ONE World Sports Secures Exclusive North American Rights to Carry Kontinental Hockey League Games
Deal adds top hockey coverage to Network’s world-class lineup of of soccer, baseball, basketball and other popular sports from around the globe.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
ONE World Sports, which offers coverage of world-class sports events from around the globe, has secured exclusive, multiplatform rights to carry games from the Kontinental Hockey League.
The high-definition coverage starts with four regular-season games in February, immediately following the Olympic Winter Games, and continues in April with live or same-day coverage of the league’s two conference finals and championship series. KHL content will be distributed across all the network’s platforms, spanning the linear channel and broadband and mobile via the network’s "Watch ONE World Sports" app.
"The addition of the KHL provides some of the best hockey the world has to offer to the ONE World Sports’ line-up," said Alexander "Sandy" Brown, president and CEO of ONE World Sports. "With a significant number of NHL alumni in the KHL, we anticipate that our coverage will attract hockey fans across North America. Additionally, our multiplatform rights give those fans the opportunity to watch the games and highlights on the screen of their choice."
The KHL has 28 teams—21 based in Russia and the rest in Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Ukraine. Teams play in all eight nations, spanning nine time zones from Central Europe to Asia. Sixteen teams make the playoffs with the winner awarded the Gagarin Cup, the KHL’s equivalent of the Stanley Cup.
Dozens of former NHL players have played in the KHL—including NHL stars Ilya Kovalchuk, Nik Antropov and Alex Burmistrov.
The addition of the KHL adds top hockey action to the ONE World Sports schedule featuring more than 2,400 unique hours annually of sports from around the globe.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is a sports network delivered on all platforms, targeting millennials and featuring exclusive, world-class sporting events live from around the globe. The network showcases some of the world’s best soccer, including Arsenal FC TV, Chelsea FC TV, Bayern Munich FC TV, A.C. Milan and the New York Cosmos, along with top soccer from Asia and the Pacific Rim, including the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The network also exclusively telecasts Japan’s legendary team, the Yomiuri Giants, Kontinental Hockey League, Chinese Basketball Association, OneAsia Golf and the world’s best competitions in table tennis and badminton.
A recent study by Frank N. Magid Associates underscores the burgeoning demand for global sports and ONE World Sports programming line-up, especially among the sought-after millennial demographic; 56% of 18- to 34-year-olds overall and 63% of the males in the same age group expressed interest in tuning in to the network.
ONE World Sports is available via DISH Network, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications and Google Fiber. Free previews of ONE World Sports are available to registered users at http://www.oneworldsports.com/watch.
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; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.
For more information on ONE World Sports, contact:
Bob Gold & Associates
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