09 April 2018 – Tokyo, Japan: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that it has partnered with Japanese internet TV station AbemaTV. With the partnership, ONE Championship live events and digital content will be broadcast to AbemaTV subscribers.
“I am pleased to announce ONE Championship’s partnership with AbemaTV,” ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “As sports media distribution experiences a digital shift, more and more viewers are opting for live digital content over traditional television mediums. Our mission is to unleash superheroes across Asia to ignite passion, hope, strength and dreams across all segments of society, and offering our unique Hi-Definition content for digital consumption is an integral part of that mission”
AbemaTV executive producer Yuji Kitano said the Japanese internet TV station is proud to partner with ONE Championship, which is the leader of martial arts in the world. He noted, “Martial arts is deeply ingrained in Japanese culture.”
“We have a very rich background and history of martial arts, and our people embody the true values of martial arts in their everyday lives,” Kitano continued. “We are excited to showcase ONE Championship’s world-class content on our live sports channel.”
Moreover, Kitano announced that in “Surrogacy Battles” Season 2, they will be searching for the next ONE Championship superstar in Japan. Among the top Japanese contenders currently in the promotion are Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi and Koji “The Commander” Ando.
AbemaTV was established by Cyber Agent in conjunction with TV Asahi. The Japanese internet TV station was created to provide millions of Japanese consumers with a content streaming service that offers scheduled and live programming for a wide range of smart devices, which include Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and PC and Mac machines.