2022 Fifa World Cup

Latest Features

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.

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…