FIS World Cup

The Austrian Ski Federation claims to be facing seven-figure damages as it readies legal action over the process by which media rights centralisation was voted through by the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) council.

Leading ski federation claim to be making progress in talks with the International Ski and Snowboard Federation over media rights centralisation but are still 'far away' from an agreement.

The backlash to the rights centralisation approval by the FIS council, which the federation claims will “pave the way” for an exclusive deal with Infront, has galvanised leading ski nations to pursue their own rights sales concept that would squeeze agency margins.

As the battle over the centralisation of skiing rights rumbles on, Infront’s on-sale of Swiss-Ski rights has sprung no surprises, with the agency discreetly agreeing deals with existing FIS World Cup broadcasters.

Warner Bros. Discovery has expanded its skiing coverage in a deal with the Infront agency for rights in 45 European markets to FIS World Cup events held in Switzerland

The centralisation of international broadcast rights to the FIS World Cup series is a question of “when, not if”, according to Johan Eliasch, the International Ski Federation (FIS) president, despite the…
USA

The IMG agency has negotiated a two-year US media rights agreement for FIS World Cup events held in Austria with NBCUniversal

Subscription streaming broadcaster Viaplay has acquired exclusive live Swedish broadcast rights to FIS World Cup events held in Austria in a deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting…

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has advanced its controversial plans to centralise commercial rights to its World Cup series with the dual appointment of IMG’s Christian Salomon and former Allianz g…

Controversial plans to centralise international broadcast rights to World Cup events under a so-called ‘Concorde Agreement’ have placed the International Ski Federation (FIS) in legal conflict with the…

Infront has secured increased fees for rights to Fédération Internationale de Ski events in deals with Discovery Sports and German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have retained rights to top FIS World Cup skiing events held outside of Germany in a new five-year deal announced this morning with the Infront agency