MyNetworkTV signs up with fight league

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MyNetworkTV and FSN Reach Deal With International Fight League
By Caroline Palmer

MyNetworkTV and FSN have created a comprehensive programming alliance
with the International Fight League (IFL), it was announced Tuesday.
According to the deal, IFL bouts will air on a weekly basis on
MyNetworkTV and FSN, and the deal includes pay-per-view events,
video-on-demand product and distribution of IFL digital media across
several platforms. 

The IFL, founded by Shamus and Kurt Otto, is the first team-based
professional Mixed Martial Arts league. The League, which consists of
12 teams spread out across the country, holds bouts in an oversized
boxing ring with three, four-minute rounds of fighting. At the end of
the season, the top four teams move onto the semi-finals. 
  
According to sources close to the project regarding the content issue,
the approach to the show is going to similar to that of wrestling, and
be much calmer than similar programs that appear on pay-per-view.
There is also going to be a heavy focus on the information on the
althetes and their background.
                                            
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