Fox deal will thrill fans as it boosts CONCACAF coverage throughout region

Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, president of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, has inked a deal with FOX Sports to be the exclusive broadcaster of the CONCACAF Champions League and Gold Cup.

The four-year deal allows FOX to show CONCACAF’s feature events across multiple FOX platforms, including FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go, it’s on-demand web-streaming service.

The deal means CONCACAF may not be able to offer web streaming of its competitions, which would mean customers may have to purchase FOX Soccer 2Go for $19.99 per month in order to stream the games over the internet. CONCACAF earns about 80 per cent of its revenue through television broadcast contracts.

Webb said: “We’re very excited and honoured that Fox is partnering with us and is going to be showcasing the great talents and tournaments that CONCACAF holds.”

“Our new agreement with CONCACAF comes at a time when soccer in our region of the world is better than ever, with both gold medal winners from this year’s Olympic Games hailing from North America,” said FOX Soccer executive David Nathanson.

“Providing unparalleled access to our region’s top competitions adds to FOX Soccer’s comprehensive portfolio of premier global properties.”