CKAC To Carry Impact Soccer
April 7, 2008 at 8:24 AM (PT)
CORUS French Sports CKAC-A/MONTREAL inks a two year deal to carry play-by-play of MONTREAL IMPACT USL soccer. The station will carry 15 home games and playoffs in 2008 with pre- and post-game shows. OTTAWA SENATORS announcer JEAN-PHILIPPE BERTRAND will call the action, with FRANCIS MILLIEN as color commentator and JACQUES THERIAULT hosting a weekly one-hour soccer show during the season.
"We are very happy with this new partnership with CKAC SPORTS," said IMPACT EVP RICHARD LEGENDRE. "The 2008 season will be historic for the Impact and for all soccer fans in Quebec, with the opening of the SAPUTO STADIUM. This agreement will allow fans to follow their team on the radio, as well as to talk about soccer year-round."
"We are extremely proud of this partnership with an elite team," said CKAC SPORTS GM YVES BOMBARDIER. "With this association, CKAC SPORTS is now more than ever THE reference in sports in QUEBEC. We have the best analysts and sports reporters in the province and we are also the official broadcaster of the three pro sports teams in QUEBEC."