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ONE World Sports to televise NY Cosmos Feb. 19 Hong Kong match


Cosmos Head to Hong Kong for 2015 Lunar New Year AET Cup

Stamford, CT—February 5, 2015— ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, announced today that it will air live, exclusively in the United States, the New York Cosmos’ match against the South China Football team as part of the Hong Kong-based Lunar New Year AET Cup, now in its 67th year.

The match, at Hong Kong Stadium, kicks off with a live telecast on ONE World Sports at 3:30 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 19 – the date of the Chinese New Year.  The network will replay the match twice later that day, at 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern.  The match will be announced by sportscaster JP Dellacamera, who will be joined for commentary by soccer TV commentator and renowned Cosmos goalkeeper Shep Messing.

The game will be a part of the Cosmos’ overseas preseason training as it prepares for the 2015 North American Soccer League season beginning in April.

South China Football Team, currently sitting in third place in the Hong Kong Premier League, was founded in 1904. The club has won the Hong Kong First Division league title a total of 41 times, most recently in the 2012-13 season.

About the Lunar New Year Cup

The Lunar New Year AET Cup, also previously known as the Carlsberg Challenge or the Carlsberg Cup, is an annual tournament organized by the Hong Kong Football Association since 1948. It is usually held on the first and the fourth day of the Chinese New Year as a part of the new year celebrations. The tournament was called the Carlsberg Cup between 1983 and 2006 reflecting Carlsberg sponsorship of the event.  For the 2007 edition, the competition was renamed the Lunar New Year Cup.

About ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports is a multiplatform sports network featuring exclusive best-in-class sporting events, live from around the globe. The network was created to fulfill American sports fans’ growing demand for global sports.  ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America’s most popular sports played outside the USA – basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey – plus sporting events with the largest global following, including soccer and cricket.

ONE World Sports showcases some of the world’s most competitive soccer, including Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and the New York Cosmos, along with top soccer from Asia and the Pacific Rim. The network also exclusively telecasts the England National Cricket Team’s international home matches, Japan’s legendary baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants, Kontinental Hockey League, Champions Hockey League, Chinese Basketball Association, OneAsia Golf Tour and the top competitions in table tennis and badminton from around the world.

ONE World Sports is available via Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Google Fiber, RCN, Atlantic Broadband and a growing number of systems through the NCTC.  A list of distributors and channels can be found here on the ONE World Sports site.

ONE World Sports, headquartered in Stamford, CT, is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp., which also owns and operates ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.

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