Twelve European clubs planning to start a breakaway Super League have told the leaders of FIFA and UEFA that they have begun legal action aimed at fending off threats to block the competition.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with […]
Two former senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox have been indicted over their alleged role in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving kickbacks to FIFA officials in exchange for broadcast and marketing rights to some of the world’s biggest football tournaments.
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial. The dramatic twist in federal court […]
21st Century Fox denied a government witness’s allegation that its sports division paid bribes to win television rights for international soccer tournaments.
Alejandro Burzaco, former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified that Fox and other broadcasters were involved in a scheme to pay bribes — concealed using offshore side entities and sham contracts — that secured rights for the Copa America and other FIFA events.
The Telemundo Station Group will send a team of six journalists to Russia to deliver special coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 which begins on Saturday, June 17, and concludes Sunday, July 2. The team will include sports anchors Veronica Contreras from Telemundo’s WNJU New York and Jaime Becerril from WWSI Philadelphia. Both […]
FIFA announced today that it has extended U.S. media rights agreements with Fox and NBC’s Universal’s Telemundo through the 2026 World Cup. No financial figures were released.
Fox and other broadcasters have bought the rights for the world’s largest sporting event under the assumption that it would be held in June and July, as it has been since 1930. The network doesn’t want to move the Qatar World Cup in 2022 to winter because it would clash with NFL games. FIFA wants to move the tournament due to extreme heat in Qatar during the summer months.
The soccer association has lost an appeal against a European ruling that the World Cup and Euro Championships should be shown on free-to-air TV in the United Kingdom.
A FIFA official says Fox has won the U.S. English-language television rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, with the Spanish-language rights going to Telemundo.