Charter Communications to Offer ONE World Sports Network
ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, today announced that it has signed a multiyear, multiplatform carriage agreement with Charter Communications, Inc., the nation's fourth largest cable operator, eventually bringing ONE World Sports' universe of available homes to nearly 30 million, covering every state.
The agreement provides more than 3,000 hours annually of exclusive world-class sporting events to Charter customers.
"This is a major step forward in delivering on our key business objective of expanding our reach around the country," said Alexander "Sandy" Brown, president and CEO of ONE World Sports. "We're excited to be allied with Charter in bringing exclusive global sports to the fast growing segment of fans who are demanding to see their favorite sports from around the globe."
"ONE World Sports offers the types of sports programming that are of increasing interest to the multicultural and millennial audiences in our markets," said Allan Singer, Charter senior Vice president, programming. "We look forward to a successful partnership ahead."
ONE World Sports will be available in Charter's all-digital markets by September.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, is a multiplatform network featuring exclusive world-class sporting events live from around the globe. The network was created to fulfill American sports fans' burgeoning demand for global sports. ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played outside the USA - basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey - plus sporting events with the largest global following, including soccer and cricket.
ONE World Sports showcases some of the world's most competitive soccer, including Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and the New York Cosmos, along with top soccer from Asia and the Pacific Rim. The network also exclusively telecasts the England National Cricket Team's international home matches, Japan's legendary baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants, Champions Hockey League, Chinese Basketball Association, OneAsia Golf Tour, and best-in-class competitions in table tennis and badminton from around the world.
According to research for ONE World Sports by Frank N. Magid Associates, 56% of 18- to 34-year-olds and 63% of all males in the same age group expressed interest in watching the network.
ONE World Sports is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp., which also owns and operates ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.
For more info, see http://www.oneworldsports.com.