CONCACAF seals new US broadcast deal
16 Aug 2012
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has signed a four-year agreement that will see US network Fox Soccer broadcast its Gold Cup and Champions League competitions.
The deal starts with the current Champions League season, continuing through the 2015-2016 edition. It also covers the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups, giving Fox Soccer exclusive English-language rights in the United States to both of CONCACAF’s showpiece events. The Gold Cup national team competition is traditionally hosted in the United States.
CONCACAF president, Jeffrey Webb, said: “CONCACAF is committed to organising great tournaments that showcase many of the best players in the world. The incredible success of our teams at the Olympics demonstrates the deep pool of talent that our member associations are developing throughout the confederation. Our agreement with Fox Soccer offers us the stage to present that talent to the American audience.”
Fox Soccer executive vice-president and general manager, David Nathanson, added: “Our new agreement with CONCACAF comes at a time when soccer in our region of the world is better than ever, with both gold medal winners (Mexico and the United States) from this year’s Olympic Games hailing from North America. Providing unparalleled access to our region’s top competitions adds to Fox Soccer’s comprehensive portfolio of premier global properties.”