CBS SPORTS AND PARAMOUNT+ ACQUIRE EXCLUSIVE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE U.S. RIGHTS TO CONCACAF NATIONAL TEAM SOCCER PROPERTIES
COVERAGE STARTS WITH CONCACAF MEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE FINALS IN JUNE
AGREEMENT INCLUDES CONCACAF QUALIFIERS FOR FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2023, CONCACAF MEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE AND CONCACAF WOMEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE
RIGHTS COMPLEMENT CBS SPORTS COVERAGE OF CONCACAF MEN'S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
April 15, 2021 - CBS Sports and Concacaf today announced the details of a multi-platform agreement for exclusive U.S. English-language rights to Concacaf national team properties including Concacaf Qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, the Concacaf Men's Nations League and the Concacaf Women's Nations League.
Paramount+, ViacomCBS' subscription streaming service, will deliver more than 200 Concacaf national team matches live, including at least 80 Concacaf Women's World Cup Qualifying matches and more than 100 Concacaf Women's Nations League contests. Select matches will be available to air on CBS Sports linear platforms.
The addition of these properties bolsters the extensive lineup of live soccer on Paramount+ including coverage of nearly 80 Concacaf Men's World Cup Qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) previously announced last month.
"We are excited to continue the expansion of CBS Sports' soccer portfolio across both the men's and women's game, and look forward to delivering competitive Concacaf national team action on Paramount+ and CBS Sports platforms," said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital. "Paramount+ has truly become a year-round soccer destination, attracting a growing fanbase that's hungry to watch the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams along with a variety of international soccer competitions."
"We are extremely pleased to begin this new partnership with CBS Sports which starts with our first ever Concacaf Nations League Finals and includes our game changing new women's national team competitions," said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio. "CBS Sports has an excellent track record of delivering outstanding live sports coverage, and their new Paramount+ platform is increasingly popular with fans. We look forward to working together to elevate men's and women's national team football in the Concacaf region."
CBS Sports begins coverage in June with the Concacaf Men's Nations League Finals in Denver. Additional coverage specifics around the June 3 Semifinal matches of United States vs. Honduras and Mexico vs. Costa Rica, along with details of the Final and Third-Place matches on June 6 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following June's Finals, CBS Sports will continue coverage in future years with the 2022-2023 Concacaf Men's Nations League. CBS Sports will also showcase the inaugural Concacaf Women's Nations League beginning in 2023.
Details of CBS Sports' coverage of the Concacaf Women's World Cup Qualifiers will be announced ahead of competition beginning in Fall 2021.
CBS Sports Digital will deliver additional coverage and original programming and feature highlights across social channels and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network.
Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, features more than 1,400 live matches each year across an extensive portfolio of soccer properties, including UEFA club competitions, NWSL, Concacaf national team competitions including Men's World Cup Qualifiers, Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Men's Nations League, and Women's Nations League, Liga Profesional de Fútbol, and Serie A.