2014 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights for the Middle East and Northern Africa
FIFA would like to reiterate that contrary to some reports about the 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage in the Middle East and Northern Africa, including statements attributed to ZDF, FIFA's broadcast partner in Germany, ZDF will not be broadcasting matches unencrypted on the Eutelsat Hot Bird satellite platform during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ZDF/ARD are media rights licensees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup' for the German territory only. As such, their broadcasts will be available in the German language and restricted to Germany.
beIN Sports is the exclusive Media Rights Licensee for the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Any broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup by any FIFA Media Rights Licensee is intended for the territory or territories as listed in its agreement with FIFA. For a list of all Media Rights Licensees and their respective territories, please see the TV section on FIFA.com or use the direct link below.
SOURCE: International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) - April 23, 2014