CBC picks up Canadian Premier League rights from Mediapro

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has acquired rights to the Canadian Premier League, a new tier-one club football competition in the country.

Through a deal with Mediapro Canada, CBC will provide live coverage of 20 matches during the 2019 CPL season.

CBC will hold exclusive free-to-air television broadcast rights for 10 matches, with an additional 10 fixtures to be live streamed for free via cbcsports.ca, the CBC Gem streaming service and the CBC Sports app. All matches will be produced by Mediapro.

The deal has been signed ahead of the first game of the inaugural CPL season, between Forge FC and York9 FC this Saturday. The match will take place at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.