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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL TV Contract   
    They seem to work closely with Bein Sports:
    https://www.sportcal.com/News/Search/118319
    http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/bein-sports-and-mediapro-expand-spanish-champions-league-rights-deal
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bein-sports-mediapro-snag-uefa-champions-league-2018-132639324.html
    so I suspect CanPL games will be getting a regular airing around the world as filler content in that sort of context, which helps generate revenue to cover the cost of the "investment" made where broadcast quality livestreams are concerned. Should also boost the number of eye balls for sponsorship deals with globally relevant companies like VW.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from red card in CPL TV Contract   
    Even if there isn't much in the way of a rights fee involved and we simply don't know on that at this point, it's still hugely positive to have a company like Mediapro doing this. Beyond the value of sponsorships angle that go up when you have wider exposure thanks in part to how huge online betting has become globally, if they want to try to gain revenues through transfer fees by signing some of their very best prospects like Marcel Zajac to multiyear deals, this also helps to get those players noticed in a way that wasn't so easy with the likes of Paul Peschisolido and Tomasz Radzinski back in the day.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Lofty in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Might as well post this here as well:
     
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in CPL TV Contract   
    Even if there isn't much in the way of a rights fee involved and we simply don't know on that at this point, it's still hugely positive to have a company like Mediapro doing this. Beyond the value of sponsorships angle that go up when you have wider exposure thanks in part to how huge online betting has become globally, if they want to try to gain revenues through transfer fees by signing some of their very best prospects like Marcel Zajac to multiyear deals, this also helps to get those players noticed in a way that wasn't so easy with the likes of Paul Peschisolido and Tomasz Radzinski back in the day.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in CPL TV Contract   
    They seem to work closely with Bein Sports:
    https://www.sportcal.com/News/Search/118319
    http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/bein-sports-and-mediapro-expand-spanish-champions-league-rights-deal
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bein-sports-mediapro-snag-uefa-champions-league-2018-132639324.html
    so I suspect CanPL games will be getting a regular airing around the world as filler content in that sort of context, which helps generate revenue to cover the cost of the "investment" made where broadcast quality livestreams are concerned. Should also boost the number of eye balls for sponsorship deals with globally relevant companies like VW.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from footballfreak in CPL new teams speculation   
    If that was enough to make it work, we would be discussing the Winnipeg Fury's thirty-third season on here rather than the Valour's first. It took MLS expansion into Canada to make pro soccer finally work as an investment and for the mainstream media to take it seriously and MLS isn't going to suddenly leave.
    The key to success is that the soccer on offer has to provide an entertainment product that fans want to actually pay to watch year after year. It will be interesting to see how fans in cities like Winnipeg and Calgary that have NHL and CFL teams and have largely ignored PDL as being too low quality respond to what will be on offer this summer.
     Regardless of whether there are going to be any MLS affiliations in future the quality of CanPL is still going to be very minor league in comparison to what soccer fans can easily access on cable or online nowadays, so it's difficult to predict what provides enough to capture the imagination of a viable fan base on an ongoing basis. Hopefully it will work. We'll find out over the next 12 months.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Ams1984 in CPL TV Contract   
    Even if there isn't much in the way of a rights fee involved and we simply don't know on that at this point, it's still hugely positive to have a company like Mediapro doing this. Beyond the value of sponsorships angle that go up when you have wider exposure thanks in part to how huge online betting has become globally, if they want to try to gain revenues through transfer fees by signing some of their very best prospects like Marcel Zajac to multiyear deals, this also helps to get those players noticed in a way that wasn't so easy with the likes of Paul Peschisolido and Tomasz Radzinski back in the day.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Gian-Luca in CPL new teams speculation   
    If that was enough to make it work, we would be discussing the Winnipeg Fury's thirty-third season on here rather than the Valour's first. It took MLS expansion into Canada to make pro soccer finally work as an investment and for the mainstream media to take it seriously and MLS isn't going to suddenly leave.
    The key to success is that the soccer on offer has to provide an entertainment product that fans want to actually pay to watch year after year. It will be interesting to see how fans in cities like Winnipeg and Calgary that have NHL and CFL teams and have largely ignored PDL as being too low quality respond to what will be on offer this summer.
     Regardless of whether there are going to be any MLS affiliations in future the quality of CanPL is still going to be very minor league in comparison to what soccer fans can easily access on cable or online nowadays, so it's difficult to predict what provides enough to capture the imagination of a viable fan base on an ongoing basis. Hopefully it will work. We'll find out over the next 12 months.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    If that was enough to make it work, we would be discussing the Winnipeg Fury's thirty-third season on here rather than the Valour's first. It took MLS expansion into Canada to make pro soccer finally work as an investment and for the mainstream media to take it seriously and MLS isn't going to suddenly leave.
    The key to success is that the soccer on offer has to provide an entertainment product that fans want to actually pay to watch year after year. It will be interesting to see how fans in cities like Winnipeg and Calgary that have NHL and CFL teams and have largely ignored PDL as being too low quality respond to what will be on offer this summer.
     Regardless of whether there are going to be any MLS affiliations in future the quality of CanPL is still going to be very minor league in comparison to what soccer fans can easily access on cable or online nowadays, so it's difficult to predict what provides enough to capture the imagination of a viable fan base on an ongoing basis. Hopefully it will work. We'll find out over the next 12 months.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from kmacphee in CPL TV Contract   
    They seem to work closely with Bein Sports:
    https://www.sportcal.com/News/Search/118319
    http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/bein-sports-and-mediapro-expand-spanish-champions-league-rights-deal
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bein-sports-mediapro-snag-uefa-champions-league-2018-132639324.html
    so I suspect CanPL games will be getting a regular airing around the world as filler content in that sort of context, which helps generate revenue to cover the cost of the "investment" made where broadcast quality livestreams are concerned. Should also boost the number of eye balls for sponsorship deals with globally relevant companies like VW.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Lofty in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    First two from WSA Winnipeg may be filler content.
    https://www.transfermarkt.com/ali-musse/profil/spieler/294729
    https://www.transfermarkt.com/moses-danto/profil/spieler/473915
    The latter two last played for a second tier club in Colombia and Palestino in Chile (this was rumoured previously) and would probably be among the better signings to be announced in the league.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolás_Galvis
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Gutiérrez_Zuñiga
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from shamrock in CPL new teams speculation   
    Can understand why a team called TFC II is viewed as a complete no go and I think USL were crazy to ever allow that, but if there is different branding involved and players can only move between the two leagues during transfer windows, it's definitely better to have the top MLS academy prospects playing in Canada than in USL 1, so that everybody is pushing in the same direction.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard reacted to Watchmen in CPL General   
    Except that even when there's cases of "it depends" with pro sports, we've know that.  The NHL has signed deals where the broadcaster shared $X amount of ad revenue and that's all they got, but we knew that.  When TSN first signed up exclusives rights to the CFL, it wasn't for giant dollars but we knew what they were and could all see that it was still a big deal to the CFL.  The CSB hasn't said at all what the dollar figure or the details are, and in a world where we *know* the dollar figures of pro leagues signing TV contracts, then *not* knowing just leads me to think there's something to hide.  Because if there's nothing to hide, why hide the numbers or details?
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from masster in Ottawa CPL Club   
    What was mentioned in the press releases was an "investment" rather than revenue. Around a year ago David Clanachan described $500 million in projected economic activity associated with operating the league over the next decade as being an investment.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbymcmahon/2018/01/14/clarifying-investment-of-500m-in-the-new-canadian-premier-and-spitballing-budget-numbers/#5b5f44255bdd
    ...I received a prompt response from Greg McIsaac who is handling communications for the CPL.
    Given that the context of $500M over 10 years is "economic activity" it changes my understanding of the level of spending across the league...
    The Mediapro deal is probably very beneficial to the league, time will tell, but some people on here are making some very big assumptions about it right now that may not prove to be warranted.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from footballfreak in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Getting upset with JDG is bit like getting upset with a ventriloquist's dummy. Like Kurt Larson, if he got hired by CanPL he would soon start singing a different tune.
    In general, it is probably going too far to say only Kyle Becker, but the signings that have been made by CanPL teams are not what would have been expected on here a year ago. Anyone suggesting that U-sports,  L1O and the Swedish third and fourth tiers would feature so prominently in player recruitment terms would have been ridiculed.
    Fingers crossed this relatively low budget strategy works. It's inherently risky to attempt a seven team league launch like this. That makes it understandable to adopt a wait and see posture, if like the Fury you are happy where you already are.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from ted in CPL TV Contract   
    If Mediapro are on the hook to produce live broadcasts of every CanPL game for ten years at their expense that in and of itself is a win for the league given the expenses that would be involved in doing that themselves. What people have been questioning in this thread is the idea that the CanPL teams have upwards of $2 million coming their way each season in the form of a rights fee.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Kent in CPL TV Contract   
    See Kent's post above for what I would otherwise have pointed out. It's not clear yet what this means for the league in actual revenue terms.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from 1996 in CPL TV Contract   
    See Kent's post above for what I would otherwise have pointed out. It's not clear yet what this means for the league in actual revenue terms.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from nolbertos in CPL TV Contract   
    See Kent's post above for what I would otherwise have pointed out. It's not clear yet what this means for the league in actual revenue terms.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Lofty in CPL TV Contract   
    See Kent's post above for what I would otherwise have pointed out. It's not clear yet what this means for the league in actual revenue terms.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard reacted to Kent in CPL TV Contract   
    I love this news, it's very big, but I really don't think the $200/$150 million figures being thrown around mean what people are interpreting it to mean. The article I read said...
    A source said Mediapro is investing $200 million into the Canadian project over the lifetime of the deal. Scott Mitchell, CEO of Canadian Soccer Business, calls it "the single-largest commitment any company has ever made in terms of soccer in Canada."
    In the live stream they talked about basically starting up from nothing in Canada. They are going to be hiring locals to deal with the production, etc. I really think this $200 million is largely (possibly entirely) their expenses for producing content and games. They'll have to buy equipment, hire cameramen, directors, writers, on air talent, etc. As more teams join the league that investment will have to grow in terms of having more people to create more content. There might be some amount of payment towards the league, but I think likely the vast majority of that number is the cost of giving us stuff to watch.
    That might not sound as sexy as a duffle bag of money being dropped off at the head office of each team every year, but it eliminates the worries of CPL having to pay for all those expenses, or asking TSN or Sportsnet to take on those expenses. As people have pointed out previously, TSN and Sportsnet play things like darts and poker because they just have to throw a tape in a VCR (I'm assuming they are using VCRs) and then go for a smoke break. Now they can do that with CPL games, CPL pre game and post game shows, and CPL features that MediaPro makes.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    Australia's second tier is regionalized and it's first tier hasn't worked well in smaller sub 1 million markets as the budgets involved are too high. The other three have much larger populations and many more large cities available to support fully pro teams. We'll be doing very well to sustain one national air travel tier. The pro/rel talk is probably more about marketing than anything else.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from longlugan in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    If Halifax have really sold over 3000 full season tickets and hopefully they have there are likely to be a lot of games where you can add a zero on home crowds played in front of:
    http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn/aveswe.htm
    If you don't understand the significance of that, you don't understand the economics that drive the sport.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Shway in CPL General   
    Think it has to be the broadcasting deal to be "landmark". There was a guy on reddit this week claiming to have basically been told by a Forge ticket rep that it would be DAZN rather than TSN or Sportsnet, which would fit some of the stuff we've been told about a change in the way fans consume domestic pro soccer. Time will tell.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Gopherbashi in CPL General   
    I definitely didn't do a good job on paraphrasing that, but here's more of the context:
    He said don't expect a TSN or Sportnet to get involved. I mentioned that some people have been talking about a Soccer Night in Canada or something like a Game of the Week. He liked the idea, but couldn't say whether that was in the cards, but didn't sound like it would be a thing in the league's first season. He gave his personal opinion on the matter and strongly supported DAZN...
    In my experience, sales staff tend to push company policy rather than give personal opinions. We'll see what happens later.
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