Mediapro to launch OTT platform OneSoccer as hub of Canadian football

The Mediapro agency is set to launch a new OTT streaming platform, OneSoccer, to support its partnership with new club football competition the Canadian Premier League.

OneSoccer will carry live coverage of all 98 Canadian Premier League matches per season, plus the final. It will also show all home matches of the women’s and men’s national teams and all 24 matches of the 2019 Canadian Championship, which involves all professional clubs in Canada. From 2020, OneSoccer will also air a selection of League1 Ontario women’s and men’s games.

The platform will air a wide range of complementary programming, from pre- and post-match highlights, daily news programs, midweek magazine shows, interviews, features and other formats, expanding the channel’s offering to cable and satellite television platforms in future. Content will also be provided via social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

The agency also plans to make available live coverage of a selection of key regular-season and championship games on a national broadcaster. It said it will be reveal details of its plan in the near future.

Mediapro agreed in February a 10-year deal to distribute media-rights for Canadian football.