Al Jazeera’s World Cup blackout leaves ITV in the shade


2 thoughts on “Al Jazeera’s World Cup blackout leaves ITV in the shade”

  1. FIFA and the FIA are as bad as each other when it comes to TV rights and media access. The FIA has done some stupid deals with motor sports coverage, especially in the emerging market that is the Middle East. They just don’t seem to realise how badly they shoot themselves in the foot.

    And the FIFA-Al Jazeera debacle has been the very definition of an own goal.

  2. Formula One coverage has got a bit better with the races broadcast, free and in English, on AD Sports 2. Last season in the UAE the English feed was pay-per-view on Al Jazeera apart from the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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