Eurovision Sport to deliver across Europe for FIFA Women’s World Cup
Eurovision Sport has confirmed that EBU Member broadcasters* will be bringing live coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 to fans across Europe, with over 1000 broadcast hours of live match programming from the tournament.
This unprecedented coverage of the event, which kicks off on Friday evening (7 June) in Paris, represents a five-times increase on the previous edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.
In addition, Eurovision Sport will be offering an online service for audiences to complement the European television coverage. For the first time, fans will be able to access the platform and select the live match coverage they desire. They will then be either redirected to their national broadcaster, or able to access the content online, ensuring every minute of every game is available free-to-air.
Pascal Fratellia, head of football, Eurovision Sport said: “We are very proud to have secured such a high level of broadcast coverage through our Members for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. It is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and one that millions of fans will want to be able to access and follow. Having every match available through television or online is an exciting proposition to be able to offer for this tournament.”
Eurovision Sport, operated by the European Broadcasting Union, has a contract with FIFA through to 2022, covering the broadcasting of 13 FIFA events in 38 territories over the next four years, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, as well as other FIFA events. This complements the additional FIFA/Eurovision Sport agreement for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
(*) The 38 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine