FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (ITT) for media rights in selected European territories to the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™. These rights cover TV, IPTV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions for FIFA’s flagship competition, which will be held in Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
“This tender is designed to help FIFA identify and select the media entity in each territory that is able to operationally secure the transmission commitments required by FIFA, as well as achieve FIFA’s overall objectives of reaching the widest possible audience and financial targets,” said Niclas Ericson, Director of FIFA’s TV Division, which is overseeing the tender procedure.
The territories included in the tender are Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican City.
Media companies engaged in broadcasting can request the ITT from the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The request needs to state which territories are being targeted as well as list the names and titles of those who will interact with FIFA in the procedure. Following a question and answer period lasting from 2-25 January 2012, submissions to FIFA must be received by 3 February 2012, whereupon negotiations with preferred bidders will open on 6 February 2012.
More information on the broadcast coverage of the most recent FIFA World Cup™, namely South Africa in 2010, can be found by clicking the link on the right hand side.