One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong is branching away from professional MMA as he is launching the Asia version of The Apprentice. The press release states that “the winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under Chatri Sityodtong as his protege at the ONE Championship Global Headquarters in Singapore.” The first version of The Apprentice ran for 15 seasons and was hosted by President Donald Trump, while other celebrity versions were hosted by Martha Stewart and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The following press release was issued on this new version of The Apprentice:
One Championship To Launch A Unique Format Of ‘The Apprentice’ In Asia
20 February 2020 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), today has announced the launch of ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ under license from MGM Television.
This brand new edition of ‘The Apprentice’ will feature 16 contestants handpicked from around the world in a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges where the winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under Chatri 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/
In addition, a total of 12 of Asia’s top CEOs (1 CEO per episode) will be featured as guest judges alongside Sityodtong. The business competitions will focus on a variety of real-world problems and industries. Meanwhile, the physical challenges will be graced by the World Champions from ONE Championship where contestants will aim to outshine them in feats of athletic ability and cardio endurance.
‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ will be produced by ONE Championship’s production arm, ONE Studios, and will run on both streaming and linear platforms across the Pan Asian region in the second half of 2020. Specific market-by-market distribution and launch details will be announced at a later date. The program is slated for distribution on major television networks and digital channels worldwide.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ as our biggest foray into the non-scripted series genre. This brand new concept brings a completely unique and original dimension to ‘The Apprentice’ with the high-stakes drama of real-life business competitions, coupled with herculean physical challenges, featuring some of Asia’s top CEOs, the world’s greatest martial arts world champions, and A-list celebrities from across the continent. In combining our respective IP and assets, ONE Championship will redefine the non-scripted genre in Asia across scale and scope. ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ just might be the toughest in the history of all Apprentice shows!”
‘The Apprentice’ is one of the world’s biggest non-scripted reality TV programs in history that judges the business skills of a group of contestants competing for a job offer with a high-profile CEO. It has aired in over 30 countries. The first season of ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ will consist of a total of 13 episodes shot in different cities across Asia.