OFC to use FIFA+ streaming channels to build competition awareness

February 28 – The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has partnered with FIFA+ to stream tournaments and competitions in a bid to ensure greater exposure for the game in the region, the confederation confirmed.

In a statement, the OFC said that FIFA+ will become the official home for all OFC competitions for the next two years with matches streamed to a global audience on the platform.

“In the last five years, OFC has gone to great lengths to grow football coverage across the Pacific and provide quality broadcast production standards to all fans,” said OFC general secretary Franck Castillo.

“As a testament to these efforts, our social media following has increased by 110% and live streaming views by 200% since 2019. We have rallied media rights in the broadcast space and expanded our distribution from four regional TV broadcasters to 26.”

This year promises to be a busy one for the OFC with among others the regional champions league, the beach soccer Nations Cup and the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Earlier this month, the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament – Oceania Qualifier in Samoa was the first OFC tournament to be streamed on FIFA+.

“This partnership with FIFA+ marks a new era for Oceania football. It’s a monumental step towards realising our dreams and showcasing the talents of our region to a global audience,” commented Castillo.

“We are excited about the opportunities this collaboration unlocks and the new horizons it opens for our players, teams, and fans. We have also expanded commercially through selling our live streaming, media and data rights for the next two years – 2024 and 2025; this is a major step forward for us in the commercial space.”

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