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FIS and Infront on course for legal collision over controversial rights centralisation plan

Fadri Janutin of Switzerland at FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Team Parallel on March 18, 2022 in Courchevel (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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 agency as broadcast coverage of the 2022-23 season remains shrouded in doubt.

Under the tenure of president Johan Eliasch, the Swedish businessman set to be re-elected later this month, FIS has informed its member national associations of plans to centralise the rights under a singular agreement as soon as next season.

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