Among numerous hosting roles for the network, versatile ONE World Sports announcer Ed Cohen will continue to call CBA action.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 27, 2015
ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, announced its coverage of the 2015-2016 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season premieres October 31 at 7:30 AM ET. The CBA defending champions, the Beijing Ducks, led by former Knick great Stephon Marbury, host the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, featuring former Laker shooting guard Andrew Goudelock, live on the network. This marks the fourth year that ONE World Sports has brought CBA basketball to American fans.
ONE World Sports will carry 55 live games this season, in addition to the CBA All Star Weekend and the CBA playoffs. Among numerous hosting roles for the network, versatile ONE World Sports announcer Ed Cohen will continue to call CBA action. Last year, Cohen anchored the CBA regular season and playoff games alongside fellow sportscasters Mike Crispino and Vin Parise. The full November schedule of CBA games airing on ONE World Sports can be found at http://www.oneworldsports.com.
Marbury sparked the Ducks offense last year in a back-and-forth series against the Liaoning Hunters. Ultimately earning the CBA MVP honors, Marbury dished out seven assists, five rebounds, four steals and a solid 24 points to knock off an excellent Liaoning team 106-98 in the series’ final game. Two former NBA players, Andray Blatche and Jordan Crawford, had a combined average of 60.5 offensive points last season for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, who are expected to bring back a deadly offense for the this season.
The CBA is China’s top professional basketball league and counterpart to the NBA, consisting of twenty teams with globally recognized players. Recently, former NBA standout, 7-foot Greg Oden signed a one-year deal for $1.2 million to play for the CBA’s Jiangsu Dragons. An estimated 300 million of China’s 1.3 billion people either play or watch basketball.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is America’s Network for Global Sports, producing best-in-class, captivating live sports content from around the world. With multi-platform capabilities and superior production quality, ONE World Sports is one of the fastest growing independent sports networks available throughout the United States. Currently available to more than 30 million homes nationally on cable, telco and satellite, ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played professionally outside the USA -- basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey -- plus sporting events with the largest global followings, including soccer and cricket. ONE World Sports is distributed through Verizon FiOS, go90, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. In addition, the network's mobile app, Watch ONE World Sports, features a live stream of the network for authenticated subscribers and on-demand content for all users. More information on ONE World Sports and its availability in particular markets can be found at http://www.oneworldsports.com or consumers can call their television distributor. Watch ONE World Sports is available in the Apple and the Google Play stores.
Rachel Gary, ONE World Sports, 201-615-9629, rgary(at)oneworldsports(dot)com
Tom Campo, Campo Communications, LLC, 212-590-2464 / Tom(at)CampoComm(dot)com