German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have removed their main channels from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite system at 13 degrees East due to rights restrictions regarding the FIFA Football World Cup 2014.
World Football Association FIFA has granted German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF the domestic broadcast rights for the Football World Cup 2022 in Germany.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will not broadcast the games of the Football World Cup 2014 on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite system at 13° East due to rights restrictions.
EU countries can require events of major importance to be shown on free-to-air television, according to Niilo Jaeaeskinen, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice.
Up to 25 matches from next year’s World Cup are to be captured in 3D following an agreement between Sony and the tournament organiser FIFA.