ONE WORLD Sports Marks Dramatic Progress On All Fronts Headed Into NCTA: The Cable Show

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Expanded Distribution, Programming and On-Air Talent, HD Production in Stamford, Connecticut — All New Since One Year Earlier

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“We are focused on securing exclusive, multiplatform rights of the best-in-class, live-event global properties,” said Joel Feld, senior vice president of programming and executive producer at ONE World Sports.

ONE World Sports heads into NCTA: The Cable Show on a roll, following recent announcements of major new distribution, added world-class programming and expanded production capabilities at ONE World Sports Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

The network, which offers coverage of sports events from around the globe, will showcase its programming at the annual trade show in Booth 2303 of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“It’s been a year of significant growth on all fronts,” said Alexander “Sandy” Brown, president and CEO of ONE World Sports. “ONE World Sports’ launch as a global sports network for American sports fans is now reflected in a transformed programming model, top-notch HD production emanating from our domestic production facility and great affiliate traction. We intend to tell our story proudly and loudly at The Cable Show.”

On the distribution front, ONE World Sports recently announced carriage agreements both with Verizon FiOS and Hawaiian Telcom.

The latter multiyear, multiplatform agreement introduces ONE World Sports to TV sports lovers in Oahu and together with the multiyear, multiplatform pact with Verizon extends the global sports network’s reach by upward of 3 million homes in more than two dozen U.S. markets.

“We’re definitely gaining momentum in expanding our distribution,” said Randy Brown, executive vice president-distribution at ONE World Sports. “Providers are responding to our expanded programming mix, which appeals to young, globally savvy viewers across all platforms.”

On the programming front, ONE World Sports has announced club channel arrangements with the English Premier League’s Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC soccer teams, Bundesliga’s FC Bayern Munich and Serie A’s A.C. Milan. It also has initiated exclusive coverage of Europe’s Kontinental Hockey League. And most recently, it set plans to carry all home International matches of England’s national cricket team.

“We are focused on securing exclusive, multiplatform rights of the best-in-class, live-event global properties,” said Joel Feld, senior vice president of programming and executive producer at ONE World Sports. “A quick review of our program schedule shows our extensive offering of sports that appeal to American sports fans.”

Production strides include its new high-definition broadcast center in Stamford, which is now the hub of all the network’s production, programming and traffic activity. The network’s strong on-air branding campaign was recently recognized as the Winner of the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards’ Network Sports Branding Campaign.

An expanded roster of on-air American talent includes veteran announce teams for KHL, Chinese Basketball Association and Yomiuri Giants telecasts and for match coverage of the North American Soccer League’s New York Cosmos—the 2013 NASL Soccer Bowl Champions. The network is in its second season carrying the teams’ home games.

Also during the past year, the network has leveraged its multiplatform rights to launch its app Watch ONE World Sports, which features a robust offering of its exclusive events and highlights.

About ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports is a multiplatform sports network featuring exclusive, live world-class sporting events from around the globe. The network showcases some of the world’s most competitive soccer including Arsenal FC TV, Chelsea FC TV, FC Bayern Munich TV, AC Milan Channel and the New York Cosmos, along with top soccer from Asia and the Pacific Rim. The network also exclusively telecasts England’s national cricket team’s International home matches, Japan’s legendary team, the Yomiuri Giants; Kontinental Hockey League; Chinese Basketball Association; OneAsia Golf Tour; and the world’s best-in-class competitions in table tennis and badminton.

Recent research for ONE World Sports by Frank N. Magid Associates identified an important consumer segment, with 56% of 18- to 34-year-olds and 63% of all males in the same age group expressed interest in watching ONE World Sports.

ONE World Sports is available via DISH Network, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Google Fiber and will be launched soon on Verizon FiOS.

ONE World Sports is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp., which also owns and operates ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.
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For more information on ONE World Sports, contact:
Carl DiOrio
Bob Gold & Associates
p. 310-320-2010
carl (at) bobgoldpr (dot) com

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