STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, announced today that Todd Myers has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Programming, Acquisitions and Development. He will be responsible for the network's programming acquisitions across all platforms for the USA and Canada, and the development of original content.
"Todd brings a wealth of experience in evaluating and acquiring globally popular sports franchises and events, as well as developing compelling content, that will resonate with our viewers who have a diverse interest and desire to consume sports on all platforms," said Joel Feld, ONE World Sports Executive Vice President, Programming & Production. "With the addition of Todd, we will continue to grow the types of sports we acquire, expand the global footprint of these events and the methods of consumption for our viewers."
Myers joins from ESPN, where he served for 16 years, most recently as Director of Programming & Acquisitions. Among other responsibilities, he led ESPN's programming acquisitions strategy for cricket, rugby, CrossFit Games, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and global events with a focus on developing content for all ESPN platforms, including ESPN3. Myers also oversaw all aspects of ESPN's College Production business and was responsible for setting the strategic programming direction for ESPN On Demand content across all platforms along with ESPN's electronic-sell-through business and Interactive TV. He joined ESPN in 1999 as a producer after having served as a producer at WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida. Myers began his television career as a Weekend Sports Director/Weekday News Reporter for KRTV in Great Falls, Montana, later moving to WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia, as a News Producer and then Sports Director, before moving to WINK-TV.
"The popularity of international sports, especially among millennials, continues to grow at a rapid pace in the U.S. and Canada," said Myers. "ONE World Sports is well positioned to be the foremost authority on global sports across all platforms in North America. I'm excited to join the ONE World Sports team and to serve global sports fans with the absolute best content across every device."
Myers holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, from Syracuse University, and a Masters in Communications from the University of Hartford. Among other honors, he has been recognized with a Florida Associated Press Best Newscast award and consecutive National Emmy Awards for Best Daily Studio Show, for "SportsCenter".
In addition to several program rights acquisitions and renewals, ONE World Sports recently launched a ONE World Sports Originals unit, whose first production, "A Bridge to Cuba," chronicled the New York Cosmos' historic June 2015 friendly match in Havana against the Cuba national soccer team. The network's recent expansion onto digital platforms has included the authentication of its Watch ONE World Sports app with additional distribution partners and content launches on Verizon's go90 and Sony's PlayStation Vue.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is America's Network for Global Sports, producing best-in-class, captivating live sports content from around the world. With multi-platform capabilities and superior production quality, ONE World Sports is one of the fastest growing independent sports networks available throughout the United States. Currently available to more than 30 million homes nationally on cable, telco and satellite, ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played professionally outside the USA -- basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey -- plus sporting events with the largest global followings, including soccer and cricket. ONE World Sports is distributed through Verizon FiOS, go90, DISH Network, Charter Communications, SONY PlayStation Vue, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. In addition, the network's mobile app, Watch ONE World Sports, features a live stream of the network for authenticated subscribers and on-demand content for all users. More information on ONE World Sports and its availability in particular markets can be found at www.oneworldsports.com or consumers can call their television distributor. Watch ONE World Sports is available in the Apple and the Google Play stores.
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