Impact sign multimedia deal, name TVA Sports broadcaster

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  1. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Montreal partner with Quebecor Media Group ahead of MLS debut
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    MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact and the Quebecor Media Group announced a five-year partnership on Thursday as the team prepares to join Major League Soccer in 2012, and TVA Sports has been named the official broadcaster of the club.

    TVA Sports will present 24 of the Impact’s games next season, all in high definition.

    “The entire Impact organization is very excited about the partnership we have formed with Quebecor Media and its subsidiaries,” Impact president Joey Saputo said in a press conference Thursday. “With this announcement, we can confirm today that all Impact games will be broadcast on television in high definition starting [in] 2012.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...n-multimedia-deal-name-tva-sports-broadcaster

    Presser: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImpactMontrealFC
     
  2. argentumLingua

    Jun 17, 2009
    Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I predicted this with the wife a few months ago. TVA Sports needed exclusivety to one product if they wanted to compete with RDS and they got it. My hope is that Videotron or Quebecor replaces Saputo on the club's shirt but I doubt that will happen.
     
  3. LyotoM

    LyotoM Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Quebecor owns some very useful things like canoe.ca, sun media!!!!, etc
     
  4. pace8

    pace8 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Miami and Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Haiti
    Videotron won't replace Saputo because Saputo won't be on the jersey next year. The Impact signed a deal with BMO recently.
     
  5. Mr. Caca

    Mr. Caca Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    TVA Sports won't have the exclusivity as at least 10 games will be shown on RDS.
     
  6. pace8

    pace8 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Miami and Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Haiti
    10 games on RDS and many of them on TSN also!
     
  7. argentumLingua

    Jun 17, 2009
    Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    You're right, RDS and TSN will be showing matches. However, the lesson to be learned here is that if one source for sports is consistent in bringing you the team you want to watch, there's a good chance that you'll always be watching the team on that station. For Canadiens games, most Quebecers don't even bother to tune into CBC as their coverage is quite limited, it'll likely be the same thing for TVA vs. RDS with the Impact.
     
  8. Mr. Caca

    Mr. Caca Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Yes, but TVA will be showing the games that RDS won't. You'll have no other choice than watching games at both channel if you don't want to miss one game.
     
  9. argentumLingua

    Jun 17, 2009
    Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    That's more or less what I said. I suspect that TVA will have ALL games whereas RDS will only have some games.
     
  10. Mr. Caca

    Mr. Caca Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    TVA won't have ALL games, they will have ~24 games. Explicitly, they will have the games that RDS won't show. RDS(/TSN) deal is with MLS and gives them the first choice of games. They have a deal for 30 games which can include the Impact (or not). If the Impact appears in one of those 30 games, TVA won't be permitted to show it. It is believed (and would be rather logical) that RDS will pick 10 games featuring the Impact and TSN will pick 20 games featuring the other 2 Canadian teams.
     
  11. kodiakTFC

    kodiakTFC Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Correct. TSN/RDS have 12 games, TVA has 24. This is the same deal the Whitecaps and TFC have.

    National Provider gets 12 games per team (includes all Canadian derbies)
    Regional Provider gets the rest
    -Caps use Sportsnet
    -TFC use GOLTV
    -Impact use TVA

    Overall, this country is really picking up its coverage.
     
  12. LyotoM

    LyotoM Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    and thats why ive watched more caps games than tfc or raptors : (

    edit - i might have tva :)))
     
  13. kodiakTFC

    kodiakTFC Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I just use Matchday Live for when TFC is on GOLtv but I know what your saying because I've seen pretty much every Caps game too.
     
  14. argentumLingua

    Jun 17, 2009
    Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Yay! So now we'll get to see our Canadian teams get humiliated on a VARIETY of channels!
     
  15. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Montreal announces its 2012 broadcast schedule
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    For the first time in club history,
    all games will be broadcast live on television

    MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact released its complete 2012 broadcast schedule Thursday, including 22 games on TVA Sports, the club’s official broadcaster, along with 12 games on RDS/TSN, the league’s official broadcaster. For the first time in club history, all games will be broadcast live on television.

    THE 2012 SCHEDULE: http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/schedule

    Schedule Changes


    The Impact also announced that start times for three games have been changed. On April 7, the game versus Toronto FC at Olympic Stadium will kickoff at noon ET instead of 1pm. On July 4, the match in Kansas City will move from 7:30pm to 7pm. Finally, on October 20 in Toronto, the game is scheduled at 1:30pm instead of 2pm.

    http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2012/02/montreal-impact-announces-its-2012-broadcast-schedule
     
  16. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So...will there be any way to get the French-language broadcasts of Impact games in the US?
     
  17. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the NHL center ice package is anything to go by it will be few and far between in terms of picking up French broadcasts. They usually only did that when the other team's broadcast wasn't available.
     
  18. SSC_curva_B

    SSC_curva_B Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    Montreal
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

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