The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has teamed up with FloSports as part of a four year agreement.
The partnership is set to provide FloSports with exclusive English-language broadcasting rights in the United States for the Concacaf Nations League, the new centralised men’s national team competition of the Confederation.
The agreement will begin in March this year, during week four of the Concacaf Nations League qualifying matches, and will last until 2022.
Newly-launched FloFC.com, FloSports’ 25th vertical and first football-dedicated channel, will broadcast over 200 games of the Concacaf Nations League. It will also feature original Concacaf programming, studio shows, and breaking news, showing more than 770 hours of coverage.
“As the Concacaf Nations League gains popularity across our region, we are very proud to partner with FloSports to continue engaging our English-speaking fans, who will now be able to follow all the action of this new national team competition live in the United States through the FloFC soccer platform,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio.
“Our commitment to bring the Concacaf Nations League closer to our diverse fan base is reinforced by this agreement, which provides an extraordinary opportunity to increase the exposure and relevance of this competition.”
The tournament began in September 2018 with a one-off qualifying phase, and matches for the final round of the qualifiers are scheduled for March 21-26, 2019. The group round, which is set to consist of three tiered leagues, will begin in September 2019.
FloSports co-founder, Mark Floreani, praised the new partnership: “This a landmark deal for FloSports as we continue to expand our soccer coverage.
“The Concacaf region represents some of the most competitive teams and players, and we’re thrilled to give fans access to these world-class games.”
“Soccer fans are some of the most passionate fans on the planet,” added FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition, David Weiss. “Providing fans with authentic and dedicated coverage of a sport has always been at the forefront of what we do, and we look forward to working with Concacaf to bring a best-in-class experience to their fans around the Concacaf Nations League and together, grow the sport and competition.”
FloFC.com is quickly expanding its roster of football coverage with the addition of Concacaf. Its portfolio already includes exclusive live and on-demand coverage for MLS’ D.C. United fixtures, rights in Canada to the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
In addition to this, it already has global co-exclusive rights to more than 200 men’s and women’s Big Ten soccer matches through FloSports’ partnership with the Big Ten Network.