September 26 – With Canada one of the top four seeds with automatic entry into the quarter finals of the third edition of Concacaf’s Nations League, the country’s dedicated soccer channel, OneSoccer, has moved to secure all broadcast rights.
OneSoccer is operated by MEDIAPRO Canada and holds a long-term partnership with Canadian Soccer Business for the worldwide media rights to a host of Canadian Soccer competitions including the Canadian Premier League and theCanadian Championship, Canada Soccer’s domestic soccer cup competition. It also broadcasts a range of international tournaments including the Dutch Eredivisie, the Chinese Super League and the international programming block (IPB) of Premier League club Manchester City.
Currently at the group stage, the Nations League quarter finals will be played in November, with home and away matches scheduled for November 16-17 and 20-21, and the Finals (Semi-Finals, Third Place Match and Final) due to be held in March 2024 at a yet to be named centralised venue.
Canada were runners up in the 2022/23 edition to the US last June in Las Vegas.
The leading six nations from the competition will qualify for the Conmebol Copa America 2024 to be played in the US.
Martijn Bakx, CEO of MEDIAPRO Canada, said that “We are very happy to continue our deep relationship with the CONCACAF Nations League and all things CONCACAF related. Last year’s Nations League Finals in Las Vegas marked the first time in more than two decades that the Canadian men reached a major international final. We continue to support Canada Soccer’s National Men’s Team in its quest to win this tournament and there is no better place to follow it on than OneSoccer.”
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