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ONE Championship partners with Refinery Media to produce ‘The Apprentice’

ONE Championship announced today the partnership with Refinery Media to help produce its special version of the reality show The Apprentice.

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will feature sixteen contestants from around the world to compete in business and physical challenges, with the winner receiving a $USD 250,000 job offer to work directly under CEO Chatri Sityodtong as his protege in Singapore.

“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,” Sityodtong said in a press release. “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.”

“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,” Refinery Media founder Karen Seah added. “Chatri’s vision and drive will surely inspire millions of fans across the world. These ingredients are a producer’s dream come true.”

Terms were not disclosed.

Casting for the show has begun, with more information available on ONE’s website.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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