FIFA has launched an attack on piracy, threatening to take action against the Saudi TV channel BeoutQ which has been illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup via the Arabsat satellite.
Egypt seems to have decided to broadcast 22 World Cup 2018 games, including those of the national team, on Egyptian television, even without a proper rights contract.
The BBC has announced plans to screen its World Cup matches in the Ultra HD format over the BBC iPlayer – but its setting a cap on the number of viewers that will be able to access the coverage.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland seems to be gearing up to broadcast selected matches of the 2018 FIFA World Football Championship in Ultra HD quality.
German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired an extensive rights package containing qualifier games of the national German football team for World and European Championships.