CONCACAF Accepts Joint Bid For International Media Rights
CONCACAF has accepted a joint bid from World Sport Group and Traffic Sports for the confederation's int'l media rights. The two-year agreement was reached after due process from the CONCACAF Evaluation Committee, comprised of Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani; Costa Rican Football Federation President Eduardo Li; and Grenada Football Association President Cheney Joseph; who assessed the different bids. The deal includes full-match and highlight-TV broadcast rights for the 2013 Gold Cup, the confederation's biennial championship for national teams; the '12-13 and '13-14 editions of the CONCACAF Champions League; the 2013 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana; as well as next year's CONCACAF Men's U-17 and U-20 Championships. Under terms of the deal, World Sport Group and Traffic Sports acquired the right to market the CONCACAF properties in all territories outside of the CONCACAF region, with the exception of rights for the Champions League in Latin America. TV, web and mobile communication devices will be utilized as transmission vehicles (CONCACAF).