Insight Sports announced today that they're launching Gol TV Canada, Canada’s first 24-hour a day soccer channel, on Rogers Digital Calbe on November 1st.on channel 428.
Welcome to Insight Sports’ GolTV, Canada’s first 24-hour a day soccer channel. GolTV is an action-packed channel that will satisfy the most enthusiastic of soccer fans. With a program lineup that features over 1,500 live soccer matches each year, GolTV has rights to broadcast the best soccer matches including UEFA CUP, World Cup Qualifiers, Brazilian Cup, and league play from Italy, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and many other countries.
GolTV offers viewers the excitement of live matches, action-packed highlights, informative programming, live daily newscasts, and all the goal action from the most important leagues around the globe. Our network features the world’s greatest soccer stars including David Beckham, Ronaldo, Michael Owens and many other of the sports greatest heroes.
GolTV will be welcomed by passionate Canadian soccer fans from coast to coast. In 2004, over 825,000 Canadian soccer players were registered with the Canadian Soccer Association, making soccer one of the most enjoyed sports in this country. In addition, Canada is home to a large multicultural population including large Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American groups. These and other avid fans revel in their love of the game and they maintain strong cultural ties to some of the greatest soccer-playing nations – Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Mexico and others. Furthermore, GolTV serves as a direct link between the world of soccer around the planet and its fans here in Canada.
In addition to the hottest matches, GolTV’s schedule features a full complement of magazine and news shows devoted to the world of soccer. Our program lineup includes analysis of the world’s greatest matches, league and international tournaments, interviews with soccer’s greatest players and intelligent commentary by experts who know the game best.
GolTV will forge a solid relationship with Canadian viewers by also providing significant television exposure to the Canadian soccer experience. Working in association with the Canadian Soccer Association, GolTV Canada will provide viewers with up to date coverage of Canada’s World Cup Teams, Coaching & Instructional Programming, Junior Soccer features and promotion of the 2007 World Youth Championships.
The depth of coverage, the completeness, the live coverage of the world’s most exciting soccer games, all broadcast 24 hours a day will make GolTV a must for soccer fans across Canada. Available in the fourth quarter of 2005, GolTV will have no peer in the world of Canadian soccer television.Here's a list of programs that will air on Gol TV:
|GolPREMIUM||Live or live-on-tape broadcasts of GolTV's exclusive leagues, championships, world cup qualifiers, and international friendly games. |
|GolTVNews||News Wrap-up covering the most important news from international and Latin American soccer.|
|PrePlay||A preamble to all that will be available for viewers to enjoy on GolTV throughout the weekend.|
|45/45||The most complete debate in the world of soccer, with exclusive analysis by our renowned sportscasters resulting in a dynamic exchange for soccer aficionados.|
|SUPER ESTADIO||The most comprehensive in-depth analysis show focusing on soccer in Mexico. Host, Francisco Javier Gonzalez, is considered to be the leading authority on Mexican Soccer.|
|AMERICAN SOCCER||A program dedicated to the best that American soccer has to offer. Phil Schoen and our team of experts will bring you the big and small stories that go into making soccer in the . Whether it’s from the US National Team’s run for the 2006 World Cup, Major League Soccer’s tenth anniversary campaign, the proving grounds of United Soccer Leagues, the latest from the college campuses or the hotbeds of youth soccer, the viewer will find it on American Soccer with highlights, features and exclusive interviews.|
|CIAO, SERIE A||A show dedicated to bringing viewers face-to-face with the passion of Italy’s legendary Series A. This first-rate show will transport our audiences from picturesque towns to the most spectacular stadiums, where every week viewers will experience the thrill of one of the world’s most competitive championships.|
|OLE, LA LIGA||“Ole, La Liga” is a weekly program that showcases the best of the Spanish League. Our soccer authorities will examine the matches, the must-see action, the stats and all of the controversy that arises. Every week viewers will experience the magic of soccer luminaries like Ronaldo Ronaldinho, Zidane, Deco, Beckham and Owen, among others, allowing them to savor the best that soccer has to offer.|
|TU FUTBOL||“Tú fútbol” (your soccer) brings you the very best of GolTV’s Latin American leagues. Sammy Sadovnik and Bruno Vain will run the viewer through all of the highlights from that week's Central and South American soccer play.|
|VW Gol||This program delivers a look at the best goals made around the world along with a full weekend wrap of the international soccer activity.|
The channel will be offered free for the first few months. Insight Sports is currently in negociations for carriage on Bell ExpressVu, Starchoice and others. Stay tuned to Channel Canada's Channel Addition (See our main page in the middle) for information concerning the addition of this channels (and others) on selected digital cable & satellite providers.