capture and Distribute IFL Highlights

NEW YORK, September 18, 2006– The International Fight League (IFL)
announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Getty Images,
the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content.

“Getty Images is the world leader in imagery and its expertise in
photography is widely recognized,” said IFL CEO Gareb Shamus. “We are
very proud to be partner with Getty and to begin offering the best
images possible to our business partners, the media and the fans

“As Mixed Martial Arts is growing as a professional sport and as a
world-wide sports property, we’re delighted to be adding the IFL as a
sports partner and expanding the diversity of our sports content
portfolio,” said Peter Orlowsky, Vice President of Sales at Getty
Images. “As photographic partner to the IFL, we look forward to
capturing compelling photographs that will serve the varied needs for
IFL’s fans and partners.”

Getty Images will serve as photographic partner to the IFL, capturing
imagery from the remaining Mixed Martial Arts events scheduled for
Photographs by Getty Images will be available to IFL fans via an online
photo archive and will be managed and distributed to media and business
partners through Getty Images’ Media Manager and services.

Utilizing Getty Images’ Media Manager, an on-demand digital asset
management service, the IFL will provide its staff and business
instant access to a centralized, password-protected library of the
league’s archive. In addition, the IFL will rely on Getty Images’, a distribution service for publicity and marketing
as its exclusive partner for issuing photographs directly to
international, national and local media outlets.

Getty Images has consistently gained industry prominence, earning top
awards and demonstrating a solid commitment to redefining
photojournalism through advanced technology and innovation. In addition
to IFL, Getty Images has similar relationships with Major League
Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association,
National Hockey League and Texas Motor Speedway, among others.

Founded in 2006 by Kurt Otto, a highly successful real estate investor
and a life-long martial arts participant and Gareb Shamus, chairman of
the comics empire Wizard Entertainment Group, the International Fight
League (IFL) and Pure Sport were created to establish a centralized
and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the
mixed martial arts industry together. For more information and action,
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