OneSoccer, the dedicated soccer streaming platform run by Mediapro Canada, has acquired exclusive domestic rights to the Dutch Eredivisie, the Chinese Super League, and Manchester City TV, the in-house channel of the English Premier League giants.
Coverage of the Eredivisie will see three live matches aired per round, each involving one of the Dutch ‘big three’ clubs: Ajax, Feyenoord, and PSV Eindhoven.
OneSoccer claims its acquisition of Eredivisie rights marks the first time that the Dutch league has received regular broadcast coverage on a Canadian channel.
Live broadcasts of the Chinese Super League will start later this month (October) at just past the halfway point of the 2022 season, which is back after Covid lockdowns delayed the start.
OneSoccer will carry Manchester City TV’s International Programming Block (IPB), comprising a full replay of every match in the top-flight Premier League, the FA Cup, and League Cup knockout competitions, as well as preview and post-match shows, and the weekly Inside City magazine-style review show.
Viewers across Canada will be able to watch the matches through the OneSoccer app and website via connected devices, while subscribers to Telus Optik TV have access to OneSoccer as a linear channel.
Additionally, streaming service Fubo.TV Canada carries OneSoccer alongside a range of other premium sports offerings, including Premier League and Serie A channels.
OneSoccer’s rights portfolio also includes the domestic Canadian Premier League and annual Canadian Championship tournament, Concacaf national team and club competitions, and the Canada men’s and women’s national team qualifiers and friendlies.
Alba Campabadal, vice president of OneSoccer, said: “We are delighted to be able to complement our full roster of Canadian and Concacaf soccer leagues and tournaments with exciting new content from both Europe and Asia.
“The Canadian soccer fan base is broad and knowledgeable and we’re looking forward to announcing more premium content in the coming days.”