Fleming Signs Two Year TV Deal for US Open

Pat Fleming of Accu-Stats Media Productions, David Thomson of Medium Pool and, Barry Behrman and Shannon Behrman Paschall, promotors of the US Open 9-Ball Championships, have confirmed a two year deal to air America's most prestigious event to 26 countries in Asia via ESPN Star Sports.

"Now that Accu-Stats has acquired High Definition(HD) equipment, in 16:9 format, we can meet today's formidable broadcasting standards," assured owner and Hall of Famer Pat Fleming.

"HD certainly increases broadcaster demand," affirmed Medium Pool's David Thomson. "And, that makes my job a lot easier. Now, we can offer the Accu-Stats' product and America's most respected pool tournament worldwide. We even have interest from Iran.

Thomson continued, "It is also stimulating to be working with Barry and Shannon to invite sponsors to participate in the 36 year old event."

"And that makes our job a lot easier," smiled Behrman. "US Open sponsors have an incredible opportunity for exposure in a marketplace that is now global."

David concurred. "Take China, for example. This financial quarter, their economy grew by 10%, pool is booming there and, so has their demand for American products."

Our players should be happy, too. Now massive audiences can put a face to the names they have heard so many times or seen on Accu-Stats Tournament Match Pay-per-View and DVDs.

And, let's not forget, their sponsor's patches will be seen by millions as they compete for the America's most sought-after title. ESPN Star Sports, alone, has 175 million subscribers.