Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Octagon gain World Cup video and DVD rights

London-based Octagon CSI have confirmed that they have acquired the video and DVD rights for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
The rights deal was agreed with KirchSport AG, the company responsible for the global marketing and sales of the broadcast rights to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. The rights cover the key markets of UK and Eire as well as the host nations, Japan and Korea. The deal also includes the Middle East and Israel.
The four-year deal allows Octagon CSI to build on their knowledge and expertise within the video and DVD market and, for the first time, the company will act as independent distributors. Octagon CSI will be using the services of ILC, the leading British video distributor, to act in an advisory role on sales, marketing and distribution activity in the UK.
Jon Owen, Head of Archive Sales, Octagon CSI, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to capitalise on our growing strength in the video market. The unexpected performances of some of the teams have made this World Cup a major success and there is clearly going to be a large market with those fans wanting a commemorative video or DVD.”
Octagon CSI will launch a range of 2002 FIFAWorld Cup titles at the start of July.
Octagon CSI is the television division of Octagon – the global marketing-led sports and event marketing company. It offers expertise across all eight major sports and event marketing disciplines: athlete representation, event management, consultancy, property representation and sales, TV rights sales and distribution, TV production and archive, new media and licensing and merchandising.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Writing A Video Brief
Writing a brief for your video is usually the first place to start when commissioning a video project. This can conjure up images of huge documents pa
AJA Video Systems Releases Desktop Software v13
AJA Video Systems has released its Desktop Software v13 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Additionally, a new KONA IP firmware license option for J
Artel Video Systems To Exhibit At IBC
Artel Video Systems will demonstrate an end-to-end hybrid IP- and fiber-based network at IBC2017. Standards-Based IP transport with DigiLink and Infin
Five Reasons For Using 360 Video In 2017
A few months ago we posted a tutorial on creating 360 video, so we thought we'd follow up with the top reasons for using 360 video to connect with you
VITEC To Showcase Field-Proven Video Streaming Solutions
VITEC has announced that it will demonstrate its broad range of point-to-point streaming and full motion video (FMV) solutions engineered for mission-
Video Design Selects Marshall Cameras
Video Design has selected the latest Marshall CV 343 CS HD mini cameras to a number of high-profile concerts by rock bands including Lower Than Atlant
Magewell Capture Cards Improve Quality And Reliability For Cattura Video
Magewell has announced that lecture capture and video recording solution provider Cattura Video has selected their Pro CapturePCIe cards to enable rel
New Video Pro X Released
MAGIX is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its video editing software, Video Pro X. An unrivaled spectrum of innovative feature
Osprey Video Achieves Microsoft Silver Windows And Devices Competency
Osprey Video has announced it has achieved a silver Windows and Devices competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolv
Corporate Video Production Is Here To Stay
2016 saw video marketing reach new heights for marketers. 61% of businesses have used video compared to just 34% the year before. You may still have d
AJA Video Systems Unveils New Features Of RovoCam Camera System
AJA Video Systems has unveiled new features of its RovoCam Camera System. At NAB 2017, the company revealed details of its RovoCam compact block camer
Artel Video Systems To Showcase New Products at SMPTE Conference & Exhibition
Artel will showcase three IP-centric platforms specifically designed to address customers' growing requirements as they migrate from direct fiber to a
Artel Video Systems Heads To NAB New York
Artel Video Systems has announced that it is to exhibit at the 2017 NAB Show New York next month, demonstrating an end-to-end hybrid IP- and fiber-bas
Bexel Launches New Sideline Audio/Video Cart
Bexel has launched its new Sideline Audio/Video Cart, a plug-and-play solution for streamlining the acquisition of field audio and video feeds in stad
InsysPLAY Platform Powers Enhanced OTT Video Service
Insys Video Technologies' InsysPLAY platform has powered an enhanced OTT video service for ORS subsidiary simpliTV. The platform provides simpliTV vie