New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
ONE World Sports announced today that it is expanding and reorganizing its affiliate sales team around Eastern and Western divisions to better position the global sports network to serve prospective new distribution partners and support its growing roster of existing distributors.
ONE World Sports recently added Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and Hawaiian Telcom to its lineup of distribution partners currently including Cablevision Optimum TV, Dish Network and Mediacom Communications.
Kristen McNeill has joined ONE World Sports as Senior Vice President of the Western Division, based in Los Angeles. She joins from Tribune Company, where she was Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Western Region, on behalf of WGN America and Tribune’s Broadcast Television Group. In this role, Kristen successfully negotiated distribution rights for WGN America as well as retransmission consent for 42 broadcast television stations. She has more than 15 years of cable network experience; prior to Tribune, she held sales and marketing positions with E! Networks and Fox Cable Networks.
Mark Romano joins as Senior Vice President of the Eastern Division, based in New York. Previously, Mark served for seven years as Vice-President, Distribution Sales & Marketing with Outdoor Channel. He brings two decades of cable network experience, helping launch new networks including FX Networks, CBS College Sports Television and the VOD network Mag Rack. In 2012 CableFax honored him with its “Renewer” award for negotiating new launches and packaging improvements, adding more than two million Outdoor Channel subscribers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Recently, he was named Affiliate Sales Executive of the Year by the Virginia Cable Television Association and received the first President's Award from the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania.
“Both Kristen and Mark are well regarded by their customers and colleagues,” said Randy Brown, ONE World Sports Executive Vice President of Distribution. “I know they will both be wonderful additions to the ONE World Sports team as we identify and pursue subscriber growth opportunities.”
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 baseball 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.
According to research for ONE World Sports by Frank N. Magid Associates, 56% of 18- to 34-year-olds and 63% of all males in the same age group expressed interest in watching the network.
ONE World Sports is available via DISH Network, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Google Fiber and 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; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.
For more info, see http://www.oneworldsports.com.
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