Sport Innovation/Broadcasting

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Broadcasting[edit | edit source]

The early completion of the rights distribution allows global broadcasters to concentrate on programming and product development around the FIFA World Cup™, ensuring production quality of the highest order [1]

FIFA is pleased to announce the extension of its broadcast rights agreement with Al Jazeera Sport for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The agreement is the first to be signed in FIFA’s media rights distribution process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ and, coming just a few weeks after the host country announcement in December, is testimony to the enduring appeal of the world’s most-watched event.

The agreement with the Qatar-based TV channel covers cable, satellite, terrestrial, mobile and broadband internet transmission across 23 territories and countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Moreover, Al Jazeera Sport has made a commitment to FIFA that the matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be widely accessible for football fans across the Middle East and North Africa.

Al Jazeera Sport has been a FIFA licensee since 2009 and this new extension of the rights means that the channel can now tailor its programming over three consecutive FIFA World Cups. Al Jazeera Sport has committed to unprecedented presence and production levels from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ onwards, including free TV coverage as agreed between the two parties and in line with FIFA distribution policies [1]

A total of 189 territories will be covered by media rights licensees and broadcasting.

Online Streaming[edit | edit source]

The raise in internet users and improvement in web broadcasting requires a more sophisticated online streaming tools, designed to reach the expectations of web followers.

According to FIFA it will be possible to watch world cup online streaming in live TV sport channel from all over the world. Free 24 hours a day for football or soccer TV channels live on your computer. The 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to Brazil, Live online World Cup streaming quarter-final, semi-final, and final [2]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

[1].^ FIFA: 2014 FIFA Public Guidelines (2011, January). Retrieved on 11 December 2011 from

[2].^ FIFA: Laws of the Game 2008/2009 (2008, July). Retrieved on 4 December 2011 from

Sport Innovation/Technology on- and off-field at the 2014 FIFA World Cup