DALLAS and SINGAPORE – ONE World Sports (OWS), North America's leading Asian sports provider, has signed an exclusive agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to distribute Japan Top League Rugby on a multi-screen basis in North America.
OWS will present one rugby match per week for the entire season. OWS kicks off the 2011-2012 season on Nov. 2 and concludes with the Grand Final in January 2012. The Top League is a popular professional rugby union league in Japan, and has some of the best rugby players from around the world, including USA captain Todd Clever, who plays for Suntory. Founded in 2003, Top League is comprised of 14 corporate sponsored teams.
“OWS is excited to expand our Asian sports offering with the addition of the Japan Top League Rugby,” said Preston Bornman, Chief Operating Officer, ONE World Sports. “Rugby union is extremely popular worldwide and we are proud to offer Top League to our American audiences. One exclusive game per week is a perfect compliment to our top Asian sports that includes soccer, basketball, golf and racquet sports coverage.”
“We are delighted that One World Sports is making Japan Top League Rugby available to American audiences,” said Tom Smith, Senior Vice-President, East Asia, World Sport Group. “Rugby’s popularity is growing around the world and we expect that American sports fans will welcome the addition of this exciting league to One World Sports’ growing roster of some of the top sports events and sports programming from Asia.”
One World Sport is available on Dish Network and also online at www.oneworldsports.com. If you want your cable/satellite provider to get OWS< contact them. But if they don't carry it, you can watch online.
The Japan Top League begins on OWS Nov. 2 with the Panasonic Wild Knights taking on Suntory Sungoliath. For more information please visit www.oneworldsports.com.