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.”
Patrick Grove, Co-Founder/CEO of Catcha Group and Co-Founder of iFlix, Set to Guest Star on ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today announced that Catcha Group co-Founder and Group CEO Patrick Grove is confirmed to join The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition as one of 12 guest CEOs when the hit reality television series airs later this year.
Grove will participate in the show alongside ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong to help judge and mentor the 16 contestants who are set to compete in a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is my pleasure to welcome my good friend, Patrick Grove, co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. Without a doubt, Patrick is one of the most accomplished self-made entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region. Our 16 contestants on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will learn a lot from Patrick’s knowledge and experience.”
Best known as co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, a portfolio which includes iProperty, and iCar Asia, among others, Grove is also co-Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, iFlix, and Rev Asia. Grove’s business savvy has seen him become the only person in the world to take five companies from startup to Initial Public Offering (IPO) and has collectively created companies worth over US$1,000,000,000.
Patrick Grove, co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, stated: “Super pumped to work with Chatri to find the next entrepreneurial superstars! ONE Championship has done an amazing job finding fighting superstars, and I’m sure together, Chatri and I will find entrepreneurial superstars.”
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition invites 16 contestants to compete in high-stakes business competitions and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under Sityodtong as his protege at the ONE Championship Global Headquarters in Singapore.
For more information on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, please visit: http://onefc.com/the-apprentice/