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2018 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

FIFA, through several companies, sold the rights for the broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to the following broadcasters.

Broadcasting rights

Country Broadcaster Ref.
Algeria ENTV [1]
Argentina TV Pública, TyC Sports
Australia SBS [2][3]
Brazil Rede Globo [4]
Canada CTV, RDS, TSN [3][5]
Chile Canal 13, TVN, Mega
Germany ARD, ZDF [6][7][8]
Kosovo RTK [9][10][11]
Indonesia RCTI
Iran IRIB [1]
Malaysia Astro, RTM
Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca, Univisión
Nepal NTV
Portugal RTP [12]
Slovakia RTVS
South Korea SBS (Major distributor in South Korea), KBS, MBC [13]
Sweden SVT, TV4 [6][8]
Switzerland SRG SSR [14]
United Kingdom BBC, ITV [7]
United States Fox Sports, Telemundo [15][16]
Region Broadcaster Ref.
Caribbean[n 1] DirecTV [17]
Europe[n 2] EBU [6][18]
Middle East and North Africa[n 3] beIN Sports Arabia [1][19][20]
Oceania[n 4] SBS
  1. ^ The FIFA/DirecTV deal covers the rights for 22 countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos.
  2. ^ The FIFA/EBU deal covers the rights for 37 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine
  3. ^ The FIFA/beIN Sports Arabia deal covers the rights for 21 countries: Algeria (ENTV), Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (IRIB), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia
  4. ^ The FIFA/SBS deal covers the rights for all countries in Oceania except New Zealand

References

  1. ^ a b c "Al Jazeera Sport buys broadcast rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™". FIFA. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (28 October 2011). "SBS locks in two more World Cups". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015–2022". FIFA. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Globo buys broadcast rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™". FIFA. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bell Media lands deal for FIFA soccer from 2015 through 2022". The Sports Network. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "FIFA Executive Committee agrees major governance reforms & Ethics structure". FIFA. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Cushnan, David (8 June 2014). "BBC, ITV, ARD and ZDF sign World Cup TV deals". SportsPro. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Connoly, Eoin (2 April 2012). "ARD and ZDF get rights to 2018 World Cup". SportsPro. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sony Six scores World Cup rights deal". Sportbusiness.com. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Shah, Gouri (15 January 2014). "Sony SIX wins broadcast rights for FIFA World Cup 2014 and 2018". Mint. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sony Six bags exclusive rights for FIFA till 2018". exchange4media.com. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "RTP e Seleção Nacional até 2018". Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Media Rights Licensees" (PDF). Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Connoly, Eoin (24 April 2012). "SRG secures Swiss World Cup rights until 2022". SportsPro. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  15. ^ Longman, Jeré (21 October 2011). "Fox Sports and Telemundo Win U.S. Rights to World Cups". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "FIFA awards US TV Rights for 2015–2022". FIFA. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Cushnan, David (18 December 2014). "DirecTV picks up Fifa rights package in Caribbean". SportsPro. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "EBU in European media rights deal with FIFA for 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™". European Broadcasting Union. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Connolly, Eoin (26 January 2011). "Al Jazeera secures first 2018/2022 rights package". SportsPro. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Al Jazeera Sport rebranded beIN SPORTS". Al Arabiya. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
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