2022 FIFA World Cup

Viacom18’s deal 2022 Fifa World Cup rights is the strongest signal yet of its intention to launch a sports-centric channel in the Indian subcontinent.

When Italian state broadcaster Rai bought the rights to the 2022 Fifa World Cup in April, it acquired two things: exclusive rights and a problem.

Viacom18 has stepped up its presence in the Indian sports media marketplace with the acquisition of broadcast rights to the 2022 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament, plus the hiring of senior…

Togo-based satellite television broadcaster New World TV has secured pay-television rights in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and 2023 Women's World Cup

Fifa has secured a strong increase in the value of Fifa World Cup 2022 rights in Greece, leveraging competition in the territory to move away from public-service broadcaster ERT for the first time.

Rai, the Italian public-service broadcaster, has been awarded exclusive broadcast rights in Italy to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Fifa, world football’s governing body, has launched concurrent invitation-to-tender processes in Italy for both the men’s and women’s iterations of its World Cup tournaments. T

Brazilian media group Globo is reported to have successfully fought off an appeal from world football’s governing body Fifa over payment of a $90m (€76.1m) sum for rights to a host of tournaments.
USA

Two former 21st Century Fox executives have been charged with allegedly paying millions of dollars in bribes to help Fox Sports win the lucrative United States broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2022…
USA

Two former 21st Century Fox executives have been charged with allegedly paying millions of dollars in bribes to help Fox Sports win the lucrative United States broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2022…

International media rights agencies Mediapro and Pitch International will join forces to sell the exclusive broadcast rights in the United States to South American nation’s qualifying matches for the F…

World football’s governing body Fifa has launched an invitation to tender process for the centralised broadcast rights to all matches in the second round of qualifying, as well as the third-round play-offs, o…

Commercial free-to-air broadcast groups Mediaset and Atresmedia are set to go head-to-head in a bid to acquire rights in Spain to the 2022 World Cup from the Mediapro agency

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has acquired free-to-air rights to two of the men’s national football team’s qualifying games for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

The 2022 Fifa World Cup will receive widespread free-to-air and pay-TV coverage in Russia after the 2Sport2 consortium picked up the rights

The success of Fifa’s centralisation of media rights to World Cup qualifiers involving African nations depends almost entirely on two deals: one covering the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and a pan-regional deal for sub-Saharan Africa. About 95 per cent of the value of the rights is generated by these two markets, but both are highly problematic.

Two primary obstacles are preventing broadcasters and agencies in South America from agreeing deals with one another to maximise the value of 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier rights: Mediapro’s protracted acquisition of Torneos and the mystery of who holds rights to Venezuela’s qualifiers.