Canadian sports broadcaster TSN has signed a multi-year rights deal with CONCACAF, granting the network exclusive rights to CONCACAF’s Gold Cup national team tournament and the Champions League club competition.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by TSN, the official broadcaster of MLS in Canada.
In a press release, both TSN and CONCACAF were pleased with the agreement.
“We are thrilled to partner with CONCACAF to become Canada’s exclusive home for these marquee soccer tournaments,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Content Strategy and Business Operations, TSN. “The addition of these CONCACAF competitions allows us to further augment TSN’s expansive slate of live soccer for our viewers, while also delivering the performances by our Canadian teams throughout both the GOLD CUP and the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.”
“With their coast-to-coast reach and an emphasis across platforms on marquee sporting events like the GOLD CUP and the Scotiabank CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, TSN is an ideal partner for CONCACAF in the important Canadian market,” said Victor Montagliani, President, CONCACAF. “We have seen some great performances over the years from Canada at the GOLD CUP, and from Canadian teams in the Champions League, so we’re pleased that TSN will be bringing all the action to the growing Canadian audience for years to come.”
TSN’s Canada-wide coverage of this year’s Gold Cup kicks off July 7, while the CONCACAF Champions League coverage will begin with the 2018 season.