TV rights of the 2022 World Cup
Qatar guarantees that everyone can watch the matches of the World Football Cup live at the right times via internet and TV. The time zone of Qatar is UTC + 3, allowing Europe to follow the games at a good time. The advantage for FIFA is that the income from media rights from Europe is not at risk. The IT facilities in Qatar will be very advanced.
Globo has acquired TV rights in Brazil
Part of the TV rights for the 2022 World Cup were sold on February 28, 2012 to Brazilian broadcaster Globo. The agreement between Globo and FIFA includes cable, satellite, mobile and broadband internet in Brazil.
Globo's power to broadcast the World Cup in such a large and diverse area as Brazil, assures FIFA that all Brazilians have live access to the football tournament. Due to the broad coverage area of the broadcaster, the choice fell on Globo.
For more than 40 years, FIFA and Globo have been working together with major benefits for both parties. During all these years, FIFA has made football very popular with a large audience all over the World. Globo is very proud that they can be part of FIFA. The most important thing for Globo is to give spectators access to all parts of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as if they were on the pitch themselves.
Globo has been a partner in FIFA's TV rights since 1970 and with this agreement has acquired rights to broadcast the 2014 World Cup in its own country up to and including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Globo is one of the largest TV broadcasters in the World and is very innovative with Brazilian football.
Al Jazeera Sport buys the broadcasting rights of the 2022 World Cup
Part of the broadcasting rights of the 2022 World Cup were sold to Al Jazeera Sport. FIFA announced this on January 26, 2011. This agreement is the first signed agreement of the media rights of FIFA and the World Cup. A few weeks ago it was announced that the soccer tournament will be held in Qatar.
The agreement with Al Jazeera Sport, headquartered in Qatar, includes cable, satellite, mobile and broadband internet in 23 different areas and countries in the Middle East and North Africa. This gives Al Jazeera Sport the rights and obligations to make the World Football Cup in 2022 accessible to the general public for football fans from the Middle East and North Africa.
Al Jazeera Sport has been working with FIFA since 2009, giving the sports channel the rights to broadcast three World Cups. This means that the channel will be allowed to broadcast live the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With this FIFA has a strong partner according to Jérome Valcke, secretary of FIFA.
Nasser Al Khelaifi, manager of Al Jazeera Sport, is delighted with this deal, as a result of which football fans from the Middle East and North Africa are now guaranteed to receive the best programming of the World's largest football event.The areas covered by this agreement are: Algarve, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UEA , Yemen and Palestine.
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