June 1, 2012
ONE World Sports Secures Rights to World Cup Asian Qualifiers Fourth Round Action
SINGAPORE and DALLAS, May 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ONE World Sports (OWS), North America’s leading Asian sports provider, has secured an exclusive agreement for the North American multi-platform rights to a wide-ranging series of soccer matches from the fourth round of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup from World Sport Group (WSG).
OWS will present select live and same day delayed matches from the qualifying soccer rounds in English.
Ten teams will compete in Round 4. The teams will divide into two round robin, home and away groups of five teams each. Two Group winners and two group runners-up advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The third placed teams from each group will playoff for the right to meet the fifth placed winner from the South American qualification series.
“We are delighted to be able to bring these world class games to our North American viewers,” said Rick Jemison, Senior Vice President Programming. “We will continue to show games from this qualification series right through to the end. The fact that four and possibly five Asian nations will compete in Rio is a fantastic achievement for Asian soccer.”
OWS Round 4 soccer matchup schedule for June is:
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.
The ONE World Sports logo is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13109
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).
CONTACT: Global Media Marketing on behalf of ONE World Sports Email: Felicia@slavin.com Tel: +1 516-606-7044 Shyamala Velappan, World Sport Group Email: email@example.com
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