FIFA announced on Thursday that it has extended its media rights agreements in the US and Canada, meaning Fox – which already had the rights to broadcast all FIFA competitions through 2022 – now has the US broadcast rights for all FIFA events up to and including the 2026 World Cup.
As part of the announcement, FIFA also revealed that Telemundo has the American Spanish-language broadcast rights and CTV/TSN have the Canadian rights for all FIFA competitions through 2026.
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The extended agreements mean that Fox, Telemundo and CTV/TSN will have the rights to the 2015, 2019 and 2023 Women’s World Cups, the 2018, 2022 and 2026 World Cups, the 2017, 2021 and 2025 Confederations Cups and all FIFA youth World Cups until 2026.
Fox will begin an eight-year partnership to nationally broadcast MLS games this year, with the network set to show 34 regular season games and the MLS All-Star Game on its family of channels in 2015.