Toronto (October 25, 2022) – Canadian network Game+—the premier home for sports wagering, fantasy sports, and live niche sports content, and a subsidiary of global multi-platform media company Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.—announced today that it has partnered with Toronto-based production company Parleh Media Group to bring the all-new soccer-centric series Room 4-4-2 to the Network’s growing weekday programming roster. Room 4-4-2 can currently be seen every Monday through Friday on Game+, starting at 5:30 P.M. ET. On-demand viewing of the show is available at Room442.com.
Hosted by the longtime voice of soccer in Canada, James Sharman, Room 4-4-2 puts the spotlight on the biggest news from the global soccer scene, as Sharman joins seasoned experts Albert Vartanian, Sara Poraria, and Toronto FC and MLS insider Michael Singh to discuss and dissect the top stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and Canadian soccer. Additionally, the crew provides insight and analysis on some of the sport’s best matchups to help bettors make the smartest wagers on The Beautiful Game.
“Interest in soccer by Canadians is at its highest level of engagement ever,” said Sharman, a leading soccer voice in Canadian sports media for 25 years and Parleh’s Head of Soccer Content. “There’s a huge appetite for soccer coverage in this country right now, whether we’re talking about the Saturday schedule of Premier League matches, the march to the Champions League title, or Canada returning to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in more than three decades when they compete in Qatar next month.
“The timing is perfect for Room 4-4-2 to deliver footy news, commentary and debate for fans and bettors to Anthem’s viewers.”
With Canada qualifying for the World Cup, Room 4-4-2 is the ultimate destination for passionate fans and intrigued newcomers alike, giving them the absolute best soccer coverage in a fun and casual setting.
“In recent years, Canadian soccer fans have been underserved by the news programming from the mainstream sports networks,” said Mark Silver, Founder and CEO of Parleh Media Group. “Anthem has a proven track record of being open to investing in creating audiences for sports content with high growth potential. That makes them the perfect linear partner for Parleh’s first foray into television programming.”
About Parleh Media Group
Founded in 2021, Parleh Media Group (www.TheParleh.com) is a Toronto-based content and event production company focused on sports. The company, which works closely with its in-house talent roster to develop and produce compelling video content for the North American marketplace, has quickly established itself as a go-to partner for broadcasters and distributors alike. Parleh has a proven track record of growing audiences, both B2C and B2B, and also specializes in social community management services for sportsbook and gaming operators.
Game+ (www.gameplusnetwork.com) is the home for fantasy sports gaming news and information, wagering information programming, Esports, high stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, action-adventure driven shows and lifestyle programming. The channel is available on IPTV, cable, satellite systems and subscription streaming services across North America. Game+ is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a leading global sports media company. For more information, visit www.gameplusnetwork.com and @GamePlusNetwork on Twitter.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.