ORF & Servus TV network gets the exclusive broadcast rights for the upcoming Mega soccer events of the Fifa world cup which to be played in November-December 2022 in Qatar along with UEFA Euro 2024. Thus all viewers enjoy Qatar Soccer World cup live in Austria on ORF and Servus TV Network.
As per rights of broadcast of Fifa world cup 2022 ORF transfer the rights to 25 of a total of 64 games Football world cup game live in Austria to Servus TV so ORF shows 39 football world cup games live including Main events, opening game along with the final match.
ServusTV will broadcast 19 games from the group phase, two round of 16 and two quarter-final matches, one semi-final and the game for third place.
ServusTV Director Ferdinand Wegscheider : “With this cooperation we are showing once again that there are sensible ways to strengthen Austria as a media location as a whole. The big winners from this model are above all the football fans, who can experience all matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and UEFA EURO 2024 on free-to-air television.”
ORF General Director Mag. Roland Weißmann : “What works smoothly in Formula 1 and has proven itself in the Europa and Conference Leagues is now also being used in major tournaments. The high-priced sports rights market calls for creative and pragmatic solutions if you want to prevent live sports from disappearing behind paywalls. In this sense, the current agreement for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 24 is very pleasing for the home fans.”
ServusTV Sports Rights & Distribution Manager David Morgenbesser : “This agreement is historic for ServusTV – our first soccer World Cup not only guarantees soccer festivals in November and December, but will also significantly increase the importance of the entire channel. Immediately after the FIFA World Cup 2022, we will start with the qualifying matches in February 2023 and accompany the Austrian national team live for the first time on their way to the UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany.”
ORF TV sports director Hans Peter Trost: “After the tender for the sublicense of certain rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022, we noticed in the talks with ServusTV that there were very good opportunities for cooperation between ServusTV and ORF. This brings advantages for both broadcasters, but above all for the TV viewers in Austria: All matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the UEFA EURO 2024 will be shown live on free TV in Austria, in full length and in the highest quality.”