Sportsnet Secures 4-Year Multiplatform Deal with CONCACAF

– New agreement runs through 2016 and features rights to world-class CONCACAF soccer events, including the 2013 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cups –

– Multiplatform deal includes rights for television, online and mobile –

TORONTO (January 10, 2013) Sportsnet announced it has reached a four-year multiplatform agreement with CONCACAF for the broadcast rights to seven CONCACAF properties, including the 2013 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cups, continuing the brand’s status as Canada’s undisputed home to all things soccer.

The new agreement, which begins now and runs through the 2016 season, features a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights for television, online and mobile, and includes the following events: CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, the Men’s and Women’s Qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games, the Men’s and Women’s Under-20 and Under-17 Championships, the CONCACAF Futsal Championship in 2016, and the 2014 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

Sportsnet previously aired CONCACAF events in 2011 and 2012.

“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, Rogers Media. “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.”

In August 2012, Sportsnet also announced that it is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and launched Soccer Central, the nightly one-hour soccer news show that provides footy fans with news, highlights and analysis from the world’s best soccer leagues and events, 365 days a year.

Sportsnet delivers the most extensive multiplatform soccer coverage ever in 2013, including access to more than 1,000 world-class matches:

Barclays Premiere League
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
World Cup Qualifying
Toronto FC
Vancouver Whitecaps
Canada Men’s and Women’s Team matches
FIFA World Cup events
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