More than a decade after the launch of the SoccerStreams app, the service has seen a massive surge in popularity, according to its chief executive.articleThe $10 monthly fee is part of a wider overhaul to the service to keep pace with demand for live sports streaming, which has exploded in recent years.
In an interview with CBC News, the head of the sport and culture division at the Canadian Football League (CFL) said the new service would bring more money to the league.
The app was launched in the fall of 2016 and is currently available for download on Apple’s iOS and Android devices.
It was also the only online video service that included live streams of soccer matches in its app.
The $1 fee is included in the $4 annual subscription fee for the subscription package, which also includes the option to watch in HD or 480p.
Sports leagues around the world are trying to make up for lost revenues in a changing digital media landscape.
In the United States, where the number of NFL games is down by about 60 per cent in the past decade, many leagues have been forced to increase their prices, which include the cost of the game itself.
In February, the NBA and NFL announced a two-year deal that will see them pay out a combined $1.3 billion in TV revenue to owners.
The NFL has also announced a $500 million contract with Comcast to provide broadband Internet to the games, which could eventually lead to the network offering an Internet service that’s faster than the average home broadband connection.
A number of other leagues have also announced increases in their sports-streaming fees.
The World Cup of Hockey is expected to increase its subscription fee by about $300 per season.
And in Australia, Premier League club Manchester City will pay a combined fee of $50 million for the next five seasons to cover the costs of the rights to broadcast the competition.