ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, announced today that it has extended its exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement of Arsenal FC TV for multiplatform use in the U.S. and Canada. Arsenal FC TV is the soccer club's official television channel that covers the club extensively on and off the pitch.
"The renewal of our partnership with Arsenal enables ONE World Sports to offer premium soccer content with full access to one of the most popular global sports brands to our North American audience," said Joel Feld, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, ONE World Sports. "What sets our coverage apart from other networks is the intense match day action combined with the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Arsenal club that fans in the United States and Canada can't find anywhere else."
"We're delighted that ONE World Sports has renewed its contract to partner with Arsenal and its continued commitment to delivering Arsenal TV across North America," said Ben Ladkin, General Manager, Arsenal Football Club. "It's a great opportunity for all our fans to watch Arsenal programming and get closer to the club and we're looking forward to working with them to deliver more great content."
Under the agreement, with international media rights agency MP & Silva, ONE World Sports will deliver Arsenal's games throughout the 10-month season, including those within the English Premier League (EPL), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Championship and Football Association (FA) Cup. In addition to the matches, ONE World Sports' Arsenal FC programming on both its network and mobile platforms includes pre- and post-match interviews, features and analyses. ONE World Sports will also provide an insider's view of the club with exclusive player and coach profiles, historical reviews and engaging insights with top players.
MP & Silva's CEO, Marco Auletta, commented, "We have a long-term strategic media partnership with Arsenal FC with a record distribution of the Arsenal Media Channel to 130 territories, in five continents and 30 million supporters around the world. The following of soccer in the United States and Canada has proven to be one of our key growing markets and we continue to build a strong reputation for Arsenal – one of the world's most successful and best-known clubs."
London-based Arsenal FC is among the United Kingdom's most storied soccer clubs, having won 13 titles in the top English tiers – First Division and Premier League – and a joint record 11 Football Association (FA) Challenge Cups including its most recent 4-0 victory in 2014 over Aston Villa. Arsenal, with one of the largest fan-bases in the world, kick off their season against West Ham United at home on August 9, after going 5-0 in pre-season action.
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, DISH Network, Charter Communications, 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.