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OneSoccer picks up Canadian Liga MX rights

Mexican soccer joins CSL and Canadian Premier League on streaming platform.

by Tom Bassam

OneSoccer picks up Canadian Liga MX rights

OneSoccer, the Canadian streaming platform, has added to its rights portfolio with a package of two games a week from Liga MX, Mexico’s top-flight soccer league.

The deal was signed off by OneSoccer’s parent company Mediapro Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of the Spanish media agency, which operates the platform as a joint venture between the Canadian Premier League (CPL) and its commercial arm Canadian Soccer Business.

The streaming platform activates its Liga MX rights on 20th July, the week of the 2019 league-opening Apertura tournament, and will continue through the season with two top fixtures each round.

The latest rights addition will not affect the price paid by OneSoccer subscribers but sees a minimum of 38 Liga MX games added to the platform in 2019. The service will now also offer 40 Chinese Super League (CSL) and Chinese FA Cup games, 100 Canadian Premier League games, all the home games of Canada Soccer’s women’s and men’s national teams as well 24 games of the 2019 Canadian Championship.

Oscar López, Mediapro Canada chief executive, said: "We know that fans have been crying out for regular coverage of the Liga MX in Canada, and we are pleased to be able to offer our subscribers two top games per week, with both English and Spanish commentary."