ONE World Sports signed a multiyear, multiplatform pact with Hawaiian Telcom in a move for launch on the island of Oahu. The global-sports network is carried in standard and high definition as of March 1 as part of the Advantage Plus package (SD Ch.91; HD Ch.1091), to which a majority of their customers subscribe. This package also includes other major entertainment and sports networks such as MTV Hits, Sundance Channel, CNN International, BBC World News, Disney Junior, National Geographic Wild, Fox Sports 2, Universal Sports and Big Ten Network, the network said.
“Our scheduled launch on Hawaiian Telcom is notable—and not just because it expands our growing reach into the Aloha State,” Alexander “Sandy” Brown, CEO of ONE World Sports, said in a release. “We’re pleased that Hawaiian Telcom has chosen to offer ONE World Sports across the entire breadth of its system.”
Ernest Villicana, executive director - programming & packaging at Hawaiian Telcom, said in the release: “We’re excited to launch a channel with the broad appeal of ONE World Sports. We are confident that its exclusive coverage of live sporting events from around the world will prove very popular with our customers while differentiating our offering from our competitors.”
ONE World Sports said it recently opened a new HD Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.; has undergone a rebranding and a new on-air presentation; and has bolstered its programming, including with top European soccer content -- featuring matches and shoulder programming of Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and AC Milan -- via exclusive arrangements with their respective club TV channels.
Other affiliates include Dish Network, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications and Google Fiber.
ONE World Sports is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp., which also owns and operates ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.