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One Championship Selects Refinery Media as Production Partner for the Apprentice


One Championship Selects Refinery Media as Production Partner for the Apprentice

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Award-Winning Reality TV Producers to Produce First Season Airing Across Asia in Q4 2020

4 May 2020 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that it has hired Refinery Media as the company’s production partner in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, bringing the hit reality television series to life for air in Q4 of 2020.

ONE Championship selected Refinery Media due to its deep experience in top quality reality and non-scripted programming, including Amazing Race Asia, Asia’s Next Top Model, SupermodelMe, Cesar’s Recruit Asia, and many other shows.

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will invite sixteen (16) contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges.

The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong as his protege in Singapore.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am impressed by Refinery Media’s creativity and experience in bringing the best non-scripted and reality programming to screens in Asia and around the world.

The production quality by the Refinery Media team was second to none. We look forward to an incredible inaugural season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.

Karen Seah, Founder of Refinery Media, stated: “We are very excited to be working with ONE Championship, a global media powerhouse that has all of the pillars to give The Apprentice a modern, edgy take with worldwide appeal.

Chatri’s vision and drive will surely inspire millions of fans across the world. These ingredients are a producer’s dream come true.”

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition has started its casting process for talented, ambitious and driven individuals. For more information on casting, please visit:

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About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more.

ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia’s largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world.

With a focus on both martial arts and esports, ONE Championship is currently the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia.

In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.7 billion potential viewers across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.

About Refinery Media
Refinery Media was established in 2009 and has since grown to become the most successful and established Unscripted Production House in Asia.

Made up of a group of proven and veteran talents with diverse media experiences and capabilities, Refinery Media provides end-to-end content solutions by applying a cross-disciplinary approach in all projects and productions.

Refinery Media’s abilities include producing all across Asia. Refinery Media’s firm belief and emphasis on high production values and the quality of its end products have earned the team several nominations for its original multi platform creation, SupermodelMe, including its nomination for Best Digital Non-Fiction Program at the International Digital Emmy Awards (2013).

Refinery Media has produced large formats including the most successful seasons of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 & Cycle 6 which also won Best General Entertainment at the Asian Creative Academy Awards in 2018. R

Media projects include Amazing Race Season 5, Cooking for Love Season 1, Academy Fantasia, Street to Kitchen Season 1, Cesar’s Recruit Asia Season 3 and Asian Dream Season 1. Refinery Media is Headquartered in Singapore and has offices in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh.