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TMG Ready for a BodogFight

The Media Group will deliver BodogFight: Season 1 Finale, a mixed-martial-arts pay-per-view event, to more than 45 million cable- and satellite-TV viewers, officials said Monday.

This international PPV event features martial-arts champions from Team USA squaring off against the Russian Red Devils.

Created by Bodog.com (www.bodog.com) Entertainment Group, the BodogFight PPV event will be distributed by TMG and broadcast live from the Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m.

TMG secured the PPV event for distribution through EchoStar Communications’ Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service and In Demand Networks, which is carried on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Cox Communications and Comcast.

TMG also is also distributing the BodogFight PPV event in Canada to viewers of Bell ExpressVu, Shaw Communications and Viewers Choice.

This PPV match is a culmination of BodogFight, the action-packed mixed-martial-arts reality-TV series broadcast weekly on TMG’s Men's Outdoors & Recreation channel.

Also being announced at the PPV event will be the BodogFight favorite fighter as voted by viewers, with the winning warrior taking home the $50,000 cash prize. Viewers can cast their vote by using TMG’s interactive-TV features, which are available to more than 12 million Dish viewers.

In November, Dish viewers were given on-screen prompts that take the weekly BodogFight viewers to a Web-like environment on their TV. Fight fans then simply use their TV remote to enter instantly to win a martial-arts package (complete with a five-day trip to Los Angeles, martial-arts lessons and up to $10,000 in cash), to view the Fighter Gallery of photos and to vote instantly for a favorite fighter. The fighter with the most votes is awarded $50,000 during the final PPV event.

In addition to the showdown between Team USA and Russia, the PPV event also features three Superfights: Roger Gracie versus Ron Waterman in a grudge match; Antonio Silva vs. Eric Pele; and Eddie Alvarez against Aaron Riley in a welterweight-championship bout.

TMG, formerly known as Turner Media Group, provides interactive-TV advertising, direct-response programming and transactional TV networks. TMG reaches an aggregate of more than 100 million homes nationwide through Dish and major cable TV distributors such as Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House and Cox in select markets.