OneSoccer to broadcast live coverage of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Teams in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying
Next week, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team commences the all-important FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 campaign when they host Bermuda at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.The closed-door match on Thursday March 25th will be the first of four FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers scheduled for March and June from which only the group winner will advance to the next round. Canada is scheduled to face Cayman Islands on 28 March with further Group B matches against Aruba and Suriname in June. In all, 30 Concacaf nations are competing in this first round with six group winners advancing to a second round of head-to-head knockout matches.
OneSoccer’s coverage of all Canada games will be boosted by live broadcasts of selected matches featuring other Concacaf nations. For information and schedules, visit OneSoccer.ca. Oscar López, CEO of MEDIAPRO Canada, said that “the coverage of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Teams in Concacaf Olympic Qualifying and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers adds new depth to our 2021 programming as we gear up for the start of the 2021 Canadian Premier League and 2021 Canadian Championship later this spring as well as a wide range of top-tier club and national team games”.
OneSoccer’s growing stable of leagues and tournaments also comprises the rights to all Concacaf national team tournaments through to 2023, French Ligue 1 matches featuring Canada Soccer Men’s National Team star Jonathan David’s Lille OSC, the top-tier men’s professional soccer league in Brazil (the Brasileirão) and Mexico (Liga MX), the Spanish women’s Primera División, and of course the Canadian Premier League (CPL) and the Canadian Championship, the professional club championship organized by Canada Soccer and contested by the eight CPL teams along with the three Canadian teams playing in Major League Soccer (Toronto FC, CF Montréal and the Vancouver Whitecaps) and the winners of both League1 Ontario and the Première League de Soccer du Québec.
About MEDIAPRO Canada: MEDIAPRO Canada is a full-service company offering mobiles, air-packs, REMI capability, AutomaticTV automated sports production, crewing, studios and a complete rentals department from its Toronto, Canada headquarters. Its newly-expanded fleet of seven Outside Broadcast units includes Odyssey, the first mid-size 4K mobile in North America, and Alto, a 53′ fully equipped expando mobile, capable of 14 cameras and 4 EVS systems. Mediapro Group entered the Canadian broadcast services market in April of 2019 as part of its global expansion drive.
MEDIAPRO Group is a leading global production, distribution and content creation group with 58 offices in 36 countries around the world. It operates a fleet of over 80 High Definition and 4K Outside Broadcast units and produces live coverage of more than 12,000 events around the world each year.
The Group is currently involved in the production of 17 national soccer leagues around the world, including Spain’s LaLiga, the Belgian ProLeague, the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the Turkish Süper Lig, the Kenyan Premier League and Mexico’s LigaMX; it also produces events for the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, the Africa Cup of Nations, FIBA events, the Euroleague and Formula 1. MEDIAPRO manages the global media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander and produces more than 15 TV channels worldwide, including several specialty sports channels.
Early in 2019, MEDIAPRO sealed a long-term partnership with Canadian Soccer Business for the worldwide media rights to the Canadian Premier League, the country’s new first division soccer league; the Canadian Championship, Canada Soccer’s highest domestic professional soccer competition, involving all professional soccer clubs in Canada; and the home games of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams, and launched OneSoccer, a dedicated soccer service available worldwide across all connected devices.