Media Release

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

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Friday 21 October 2016, 14:40

FIFA opens tender process for 2017-18 media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Sub-Saharan Africa for the media rights to the 2017-2018 FIFA events including the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. These media rights will cover TV, internet protocol television (IPTV), and internet, mobile and radio transmissions for all FIFA tournaments that are scheduled to take place between 2017 and 2018.

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: 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, which commences on 24 October, submissions to FIFA must be received by 17.00 CET on 18 November 2016. Negotiations with shortlisted bidders will commence thereafter on 21 November 2016.