The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), today announced the official premiere date for “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” and introduced all 16 candidates competing on the debut season of ONE’s unique take on the global hit reality TV show.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will premiere across Asia on Thursday, 18 March, on AXN, the show’s official Asian broadcast partner, with markets to include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will also be available on other platforms and TV networks across Asia in March, including MediaCorp (Singapore), Abema (Japan), KompasTV (Indonesia), Amarin TV (Thailand), LINE TV (Thailand), TV5 Network (Philippines), and HTV (Vietnam).
In China, ONE has entered into a broadcast agreement with ByteDance to stream “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” on their Douyin, Xigua, and Toutiao platforms beginning on Saturday, 20 March.
The Asian debut in March will be followed by a global launch in June 2021.
Refinery Media served as the company’s production partner. The production was helmed by Executive Producer and Refinery Media Founder Karen Seah.
With support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” was filmed entirely in Singapore in accordance with prevailing health and safety protocols. The series features iconic locations and brings forth passion made possible stories that mirror the country’s never-settling spirit of enterprise.
Also revealed were the show’s 16 candidates, who were selected from a field of thousands of applicants to compete for a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.
The international cast of candidates come from 11 nations across the globe and represent Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and New Zealand.
About “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition”:
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 candidates handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes competition involving business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.
Special guest CEOs confirmed to join “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” include Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Grab CEO Anthony Tan, Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, and Everise CEO Sudhir Agarwal, and many more.
Athletes confirmed to make appearances on the show include martial arts legends Georges St-Pierre and Renzo Gracie, former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat, Karate World Champion Sage Northcutt, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan.
“The Apprentice” is one of the biggest non-scripted reality television programs in history, judging the business skills of candidates who are competing for a job offer under a high-profile CEO. It has aired in more than 120 countries. The first season of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will consist of 13 episodes.