FIFA World Cup

BBC iPlayer passed seven-billion streams milestone in 2022

UK pubcaster the BBC’s iPlayer on-demand service passed the milestone of seven billion streams in a year for the first time in 2022, boosted by the FIFA World Cup from Qatar. BBC iPlayer also recorded its best quarter and best month ever during the year. BBC iPlayer streams for 2022 were 9% up on 2021. The […]

CJI and Alpha Networks help provide World Cup to beIN

Media industry for playout, head-end, and digital platforms specialist Cognacq-Jay Image (CJI) and video technology software outfit Alpha Networks have revealed that they supported beIN Media Group in the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Cognacq-Jay Image, as global system integrator for beIN in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, developed […]

Spain’s RTVE makes 4K DTT breakthrough with FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Speaking at this week’s 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spanish public broadcaster RTVE revealed plans to show the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in UHD-4K and in HDR quality free-to-air on DTT. RTVE says it will be offering nearly 20 matches with the highest image quality, including all games played by the Spanish National Team. According […]

World Cup ‘will fail to offset’ declining ad demand for ITV

Coverage of football’s FIFA World Cup will not offset a general decline in TV advertising in Q4 for UK broadcaster ITV, according to analysts at Berenberg. Cutting its 2022 advertising estimates for the broadcaster following conversations with media buyers, Berenberg said that demand seems to be dropping “quite sharply” for the final quarter. The analysts […]

Singapore consortium bags FIFA World Cup rights, sets price tag

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar just weeks away from kicking off, a consortium including StarHub, Singtel and Mediacorp have signed up the rights to air the tournament in Singapore. Between them, the partners will offer football fans complete coverage of all 64 matches, live or on-demand on any device. The collaboration is similar […]

FIFA launches tender for in-flight and in-ship rights

International football association FIFA has launched a tender process for worldwide in-flight and in-ship media rights to its2022-2023 competitions, including the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Women’s World Cup. The 2022 event will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the first to take place in November and December, while […]

Antenna TV secures World Cup rights in Greece

Greek commercial broadcaster Antenna TV has secured rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022 following a tender process. Antenna TV will provide daily free-to-air coverage of the tournament, with at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, to be shown via its primary channel, Ant1TV. All 64 matches of the 2022 […]

Mediapro secures Qatar World Cup rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured the Spanish rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, boosting its flagging roster of domestic and international football rights in the country. Mediapro said it would create a dedicated channel providing 24/7 coverage of the competition. In addition to live broadcasts of matches, the channel will provide […]

BBC iPlayer sees live boost from World Cup

The BBC saw usage of its BBC iPlayer service grow by 19% year-on-year in July, with World Cup football and Wimbledon boosting usage of the service and leading to live viewing making up 22% of all iPlayer requests for the month. The latest statistics released by the BBC about iPlayer showed that iPlayer requests reached […]

TF1 sees boost from World Cup and Premium but costs take toll

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has posted strong first-half revenues on the back of a successful football World Cup, with revenues up 3.9% to €1.084 billion. Advertising revenues were up by 3.6% to €812.4 million, with free-to-air and digital ad revenues contributing to the growth. TF1 also reported strong pay TV growth, with revenue from other […]

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