FIFA raised USD 1.5 million from 257 commercial public viewing licensing fees, which were charged for the right to show live match coverage at public events around the world during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. FIFA also issued 1,597 non-commercial, free public viewing licences.
In forthcoming years, this money will go towards supporting community and grassroots organisations that use football as a catalyst for social development.
“For FIFA, it is important to invest in social development projects and to contribute to a positive legacy of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and abroad,” said Niclas Ericson, Director of FIFA’s TV Division.
“We will channel these funds through our Football for Hope initiative to give community organisations the support they need to improve the lives of young people. We would like to extend our thanks to all the broadcasters and public viewing organisers that supported this effort.”
In 2010, FIFA raised USD 975,000 in public viewing revenue, which was also invested in Football for Hope-supported projects.
For more information about Football for Hope, please visit: http://www.fifa.com/footballforhope
For more information about FIFA TV, please visit: http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/tv/