One World Sports Secure US Rights for ITTF Pro Tour
March 25, 2011
Exclusive U.S. television rights for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) 2011 Pro Tour have been secured by One World Sports due to an agreement signed with Total Sports Asia, viagra sale the ITTF’s exclusive media and marketing partner.
Under the terms of the agreement, a 13 episode ITTF Magazine show will be broadcast as well as the 18 official ITTF events on the Pro Tour. One World Sports will present the 2011 ITTF Pro Tour and the ITTF Highlights programme in English, available on television, broadband and mobile.
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 stands at US$2.66m.
Preston Bornman, President One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports, stated: “After witnessing the 2010 ITTF Pro Tour Grand Final, I knew that the ITTF would be the cornerstone of our racquet sports offerings. 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!”
Adham Sharara, ITTF President, added: “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.
“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”.