SBS snaps up FIFA 2006 rights

SBS, a free-to-air broadcaster, will cover all 64 matches in full.

In addition, SBS has also secured rights to a number of other FIFA events including the FIFA World Youth Championship, the FIFA Under-17 World Championship and the FIFA Confederations Cup, all of which are being held in 2005.

The rights to both the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA events extend beyond Australia to the territories of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu helping to maximise live exposure of the event.

This announcement follows a number of important agreements that have recently been concluded by Infront for the 2006 tournament, including with NOS for Holland, EESTI Television for Estonia, the Romanian Television Corporation (TVR), Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation SA (ERT) for Greece, Hong Kong Cable for Hong Kong, PT Surya Citra Televisi (STCV) for Indonesia and Leading Independent Media (LiM) for the territory of Sub Saharan Africa.