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World Soccer Talk acquired by Playmaker

World Soccer Talk acquired

Today, World Soccer Talk® has been acquired by Playmaker Capital Inc., a media company with headquarters in Toronto, Canada.

Under the terms of the deal, Playmaker has acquired 100% of the digital assets of World Soccer Talk, a U.S.-based, soccer-focused media business that provides breaking news, deep analysis, and broadcast and streaming information related to soccer events, leagues, and clubs globally. 

“Soccer is on the rise in the U.S. and Canada, and Playmaker is focused on becoming the preeminent voice for the sport across the Americas, from the top of Canada to the bottom of Argentina”, said Jordan Gnat, Playmaker CEO. “World Soccer Talk Founder, Christopher Harris, exudes a true passion for sport that’s shared by the entire Playmaker team, and we’re excited to welcome him and World Soccer Talk into our family and our ecosystem as a core piece of a broader soccer strategy in advance of World Cups 2022, 2023 and 2026.”

World Soccer Talk’s domain authority for “where-to-watch” content makes it a popular and trusted source for soccer related information as well as an invaluable affiliate partner to sports streaming services. Affiliate advertising, the practice of delivering users to advertisers and sponsors and receiving a fee for users that convert to subscribers or one-time customers, is a vertical that Playmaker has sought to further activate across its myriad platforms. World Soccer Talk’s specialty in affiliate revenue generation will diversify Playmaker’s revenue streams and enhance user experience through exclusive and relevant promotions from the world’s leading brands and sports betting operators.

For more details about the announcement, see the official press release.

About World Soccer Talk: acquired by Playmaker

World Soccer Talk® is the leading media company for U.S. viewers delivering the most comprehensive world soccer TV & streaming schedules combined with the latest soccer news and information. Launched in 2005, World Soccer Talk has served more than 46 million soccer fans generating more than 12 million page views per year. The company offerings include daily, up-to-date schedules, a news site, a weekly soccer news podcast, an app available for Android and Apple, daily newsletters and downloadable TV guides and eBooks.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Brad

    July 13, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Well done. Thanks for a great service.

  2. John Culea

    July 11, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Chris, Well done. What will your roll be with the new company? You put in a lot of work getting to this point.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 11, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you John! Same role. I’m really excited about the future. Vamos!

    • John Culea

      July 12, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      And have a Danish “roll” on me for the typo. 🙂

  3. Mario Garcia

    July 9, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Congratulations WorldSoccerTalk, Chris, Kantick and everybody else in the team.

    You guys helped us survive the pandemic/Corona Wars, putting our mind into something beautiful call futbol!

  4. AG

    July 6, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Now can we bring back lozcast?

  5. JP

    July 6, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Congrats! Hope the stock increases exponentially and you can live the good life on a yacht soon!!

  6. SteveK

    July 5, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations Christopher, I hope this opens better and more interesting doors for you and your team, unfortunately this is only the second biggest soccer media story this week, the first of course is Richard Deitsch reporting that Rebecca Lowe has re-upped with Comcast and NBC and will be returning to our TV screens with the Premier League in August

  7. Eplnfl

    July 5, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Outstanding news, my Congratulations to all at WST. I am happy for all involved.

    Lou

  8. Mercator

    July 5, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats! Let us know what we can do to make sure you guys get the full earnout – well deserved!

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Mercator for your kind words. I appreciate it!

  9. Ra

    July 5, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats!! Well deserved!

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you Ra!

  10. Michael F

    July 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Congratulations Chris!

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Much appreciated Michael. Thank you!

  11. Roberto

    July 5, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Chris will you and Kartik be driving big expensive cars now and flying to big games on WST’s private jet? Do you need someone to carry you luggage?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm

      LOL! I wish. But thank you Roberto for the kind words.

  12. locofooty

    July 5, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats. As long as it doesn’t end up like Oliver’s SoccerTV website. He sold the domain and it shut down. Unless he lied about selling it, would not be suprised lmao.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks mate!

  13. Marc

    July 5, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations Gaffer

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Cheers Marc!

  14. Dstorm

    July 5, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Congrats Chris! Well deserved after so many years of dedication and hard work.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you Jeffrey. We appreciate your loyalty to our site.

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