29Oct2012

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ to be distributed by MP & Silva in Oceania

MP & Silva, a leading international media rights company, has secured a deal with SBS Australia to distribute the media rights of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ in all territories in Oceania (excluding New Zealand). SBS Australia is the media rights licensee for FIFA media rights in Australia and Oceania during the cycle 2011-2014.

The package offers all 64 live matches and ceremonies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ as well as daily highlights of 45 minutes. The offer also brings all FIFA tournaments between 2012 and 2014, including the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti, and FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

Ken Shipp, SBS, said: “MP & Silva are well placed to distribute the TV rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as leaders in football distribution in Asia. We are excited with the prospect of reaching out to more football fans in the Oceania region.”

MP & Silva has a strong media rights portfolio in Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Middle East that includes partnerships with the Oceania Football Confederation, Asian Football Confederation, Olympic Council of Asia, the Japanese Football League and many others. The sports agency also distributes top European football in Asia, including the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Bundesliga and French Ligue 1.

Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva Group CEO, said: “MP & Silva has done a great job in leading the distribution of football content in the Asia-Pacific region. Being appointed by SBS is a worthy recognition of our leadership in the market and we are very excited to use our network of broadcasters to improve audiences of international football in Oceania.”

MP & Silva will be the exclusive distributor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ TV rights across cable, satellite and terrestrial for the territories of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu.