One World Sports Secures Exclusive U.S Television Rights For International Table Tennis 2011 Pro Tour

Top Quote One World Sports has secured the exclusive U.S television rights to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) 2011 Pro Tour due to an agreement signed with Total Sports Asia, the ITTF's exclusive media and marketing partner. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 26, 2011 - In addition to the 18 ITTF events, the agreement also includes a 13 episode ITTF Magazine show. One World Sports will present the 2011 ITTF Pro Tour and the ITTF Highlights programme in English, available on television, broadband and mobile.
    The ITTF Pro Tour is a global competition with 18 international events. The world elite players will all be looking to gain enough points to qualify for the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals from November 24th to 27th. The total prize money for the ITTF 2011 Pro Tour is an impressive $2,663,000.

    "After witnessing the 2010 ITTF Pro Tour Grand Final, I knew that the ITTF would be the cornerstone of our racquet sports offerings," commented Preston Bornman, President One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports. "Table Tennis is a fast, energetic and entertaining sport that can be played by nearly everyone. But ITTF events are in a league of their own!".
    "We are very excited about showcasing our athletes and increasing the popularity of our sport in the US, it is crucial that we continue to gain further exposure and broadcasting time throughout the world," said Adham Sharara, ITTF President.
    "With our new sponsors and partners for 2011, we are also very proud to have our 2011 Pro Tour available to fans on TV, broadband and mobile in the US. Increasing airtime and reaching into new markets offers the ITTF a great opportunity to raise the profile if the Olympic sport of table tennis in such an influential market and continues to add value to our partners and sponsors,".

    Live and delayed coverage will be available on One World Sports television and broadband. Mobile video coverage will be available on Verizon Wireless V CAST Video.

    For more information please contact:
    Fifth Ring for One Media Corp
    Tel: +17134572125
    Email: angelica ( @ ) fifthring dot com

    Total Sports Asia
    Jasmime Kaur Darshan
    Marcom Manager
    Tel: +603 7669611
    Fax: +603 7660 9622
    Email: jasmime.darshan ( @ ) totalsportsasia dot com

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