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ONESOCCER TO AIR LIVE COVERAGE OF LEAGUE1 ONTARIO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

08/26/2019, 10:45am EDT
By League1 Ontario staff

Toronto, ON (August 26, 2019) There is more exciting news for Canadian soccer as MEDIAPRO Canada announces that live coverage of the League1 Ontario Men's and Women’s Championship Finals will be broadcast on OneSoccer.

OneSoccer, the 24/7 platform devoted to delivering world-class dedicated Canadian soccer coverage and content, adds the League1 Ontario Championship Finals to its portfolio of domestic soccer content, including all Canadian Premier League matches, the home matches of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams and all 24 matches of the 2019 Canadian Championships.

The Women’s Championship Final kicks off on Saturday August 31 at 7p.m. at the Ontario Soccer Centre and will be produced for live domestic and international broadcast on OneSoccer by MEDIAPRO. The match will feature the Oakville Blue Devils and FC London, winners of the League1 Championship semi-finals contested over two legs earlier this month.

The Men’s Championship Final will air on OneSoccer on Friday September 27 at 8 p.m. when the two finalists meet after an eight-team group contest a playoff format of two-leg quarter-final and semi-final rounds later this month and in early September.

"Showcasing our 2019 League1 Ontario Championship Finals on OneSoccer is a great opportunity," said League1 Ontario Commissioner Dino Rossi Jnr. "We will be able to bring League1 to a new and bigger audience than we've ever been able to reach in the past, expanding awareness of our league and the wealth of talent within it."

OneSoccer is available to stream at OneSoccer.ca and through the OneSoccer app on the following streaming devices: iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku. Further information on the OneSoccer brand and its features are available at onesoccer.ca

About League1 Ontario

League1 Ontario is the province of Ontario’s pro-am, standards-based senior league. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10-team men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams, while the women’s division comprises 14 teams. League1 Ontario serves as a stepping-stone from the high-performance youth and elite amateur levels to the professional tier of the game.

Owned and managed by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and sanctioned by FIFA through the domestic bodies of Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer, League1 Ontario's primary focus is the showcasing and development of Canada’s future stars.

About MEDIAPRO Group

The MEDIAPRO Group, which recorded annual revenue of €2 billion in 2018, is a leader in the European audiovisual sector. With a fleet of over 80 High Definition and 4K Outside Broadcast units, the Group produces more than 6,000 events around the world each year. It is currently involved in the production of 16 national soccer competitions worldwide, including top-tier leagues in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Kenya, Angola,Slovenia, Serbia, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico and now Canada. 

MEDIAPRO Group crews produce events for the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the Africa Cup of Nations, FIBA events, the Euroleague and Formula 1. Mediapro was also the host broadcaster for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

MEDIAPRO currently produces live coverage of all first and second division games in Spain's LaLiga Santander and distributes the rights worldwide. It was also recently awarded the rights in France for the four seasons from 2020-21 for the French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, where it is set to launch a 24/7 channel to carry live coverage of league matches. The MEDIAPRO Group produces more than 15 TV channels worldwide, including several specialty sports channels.

With 58 offices on four continents, MEDIAPRO is also one of the most important creators of content in the world, with projects for HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Turner, DirecTV, Movistar, FOX, Viacom and Televisa.

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