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One World Sports Launches on Google Fiber in Kansas City

Rollout Comes Two Days Before Global Sports Network's Re-launch 8/01/2013 3:44 PM Eastern

 

One World Sports has launched on Google Fiber’s system serving Kansas City.

The global sports network can now be found in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. via Sports Plus, Google Fiber’s new sports tier, that includes Pac 12 Networks, NFL Red Zone and MLB Strike Zone.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, marks One World Sports’ fourth linear pact, as the network is available on Dish Network, Cablevision’s Optimum TV and Mediacom Communications.

The rollout on Google Fiber comes just two days before the network will undergo a comprehensive re-launch on Aug. 3, including a new on-air look and graphics package. The service, which appeals to millennials interested in worldwide sporting action, will also bow a new high-definition production facility in Stamford, Conn. that day and initiate match coverage of the rebooted New York Cosmos soccer franchise.  Programming also encompasses live and same-day action of leagues and competitions in soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, table tennis and badminton

“OneWorld Sports is a terrific fit with Google Fiber’s younger-skewing profile,” said Alexander “Sandy” Brown, president and CEO of One World Sports. “We’re very excited to announce this important launch on Google Fiber’s high-profile, ultra-high speed service in America’s heartland.”

Google Fiber is a 1 gigabit per second fiber network designed to deliver ultra-high speed broadband connections and video to homes and businesses.