Top NBA Prospect Mudiay’s Chinese Basketball Debut To Air Live Exclusively On One World Sports

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Network’s U.S. Exclusive Live Game Coverage Tips off November 1 with Season Opener Pitting Former NBA Star Marbury vs. Anticipated Future NBA Star Mudiay. Later, Viewers Will See First Regular-Season Play Action of Newly Named “Pandas Friend.”

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ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, will provide exclusive buzzer-to-buzzer U.S. TV coverage when the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season kicks off November 1 with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, featuring rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay in his much-anticipated professional debut, facing the CBA champion Beijing Ducks, led by former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury.

A top-ranked NBA Lottery Draft prospect from Dallas, 19-year-old phenom Mudiay surprised the basketball world when he opted for a reported $1.2 million one-year deal with the CBA over a scholarship at SMU playing for legendary coach Larry Brown.

Then, on November 5, the Liaoning Dinosaurs face the Sichuan Blue Whales. The Dinosaurs feature newly signed guard Lester Hudson, who made NCAA history during the 2007-8 season as the first player to record a quadruple-double in a Division I men's college game, later racking up a triple-double, eight additional double-doubles and cracking the 30-point plateau 11 times during his rookie season in the NBA, where he played for four teams. The Blue Whales feature the longtime NBA forward formerly known as Ron Artest, later Metta World Peace, and now calling himself “The Pandas Friend.”

Longtime MSG network announcer Mike Crispino and former college basketball assistant coach turned basketball analyst Vin Parise will announce Saturday's game live from the ONE World Sports Broadcast Center in Stamford, CT. Among other roles during his career, Crispino is the radio play-by-play announcer for the New York Knicks. Parise, a former assistant coach at Iona, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson, has served as a college basketball analyst for NBC Sports, Fox Sports 1, MSG Network and other outlets.

Video clips from these and select other key CBA match-ups will be available shortly after the games air, at http://goo.gl/bGM0Ot.

In July 2014, ONE World Sports announced that it secured a multiyear extension with Infront Sports & Media, the CBA’s exclusive global marketing partner, to exclusively telecast CBA games in the United States and Canada for the next three seasons across all media platforms. The network’s multiplatform coverage includes two games per week during the regular season, the CBA All-Star game and all post-season competition, including the CBA Championship Finals series.

The 20-team CBA, founded in 1995, is considered one of the world’s premier men’s basketball leagues. ONE World Sports was the first network to deliver regular-season U.S. television exposure of the CBA to American sports fans in 2011.

About ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports is a multiplatform sports network featuring exclusive best-in-class sporting events, live from around the globe. The network was created to fulfill American sports fans’ growing demand for global sports. ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America’s most popular sports played outside the USA – basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey – plus sporting events with the largest global following, including soccer and cricket.

ONE World Sports showcases some of the world’s most competitive soccer, including Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and the New York Cosmos, along with top soccer from Asia and the Pacific Rim. The network also exclusively telecasts the England National Cricket Team’s international home matches, Japan’s legendary baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants, Kontinental Hockey League, Champions Hockey League, Chinese Basketball Association, OneAsia Golf Tour, and the top competitions in table tennis and badminton from around the world.

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

ONE World Sports, headquartered in Stamford, CT, 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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