January 30 – Concacaf have agreed an exclusive broadcast rights deal with digital streaming service FloSports for the new Concacaf Nations League which will start in March.
The deal is a landmark football (soccer) deal for FloSports as it will effectively keep the games off the traditional terrestrial and cable English language soccer broadcasters in the US.
The multi-year deal will see the games aired on FloSports’ new dedicated soccer channel FloFC. It is the streamers’ 25th channel and will broadcast live tournament coverage and on-demand content through 2022 – more than 770 hours of coverage.
“This a landmark deal for FloSports as we continue to expand our soccer coverage,” FloSports co-founder Mark Floreani said. “The Concacaf region represents some of the most competitive teams and players, and we’re thrilled to give fans access to these world-class games.”
The Concacaf Nations League began in September 2018 with a knockout qualifying phase. The matches for the final round of the qualifying are scheduled for March 21-26, 2019, when FloFC will begin its coverage. The group phase, consisting of three tiered leagues will kick off in September 2019. The top league will culminate with a final to crown the Nations League champion. The Nations League is the qualifying path to the Gold Cup.
Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “Our commitment to bring the Concacaf Nations League closer to our diverse fan base is reinforced by this agreement, which provides an extraordinary opportunity to increase the exposure and relevance of this competition.”
FloFC.com is accessible via a monthly or annual subscription which also gives access to content across the entire FloSports network. The FloSports app is available on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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