International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has today (Thursday) appointed a new chief executive, naming Luis Vicente, who recently left his role as chief digital transformation and innovation officer…
Saran Media, the Turkish rights agency, has renewed its deal for the exclusive rights in Turkey to the 2019 and 2020 Fifa Club World Cup tournaments
Exclusive broadcast rights to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Fifa Club World Cup have been acquired by beIN Media Group, the Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster, across the Middle East and North Africa
World football’s governing body Fifa has launched an invitation to tender process for the centralised broadcast rights to all matches in the second round of qualifying, as well as the third-round play-offs, o…
Fifa has appointed CAA Eleven’s Jean-Christophe Petit as its new director of media rights, following Josh Smith’s recent move to become global head of media sales at the Premier League.
The 2022 Fifa World Cup will receive widespread free-to-air and pay-TV coverage in Russia after the 2Sport2 consortium picked up the rights
Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara
World football’s governing body Fifa has announced that it will live stream several of the first round of Confederation of African Football qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup as part of a “landmark” initi…
The inaugural edition of esports competition the Fortnite World Cup drew strong audiences in the US amongst older and female demographics, according to newly-released figures
Frank Dunne and Callum McCarthy take a look at the implications of the dispute between the Confederation of African Football and its global sales agency Lagardère Sports.
Fifa, football’s global governing body, has taken advantage of the stronger advertising opportunities offered by the winter scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in its rights sale to the Telesport marketing agency in Russia.
At stake is the future funding of elite sport through the sale of media rights.
The success of Fifa’s centralisation of media rights to World Cup qualifiers involving African nations depends almost entirely on two deals: one covering the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and a pan-regional deal for sub-Saharan Africa. About 95 per cent of the value of the rights is generated by these two markets, but both are highly problematic.
Fifa has said that – if Caf hands over centralised rights to World Cup qualifiers – it can double the revenue African football’s governing body currently earns from the property. F
World football’s governing body Fifa is “seeking the cooperation” of regional satellite provider Arabsat to prevent further unauthorised broadcasts of its Women’s World Cup competition by Saudi-based pirate …
The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, a body of public and commercial broadcasters, has backtracked on its announcement last weekend that it has concluded an agreement with Fifa for free-to-air rights…
World football’s governing body Fifa has extended its digital reach in China by launching official accounts on Douyin and Toutiao.
Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has agreed a deal with Fifa for rights in the Indian subcontinent to a host of the world governing body’s 2019 events.
The Premier League, the top tier of club football in England, has appointed Josh Smith to the role of global head of media sales
The Fifa Women’s World Cup will be broadcast free-to-air in its entirety for the first time in Ireland after public-service broadcaster RTÉ and Irish-language broadcaster TG4 acquired rights to this ye…
Fifa, football’s global governing body, issued on Tuesday a tender in sub-Saharan Africa for rights to a number of events to be held in 2019, including the Women’s World Cup in France.
TA leaked media-rights contract indicates the state of Qatar offered to pay Fifa an additional $100m (€89m) - as part of the deal with Qatari state broadcaster Al Jazeera (now beIN Media Group) - if it was …
Fox Sports, the official English-language broadcaster in the US for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup has unveiled the initial aspects of its coverage plans
Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has acquired rights to the upcoming 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup that will be hosted in Poland.
Fifa, football’s global governing body, has launched a tender process in Russia for media rights to national team events that will be held from 2019 to 2022.
Fifa, along with a group of continental governing bodies and European leagues, has today (Tuesday) issued its latest statement hitting out at the activities of pirate channel beoutQ
Mediapro has acquired exclusive rights in Spain to the 2022 Fifa World Cup and will open its own 24-hour channel dedicated to the tournament
More than 3.5 billion people watched some of the 2018 World Cup, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, according to a Fifa report.
World football’s governing body Fifa has claimed German media reports that president Gianni Infantino’s competition reform plan would include the sale of all of the body’s major commercial rights are b…
World football’s governing body Fifa has opened an invitation to tender in Spain for the media rights to its national team tournaments taking place between 2019 and 2022.
The European Broadcasting Union has finalised a deal for rights to “other Fifa events” until 2022 in 38 territories.
Fifa, football’s global governing body, has today issued invitations to tender for various media rights in France, Italy and Scandinavia.
African broadcaster Kwesé TV will begin shutting down its pay-television sports and entertainment channels after a torrid 18 months littered with missed payments and cancelled deals.
Fifa, football’s global governing body, has today (October 9) issued a tender in Finland for media rights to its national-team competitions, including the 2022 men’s World Cup.
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is reportedly open to talks with the FAs of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales over joining the home nations’ bid for the 2030 Fifa World Cup.
The former head of the South American football confederation Conmebol, Juan Ángel Napout, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday (August 29) for his role in the Fifa corruption scandal.
BeIN Media Group has stepped up its campaign against BeoutQ by stating it has undeniable evidence that Saudi-headquartered communications satellite operator Arabsat is backing a “plague of piracy” on …