The broadcast schedule for this year’s Impact games has come out, and it’s exactly the same as last year:
- Radio-Canada will broadcast nine home games and one away game, as well as all playoff games
- CKAC and the Team 990 will broadcast all 15 home games, two Canadian Championship games at Saputo Stadium (against the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC) as well as all playoff games
Both press releases talk about how the Impact has become more mainstream in Montreal and has attracted a lot of fans, especially thanks to its CONCACAF Champions League run this year.
But the news is still disappointing to me. None of the broadcasters has increased its commitment, and none of them will be broadcasting regular-season away games (besides the one on RadCan). Choosing only to broadcast home games during the regular season no doubt saves a lot of money, but it sounds pretty half-assed.
So for another season, Impact fans who want to catch away games will be forced to fork over money watch it online for free at USLLive.com