FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Russia for the media rights to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions. Bidders may also indicate an interest in the media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and submit independent unconditional bids for such rights.
This tender process will allow FIFA to select the media companies that are best placed to operationally 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.
Through the sale of media rights for its football tournaments, FIFA generates vital income, which is essential to carrying out its activities in football development and governance around the world.
Media companies wishing to submit a tender can request the ITT from the following e-mail address: Russia-Media-Rights@fifa.org. The request must specify the names and titles of those who will interact with FIFA in the ITT procedure. Following a question-and-answer period (from 24 October to 18 November 2016), submissions to FIFA must be received by 17.00 CET on 24 November 2016. Negotiations with shortlisted bidders will commence thereafter on 25 November 2016.