14 JUNE 2016, HONG KONG – World Mahjong Limited, owners and operators of the World Series of Mahjong signed an agreement with Sky Link TV, the first 24/7 Chinese satellite TV station in the United States. Sky Link broadcast two episodes of 50-minute programs produced by WSOM that feature the 2015 WSOM Championship Main Event held on December 5 and 6 in Macau at The Venetian Macao Resort. The program was broadcast on May 29th on the company’s broadband cable and IPTV platforms to their audience in the Los Angeles area.
Sky Link TV was founded in Los Angeles by the Taiwanese American Financial Group in 1989.
Sky Link TV provides the community with the best family oriented Asian programming from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea in the languages of Cantonese and Mandarin. It has later become one of the most popular Chinese television stations in Southern California.
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 Sky Link TV in the U.S. is a significant milestone in our plan to bring the event to a larger audience of mahjong enthusiasts, especially outside Asia in areas such as North America. We look forward to working closely with Sky Link TV to broaden the appeal of the World Series of Mahjong in the U.S.”
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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 SKY LINK TV
Sky Link TV’s parent company is Guangzhou Television Media (aka. GZ Television Media) from the city of Guangzhou, China. On November 5, 2012 Sky Link TV launched her second channel: a brand new Cantonese TV Channel (CH 44.4) thus became the first TV Station broadcasted in both Mandarin and Cantonese in the United States 24/7. On May 15, 2014, Sky Link TV welcomes her third channel (CH 44.3) which provides the quality programs in Mandarin.
Airing programs include headline news, dramas, variety and entertainment shows, sports shows, auto shows, music shows, cooking shows, educational features and documentaries.
Sky Link TV has the widest coverage and is the only station that offers 24 hours of programs in the basic package with Time Warner, Charter and Champion Cable in the SoCal. With IPTV platforms, Sky Link TV entertains the Asian and Chinese communities nationwide with its diversified programs selected from the hit shows made in Asia and premium localized programs made in the U.S and for the U.S.
In 2015, Sky Link TV has succeeded in expanding its coverage to Northern California by launching a new TV station in San Francisco – Free on air Channel 4.2 to serve the Chinese speaking viewers in the Bay Area. Channel 4.2 has the widest coverage in the Bay Area, covering all major cities in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose television market, and Sky Link TV has created a bridge between the U.S. and China. At the same time, Comcast 193 also covers Sky Link TV programs.
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