FIFA launches tender process for worldwide in-flight and in-ship media rights
FIFA has today launched an invitation to tender (ITT) for the worldwide in-flight and in-ship media rights to its 2022-2023 competitions, including the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the 22nd edition of the tournament and a unique event, as the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held in the Middle East and the first to take place in November and December. With ultra-modern venues, optimal playing conditions and a compact event footprint, the host country will be a very special setting in which to celebrate the game and its ability to connect and inspire people around the world. The 2023 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023. Following the amazing success of the 2019 event, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the first edition of the tournament to feature 32 teams (previously 24) following the decision by FIFA to expand the tournament to accelerate the growth of the women’s game. The tender also includes the rights to FIFA’s youth and beach soccer events taking place in 2022 and 2023. The 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 offering a high-quality viewing experience for all fans travelling by ship or plane. Media companies or organisations wishing to participate in the tender process can request the ITT by email. Interested parties should contact InflightInship@fifa.org. Bid submissions to FIFA must be received by 12:00 CET on Tuesday, 16 November 2021. Through the sale of media rights for its football tournaments, FIFA generates income which is essential to support and develop the game around the world, for instance through the FIFA Forward development programme.