On March 15, 2018, ONE Championship held a worldwide media conference call for “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” featuring reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 21, of Singapore and challenger Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi, 35, of Tokyo, Japan. Also on the call was ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, 47.
During the conference call, Sityodtong hinted that ONE Championship has an over-the-top content (OTT) platform project. He revealed, “In the next couple months, you will see us launch our mobile app, and there’s a lot of cool bells and whistles and a lot of interesting things that we’re doing with that. “
However, Sityodtong did not divulge further details about the upcoming ONE Championship mobile app. He explained, “I don’t want to make any formal announcement in terms of the exact day or what’s in the mobile app but it’s going to be mind-blowing and game-changing.”
“We worked a lot very closely with Sequoia Capital, our largest institutional shareholder on this mobile app,” the ONE Championship CEO added. “And I think it’s going to be very revolutionary in its approach for the entire global sports media industry, not just martial arts but the entire global sports media industry in terms of what we’re going to be doing.”
ONE Championship is already experimenting with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and an in-depth research is ongoing in the promotion’s research and development laboratory in India, according to Sityodtong. He said, “We do intend to use technology to enhance the fan experience both in stadium as well as at home.”
On May 18, 2018, Lee and Yamaguchi will headline “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring an interview with the ONE Championship CEO at “ONE: Global Superheroes” press conference in the Philippines: