OFC, FIFA+ partner up to enhance Oceania football

From 2024-2025, FIFA+ will supply live streaming, data provision, and media rights for all competitions organized by the Oceania Football Confederation.

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), the governing body for soccer in the Oceania region, has inked a partnership with FIFA+, the esteemed streaming service operated by the world’s governing body for soccer, FIFA.

The exclusive agreement, spanning from 2024-2025, will encompass live streaming, data provision, and media rights for all OFC competitions. Under the terms of the deal, FIFA+ emerges as the official and sole global platform for all OFC tournaments, ensuring that enthusiasts worldwide can catch the excitement and drama of every match streamed directly to their screens.

With matches broadcasted globally on FIFA+, fans from all corners of the world will have the opportunity to witness the unique talent and passion that characterize football in the Oceania region.

FIFA+ goes beyond mere match broadcasting, aiming to highlight the diverse tapestry of Oceania football. The streaming service will feature in-depth coverage of OFC tournaments, players, and narratives, offering viewers a comprehensive insight into the essence of the sport in the region.

OFC General Secretary Franck Castillo, said, “In the last five years, OFC has gone to great lengths to grow football coverage across the Pacific and provide quality broadcast production standards to all fans. As a testament to these efforts, our social media following has increased by 110% and live streaming views by 200% since 2019. We have rallied media rights in the broadcast space and expanded our distribution from four regional TV broadcasters to 26.

“Now OFC is taking its strategy to the next level by providing live, easily accessible football to the world, making Oceania football global with FIFA+. This partnership with FIFA+ marks a new era for Oceania football. It’s a monumental step towards realizing our dreams and showcasing the talents of our region to a global audience. We are excited about the opportunities this collaboration unlocks and the new horizons it opens for our players, teams, and fans.

“We have also expanded commercially through selling our live streaming, media, and data rights for the next two years – 2024 and 2025; this is a major step forward for us in the commercial space.”

OFC is one of six continental bodies overseeing international association football, comprising 11 full members and two associates. It promotes football in Oceania and offers member nations opportunities to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

In April of 2022, FIFA introduced FIFA+, an OTT service delivering a vast array of live matches, boasting up to 40,000 games annually. Notably, FIFA disclosed plans to offer an extensive archive, encompassing every FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup match ever captured on camera, alongside original documentary productions.

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