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OneSoccer secures broadcast rights to more Canada Soccer

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OneSoccer will be the home to 2021 and 2023 Gold Cups

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-Haiti at Canada
Mediapro Secures CONCACAF Rights Through 2023
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TORONTO, Ont.—Mediapro Canada and its online soccer service, OneSoccer, have made important investments in the Canadian soccer landscape over the past year broadcasting all matches from the inaugural Canadian Premier League campaign.

OneSoccer took an another big step in the second half of 2019 when they broadcasted every match of the CONCACAF Nations League tournament.

With the new year came rumours that new kids on the block were looking to make another splash...

...and after a week of speculation, the deal was officially announced.

It’s a deal that on its face makes sense for both sides: Mediapro appears eager to grow their footprint and influence on the game in Canada, and for Canada Soccer, OneSoccer becomes the destination for virtually all things Red & White.

Adding all 13 CONCACAF tournaments in the next three years to the entire CanPL schedule and the now-expanded Voyageurs Cup tournament which crowns the nation’s top club—OneSoccer will surely be synonymous with soccer coverage in this country for the foreseeable future.

OneSoccer partnered with CBC during their first CanPL season, making 20 games available—ten on CBC-TV and ten more online & CBC Gem.

But CBC did not have the live broadcast rights to the second and deciding leg of the CanPL Finals and no similar deal has been announced for the 2020 season.

Which gives even more credence to this reminder from Duane Rollins...

and makes me wonder if that’s what is bubbling up behind the scenes here...

As Rollins suggests, perhaps the games will find their way back onto traditional television as Mediapro continues to unveil it’s plan for the sport in Canada.