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Tiger Woods Plays Down Under in the 2011 Emirates Australian Open on One World Sports(October 18, 2011)
DALLAS, TX and SINGAPORE -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- ONE World Sports, the leading Asia-Pacific focused sports network in the U.S., will air up to 20 hours of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open live on November 10, 11, 12 and 13 in North America.
This year's event features a star-studded line-up including Tiger Woods, Australia's two-time major runner-up, Jason Day, and top-ranked Americans Dustin Johnson, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson, as well as defending champion Geoff Ogilvy.
The $1.5 million USD Emirates Australian Open is co-endorsed by OneAsia, a professional tournament destination for elite golfers across Asia-Pacific, and the PGA Tour of Australasia. ONE World Sports will present all four days of the Emirates Australian Open live beginning at 8 p.m. EST, with daily highlights at 7 p.m. EST prior to the next day's live coverage.
"Tiger Woods returning to his last tournament victory adds an exciting element to our coverage of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open," said Preston Bornman, Chief Operating Officer, One Media Corp., parent company of One World Sports. "I expect this year's Australian Open to be a hit with our viewers."
"Asia has some of the best golf tournaments and players in the world and we are pleased that the Emirates Australian Open, one of the region's top golf events, is being showcased live on ONE World Sports," said Mark Hardess, President, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group. "This year's field will no doubt provide American viewers and fans with some very exciting action."
The 2011 Emirates Australian Open will be played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. The 20 hours of live coverage of the Emirates Australian Open and other great sports from Asia are broadcast exclusively on ONE World Sports, which is available on DISH Network.
The Emirates Australian Open will be broadcast in Australia on Network TEN, across Asia on ESPN Star Sports, in Europe on Bloomberg Television and across Africa on SuperSport. It will also be broadcast in Korea on SBS and in Japan on Jupiter Golf Channel. World Sport Group, Asia's leading sports marketing, media and event management company, manages the television distribution for the event.
About One World Sports
ONE World Sports -- The Leader in Asian Sports -- is the first English language multi-screen, multi-platform, Asian-focused sports network in the United States. OWS has exclusive live and same-day coverage of international professional sporting events including Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, Japanese J-League Soccer, Korean K-League Soccer, Chinese C-League Soccer, Australian A-League Soccer, OneAsia Tour Golf, International Table Tennis Federation Pro Tour Series, BWF Super Series Badminton, The Chinese Basketball Association, and more. ONE Media Corp, Inc., the parent company to OWS, has operations and programming offices located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, and Singapore. Learn more at www.OneWorldSports.com.
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 sports event days and more than 5000 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 a promoter and 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 partners of OneAsia. Learn more at www.worldsportgroup.com.
For more information please contact:
Fifth Ring for One Media Corp
Tel: +1 713-457-2125
World Sport Group
Tel: +65 6826 2688
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