FIFA turned heads yesterday with its announcement that it had extended its media rights agreements in the United States and Canada for its events leading up to and including the 2026 World Cup. Extending their partnerships with FOX for English language programming and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo for Spanish language, the deal also locks in CTV/TSN in Canada. Overall, new events in the deals include: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 and 2025, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 and 2025, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023 and 2025, FIFA Futsal World Cup 2024, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2024 and 2026, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2024 and 2026, and FIFA Confederations Cup 2025.
“These agreements guarantee wide distribution for FIFA tournaments across the US and Canada. Together, we will be able to further promote football in North America and build on the impressive interest shown by audiences in these major territories during the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” said FIFA Director of TV Niclas Ericson.