NCTC EVP of Programming Judy Meyka. said “We appreciate independent programmers like ONE World Sports that have a clear brand identity and focus on content such as global sports and are also highly supportive of our independent cable distributor members.”
(PRWEB) January 16, 2015
In the latest of a series of carriage deals for the rapidly growing network, ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, today announced that it has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), one of the nation’s largest cable distribution platforms.
One World Sports provides more than 3,000 hours annually of exclusive best-in-class sporting events – including baseball from Japan, basketball from China, cricket from England, ice hockey from Europe and Russia, and golf and soccer from around the globe.
The NCTC agreement will make the network available to all of the cable cooperative’s nearly 1,000 member cable distributors reaching a potential 12 million subscribers throughout the United States.
“More and more fans in every pocket of the country – especially ‘millennials’ -- are embracing if not clamoring for sports from around the world,” said Randy Brown, executive vice president, distribution, of ONE World Sports. “Our agreement with NCTC, a fabulous organization helping bring top-flight programming to viewers throughout the USA, is the latest major step in our successful effort to reach those fans.”
The NCTC is a not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the USA and its territories.
“Our member companies serve subscribers that are increasingly embracing soccer and other global sports,” said NCTC EVP of Programming Judy Meyka. “We appreciate independent programmers like ONE World Sports that have a clear brand identity and focus on content such as global sports and are also highly supportive of our independent cable distributor members.”
Two NCTC member distributors recently launched ONE World Sports. RCN now delivers the network to its subscribers in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley; and Atlantic Broadband has launched carriage in Miami Beach and Aiken, S.C.
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long term sustainability of its member companies.
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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