CFL SIGNS MEXICAN BROADCAST DEAL WITH MVS

CFL SIGNS MEXICAN BROADCAST DEAL WITH MVS

MVS to air ‘Game of the Week’ during the 2019 CFL Season beginning on June 15

TORONTO (June 11, 2019) — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today that it has signed a Mexican broadcast deal with MVS. As part of the agreement, MVS will broadcast a CFL ‘Game of the Week’ beginning with the Week 1 Grey Cup rematch between the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday, June 15. 

The broadcast deal continues the momentum stemmed from the league’s international strategy, CFL 2.0. During Grey Cup week in Edmonton, the CFL and Mexico’s Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional (LFA), signed a deal of intent that led to the LFA hosting a combine for CFL teams followed by a three-round draft.

“This is another important step forward in our plan to expand the CFL’s international footprint while celebrating and growing the game of gridiron football around the world,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL. “We’re thrilled that CFL rosters feature more than two dozen players this year from countries outside Canada and the US, including 18 from Mexico, as we partner with the Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional in Mexico and gridiron football federations across Europe. We’ve seen large numbers of Mexican fans engaging with our online content and we’re confident this positive trend will continue with this landmark agreement with MVS.”   

Below is the MVS CFL Game of the Week Schedule:

WEEK

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

1

Saturday, June 15

Ottawa at Calgary 

7:00 p.m. 

2

Saturday, June 22

Hamilton at Toronto 

4:00 p.m. 

3

Saturday, June 29 

BC at Calgary 

7:00 p.m. 

4

Saturday, July 6

BC at Toronto 

7:00 p.m. 

5

Saturday, July 13

Calgary at Hamilton 

7:00 p.m. 

6

Saturday, July 20

BC at Saskatchewan 

7:00 p.m. 

7

Saturday, July 27

Saskatchewan at BC

7:00 p.m. 

8

Saturday, August 3

Edmonton at Calgary 

7:00 p.m. 

9

Saturday, August 10

BC at Hamilton

7:00 p.m. 

10

Saturday, August 17

Montreal at Calgary 

7:00 p.m. 

11

Saturday, August 24

Ottawa at Saskatchewan 

7:00 p.m. 

12

Sunday, September 1

Winnipeg at Saskatchewan 

3:00 p.m. 

13

Saturday, September 7

Calgary at Edmonton

7:00 p.m. 

14

Saturday, September 14

Montreal at Saskatchewan 

7:00 p.m. 

15

Saturday, September 21

BC at Ottawa

7:00 p.m. 

16

Saturday, September 28

Saskatchewan at Toronto 

7:00 p.m. 

17

Saturday, October 5

Winnipeg at Saskatchewan 

7:00 p.m. 

18

Saturday, October 12

BC at Edmonton

7:00 p.m. 

19

Saturday, October 19

Winnipeg at Calgary 

7:00 p.m. 

20

Saturday, October 26

Saskatchewan at Edmonton

7:00 p.m. 

21

Saturday, November 2

Toronto at Hamilton 

7:00 p.m. 

"MVS has promoted sports since it was founded 30 years ago in 1989. In terms of Football, we have supported this exciting game across all its levels, including professional and college, in Mexico, Canada and the USA,” said Alejandro Vázquez-Vela Duhalt, Content, General Director. “With the recent relaunching of MVStv, we will continue to champion the best in sports through our live broadcast of the Canadian Football League’s 2019 season across Mexico on our free and pay television platforms”. 

Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, rosters were expanded to include one active global player and the ability to carry up to two global players on the practice roster. Following cut down day, the following Mexican players are on active or practice rosters to begin the 2019 CFL Season:

Team

Name

Position

BC Lions

Gerardo Alvarez

Receiver

BC Lions

Fernando Richarte

Receiver

Edmonton Eskimos

Jose Alfonsin

Defensive Back

Edmonton Eskimos

Diego Viamontes

Receiver

Calgary Stampeders

Guillermo Calderon

Offensive Lineman

Calgary Stampeders

Andres Salgado

Receiver

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Rene Brassea

Offensive Lineman

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Francisco Garcia

Defensive Back

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Manuel Hernandez

Linebacker

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Sergio Sciaffino Perez

Defensive Back

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Gabriel Amavizca Ortiz

Kicker

Toronto Argonauts

Jose Casarrubias

Defensive Lineman

Toronto Argonauts

Christian Hernandez

Linebacker

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Jose Maltos

Kicker

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Guillermo Villalobos

Receiver

Montreal Alouettes

Diego Rojas Kuhlmann

Offensive Lineman

Montreal Alouettes

Juan Tamayo

Defensive Back

Montreal Alouettes

Enrique Yenny

Kicker

The 2019 season begins on June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders face off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fans can stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca, follow the 2019 season from around the world, and join us at a game. The 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 24.

 

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