General producer of the First channel Alexander Faifman
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MOSCOW, December 18. /Offset. TASS Anton Stories/. Russian TV channels and the international football Federation (FIFA) has agreed a contract for the purchase of rights to broadcast matches of the 2018 world Cup, nothing prevents his signing. About this TASS said the General producer of the First channel Alexander Faifman.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Vitaly Mutko told TASS that the Russian side fulfilled all related requests FIFA in the near future this question should be closed.
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“We would be delighted if it [the signing] happened before the New year or even sooner and I’d be happy to commence negotiations with sponsors. But just as we expected . I don’t see any reason to delay [the signing of the contract on the part of FIFA], apparently, just the usual bureaucracy. Nothing prevents the signature from both sides,” said Fairman.
“We agreed to all my wishes have eliminated prior concerns and now just expect the signing of the contract from our partners. I want to note that in this case anything not tied to a specific date, it can happen both before and after the New year,” said Fairman.
The rights to broadcast the matches of the confederations Cup, FIFA has acquired the consortium “2Спорт2”, which includes the First channel, VGTRK and “Match TV”.
The matches of the first in the history of Russia, home of the world championship will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia.