March 19, 2015
ONE WORLD SPORTS AND KISWE BRING KHL HOCKEY LIVE TO CANADA WITH INTERACTIVE MOBILE APP
Stamford, CT and Murray Hill, NJ – ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, and Kiswe , a developer of mobile interactive apps for live sports, announced today that they have joined forces to bring Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) games, live, to Canadian fans for the first time via a free ad-supported app.
Beginning March 26th, the 2015 KHL conference final playoff rounds and Gagarin Cup finals will be available to watch in Canada live and in full via Kiswe Mobile’s Trekker Live app. Apple or Android mobile phone and tablet users in Canada can watch the games live by downloading “Trekker Live” fromhttp://khl.trekkerlive.com/.
“ONE World Sports is excited to partner with a cutting edge technology company like Kiswe Mobile,” said Bob Brown, ONE World Sports vice president, broadcast operations & engineering. “Delivering live games free to fans in Canada is another example of our commitment to bringing best in class sports production to our dedicated fans, and this partnership will enable us to create a viewing experience like no other.”
“We are thrilled to work with ONE World Sports to be the first to bring live KHL games to Canada,” said Wim Sweldens, CEO Kiswe Mobile. â€œCanadian hockey fans will be able not only to watch the games but also view and interact with live statistics and social media.”
The Trekker Live app will enable KHL fans in Canada to access enhanced features including rapid switching between multiple camera feeds, English and Russian commentary, live replay, live box scores, a Twitter hashtag feed, and play-by-play archives.
ONE World Sports holds an exclusive multiyear, multiplatform rights partnership, covering the USA and Canada, with the Russia-based KHL, which was founded in 2008 and includes 28 teams hailing from Finland, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Russia. In April 2014, Russia’s Metallurg Magnitorogsk team won the seven-game playoff final series, securing a KHL Gagarin Cup for Metallurg coach Mike Keenan on the 20th anniversary of his 1994 Stanley Cup victory as the head coach of the New York Rangers.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports, one of the fastest-growing independent sports networks in the United States, is available to more than 30 million homes nationally on cable, telco and satellite. The network is distributed through Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. In addition, the network’s mobile app, Watch ONE World Sports, features a live stream of the network for US based authenticated subscribers and on-demand content for all users.
ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America’s most popular sports played professionally outside the USA â€” basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey, plus sporting events with the largest global followings, including soccer and cricket.
More information on ONE World Sports availability in particular markets can be found here (www.oneworldsports.com/location) or consumers can call their television distributor.
ONE World Sports is headquartered in Stamford, CT with offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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Kiswe is a technology startup focused on bringing live sports content to mobile devices in an interactive and personalized manner. Kiswe’s “Trekker Live” (http://khl.trekkerlive.com/) allows for rapid zero buffering multicamera switching, live replay, and interactive statistics and social traffic overlays. For more information check www.kiswe.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.