One World Sports Adds A.C. Milan to its Soccer PitchGlobal Sports Net Gains TV, Digital Rights to Italian's Club Game of Week Action 1/21/2014 11:06 AM Eastern
Continuing to expand to its collection of high-profile club coverage, One World Sports has secured exclusive multiplatform to run A.C. Milan TV programming.
The multiyear deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, encompasses A.C. Milan’s Serie A “match of the week,” which will air on One World’s linear channel and digital properties. Highlights and short-form video content surrounding the club will be available digitally on broadband and through the “Watch One World Sports” app.
The agreement extends through the 2015-2016 Serie A and Champions League seasons. A.C. Milan TV will begin airing on the network’s linear channel and across all of its digital properties on Jan. 21.
With the famed Italian club in its fold, One World Sports, which recently hired affiliate veteran Randy Brown to lead its distribution efforts, now offers match and other fare surrounding Germany’s and the Champions League’s top squad, Bayern Munich, English stalwarts Arsenal and Chelsea and the rebooted New York Comsos.
One World will schedule the A.C. Milan match of the week on a delayed basis on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET), following its Bayern Munich TV programming block, forging a five-hour weekly destination for continental European soccer.
“A.C. Milan is widely recognized as one of the top soccer clubs on the global soccer stage,” said Alexander “Sandy” Brown, president and CEO of One World Sports. “By adding this exciting coverage to our programming at One World Sports, we continue to make good on our promise to provide world-class sports from around the globe and add to our stable of top-tier soccer.”