One World Sports Amps Up AFC Asian Cup Coverage
One World Sports will supplement its previously announced U.S. TV coverage by offering Canadian soccer fans exclusive live-stream access to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2015 soccer tournament beginning January 9, when Australia meets Kuwait.
The full-competition lives-streaming — on a subscription basis via the network’s website, ONEWorldSports.com — will enable Canadian fans to view all 32 matches of the quadrennial 16-team tournament. Canadian fans can watch the geo-targeted live streams via a $9.95 (CAD) “day pass,” providing access to any and all matches for a given day, or a $29.95 (CAD) tournament-long “competition pass.”
Timed to the start of the competition, ONE World Sports is introducing AFC Asian Cup Digital Stadium, a digital destination for fans. ONE World Sports’ AFC Asian Cup Digital Stadium will serve as the news hub for the tournament, offering the schedule, match highlights, regularly updated tournament statistics and standings, weekly podcasts, daily news reports and frequent news and information updates provided via key social feeds.
“This marks the first time we’ve livestreamed coverage of one of the world’s major soccer tournaments,” says Alexander “Sandy” Brown, president and CEO of ONE World Sports. “And for every soccer fan in the United States and Canada we’ll provide a rich site with all the news, standings and video highlights to follow through every turn of Asia’s continental championship.”
The network’s live coverage will include matches from five venues throughout Australia including the tournament finale on January 31 from Sydney. Coverage will include encore telecasts at noon Eastern and during primetime hours.