“The growing number of people interested in table tennis, both as a participant and as a viewer, is on the rise with nearly 20 million playing the sport recreationally,” said Todd Myers, Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions & Development.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 21, 2016
ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, announced today it would telecast the 2016 Super Micro USA Table Tennis (USATT) National Championships and the 2016 USA Table Tennis (USATT) Open Championships.
The Men’s and Women’s Finals of the 2016 Super Micro USATT National Championships will be presented by JOOLA North America live on ONE World Sports from Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Friday, July 8th at 10:30 PM ET. The largest domestic tournament in North America, the 2016 Super Micro USATT National Championships, will feature over 700 players from around the country. Participants in the event include all six Olympic athletes representing the U.S. including Yue “Jennifer” Wu, Lily Zhang, Jiagi Zheng, Yijun Feng, Kanak Jha and Timothy Wang.
ONE World Sports will show the 2016 Super Micro USATT National Championships on both its linear network as well as via its Watch ONE World Sports app to authenticated users. Highlights and video on demand will also be available via the ONE World Sports app. Jerry Vaillancourt, a 29-year veteran of ESPN, will serve as executive producer of the event for ONE World Sports.
“The growing number of people interested in table tennis, both as a participant and as a viewer, is on the rise with nearly 20 million playing the sport recreationally,” said Todd Myers, Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions & Development. “ONE World Sports airing of the 2015 USA Table Tennis Championships was met with a positive response, and we are thrilled to be able to provide additional table tennis programming to this growing audience.”
ONE World Sports will also broadcast the Men’s and Women’s Finals from the 2016 US Open in December.
“ONE World Sports’ commitment to sport of table tennis is unquestionable and we are excited to be joining the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) as part of the ONE World Sports family,” added USATT CEO Gordon Kaye. “The network’s growing reach in North America lends itself to a perfect partnership that we know will provide long-term benefits to our sport – and our fans – in the future. To have the finals of the most prestigious event in the United States air live on ONE World Sports further proves that our sport is on the rise.”
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About USA Table Tennis
USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games. For more information on USA Table Tennis visit http://www.usatt.org.
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, Sony PlayStation Vue, 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