CBC Sports To Air Canadian Premier League
With only 10 days to go until the Canadian Premier League kicks off, the news is finally official: CBC sports will be broadcasting 10 CPL games throughout the season. In a clever move, CBC Sports made the announcement during a Toronto Maple Leafs playoff game against the Boston Bruins, capitalizing on a huge domestic audience keen on the Canadian sports scene.
Hyping up the inaugural game, the short teaser video is just a taste of what’s to come. Take a look at the official announcement below:
Along with the 10 games that CBC will broadcast on television, another 10 games will be available to stream on CBC Gem, the CBC Sports app, and the CBC Sports website.
Multiple sources had indicated a broadcast deal with CBC Sports would be announced this week, and just yesterday suspicions were raised even further when CBC Sports cleared a block on its schedule that coincided with the inaugural Canadian Premier League match on April 27. As it turns out, those suspicions weren’t without warrant.
For fans interested in streaming more than 10 of the upcoming Canadian Premier League games, theres an alternative to CBC Sports: OneSoccer has announced that the global subscription-based platform will be free for a generous amount of time. It’s not clear when the service will start charging a subscription, but for now it means that fans around the globe can watch CPL streams at no cost – and that’s a big win-win for a league that’s still carving out its own sect of supporters.
CBC Sports is no stranger to Canadian football history. The network broadcast the very first season for Toronto FC back in 2007, and now some 12 years later will help with yet another historic moment north of the border.
Source: Canadian Premier League (via Twitter)