JANUARY 18 2016, Vancouver/Hong Kong – World Mahjong Limited, owners and operators of the World Series of Mahjong have signed an agreement with one of the most influential Internet-based sports companies in China – Le Sports. Le Sports will broadcast two episodes of 50-minute programs produced by WSOM that feature the 2015 WSOM Championship Main Event held on December 5 and 6, 2015 in Macau at The Venetian Macao Resort. The program will be broadcast by Le Sports in early 2016 on a variety of platforms including PC, Pad, mobile phones, Le Super TV, Le Superphone and Le Sports App.
In March 2014, the former sports channel under letv.com became independent and Le Sports Culture Develop (Beijing) Co. Ltd. was established. With event operation, content platform, smart devices and Internet service, Le Sports has managed to develop a sports ecosystem that covers an all-round sports media business.
WSOM features the best mahjong players from around the world, all competing for cash prizes in an exhilarating tournament held in Asia’s entertainment capital.
“The 2015 World Series of Mahjong Championship marked an important step in our bid to organize the highest-quality mahjong tournament in the world,” said Mr. Jim Mehren, President of World Mahjong Limited. “Our broadcast agreement with Le Sports in China is a significant milestone in our plan to bring the event to a larger audience of mahjong enthusiasts, especially in the largest mahjong playing market in the world, China. We look forward to working closely with Le Sports to broaden the appeal of the World Series of Mahjong.”
For more information on the World Series of Mahjong, please visit: http://worldmahjong.com/
World Mahjong Limited
ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES OF MAHJONG:
The World Series of Mahjong is the first, true world championship mahjong tournament that offers a significant prize purse. The tournament is open to any participant of legal age, and is promoted throughout the world. The event is owned and operated by World Mahjong Ltd.
ABOUT WORLD MAHJONG LTD:
The World Series of Mahjong is owned and managed by World Mahjong Limited. World Mahjong Limited was founded by a team of international media and entertainment professionals who are based in the Greater China region and well-versed in the management of high-profile international sporting and entertainment events.
ABOUT LE SPORTS
Le Sports is China’s leading Internet-based eco-sports company. In March 2014, Le Sports was officially established based on the former sports.letv.com. The video-streaming website was therefore transformed into an eco-sports company covering the whole industrial chain with its event operation, content platform, smart devices and internet service. With the completion of its Series A funding in May 2015, Le Sports raised RMB 800 million, boosting the company’s valuation to RMB 2.8 billion. Series B funding was already initiated in September 2015. Regarding its content platform, Le Sports now possesses the copyrights of over 280 sports events covering 12,000 matches per year. With its abundant sports copyright resources, Le Sports is now known as the biggest copyright empire in the industry.
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