Simcoe County Rovers Extend Rogers TV Partnership
League1 Ontario side Simcoe County Rovers have announced an extended partnership with Rogers TV that will see coverage for regular season matches air on five Rogers TV community channels with a bi-weekly half-hour Rovers FC TV show bringing fans highlights, interviews, and match analysis for both the men’s and women’s teams.
The newly-announced show will air its first episode on April 7. Interested fans can tune in to the broadcast on the Rogers TV Barrie page, with the ambitious League1 Ontario side making a big push on the medium to enlarge its community imprint.
“The Simcoe County Rovers FC are thrilled to partner with Rogers TV on this exciting
project,” says SCRFC CMO David Zbar. “We look forward to working together to produce entertaining and engaging content over the course of the season to share with our fans and further our commitment to grow the game of soccer in Barrie and Simcoe County.”
The club’s inaugural season saw it reach the playoff semi-final stage, with a number of Simcoe County Rovers players moving upwards to professional heights this year.
With the Rovers making waves on the pitch, a focused spotlight on the Rogers community channel will help the team make larger waves in the community, too.
“We are excited to partner with the Simcoe County Rovers FC in developing programming for the community channel,” added Rogers TV Simcoe County station manager Kevin Kelly. “We believe our coverage of regular season games and the addition of Rovers FC TV on the Simcoe County Rogers TV channels will both educate viewers and promote the great soccer being played in this community, but also give greater access to this entertaining product.”
While League1 Ontario strives to have archived footage for every regular season match made available – with livestreams where possible – having the team accessible on Rogers is a big move for the semi-professional team.
There’s a professional setup behind the Rovers, however, with a number of national team members signing on as owners and the man who brought Barrie its OHL franchise, Jamie Massie, also advising the club.
The Rovers recently added former York United players Ijah Halley and Javier George to its ranks ahead of the 2023 League1 Ontario season.
The five Rogers community channels to cover the team will be Barrie Channel 10, Orillia Channel 10, Collingwood Channel 53, Midland Channel 53, and Bordon/Alliston Channel 65.