Zug, Switzerland, 26 January 2004 — Infront Sports & Media has signed an exclusive agreement with RTÉ for the Irish broadcast rights to the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.
The television network is Ireland’s national broadcaster and held the television rights for the last FIFA World Cup™, which took place in 2002 in Korea and Japan.
Niall Cogley, RTÉ Head of Sport, said, ‘We’re very pleased to announce full coverage for our viewers of the next World Cup. Germany 2006 promises to be an exciting tournament, and will once again be a huge undertaking for RTÉ, which we look forward to immensely. ‘
Oscar Frei, Chief Executive Officer of Infront, said: ‘We are now well advanced on the distribution plan for the 2006 event and the major European markets are showing tremendous interest in the forthcoming event which – because it takes place in Germany in the same time zone – will provide a great opportunity to build and consolidate audiences. We are delighted to be working with RTÉ, a national broadcaster, who will deliver the maximum audience’.
The RTÉ deal follows a series of recent announcements from Infront regarding the television coverage of the next FIFA World Cup™, including with Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the territories of Sub Saharan Africa.
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Infront Sports & Media AG.
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