World Cup Ratings: France, Argentina Semi-Final Wins Draw Record Viewership

On Tuesday, Argentina shut out Croatia in a 3-0 match that drew 6.46M total viewers across the Fox broadcast and digital platforms. A day later, France’s 2-0 win against Morocco on Wednesday, which aired at 2 p.m. ET, delivered 6.59M total viewers across linear and digital, peaking with 8.6M viewers.

Twitter Still Looking For World Cup Ad Partners

Twitter is still seeking ad partners for the World Cup, as the tournament heads into its final stretch. It is yet another example of how the platform’s beleaguered ad team is having a hard time winning back advertisers after the sudden drop-off of major brands that have fled in the Elon Musk era.

Will Soccer World Cup Protests Hit FIFA Where It Hurts (In The Ratings)?

TAG Video Systems Unveils New Platform For Fox Sports’ Marquee Events Ahead

Fox Sports is taking TAG Video Systems to the world’s greatest sporting event in Qatar as the FIFA World Cup’s monitoring and visualization provider. From Sunday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 18, […]

Tubi And Fox Sports Launch World Cup Channel

Tubi said Wednesday  it debuted a channel dedicated to the World Cup, working with Fox Sports, which will be televising the global soccer tournament from Qatar later this year. At launch the free ad-supported streaming TV channel will have content looking ahead to Qatar 2022 as well as classic games and highlights from past tournaments.

Charter Seeks Co-Star For Spot To Appear During World Cup

Charter Communications is conducting a soccer trick-shot content, with the winner appearing in a spot that will air during the World Cup promoting the Spectrum Mobile Wireless service. The promotion is part of a partnership with Comcast’s Telemundo and Peacock Premium promoting the Spanish-language coverage of the World Cup.

Ian Darke To Broadcast For Fox During This Year’s World Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Darke will call play-by-play for Fox at this year’s World Cup after working the 2010 and 2014 tournaments for ESPN. Darke becomes the third play-by-play […]

INA TV Deploys Calrec To Bring World Cup Football Qualifiers To Broadcasters

Greece-based INA TV is using Calrec’s Summa console and Hydra2 networking technology to satisfy the complex UEFA technical specifications to broadcast European qualifying matches for this year’s World Cup. INA TV, providers […]

CBS To Make US World Cup Qualifier At Jamaica Available Only As Stream

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS, which has the U.S.-English language rights to the Americans’ World Cup qualifier at Jamaica next week, said Tuesday it will make the Nov. 16 match […]

Fox To Air Record 38 World Cup Matches

Fox Sports unveiled its game plan and official TV schedule for its coverage of the 2018 World Cup this summer in Russia. Despite not having the U.S. team in the mix this year — nor world powers Italy and the Netherlands, for that matter — Fox said it will air 38 games live on the broadcast network, more than the previous four World Cups combined and the most ever for an English-language network.

Fox, Telemundo Get World Cup Through 2026

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.

Telemundo Scores World Cup Rights

Telemundo is officially taking over the U.S. Spanish-language broadcast rights to FIFA soccer events beginning in 2015 in anticipation of the 2018 Soccer World Cup, giving it a lock on arguably the most important televised sporting event for U.S. Hispanic fans. Previously, the Spanish-language broadcast rights were held by Telemundo rival Univision, which carried the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

World Leaders: Soccer On TV Should Be Free

Watching World Cup soccer may not be a basic human right. But leaders across the world recognize that a lot of people view it as such, and that makes the World Cup a political opportunity.

U.S. Media Getting Ready For World Cup

The world’s largest sporting event kicks off today, All 64 soccer matches will air in English in the United States on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Univision and its associated networks — UniMas, Galavision and Univision Deportes — will broadcast the games in Spanish. Here are some media questions and answers heading into the World Cup.


Telemundo Touts World Cup, New President

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver’s seat during that lap is newly announced network president Luis Silberwasser. The company paid some $600 million for the rights to broadcast the most-popular global sports event in Spanish; now it’s shooting the works on promotion as the next contest approaches (this year’s FIFA World Cup will air on Univision, but it’s soon enough that the network is changing emphasis to its newly purchased U.S. soccer rights).

FIFA, Fox Dispute Over Winter 2022 World Cup

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.

Fox Said To Oppose Plan To Shift 2022 World Cup

FIFA Loses Free-To-Air World Cup TV Battle

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.

Fox, Telemundo Get U.S. World Cup Rights

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.