SOURCE: One World Sports

One World Sports

April 29, 2011 12:00 ET

One World Sports Secures Exclusive North American Rights for Japan's J.League Soccer

SINGAPORE and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - One World Sports, an international sports network with a focus on Asia, has secured exclusive North American rights to Japan's J.League soccer under terms of an agreement signed with World Sport Group.

Two games will be presented each week on television, broadband and mobile during the J.League season, which resumed on April 23 following a hiatus due to the Japan Earthquake. In March, One World Sports carried the Japan Earthquake Relief Charity Soccer Match between Japan's National Team and the J.League All Stars.

"One World Sports has demonstrated a commitment to Asia's top soccer events, and we are pleased that they will be carrying the J.League on their multiple platforms in North America," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group.

"With the acquisition of the J.League soccer rights, we will deliver matches from Asia's highest FIFA ranked soccer league on TV, broadband and mobile to fans in North America," said Preston Bornman, President, One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports. "With Japan's victory in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qatar, interest in J.League games has soared and we are pleased to meet that demand with weekly coverage."

The J.League season consists of matches played in a double round-robin (home and away) format of 34 games each. The games began March 5 but were interrupted as a result of the Japan Earthquake on March 11. The J.League season will continue until December 3.

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, an 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 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
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: +1 713-457-2125

    Shyamala Velappan
    World Sport Group
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    Tel: +65 6826 2688