ONE World Sports Extends Exclusive North American Multi-Platform Rights For J. League, K-League And CSL Soccer
Asia's Top Soccer Leagues Slated For Live Showings in the United States
SINGAPORE and DALLAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE World Sports (OWS) has signed three-year extensions commencing in 2012 of its exclusive North American multi-platform rights with Japan's J. League, the Korea Professional Football League (K-League) and the Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) under terms of an agreement with World Sport Group (WSG).
Each weekend, ONE World Sports will feature three games from the J. League, two games from the CSL and one game from the K-League. This is in addition to two games from the Australian League (A-League). The combination of leagues offers a full host of top-notch soccer from Asia's leading soccer leagues. The games are presented live whenever possible to add to the real-time excitement of the match.
"We are so pleased with the extension of our J. League, K-League and CSL football rights," said Rick Jemison, Senior Vice President Programming, ONE World Sports. "We are committed to bringing Asia's best soccer matches to its fans in North America. It is a tremendous vote of confidence for Asia's preeminent soccer leagues to choose us to continue to deliver the live and exclusive coverage of their games."
The J. League includes eighteen teams and is the top division of the Japanese professional football league. Its season is played from March to December and consists of matches played in double round-robin (home and away) format of 34 games each.
The CSL is the highest and most prestigious level of professional soccer in China. The league has sixteen teams. Three clubs competed in this season's AFC Champions League, Asia's premier soccer club competition, with Guangzhou Evergrande qualifying for the round of sixteen.
The K-League is South Korea's top professional soccer league. It has a proven history of excellence, with four of the league's sixteen teams competing in the 2012 AFC Champions League and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and Ulsan Hyundai advancing to the round of sixteen.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is a new sports network created especially for sports fans craving access to a broad array of popular professional sports from Asia and around the World. The 24/7, English language, ad-supported network is available on all platforms, and delivers a mix of exclusive live and recorded sports programming with proprietary distribution technology. With exclusive licensing deals for championships, events, and qualification tournaments from Asia and the Pacific, ONE World Sports has broken the international sports barrier with a lineup of professional team sports, including soccer, basketball and golf featuring today's leading Asian, American, European and Latin American players.
ONE World Sports is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp, a privately owned company based in Dallas. The company also owns and operates ONE CONNXT, an IP transport provider; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and ONE Sports PLUS, a leading provider of live sports via broadband pay-per-view.
To learn more about ONE World Sports, go to www.ONEWorldSports.com.
About World Sport Group
Headquartered in Singapore, World Sport Group is Asia's leading sports marketing, media and event management company. The company features almost 600 sport event days and more than 5,000 hours of sports programming annually, across more than 30 countries in the region.
World Sport Group is the largest producer, distributor and supplier of sports programming in Asia. It is also the exclusive marketing partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and its regional governing bodies including the Asian Football Federation (AFF) and West Asian Football Federation (WAFF).
Learn more at www.worldsportgroup.com
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