Every game from August 20th to air in primetime across the region
MEDIAPRO Canada has sealed a distribution deal with 1SPORTS, the pay-TV sports in the Indian subcontinent, for coverage of the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games tournament currently taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The channel will air every game from August 20th through to the finals in the coveted 10pm slot, allowing for primetime coverage of Canada’s top-tier professional men’s league across the region.
The move brings the Canadian Premier League to one of the world’s largest television markets, and one where soccer is becoming increasingly popular – both the Premier League and Spain’s LaLiga have large, devoted followings, and the AIFF, the Indian national soccer association, has stated that its goal is to ensure that the men’s national team qualifies for the 2026 Fifa World Cup.
The increasing exposure of the CPL worldwide is part and parcel of Mediapro’s commitment to bring unparalleled production quality and distribution expertise to Canadian soccer, to continue building on the unprecedented momentum the sport is experiencing in Canada as the country looks to 2026, when it will co-host the Fifa World Cup with the US and Mexico.
1SPORTS, operated by Indian media company LexSportel Vision, is carried on several of India’s largest cable and satellite pay-TV platforms, including DTH platforms Tata Sky (India’s largest), DishTV and Videocon D2H – all also available in Nepal and the Maldives. The CPL will also be available through LexSportel on Dialog TV, Sri Lanka’s largest pay-TV operator.
About LexSportel Vision:
LexSportel Vision is a premier sports broadcaster and operator of the 1SPORTS channel in India and South Asia and has acquired the rights to premium sports events across the Indian subcontinent over the past few years. Marquee soccer properties showcased by Lex Sportel include India’s Hero I-League, Major League Soccer, Brazilian Serie A, the Chinese Super League, the Scottish Premier Football League football and the Coupe de France among other events.
About The Island Games:
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is the host location for the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season. The Island Games started on Thursday, August 13 with all eight (8) Canadian Premier League Clubs participating: HFX Wanderers FC, Atlético Ottawa, York9 FC, Forge FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC.All matches will be played at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Alumni Place Turf Field.
About the Canadian Premier League:
The Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Headquartered in Toronto, ON, the Canadian Premier League features eight clubs from coast-to-coast.
For updates and more information on the CPL, a league for Canadians by Canadians, visit CanPL.ca.
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