SOURCE: One World Sports

One World Sports

May 02, 2011 15:20 ET

One World Sports Acquires Three-Year Multiplatform North American Rights for OneAsia Golf Tour

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - One World Sports, a Dallas-based sports network company, has acquired the North American rights to the One Asia golf tour (OneAsia) in 2011, 2012 and 2013 under terms of an agreement with World Sport Group, the exclusive media and marketing partner of OneAsia. One World Sports will present all OneAsia tournaments exclusively in English on television, broadband and mobile.

Launched in 2009, OneAsia features the top golfers from Asia. It was founded by the Korea Golf Tour, the Korea Golf Association, the China Golf Association and the PGA of Australia. Thirteen events will be held in 2011 with each featuring at least $1 million USD prize money.

The 2011 OneAsia schedule began with the Indonesian PGA Championship on March 24 to March 27 and culminates at the Championships from December 8 to December 11. Here is a schedule of the events and championships:

StartEndTournament
24-Mar27-MarIndonesian PGA Championship
21-Apr24-AprVolvo China Open
5-May8-MayMaekyung Open
19-May22-MaySK Telecom Open
2-Jun5-JunNanshan China Masters
7-Jul10-JulHigh 1 Open
14-Jul17-JulIndonesia Open
11-Aug14-AugThailand Open
6-Oct9-OctKolon Korea Open
13-Oct16-OctMidea China Classic
10-Nov13-NovAustralian Open
24-Nov27-NovAustralian PGA Championship
8-Dec11-DecOneAsia Championship

The acquisition of the OneAsia golf follows One World Sports' successful television coverage of the 2010 OneAsia tour. Each day's action will be covered live, with one-hour highlights of each day's action presented in the evening.

"OneAsia golf is an exciting addition to our multi-screen coverage of the top sports from Asia," said Preston Bornman, President, One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports. "Cable and satellite distributors want multiplatform sports offerings, and our approach to the OneAsia Tour allows Korean, Chinese and Australian viewers, as well as all golf sports enthusiasts, to never miss a stroke. OneAsia features Asia's best golfers playing in fantastic locations that will provide all golfers and sports fans with new ideas about places to visit in Asia."

"OneAsia is absolutely delighted to have One World Sports on board our TV platform once again this year," said Ben Sellenger, Chief Executive, OneAsia. "The channel's wide reach will provide our players with exposure across America which will assist in making them more relevant to the international golf market and to fans on the other side of the globe."

"Live coverage from Asia on TV, Broadband and Mobile devices is a strength that One World Sports demonstrated successfully earlier this year with the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group. "We know that American sports fans want the flexibility to watch Asia's top sports events live on any device anywhere, and One World Sports has proven its ability to deliver that convenience and choice."

Live and delayed coverage will be available on One World Sports television and OneSportsPLUS.com Broadband. Mobile video coverage will be available on Verizon Wireless VCAST.

About One Media Corp
One Media Corp is a privately owned company based in Dallas, with offices and technology also located in New York, Houston, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Singapore and London. One Media Corp owns and operates One World Sports, a international sports network with a focus on Asia; America One Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and OneSportsPLUS, one of the world's largest live sports broadband pay-per-view providers delivering more than 5,000 live and exclusive sporting events from over 100 U.S. colleges, 70 US professional teams, and the top professional leagues in Europe and Asia. Learn more at www.OneWorldSports.com, www.AmericaOne.com and www.OneSportsPLUS.com.

About OneAsia
OneAsia is a non-profit organization developed to maximize elite tournament opportunities in Asia-Pacific. The Founding members of OneAsia are the China Golf Association, the Korea Golf Tour, the Korea Golf Association and the PGA of Australia. The mission of OneAsia is not just to allow the region's best players to gain access to more events, but to ultimately provide them with an alternative destination to the PGA Tour and the European Tour, thus retaining the best golfing talent in the region without compromising their development. Learn more at http://oneasia.asia.

About World Sport Group
Headquartered in Singapore, World Sport Group is Asia's leading sports marketing, media and event management company. The company has been at the forefront of Asian sport since 1992, featuring almost 600 days of sports events and more than 5000 hours of sports programming annually, across more than 30 countries in the region.

World Sport Group is the exclusive marketing partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Asean Football Federation (AFF). The company is also a major stakeholder in Asian golf as organizer of some of the region's top events including Barclays Singapore Open, the Australian Open and the Asean Golf Tour. It is also the global marketing and media partners of OneAsia. Learn more at www.worldsportgroup.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:
    Fifth Ring for One Media Corp
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    Tel: +1 713-457-2125

    Michelle Ong
    OneAsia
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    Tel: +65 6236 0366

    Shyamala Velappan
    World Sport Group
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    Tel: +65 6826 2688