MEDIAPRO Canada To Produce Canadian Premier League Final for OneSoccer in Canada, Fox Sports 2 in US
OneSoccer, Canada’s dedicated soccer channel, will cap a successful 2021 season with live coverage this Sunday Dec. 5 at 4.30pm ET of the Canadian Premier League Final at Tim Hortons Field. The match will be produced by Mediapro Canada crews using the company’s 4K/HD mobile unit Odyssey and nine cameras, including a Polecam, a Super Slo-Mo camera and a swingseat camera, plus two netcams. Mediapro Canada will produce two feeds, a unilateral OneSoccer feed and a World Feed.
In Canada, the match will be aired live on OneSoccer, which is available as a linear channel on Telus Optik TV (Ch. 980) – one of Canada’s ‘big three’ pay-TV platforms – as well as through the fuboTV Canada streaming platform and the OneSoccer app, while fans in the US and the Caribbean will be able to watch the match live on Fox Sports 2.
The studio panel, with host Gareth Wheeler and analysts Oliver Platt and Jordan Wilson, will be pitchside, supported by Kristian Jack as sideline reporter. Adam Jenkins and Terry Dunfield will provide English-language play-by-play commentary while Matt Cullen will call the match in French. Special guest analysts will include former Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team stars Kaylyn Kyle and other Canadian soccer personalities.
OneSoccer will have aired live coverage of all 115 CPL matches in 2021, as well as 12 Canadian Championship matches, more than 30 Canada Soccer’s National Teams (men’s and women’s) fixtures and another 12 matches involving Canadian teams in Concacaf competitions, for a total of over 170 matches involving Canadian teams, as well as over 160 hours of studio and panel shows – confirming its position as the Canadian sports channel with the highest percentage of Canadian content at over 80% of all programming. Live match coverage of Canadian soccer will increase from 2022 with coverage of semi-pro leagues in BC, Ontario and Quebec, and in 2023, when the CPL will add a ninth team, from the Vancouver area, with more teams set to join the league in the near future.