Friday, March 30, 2012

EBU in European media rights deal with FIFA for 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™

The European Broadcasting Union has secured all exclusive media rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. 

This new FIFA/EBU deal covers the rights for 37 countries* in Europe and represents a significant extension of the current FIFA-EBU contractual set-up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ media rights.

Consequently, nearly 40 EBU Members will provide substantial free-to-air coverage of most matches in the next three FIFA World Cups™, including the already agreed 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.

EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot said: "We are honoured and proud that FIFA has placed its complete trust in the EBU and its participating Members for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ broadcast coverage. This contract is a humbling compliment, and testament to the EBU's reputation as an ideal partner in the sports media rights industry."

*Albania; Armenia; Austria;, Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Iceland; Israel; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Ireland; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine

(Source : European Broadcasting Union)

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