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Simon Thomas, chief commercial officer at Fifa, has decided to leave the Zurich-based international federation after just 12 months in the role, SportBusiness can reveal

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has been handed an injunction against world football’s governing body Fifa to withhold a $90m (€79.7m) broadcast rights payment.

Two former executives at US-based media giant 21st Century Fox and South American sports marketing agency Full Play have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in New York as part of the long-running corruption…

Two former 21st Century Fox executives have been charged with allegedly paying millions of dollars in bribes to help Fox Sports win the lucrative United States broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2022…

Two former 21st Century Fox executives have been charged with allegedly paying millions of dollars in bribes to help Fox Sports win the lucrative United States broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2022…

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been boosted in his legal battle with Swiss authorities with the news that the country’s Federal Criminal Court has a…

Fifa’s chief commercial officer Simon Thomas has said the decision by the governing body to take its audiovisual archive services in-house has enabled it to offer more than 30 historic matches free of c…

Sport1, the German sports broadcaster, is to show various Fifa World Cup archive and documentary programming as it looks to rebuild a programming schedule hit by an absence of live sports events

Fifa has opened up its match archive across its multiple content channels and is calling on fans to vote to watch their favourite World Cup matches in response to the Covid-19 outbreak

Sports marketing companies and private equity houses bidding to become the vehicle for the delivery of Fifa’s new China-hosted club competition in 2021 will face the same challenge: the competition is only likely to be successful if a Chinese company is involved.

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.

Major sports federations have urged the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its main list of countries that do not adequately protect intellectual property as a result of the widespread piracy of content…

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment against former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke, beIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser A…

The Football Association of Thailand yesterday re-elected Somyot Poompanmuang as its president and said its global media rights for the 2021-28 period had been awarded, although did not reveal the winners

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has agreed a one-year extension to its deal with Fifa for rights to esports events organised by world football’s governing body.

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

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.