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FIFA awarded broadcasting rights to ARD and ZDF

The world governing body FIFA awarded the German broadcast rights for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia at ARD and ZDF.
FIFA vergibt √úbertragungsrecht an ARD und ZDF

Cologne (AFP) - The most important games of the FIFA World Cup2018 will also be shown live on free TV. The world governing bodyFIFA awarded the German broadcast rights for the finals in six years in Russia, ARD and ZDF.

The standing subject to the approval of the competent bodies of the contract between FIFA and SportA, the sports rights agency of ARDand ZDF recognizes the public service broadcasters the exclusive right to live and delayed recovery of all 64 matches of the FIFAWorld Cup 2018 a . ARD and ZDF have besides the possibility to include commercial free and pay-TV channels and to sublicensecertain games. About the conditions of the contract were not disclosed.

"We are delighted with the award of FIFA. The World Cup is and will remain with us in good hands, "said Ulrich Wilhelm, the ARD-side for sports as lead manager of the Bavarian Radio. ZDF directorThomas Bellut saw in the contract "is also a confirmation ofcompetence and performance of colleagues in the sports editorsand production crew from ZDF and ARD." The ARD leader MonikaPiel, promised they would, "as used professionally both of the games also report about the country and its people. "