ZURICH, April 25, 2019 – FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) for the media rights to the 2019 and 2020 editions of The Best FIFA Football Awards™. These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.
This year’s edition of football’s official and most prestigious award show will be staged in Milan’s historic Teatro alla Scala on 23 September 2019. The awards will crown the best male and female performers of the season and all eyes will be on the women’s football prizes following the much-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.
The global tender covers all territories around the world, excluding certain territories in Europe (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine), as well as the Spanish-language broadcast in the United States of America, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.
This tender process will allow FIFA to select the media companies that are best placed to secure the strongest platform and to achieve FIFA’s objectives of reaching the widest possible audience and providing a high-quality viewing experience for fans.
Media companies or organisations wishing to participate in the tender process can request the ITT email from FIFA.firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must specify the name of the company and the job title and name of the representative responsible for the tender process. Following a question-and-answer period (09:00 CEST, 25 April – 17:00 CEST, 21 May 2019), submissions to FIFA must be received 10:00 CEST on 22 May 2019.
Through the sale of media rights for its football tournaments, FIFA generates income which is essential to support and develop football around the world, for instance through the FIFA Forward Football Development Programme.