Fox Sports, Caffeine land rights to 2019 Fifa esport events

Fox Sports has acquired media rights in the US to the finals of various EA Sports Fifa 19 Global Series events, including the season-ending Fifa eWorld Cup 2019, while social broadcasting platform Caffeine has secured global streaming rights to the events.

This weekend, Fox Sports will cover the first-ever Fifa eNations Cup from London. Coverage will be available on the FS1 and FS2 channels, as well as through the Fox Sports App.

Caffeine will showcase the action on its dedicated EA Sports Fifa esports channel. US viewers on Caffeine will be able to live-host their own streams of the tournament to watch with friends and fellow fans.

Last September, Fox announced a $100m (€88.4m) investment of into Caffeine and a resulting joint venture called Caffeine Studios.

Fox Sports has a multi-year media-rights deal in place with Fifa, football’s global governing body, granting it rights to the next two editions of the men’s and women’s World Cups.