America One

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America One
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Defunct (merged with Youtoo TV)
Slogan Sports & Entertainment
Owner VOTH Network, Inc.
(USFR Media Group)[1] (1995-2009)
America One Television Network, Inc.[2] (2009-2010)
One Media Corp, Inc.[3] (2010-2015)
Center Post Networks, LLC (2015)
Launch date
1995
Dissolved 2015
Former names
America One Television Network (1995-2009)
America One Television (2009-2010)
Language English
Replaced by Youtoo America

America One was an American television network established in 1995 by USFR Media Group.[1][4] The network served over 170 LPTV, Class A, full-power, cable and satellite affiliate stations. It was one of the first TV stations to have online live video streaming of their station before the tech bubble burst in 2000. At least twenty of the stations carried America One's complete 168-hour weekly transmission.

In 2009, the network came under the ownership of America One Television Network, Inc. as a result of a shareholder buyout from USFR Media Group.[2]

In 2010, America One Television Network merged with B2 Broadcasting to create the holding company One Media Corp, Inc., which America One & B2 Broadcasting then became subsidiaries of, while retaining their respective brand identities.[3]

According to its press release in 2013, it broadcast "5500 live and exclusive events, over 100 U.S. Colleges, 70 professional sports teams and hundreds of top professional leagues from Asia and Europe."[5]

It was reported in September 2014 that One Media Corp had sold America One to Center Post Networks, LLC, owner of Youtoo TV. The sale was finalized sometime in Spring 2015, with Center Post Networks merging the two networks, resulting in both networks being replaced by Youtoo America.

Programming[edit]

America One aired a mix of entertainment and US & international sports programming in prime time. Cooking, travel and news shows and classic movies makes up the network's day time programming. The network also encouraged preemption of 4 hours per day of programming of local sports, entertainment or news.

America One Sports[edit]

America One logo used from 2005 to 2009.

America One held the U.S. broadcast rights to the Ontario Hockey League, Australian Football League, the USAR Hooters Pro Cup, the ECHL, playoffs in the Indoor Football League, and the American Hockey League's all star game. America One syndicated many of these broadcasts to various regional sports networks in the US (usually, those not part of the Fox Sports Net family). America One also carried tape-delayed broadcasts of the English Premier League, specifically Bolton Wanderers and Everton. America One also showed Midwest-based Victory Fighting M.M.A. Usually, those events were on tape delay.

In 1999, America One broadcast NWA Wildside pro wrestling.

America One had broadcast rights to several rugby league organizations. From 2010 the predominantly Britain-based Super League matches were shown live (rights to that league have since transitioned to Fox Sports 2 (then called Fuel TV) in 2013) in addition to Australasia's National Rugby League games.[6][7] They also showed the American National Rugby League Grand final.

Historically, America One had a longstanding partnership with the Canadian Football League that lasted through much of the 2000s; this ended prior to the 2010 season, with NFL Network taking over U.S. broadcast rights; as of 2014, ESPN holds those rights.

In 2012, America One became the first American network to broadcast a Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game (Hiroshima Toyo Carp home game) on tape delay.[citation needed]

Affiliates[edit]

Affiliates received four minutes per hour for ads and end breaks while having to secure cable carriage themselves.[8] One of the stations that was affiliated with America One was KPDC-LP.[9][10]

One Media Corp[edit]

From 2010 to 2015, it was owned and operated by One Media Corp, based in Dallas, Texas, which also operates

  • ONE World Sports
  • One CNNXT, a broadband transport company[8]
  • B2 Broadcasting, a premier provider of reliable and secure international high definition television transport and pay-per-view broadcasting service[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Group, USFR Media. "USFR Media Group Announces Restructuring of the America One Television Network". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "New America One Ownership and Management to Make Network "Partner of Choice" for Digital TV Era | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "America One and B2 Broadcasting Merge Under One Media Corp Holding Company | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Cable Network Profiles. PGMedia.tv. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2013/10/3/MHOCK_1003134529.aspx
  6. ^ [1] Archived February 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [2] Archived March 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b McAvoy, Kim (July 27, 2011). "Diginets Struggle For Place On TV's Frontier". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ Desert Chapel KPDC CFL Schedule for 2009
  10. ^ Web Archive - Cable Network Profiles America One
  11. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101130006637/en/America-B2-Broadcasting-Merge-Media-Corp-Holding#.Vc5fA5fOZdA

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