FIFA opens World Cup tenders in Benelux

FIFA has launched two new invitations to tender for the Netherlands and the other in Belgium and Luxembourg, for the sale of media rights to the FIFA World Cup 26 and the FIFA World Cup 2030. As with previous tender processes, the latest two will allow FIFA to select the entity, or entities, in the […]

FIFA World Cup rights tenders open in France and central Asia

FIFA this week opened invitations to tender for media rights to the FIFA World Cup 26 and FIFA World Cup 2030 in France, Andorra and French overseas territories and for the 2026 event in the central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The 2026 tournament, the 23rd edition of the […]

FIFA opens bids for World Cups’ media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

FIFA has opened bids for the broadcasting rights to the men’s World Cup 2026 and Women’s World Cup 2027 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2026 has already commenced in Africa this month, with the global football event to be hosted in Canada, Mexico, and the USA. Both tender processes have been launched […]

FIFA+ to air CAF qualifiers

FIFA+ is to show the CAF qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup from November 15. All CAF qualifiers will be live streamed on the football-skewed streaming service through to November 21. Nine African teams are guaranteed to compete at the World Cup, another will participate in the FIFA Play-off Tournament which will host 48 […]

FIFA+ adds Serie C to football offering

FIFA+ has scored the international rights to Italian football’s third tier Serie C as part of a new agreement with Italian sports agency Comintech. Under the deal, the OTT platform will show the Serie C NOW, Coppa Italia Serie C, and Supercoppa Serie C. In the initial phase a selection of the 30 games per […]

NPAW: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 streaming rose by 20%

FIFA’s Women’s World Cup 2023 (WWC) set new streaming records, according to data compiled by quality assurance specialist NPAW Solutions. Compared to the average of the 90 days prior to the tournament’s start, total plays and playtime of the cup surged by 20% during game days. It was reported the average playtime per user rose […]

BBC Women’s World Cup sees 75% lift in streams over 2019

England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Final defeat to Spain was watched by an audience of 12 million on UK public broadcast channel BBC One, alongside an additional 3.9 million streams on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online, the BBC has said.   England v Spain was the most-watched game of the tournament with a peak […]

FIFA invest in digital and TV features for Women’s World Cup 2023 coverage

FIFA has invested in remote live production, data-driven insights and behind-the-scenes content at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 which concluded on Sunday. FIFA revealed it engaged in the concept of “datatainment”, which integrates advanced analytics with real-time graphics based on the official optical tracking data at each FIFA Women’s World Cup stadium. An overlay […]

BBC unveils coverage of Women’s World Cup final

The BBC will air the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 final where England goes up against Spain on Sunday August 20. The match will broadcast live across the UK pubcaster, with coverage on BBC1 BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Online, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds. Full coverage of the Women’s World Cup final begins […]

LG Channels expands sports offering

LG Electronics’ (LG) free streaming service, LG Channels has expanded is sports FAST offering in Europe, Latin America and Australia. The football FAST channel, FIFA+ launched on LG channels across LG Smart TVs in Europe, Latin America and Australia. The football channel features a range of Originals, live broadcasts and archive programming. The wedoTV FAST […]

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