EBU signs World Cup rights deal
The European Broadcasting Union has secured all exclusive media rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
This new FIFA/EBU deal covers the rights for 37 countries in Europe and represents a significant extension of the current FIFA-EBU contractual set-up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup media rights.
Consequently, nearly 40 EBU Members will provide substantial free-to-air coverage of most matches in the next three FIFA World Cups, including the already agreed 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot said: “We are honoured and proud that FIFA has placed its complete trust in the EBU and its participating Members for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ broadcast coverage. This contract is a humbling compliment, and testament to the EBU’s reputation as an ideal partner in the sports media rights industry.”