Concacaf agrees broadcasting deal
Sportsnet has signed a four-year agreement with Concacaf for the rights to seven of its events, including the next two editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup, reports SportsPro. The new broadcast agreement covers all platforms and runs until the 2016 season. In addition to the Gold Cup, it includes Concacaf Champions League rights, men's and women's qualifying matches for the 2016 Olympics, plus youth and women's tournaments and qualifiers.
The rights add to a Sportsnet portfolio which also includes the Premier League, Uefa Champions League and Fifa World Cup rights in Canada.
"Sportsnet is committed to providing fans with access to premium soccer content, and providing viewers with exceptional broadcast coverage," said Navaid Mansuri, vice-president of finance & sports programming for Rogers Media, Sportsnet's parent company.
"The addition of these Concacaf events to our already robust soccer portfolio ensures more than ever that Canadians will be able to see all of the action of the beautiful game, from everywhere around the world."