VTV announces Fifa World Cup rights acquisition in Vietnam

The 2022 Fifa World Cup countdown clock at Doha's corniche (by Igor Kralj/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

State broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) has announced the acquisition of the media rights for this year's Fifa World Cup.

Local news service SGGP said VTV had finalised a deal for the rights worth around $14m ($14.2m). It is said to cover exclusive rights across linear television and digital platforms. Free-to-air linear channels VTV2 and VTV5 are expected to carry the bulk of the coverage.

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