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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s deal this week to cover 20 games from the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League will provide the seven-team start-up league with much-needed visibility a…

Mediapro’s February deal with Canadian Soccer Business involves a moderate degree of financial risk for the Spanish company but the potential gains are substantial.

Uefa has earned a decent increase in the value of its club competition rights in Canada via a deal with Perform-owned streaming platform DAZN.

Perform-owned OTT platform DAZN has acquired exclusive Commonwealth Games rights in Canada as it bids to widen its subscriber base by adding more locally-relevant content.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has renewed its National Hockey League sublicensing deal on more favourable terms, TV Sports Markets understands.

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OTT streaming service FloSports has acquired rights in the US and Canada to new pre-season football tournament the EA Ligue 1 Games

OneSoccer, the Canadian OTT sports streaming platform, has acquired a package of broadcast rights to LigaMX
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Major League Soccer and Liga MX have announced the broadcast partners for the inaugural Leagues Cup, a new mid-season competition featuring teams from both leagues which begins on July 23
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Fox Sports has agreed a three-season deal to broadcast Extreme E, a new electric SUV off-road racing series, across the US, Canada and the Caribbean

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Uefa is hoping the improved fees and ratings secured by Major League Soccer in Canada indicate a rising tide of football interest that will lift the value of its Champions League and Europa League rights, which went on sale last month.

Canadian telco Bell has completed its set of exclusive linear NFL rights after picking up its one missing set of games, on Thursday nights, from rival telco Rogers.

The Infront Sports & Media agency signed off relatively lucrative long-term deals for ice hockey’s World Championship in three markets last month.

The premier men’s and women’s tennis tours struck new media rights deals in Canada last month, both earning decent rights-fee increases.

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC paid a small increase to extend its deal with the International Olympic Committee to cover the 2022 and 2024 Games.

The Canadian Football League jumped at the chance to guarantee income well into the future by extending its deal with TSN late last month.

Interview with Jeffrey Orridge, new commissioner of the Canadian Football League, about extending its deal with pay-television broadcasters TSN and RDS to 2021.

Canadian pay-television sports broadcasters TSN and RDS trebled their rights fee and their guarantees for coverage of French Open tennis in last week’s renewal.

The resurrected World Cup of Hockey will join the National Hockey League on pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet in Canada following a deal agreed late last month.

Uefa has agreed a raft of Champions League and Europa League rights deals, securing fee increases in each territory, TV Sports Markets understands.

The international skiing federation this week welcomed the European Broadcasting Union’s deal in the US for Austrian World Cup skiing events.

The breadth and depth of coverage the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games will achieve in Canada is seen by the International Olympic Committee as an acceptable trade-off for a minimal increase in media-rights income.

Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Communications’ acquisition of the English-language regional rights to Montreal Canadiens games this month was driven by its desire to offer the full complement of Canadiens games in English on mobile and online platforms.

Formula One has earned a significant increase in its rights value in Canada thanks to intense competition between pay-television broadcasters.

EBU deal with US ski federation will increase exposure for ski events in the country