Fox Nabs FIFA World Cup TV, Radio Rights In 2015-2022
October 24, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
The deal by which FOX obtained the television rights to the FIFA WORLD CUP for men's finals in 2018 and 2022 and women's finals in 2015 and 2019 includes English-language radio rights for the U.S. Spanish-language radio rights in the U.S. remained with ANDRES CANTOR's FUTBOL DE PRIMERA RADIO.
FOX reportedly paid $425 million for the rights, running from 2015 through 2022, while COMCAST/NBC UNIVERSAL's TELEMUNDO scored Spanish-language TV rights for a reported $600 million. FOX takes over from ESPN and TELEMUNDO takes over from UNIVISION in airing the matches.