Verizon and CONCACAF kick off exclusive multi-platform media partnership
Soccer fans across the U.S. can now access Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and more than 15 other tournaments via Verizon’s media platforms
NEW YORK – Verizon and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have agreed to a ground breaking multi-platform media rights deal to distribute CONCACAF tournaments across Verizon’s digital media platforms. The deal gives Verizon exclusive English language rights to distribute multiple Confederation Championships, including the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and the CONCACAF League in the U.S. Soccer fans in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean will also be able to view select CONCACAF tournaments on Verizon’s digital platforms.
Verizon and its family of media properties, including Yahoo Sports, go90 and Complex, adds CONCACAF to its robust digital sports offering with vast reach across platforms. In addition to recent deals with the NFL and the NBA, CONCACAF will join Verizon’s healthy soccer portfolio, which includes beIN SPORTS, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Univision’s Liga MX, Eleven Sports’ Jupiler Pro League and a variety of Leagues within GOL TV.
“As the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League continues to gain attention as the region’s most important club tournament, this partnership with Verizon offers a great opportunity for fans who will now be able to follow their favorite teams live as they fight for the Confederation crown,” said CONCACAF Chief Commercialization Officer Jurgen Mainka.
“Our partnership with CONCACAF is yet another example of how we’re fueling our platforms to become the first screen for live sports. This deal is especially exciting as fans look to us for unique content and experiences in soccer,” said Brian Angiolet, SVP, Global Content & Media at Verizon.
Follow the tournament as it develops with timely updates on stats, key plays and teams and player profiles on CONCACAF.com and via CONCACAF’s Twitter and Facebook page, and check out the action live on go90.com and other Verizon media properties.
Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.