STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, announced today that it has signed a multiyear, multiplatform carriage agreement with AT&T for distribution on AT&T's DIRECTV and U-verse platforms.
Beginning Sept. 5, more than 2,600 hours annually of ONE World Sports' marquee event programming, from the U.S. and around the globe, will now be available to 43 million homes nationwide. ONE World Sports will be offered in HD only in the DIRECTV® SPORTS PACK on Channel 623 and on U-verse The Sports Package on Channel 1665.
"The media landscape is evolving rapidly, but this transaction underscores that live sports, with its mix of excitement, immediacy and fan loyalty, continues to attract and retain subscribers," said Alexander "Sandy" Brown, President & CEO, ONE World Sports. "We're thrilled that DIRECTV and U-verse have added ONE World Sports, an independently owned network, to their lineups."
"ONE World Sports offers an alternative for viewers who are passionate about sporting events that don't often receive wide coverage in the U.S. like rugby and cricket," said Rob Thun, senior vice president, Content and Programming, for AT&T. "We anticipate ONE World Sports will be a popular addition to our SPORTS PACK for all kinds of fans."
Showcasing many of the world's best-known sports including soccer, cricket, ice hockey, basketball and rugby, ONE World Sports is also the destination for North American and European soccer and U.S. college football, basketball and hockey as well as emerging sports such as drone racing. In September, ONE World Sports kicks off coverage of Ivy League football when the Yale Bulldogs host the Colgate Raiders on September 17.
Also in September, ONE World Sports continues its coverage of the North American Soccer League (NASL) with its Game of the Week and NASL This Week highlight shows and live coverage of all the New York Cosmos' home and away games. Already underway on the network are Kontinental Hockey League and Champions Hockey League action and the European soccer season featuring Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich FC.
"As the enormous interest generated by the recent Olympics has clearly demonstrated, American sports fans love to cheer for the home team while embracing competition in a global setting," added Randy Brown, Executive Vice President of Distribution, ONE World Sports. "ONE World Sports' varied sports programming from within the U.S. and abroad, coupled with an overall millennial appeal, complements DIRECTV's other sports offerings and provides an avenue for greater viewership and deeper engagement with fans."
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is America's Network for Global Sports, serving sports fans across all platforms with marquee, live and original, content from the U.S. and around the globe. 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. Available nationwide via broadband and to more than 43 million households on cable, telco and satellite, ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played both in and outside the USA including basketball, college football and ice hockey -- plus sporting events with the largest global followings like soccer, rugby and cricket. ONE World Sports is distributed through DIRECTV, U-verse, Verizon Fios, Charter Communications, Sony PlayStation Vue, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Frontier, CenturyLink, 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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