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One World Sports

August 30, 2011 15:14 ET

One World Sports Secures Multiplatform North American Rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

SINGAPORE and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - 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 third 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.

The first series of games will be broadcast through OWS on Sept. 2 featuring China versus Singapore, Australia versus Thailand and Syria versus Uzbekistan. Four days later, on Sept. 6, OWS will broadcast series two games including Uzbekistan versus Japan and Indonesia versus Bahrain.

OWS' live and exclusive exhibition of select Asian qualifying matches follows its successful transmission of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011™, Asia's top event and the AFC Champions League 2011, the region's premier club competition as well as other top-level international professional soccer. OWS is now available on DISH Network and local cable.

"The Asian qualifying matches are a fantastic addition to our live and exclusive multi-screen sports rights," Preston Bornman, Chief Operating Officer, One World Sports. "The qualification matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup showcase soccer on a global basis, and we are proud to offer these games halfway around the globe."

"World Sport Group and One World Sports are working closely to introduce U.S. soccer fans to the excitement and quality of Asian soccer which is growing steadily in North America," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group. "One World Sports provides the ideal platform to deliver the very best soccer from Asia to fans in the U.S."

About One World Sports

One World Sports (OWS), North America's leading Asian sports provider, is the first English language multi-screen, multi-platform Asian focused sports network in the U.S. OWS has exclusive live and on-demand coverage of international professional sporting events including Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, Japanese J-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, the parent company to OWS, has operations/programming offices located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Singapore, with sales offices in New York. Learn more at

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 days of sporting events and more than 5,000 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 its regional federations. The company is also a major stakeholder in Asian golf as an 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 partner of OneAsia. Learn more at

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