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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Verizon and Volkswagen Sign On to Sponsor FOX Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Verizon to Present Halftime Shows; Volkswagen to Present Post-Game Shows
FOX Sports’ Inaugural FIFA Men’s World Cup™ Kicks Off on June 14

LOS ANGELES – Fox Networks Group (FNG) today announced Verizon and Volkswagen as sponsors for FOX Sports’ broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. As part of multi-platform deals, Verizon will sponsor the halftime shows, one for each of the 64 matches airing across FOX Sports, and Volkswagen will sponsor the post-game shows, which will air after every match.

Fox Networks Group Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales Bruce Lefkowitz said: “The world’s biggest sporting event only comes around every four years, and we are delighted that Verizon and Volkswagen are joining FOX Sports as it brings viewers what is sure to be the most captivating summer program of 2018. The pace of sales we are experiencing across our networks and platforms reflects the excitement and anticipation of millions of soccer fans across the country who will be tuning in for our around-the-clock FIFA World Cup™ action from Russia.”

More than a dozen advertisers have already boarded FOX Sports record-breaking 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ coverage. Additionally, FOX Sports is in advanced discussions with FIFA partners including adidas and Coca-Cola.

For its first FIFA Men’s World Cup™ presentation, FOX Sports will offer unprecedented and exclusive English-language coverage of the world’s biggest sporting event live from Russia. The month-long production, from June 14 – July 15, 2018, will feature a top-notch broadcast team of play-by-play announcers, game analysts and studio commentators including US Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas and U.S. Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan.

About Fox Networks Group

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Sports Media Group; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks and National Geographic Partners; and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.


Jonathan Bing
Fox Networks Group
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Megan Klein
Fox Networks Group
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