Canadian Soccer Broadcasting Rights: Who Has What?
In the past 18 months most major soccer properties have changed hands or at the least reached a new broadcast contract with the incumbant broadcaster in Canada. With all of the moves, many are probably wondering who has what? And for how long. I hope this will clear things up a bit.
FIFA – CBC/Sportsnet through 2014; Bell Media (CTV/TSN/RDS) from 2015-2022
UEFA – TSN through Euro 2016
Champions League/Europa League – Sportsnet through 2014-15
Premier League – TSN/Sportsnet (50/50 split) from 2013-14 through 2015-16
Serie A – beIN Sports through 2014-15
La Liga – beIN Sports through 2014-15
Bundesliga – GolTV through 2014-15
Ligue 1 – beIN Sports through 2014-15
SPL – Sportsnet World (unknown term length)
Football League – beIN Sports (unknown term length)
FA Cup – Sportsnet though 2017-18
beIN Sports also has Coppa Italia, Copa del Ray (except the final) and Football League Cup. Sportsnet World also has DFB Pokal and the Charity Shield. GolTV also has the Copa del Ray Final and the German and Spanish Supercups.
beIN Sports is currently not available in Canada. It sounds like they are working on a deal with TLN that would bring their matches to Canadians.
I think that covers mostly everything. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.