Amid FIFA Scandal, EBU Buys Euro 2016 Rights

World soccer governing body FIFA remains in the midst of a corruption scandal and two wide-ranging criminal investigations, but UEFA, FIFA's European branch, is still doing bumper business. On Wednesday, the European Broadcasting Union signed a deal with UEFA for exclusive rights across 26 European countries for the 2016 European soccer championships. It does not include deals for Europe's biggest territories – Germany, France, the U.K., Italy and Spain – which are negotiated separately between UEFA and individual national broadcasters. record audiences worldwide , with 299 million viewers around the globe watching the final match, according to official FIFA figures.