The Arena Football League took a one year hiatus in 2009, but returned in time for the 2010 season with a reformed business model.
The AFL signed a one year deal with the NFL Network in 2010 and carried a weekly Friday night game throughout the entire 2010 season, as well as ArenaBowl XXIII. The contract between the AFL and NFL Network was renewed for another season in Fall 2010.
ABC's ArenaBowl coverage from 2007 onward, were produced entirely by their corporate sibling (under the Walt Disney Company umbrella) ESPN.
ABC's ArenaBowl telecasts from 1998-2002 were aired as under the Wide World of Sports, the most exposure that the league would receive was on ESPN, which would air tape-delayed games, often well after midnight.