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One World Sports

September 28, 2011 13:07 ET

One World Sports Secures Exclusive Rights to Australian A-League Soccer

DALLAS, TX and SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - ONE World Sports (OWS), North America's leading Asian sports provider, has signed an exclusive agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to distribute Australian A-League Soccer on a multi-media, multi-year basis in North America. OWS will present live and same day coverage of two soccer matches per week for the entire A-League season.

The Australian A-League and other top sports from Asia are on OWS, which is available on DISH Network.

The addition of the Australian A-League follows the success of OWS' live and exclusive distribution of the Japan J-League, Korean K-League, China Super League and the 2011 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, the region's premier club competition.

"With the acquisition of the Australian A-League, OWS has now secured the four top professional soccer leagues in Asia," said Preston Bornman, Chief Operating Officer, OWS. "The acquisition of the A-League's multi-platform rights is another example of our dedication to deliver Asia's best soccer to U.S. sports fans on any device. With two live and exclusive games per week, our coverage of the Hyundai Australian A-League provides OWS live and exclusive professional soccer nearly 52 weeks per year."

"The Hyundai Australian A-League is a strong addition to OWS' Asian soccer schedule," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group. "World Sport Group and One World Sports continue with our successful efforts to bring the top Asian soccer leagues and events to U.S. fans."

Launched in 2005, the Hyundai Australian A-League is the top professional league in Australia and New Zealand, and is composed of 10 teams. The 2011-2012 Australian A-League season begins on OWS Oct. 8 with two games: Brisbane Roar vs. Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory vs. Sydney FC. The season concludes in April 2012 with each team playing 27 games.

Last season's champion was the Brisbane Roar.

For a complete Hyundai Australian A-League schedule, visit www.OneWorldSports.com.

About One World Sports
One World Sports -- The Leader in Asian Sports -- is the first English language multi-screen, multi-platform Asian focused sports network in the United States. OWS has exclusive live and same-day coverage of international professional sporting events including Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, Japanese J-League Soccer, Korean K-League Soccer, Chinese C-League Soccer, One Asia Tour Golf, International Table Tennis Federation Pro Tour Series, BWF Super Series Badminton and more. ONE Media Corp, Inc., the parent company to OWS, has operations and programming offices located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, and Singapore. OWS is available on DISH Network Channel 646.
Learn more at 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 annually almost 600 days of sport events and more than 5,000 hours of sport programming, across more than 30 countries in the region.

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

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