German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have resumed the transmission of their main TV channels on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite system (13° East).
As Philipp Lahm raised the FIFA World Cup trophy in the Maracana on Sunday night, TV broadcasters around the world joined in celebrating an outstanding set of results from the FIFA World Cup 2014.
The FIFA Football World Cup 2014 semi-final between Germany and Brazil on July 8 achieved not only a historic result with Germany’s 7:1 victory, but also a new ratings record on German television.
As the group stages in Brazil have come to an end, TV broadcasters are reflecting on an outstanding set of results from the first two weeks of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
FIFA’s reported revenue from sales of the 2014 finals amounts to $1.733 billion so far, with Europe accounting for 50% of the total, ahead of Asia and North Africa with 22%.
Around the world, right holders are trying to enforce the rules and regulations regarding live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
The Monday World Cup match game in which Germany beat Portugal delivered the highest World Cup traffic peak on the internet thus far with 4.3Tbps, according to Akamai Technologies.
This summer’s football World Cup is proving to be the most accessible in the tournament’s history, with broadcast and streaming services available on up to 5.9 billion screens globally.
Broadcasters are expected to benefit from new production innovations and high audience figures as a result of this summer’s football action, according to Austin Houlihan, senior consultant at Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
French premium sports broadcaster BeIn Sports will launch a special OTT service covering this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.