SOURCE: One World Sports

One World Sports

May 03, 2011 10:00 ET

One World Sports Secures Exclusive North American Rights for Korea's K-League Soccer

SINGAPORE and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - One World Sports, an international sports network with a focus on Asia, has secured exclusive North American rights to South Korea's K-League soccer under terms of an agreement signed with World Sport Group.

An exclusive television Game-of-the-Week will be presented for each round of the K-League season, which runs for 30 weeks, and ends October 30. Games will be available on television, broadband and mobile.

The Korea Professional Football League (K-League) is South Korea's top professional soccer league and has a proven history of excellence, with four of the league's 16 teams competing in the 2011 AFC Champions League: FC Seoul, Jeju United, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

"With the acquisition of the multi-screen K-League football rights, we continue executing on our strategy to deliver Asia's best soccer events live on TV, broadband and mobile to U.S. sports fans," said Preston Bornman, President, One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports. "With Korea's solid World Cup showing and many Korean players active in Europe, the K-League is an obvious high-quality product to provide US audiences."

"One World Sports did an outstanding job covering the AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qatar, and this license will provide additional fuel to accelerate the growth of K-League soccer coverage in the United States," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group. "With this multi-screen K-League football license, we continue executing our strategy to deliver Asia's best soccer events live on TV, broadband and mobile to U.S. sports fans."

The K-League is the country's highest and most prestigious level of soccer competition. An example of their veracity and skill is a game played in 2009 against Manchester United. Manchester United came from behind in a hard fought battle to defeat FC Seoul 3-2, proving the Korean players had reached a globally competitive level. The popularity of soccer has exploded in Korea with the 2011 K-League stadium attendance growing 138 percent since 2010.

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
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: +65 6826 2688