The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has agreed a wide-ranging partnership with Caribbean pay-television broadcaster Flow Sports.
At the core of the deal, the pan-Caribbean broadcaster has secured English-language rights across its footprint for the upcoming editions of club championships the Champions League, Concacaf League, and the newly-launched Caribbean Club Championship.
However, Flow has also secured title sponsorship rights to the Caribbean Club Championship. Concacaf’s two new Caribbean club competitions– the Flow Caribbean Club Championship and the accompanying Caribbean Club Shield — will feature 20 clubs from 16 Caribbean member associations.
The competitions will be divided in two tiers, the Championship for fully professional clubs, and the Shield for clubs from Caribbean leagues still working towards fully-licensed, professional status.
Together, the new regional qualifying championships will serve as the Caribbean qualifying tournament for the Concacaf League and the Champions League, and aims to secure wider participation of Caribbean clubs in confederation championships.
“The integration of our regional assets and platforms to benefit all of the Confederation is a key pillar of our One Concacaf Vision,” Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said. “This partnership with Flow Sports – both in terms of the expanded broadcasts of Concacaf tournaments to the Caribbean and the support for the new, expanded Caribbean Club Championship – is the result of our collective efforts and additional fuel for the growth of the game in the region.”