The New York Cosmos announced today that ONE World Sports (OWS), their television broadcast and national network partner has entered into a distribution agreement with SNY - the official TV home of the New York Mets and Jets. SNY - which reaches more than 13 million homes - will air all seven New York Cosmos home games for the 2013 North American Soccer League (NASL) Fall season. On Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00pm, the Cosmos will kick off their season opener on SNY against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos on-air team will feature play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera and Janusz Michallik as the color analyst.
SNY will also showcase five episodes of "Cosmos Classics," the newly-minted series that looks back at some of the most memorable games in club history. "Cosmos Classics" will make its debut August 11th at 9:00pm on SNY and feature the July 16, 1976 match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The second installment of "Cosmos Classics" will air on Thursday, August 18th and feature the Barcelona-Cosmos match from May 28, 1984. The other "Cosmos Classics" will be announced at a later date.
"This is another important step in the reboot of our club," Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. "ONE World Sports has proven to be a great partner thus far and we know their production will be of the highest level. Now, adding SNY to our broadcast family helps us attain one of our main goals, which is reaching more of our fans in the tri-state area."
"The Cosmos have a rich and colorful history among New York area sports fans," said Gary Morgenstern, Senior Vice President of Programming for SNY. "We are excited to be partnering with the club during the rebirth of the franchise, and look forward to providing both new and long-time fans with a comprehensive package of games from the current season, as well as classic games from the 1970's and 80's."
ONE World Sports will produce all of the games and the Cosmos Classics original series under the terms of the agreement. The club remains in discussion with various potential broadcast partners, including OWS, for distribution of its road games.
Cosmos on SNY
|Cosmos vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers||Aug. 3||7:00pm [LIVE]|
|Cosmos vs. San Antonio Scorpions||Aug. 24||7:00pm [LIVE]|
|Cosmos vs. Atlanta Silverbacks||Sept. 8||8:00pm [Tape Delay]||
|Cosmos vs. Minnesota United||Sept. 15||8:00pm [Tape Delay]||
|Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies||Sept. 29||8:00pm [Tape Delay]||
|Cosmos vs. Carolina RailHawks||Oct. 12||7:00pm [LIVE]||
|Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton||Oct. 20||8:00pm [Tape Delay]||
About the Cosmos
The Cosmos began play in 1971, spending 14 seasons in the North American Soccer League, winning five Soccer Bowl trophies and bringing some of the biggest names in world soccer to the USA. This included Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto.
It's been nearly 30 years since the Cosmos, an iconic global soccer club, have played in a professional league. Yet throughout their absence, the club has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan following.
On July 12, 2012, it was announced that the New York Cosmos will return to the NASL, beginning play at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos' first game is Aug. 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets are available at www.nycosmos.com and by dialing 855-71-COSMOS.
The Cosmos also recently submitted a privately-funded economic development proposal to the State of New York to build a world-class 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium at Belmont Park. More information about the proposal and renderings can be found at www.newcosmosstadium.com.
For more information on the New York Cosmos, please visit the club's official website at www.newyorkcosmos.com, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TheNYCosmos.
About ONE World Sports
ONE World Sports is an English-language global sports network delivering exclusive, live world-class competitions from around the globe. ONE World Sports fulfills fans' passion for premier match-ups of their favorite sports with more than 2,400 hours of unduplicated sports programming annually. Programming includes live and same day action of league, championship and qualification competitions in soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, table tennis, badminton and more. The network is available on DISH, Cablevision's Optimum TV and Mediacom.
ONE World Sports is headquartered in New York City. Its corporate parent, ONE Media Corp., also owns and operates: ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.
SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets and Jets. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 130 live telecasts each season - all produced in HD - as well as other Emmy Award winning Mets entertainment programming. As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. As New York's leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area's professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs - broadcast in state-of-the-art HD - from SNY's street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan. SNY's programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse. For additional details on the network, visit www.sny.tv.