July 11, 2019

OneSoccer acquires rights in Canada to Mexico’s LigaMX Coverage in English and Spanish begins with first round on July 20th

OneSoccer, the 24/7 digital platform devoted to delivering world-class dedicated Canadian soccer coverage and content, has further broadened its international portfolio with a package of rights in Canada to Mexico’s LigaMX, consistently regarded as one of the best leagues in the Americas and among the top-10 in the world.


The deal was sealed by parent company MEDIAPRO Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Spanish media giant MEDIAPRO, which earlier this year became the long-term media partner of Canadian Soccer Business and the Canadian Premier League.


Mexico’s Liga MX will debut on OneSoccer on July 20th, the opening week of the 2019 Apertura tournament, and will continue through the season with two top fixtures each round, covering the home games of league giant Club América, the most successful team in Mexico with a record league 13 and six cup titles, as well as the home games of Cruz Azul, FC Juárez, Necaxa, Pumas UNAM, Tigres UANL and Toluca.

Mexico’s LigaMX has long been a breeding ground of homegrown talent, including the legendary Hugo Sánchez, who honed his skills with Pumas before heading to a brilliant career in Spain’s LaLiga. Watch out for the current crop of local stars, including Antonio Briseño, recently returned from Portugal’s Primeira Liga to sign for Chivas, Mexico’s Gold Cup standout Rodolfo Pizarro (CF Monterrey) and playmaker Giovani Dos Santos, who has made the move from LA Galaxy to Club América. Foreign stars include Argentina international Maximiliano Meza (CF Monterrey) and veteran striker André-Pierre Gignac of France, who became the joint highest-ever goal scorer for Tigres UANL when he scored the winner in the 2019 Clausura title in the playoffs (Liguilla) last May. And of course, Canadian interest will be piqued by Toronto-born Lucas Cavallini, who plays up front for Puebla FC.


Oscar López, CEO of MEDIAPRO Canada, said that "we know that fans have been crying out for regular coverage of the LigaMX in Canada, and we are pleased to be able to offer our subscribers two top games per week, with both English and Spanish commentary".


OneSoccer subscribers will be able to watch the LigaMX at no extra charge, gaining access to a minimum of 38 games in 2019, in addition to over 40 Chinese Super League and Chinese FA Cup games, 100 Canadian Premier League games, all the home games of the Canada Soccer’s Women’s and Men’s National Teams and the 24 games of the 2019 Canadian Championship, involving all professional soccer teams in Canada.


OneSoccer also airs a wide range of complementary programming, including its weekly League in Review highlights show hosted by popular sports broadcaster Andi Petrillo as well as Kickoff Countdown, an insightful and irreverent league preview panel show fronted by soccer pundit Kurt Larson. From next month, OneSoccer will boost its weekly grid with additional original content, including daily news programs, mid-week magazine shows, interviews, features and other formats.


OneSoccer is available through the website and the OneSoccer app, available through Apple Store and Google Play. OneSoccer also has an extensive digital presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, where news, photos, interviews, exclusive content, game-day clips and other content are posted continually, to keep fans in constant touch with the league and their clubs, and to bring the players, coaches and home cities closer to fans new and old.

About MEDIAPRO Group


The MEDIAPRO Group, which recorded annual revenue of close to €2 billion in 2018, is a leader in the European audiovisual sector. With a fleet of 70 High Definition and 4K Outside Broadcast units, the Group produces more than 6,000 events around the world each year. It is currently involved in the production of 16 national soccer competitions around the world, including top-tier leagues in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Kenya, Angola, Slovenia, Serbia, Colombia, Bolivia and Mexico. Mediapro Group crews produce events for the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, the Africa Cup of Nations, FIBA events, the Euroleague and Formula 1. Mediapro will also be the host broadcaster of next month’s Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.


MEDIAPRO manages the global media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander and last year was awarded a wide package of rights for the four seasons from 2020-21 to France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, where it is set to launch a 24/7 channel to carry live coverage of league matches. The MEDIAPRO Group produces more than 15 TV channels worldwide, including several specialty sports channels.


With 58 offices on four continents, MEDIAPRO is also one of the most important creators of content in the world, with projects for HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Turner, DirecTV, Movistar, FOX, Viacom and Televisa.

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