With more than 40 cable operators regionally signed to carry both channels, CSport and CSport2 are set to start broadcasting on August 1.
Owned by Verticast Media Group, the channels have exclusive rights to broadcast the Premier League from England for the next three seasons, starting August 5, 2022, as well as broadcast rights to the National Football League (NFL), FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the UEFA Nations League, EURO 2024 and EURO 2028.
To ensure viewers in the Caribbean have access to the channels, VertiCast has signed a series of carriage agreements under similar terms in multiple countries in the Caribbean, including:
- Antigua and Barbuda (CTV)
- Cayman (Logic)
- Trinidad & Tobago (AMPLIA)
- Guyana (E-Networks)
- Barbados (MCTV)
- St Kitts & Nevis (the Cable)
- Bermuda (One Communication, TeleBermuda)
- Jamaica (Jamaica Association of Community Cable Operators)
- The Bahamas (Rev)
“Caribbean viewers have had a growing appetite for unlimited access to world-class sports content – all Premier League live, more NFL games – and through our CSport channels, they will finally have access to it on multiple platforms,” said Olly McIntosh, president and CEO of VertiCast.
“Through our 40+ cable partners already signed as well as the CSport app, which will be launching in August, we are ideally positioned to provide a one-of-a-kind experience with access to in-match and full match highlights and behind-the-scenes content from our favourite sporting events that were not accessible in this region before.”
The company said it would continue to add to and extend its cable distribution network as well as offer direct access to CSport content via its website and mobile/broadband App where viewers will get access to full matches, highlights and statistics from the Premier League, NFL and other sports content.
The offering of two CSport channels will now allow for the live broadcast of all 380 matches from the Premier League as well as unprecedented coverage of four NFL Sunday games per week, playoff games and broadcast of the Mega Event – the Super Bowl.
With the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, also set for November this year, football fans will be able to tune in to the matches through the various CSport channels as their favourite teams vie for the title.
“With CSport and CSport2, we have the ability to provide premier local and international sports content to more than 20 countries in the region. In recent years, sports content like Premier League football and the NFL have been available on a limited basis and to some extent on premium services only which is what we intend to change in the region,” McIntosh said.