MEDIAPRO Canada has secured exclusive broadcast rights in Canada to all national team tournaments organized by Concacaf, the continental confederation encompassing the 41 soccer associations in North and Central America and the Caribbean, from 2020 to 2023.
The Concacaf package of national team tournaments includes the prestigious Concacaf Gold Cup, the men’s national team competition, in 2021 and 2023, and the women’s equivalent, the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship.
Mediapro’s dedicated soccer service, OneSoccer, will serve as the exclusive home to a total of 13 tournaments and up to 300 games over the four-year period, starting with live coverage of the 2020 Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament in Texas and California later this month. The top two teams will qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games women’s soccer tournament in Japan as the Concacaf representatives.
Also in 2020, OneSoccer will provide live coverage of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 20th to April 1st, as well as coverage of the Concacaf Women’s U20 Championship in the Dominican Republic from February 22nd to March 8th, the 2020 Concacaf U20 Championship and the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U17 Championship.
The highlight of 2021 will without doubt be the Concacaf Gold Cup. Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is one of 12 national teams that have qualified directly for the tournament, thanks to its second-place finish in Group A of the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League. OneSoccer will provide live and exclusive coverage of each and every one of the 31 games over the course of the tournament, scheduled for July 2021.
OneSoccer will also broadcast coverage from the 2021 Concacaf U17 Championship and the 2021 Concacaf Women’s U20 Championship, followed by the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship, the highest level of national team competition for women in the Concacaf region. OneSoccer’s Concacaf schedules in 2022 will be completed with coverage of the Concacaf U20 Championship and Women’s U17 Championship.
The pinnacle of men’s national team play in the Concacaf region will return to OneSoccer’s screens in 2023 with the 17th edition of the Gold Cup, while the 2023 Concacaf U17 Championship will also be covered.
OneSoccer is the dedicated soccer service launched by Mediapro Canada in April 2019 to carry live coverage of all Canadian Premier League matches, the Canadian Championship and the home matches of the Canada Soccer’s Women’s and Men’s National Teams. OneSoccer’s portfolio of international rights includes includes weekly matches from LigaMX, Mexico’s top-tier soccer league, coverage of the the Chinese Super League, one of Asia’s top domestic soccer leagues, Spain’s top-tier women’s league, the Primera Iberdrola, and more. For further information, see onesoccer.ca
About MEDIAPRO Group
MEDIAPRO Group, which recorded annual revenues exceeding €2 billion in 2018, operates a fleet of over 80 High Definition and 4K Outside Broadcast units, and produces live coverage of more than 12,000 events around the world each year. The Group 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, Mexico and Canada. 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 was also the host broadcaster of the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
Early in 2019, MEDIAPRO sealed a long-term partnership with Canadian Soccer Business for the worldwide media rights to the Canadian Premier League, the country’s new first division soccer league; the Canadian Championship, Canada Soccer’s highest domestic professional soccer competition, involving all professional soccer clubs in Canada; and the home games of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
MEDIAPRO also manages the global media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander and in 2018 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.
MEDIAPRO Canada is also a full-service company offering mobiles, air-packs, crewing, studios, and a complete rentals department from its Toronto, Canada headquarters. Its newly-expanded fleet of five Outside Broadcast units includes Odyssey, the first mid-size 4K mobile in North America, and Alto, a 53′ fully equipped expando mobile, capable of 14 cameras and 4 EVS systems. The Group entered the Canadian broadcast services market in April of 2019 year as part of its global expansion drive.
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