Verizon, CONCACAF Kickoff Multi-Platform Partnership
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 platforms. The deal gives Verizon exclusive English language rights to distribute multiple 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. 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,” says 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,” says Brian Angiolet, senior vice president, Global Content & Media, Verizon.