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Tender process launched in Sub-Saharan Africa for media rights to France 2019 and other FIFA events 

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FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in the territories listed below for the media rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ as well as the 2019 editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi 
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo-Brazzaville
Côte d’Ivoire 
Democratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
eSwatini
Ethiopia
Gabon 
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea Bissau
Guinea Conakry
Kenya 
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé & Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone 
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo 
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

This tender process will allow FIFA to select the media companies that are best placed to secure the required transmission commitments and to achieve FIFA’s objectives of reaching the widest possible audience and providing a high-quality viewing experience for fans.

Media companies or organisations wishing to participate in the tender process can request the ITT by email from Sub-Sahara-Media-Rights@fifa.org. Requests must specify the name of the company and the job title and name of the representative responsible for the tender process. Following a question-and-answer period (09:00 CET, 12 March – 17:00 CET, 1 April 2019), submissions to FIFA must be received by 10:00 CET on 2 April 2019.

Through the sale of media rights for its football tournaments, FIFA generates income which is essential to support and develop football around the world, for instance through the FIFA Forward Football Development Programme.