Television broadcasting rights are granted primarily to TV stations and other broadcasting institutions. These rights are granted to broadcast the television signal for a defined period in a particular territory. Revenue from television broadcasting rights by region is recognised when the actual broadcasting of the event in question takes place and is contingent on the number of broadcasting hours. As a consequence, a comparison against previous years is not meaningful. Revenue should be analysed considering the full four-year cycle of FIFA.
Other broadcasting revenue reflects additional revenue for services in order to fulfil FIFA’s other broadcasting obligations.
Revenue from broadcasting rights contracts, which include the right to broadcast other FIFA events, but excluding the FIFA World Cup, is presented as Other FIFA event revenue. Such other FIFA events staged in 2021 were the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021, both of which were postponed from 2020 to 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 and FIFAe tournaments.
As FIFA was forced to postpone or cancel tournaments that were originally scheduled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the revenue recognised for 2020 is limited to consideration received for prior-year events and other broadcasting revenue.
In 2021, the value of services or goods received for television broadcasting rights (i.e. value-in-kind revenue) amounted to USD 0.2 million (2020: USD 0 million).