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FIFA Launches Tender For In-flight And In-ship Rights

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By DTVE Reporter

International football association FIFA has launched a tender process for worldwide in-flight and in-ship media rights to its 2022-2023 competitions, including the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The 2022 event will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the first to take place in November and December, while the 2023 edition of the Women’s World Cup will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand with an expanded line-up of 32 teams taking part.

The tender also includes the rights to FIFA’s youth and beach soccer events taking place in 2022 and 2023. FIFA said that the tender process would allow it 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.

Bid submissions to FIFA must be received by 12:00 CET on Tuesday, November 16.

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.

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