Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 28-09-2011

One World Sports (OWS), North America's leading Asian sports provider, has signed an exclusive agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to distribute the Australian A-League on a multimedia, multi-year basis in North America. OWS will present two live football matches per week for the entire A-League season.

The Australian A-League and other top sports from Asia are on OWS, which is available on DISH Network.

The addition of the Australian A-League follows the success of OWS’s live and exclusive distribution of the Japan J-League, Korean K-League, China Super League and the 2011 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, the region’s premier club competition.

Preston Bornman, chief operating officer, OWS, said: “With the acquisition of the Australian A-League, OWS has now secured the four top professional football leagues in Asia.
“The acquisition of the A-League’s multi-platform rights is another example of our dedication to deliver Asia’s best football to US sports fans on any device. With two live and exclusive games per week, our coverage of the Hyundai Australian A-League provides OWS with live and exclusive professional football nearly 52 weeks a year.”

Mark Hardess, president, ASEAN and Australia, World Sport Group, added: “The Hyundai Australian A-League is a strong addition to OWS’s Asian football schedule.
"World Sport Group and One World Sports continue on our successful efforts to bring the top Asian football leagues and events to US fans.”