One World Sports
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut
OwnerOne Media Corporation
LaunchedAugust 25, 2011 (2011-08-25)
ClosedMarch 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
Replaced byEleven Sports Network

One World Sports (stylized ONE World Sports) was an American sports-oriented cable and satellite television channel. Owned by One Media Corporation, which was led by Seamus O'Brien, the network was primarily devoted to international sports, including soccer, the England cricket team, KHL, the Champions Hockey League, and others. It was the main broadcaster of the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, whose chairman was head of the network.[1]

In March 2017, One World Sports was quietly shut down amid financial difficulties, and "certain distribution assets" of the network were sold to international broadcaster Eleven Sports, who replaced it in its channel allotments with the Eleven Sports Network.


One World Sports was established in 2011 by One Media Corporation, a company led by Seamus O'Brien, chairman of the New York Cosmos of the NASL.[1] The network acquired many of the sports rights formerly accumulated by the America One network.

In November 2016, the channel's staff was furloughed as a cost-cutting measure after it failed to receive a round of funding. It was also reported that the channel was exploring a possible sale.[1] In March 2017, the channel was quietly replaced on television providers by a new channel branded as Eleven Sports Network. There were also allegations that the network was behind on paying the freelancers and other employees who worked for the channel.[2]

On March 16, 2017, Eleven Sports, co-owned by Italian entrepreneur Andrea Radrizzani (stakeholder of Leeds United F.C., and executive of the sports marketing agency MP & Silva) and The Channel Company, officially announced that it had acquired "certain distribution assets" of One World Sports. The brand already operated networks in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, and Taiwan. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.[3] The same day, the Cosmos announced a new regional television deal with MSG Network and CW flagship station WPIX.[4]

In response to the unpaid One World Sports staff, Eleven's group marketing director Danny Menken emphasized they had only acquired the network's distribution assets and stated that "people that have issues with [OWS] have to contact management, but we have no shares or relationship beyond the acquisition of distribution assets." One World Sports has become the subject of multiple lawsuits over unpaid freelancers and subcontractors.[5][6]


Former programming


Ice hockey



Arena football



Table tennis



Mixed martial arts

Highlight shows and weekly series



Field hockey


On air talent

See also


  1. ^ a b c "One World Sports Furloughs Staff". Multichannel News. November 30, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "ONE World Sports Relaunches as Eleven Sports; Questions Regarding Unpaid Freelancers Remain". Sports Video Group. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Eleven Sports Buys One World Assets". Multichannel News. March 16, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Cosmos Unveil Spring TV Schedule". Multichannel News. March 16, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "SVG Sit-Down: Eleven Sports Managing Director Danny Menken on the Launch of America's Newest Sports Network". Sports Video Group. March 24, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Update: Former One World Sports Freelancers Remain Unpaid". Sports Video Group. April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.