ONE Championship, the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion, has named AXN, the pay-TV channel owned by Sony Pictures Television, as the official broadcast partner for its reality series ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’.
AXN will have rights to the show in several countries across the southeast Asia region. As well as AXN, the promotion has agreed rights deals with several broadcasters in other Asian countries, including Mediacorp (Singapore), Abema (Japan), KompasTV (Indonesia), LINE TV (Thailand), TV5 Network (Philippines) and HTV (Vietnam).
The series will see 16 contestants from around the world compete in several business and physical challenges with the winner to receive a $250,000 job offer to work directly under chairman and chief executive Chatri Sityodtong for a year in Singapore.
Sports Business : ONE Championship Announces New Philippine Media Distribution Deal
ONE Championship and Cignal TV, the leading Pay TV provider in the Philippines, and TV5, one of the largest free-to-air television networks in the Philippines, announced a partnership to include the world’s most exciting martial arts action as well as a variety of sports and entertainment content verticals.
The partnership kicks off with the broadcast of ONE: NO SURRENDER, a live closed-door, audience-free event held in Bangkok, Thailand, scheduled for 31 July 2020.
“We are very excited to bring ONE Championship to all Filipino viewers on our Pay TV and Free to Air platforms. It is a welcome addition to the growing list of world-class sports properties that we offer. ONE Championship is one of the fastest growing MMA and content brands globally and is a key platform where Filipino athletes have competed at the highest level with some of the best fighters in the world. With TV5, One Sports and One Sports+ showing not only the live matches but also a rich library of other ONE shows, this is yet another step in our continued mission to deliver the best sports content to all our viewers and subscribers,” said Robert P. Galang, President & CEO of Cignal TV and TV5.