EuroWorld Sport

EuroWorld Sport

EuroWorld Sport
EuroWorld Sport logo
Launched July 2010
Owned by Telelatino Network
Corus Entertainment (50.5%)
Italo Rosati (16.5%)
Romeo Di Battista (16.5%)
Joseph Vitale (16.5%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website EuroWorld Sport
Availability
Cable
Rogers Cable Channel 425
IPTV
MTS Channel 186

EuroWorld Sport is a Canadian Category B digital cable specialty channel. It is owned by Telelatino Network Inc, a consortium primarily owned by Corus Entertainment. EuroWorld Sport primarily features programming related to association football (soccer).

History

In April 2006, Telelatino Network Inc. was granted permission by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch RCS Television, a channel described as "a national, English-language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to rugby, cricket and soccer."[1]

The channel was launched in July 2010 as EuroWorld Sport[2] featuring primarily programming related to association football including coverage of Ligue 1 from France, Serie A from Italy and coverage of top FIFA tournaments through 2014 including the Men's & Women's World Cup.

Programming

Currently, EuroWorld Sport's sole live programming rights are to certain FIFA events through 2014 (as part of parent company Telelatino's sublicence from CBC Sports), including the FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and multilingual coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Apart from those events, which take up a very small fraction of the channel's annual schedule, EuroWorld Sport currently features classic games, football documentaries, and paid programming.

Previously the channel also held partial rights to live game broadcasts from France's Ligue 1, Italy's Serie A, and the UEFA Europa League. Since August 2012, North American broadcast rights to Ligue 1 and Serie A have been owned by beIN Sports, which did not launch a Canadian channel until 2014, while Europa League rights were acquired by Sportsnet.

Rival channels

See also

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-114 CRTC 2006-04-04
  2. ^ Niche sports channels in Canada The Globe and Mail 2010-12-28

External links

  • EuroWorld Sport