News from early December 2022, including an update on "Pennyworth" on Showcase, and CBC's winter programming plans.
The 47th edition of the Copa América, the international association football (soccer) tournament organized by the South American Football Confederation (better known as CONMEBOL), will be held in Brazil from June 13 to July 10, 2021.
In Canada, broadcast rights to the tournament have been sold in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
Bell Media's English-language sports channel, TSN, has confirmed it will air coverage of the tournament in that language. Its full broadcast schedule is available on the TSN website, however not all games have received channel assignments as of this writing. Not surprisingly given that TSN also has rights to a number of ongoing or upcoming events like Euro 2020 and Wimbledon, some games are marked as being available solely on TSN's bonus streaming feeds.
All games should be available to stream on the TSN website and apps, both for TV service subscribers that have TSN in their packages (you'll need to log in with your service provider credentials), and for subscribers to the TSN Direct over-the-top package, which is currently on sale (through June 30) if you're willing to commit to a six-month pass.
English-language coverage of select weekend games (but not the final) will also be available on the Fox broadcast network, as part of Fox Sports' U.S. coverage plans (TSN is in fact using Fox's productions for its coverage).
TSN's Québec-based sister network RDS will have French-language rights to the tournament (its full schedule can be seen on the linked press release). As with TSN, its games should be available to stream on RDS's website and apps, both for authenticated TV service subscribers, and for subscribers to its direct-to-consumer offering RDS Direct.
Finally, the tournament will be available in Spanish on Univision Canada, the Canadian version of the Spanish-language American network, operated under licence by Telelatino (TLN). While Univision does not have an over-the-top streaming option available in Canada, it is available on most major Canadian service providers. The channel also has an ongoing, and seemingly indefinite, free preview on Rogers, at least in Ontario ("classic" digital cable channel 780, Ignite channel 843), which we believe applies even if you have the cheapest "skinny basic" TV package.