London-based production company Input Media has furthered its relationship with UK public-service broadcaster the BBC by securing the contract to produce its coverage of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
The national team football tournament will be held in France from June 7 to July 7 and Input will produce live programming for broadcast on the BBC’s network television channels, iPlayer on-demand service and the BBC Sport website.
The contract was awarded after a competitive tender process, with Input already producing the FA Cup Goals Exchange service for the BBC as well as serving in the same production capacity for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
The BBC acquired rights to the 2019 World Cup in March 2017. The BBC’s coverage of the 2015 tournament in Canada proved a success, with a peak television audience of 2.4 million tuning in to watch England’s semi-final defeat against Japan. The tournament reached more than 12 million on television alone, unprecedented figures for women’s football in the UK.