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.
Lara Pearl Alvarez, Philippines
Alvin Ang, Singapore
Irina Chadsey, Russia
Eugene Chung, United States
Teirra Kamolvattanavith, Thailand
Joy Koh, Singapore
Monica Millington, United States
Paulina Purnomowati, Indonesia
Jessica Ramella, Venezuela
Niraj Puran Rao, India
Nazee Sajedi, United States
Louie Sangalang, Philippines
Sho Takei, Japan
Clinton Tudor, New Zealand
Roman Wilson, United States
Kexin Ye, Germany