SPN acquires exclusive broadcast rights for FIFA events in 2019
The agreement also gives Sony Pictures Networks the rights to broadcast FIFA’s archive content in India
Published - May 20, 2019 4:13 PM Updated: May 20, 2019 4:13 PM
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for marquee FIFA events in 2019, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019.
All the tournaments will be broadcast on television and digitally within the Indian subcontinent on the sports channels of Sony Pictures Networks and its premium video on demand (VOD) service SonyLIV.
The audiences can expect a full football calendar this year with the FIFA U-20 World Cup in May-June followed by the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June-July, the FIFA U-17 World Cup in September-October and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in November.
The agreement with FIFA also gives Sony Pictures Networks the rights to broadcast FIFA’s archive content in the Indian subcontinent.
The deal continues the successful broadcasting partnership between Sony Pictures Networks and FIFA. The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia both garnered unprecedented viewership and broke records for football viewership in India.
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