The FIFA World Cup 2018 will kick off in less than a month. Russia will host the biggest world football tournaments at its summer. There will be hundred million football fans are anticipating the event. There will be billions dollar poured into the tournament around the world. Fortunately, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be broadcasted throughout the world. There will be tens to hundred TV channels broadcast the matches.
Previously, FIFA has confirmed a greater coverage for the tournament. Some international and national TV channels have bought the broadcasting rights from FIFA. FIFA may gain the biggest income for the next five years from 2018 World Cup broadcasting rights. More than 200 regions will broadcast 2018 World Cup Russia matches. There will be more than half of billion spectators from all around the world. Here, the World Cup 2018 TV Channels list updated following the countdown.
Each region has its own TV coverage but the broadcast rights are actually not solely about Tv broadcasting. The giant number of viewers may derive from the live streaming online through network websites. It’s not a secret that most settled sports channels cover the games and matches on their live streaming website. However, this article will solely provide information about TV coverage.
If you’re living in the UK, you can access the World Cup 2018 matches on BBC or ITV. TF1 will broadcast all the France matches while beIN Sports will cover other World Cup 2018 matches. ZDF and ARD will share broadcast rights for Germany. RTE has gained the exclusive rights to broadcast World Cup Russia matches through all its networks. If you’re living outside the UK but still in the Europe continent, EBU makes World Cup 2018 matches available for most countries, free access may be available for certain matches.
Fox Sports has won the rights to broadcast the World Cup 2018 Russia matches in English for the USA while Telemundo will cover the Spanish language. Canada also gets them from Fox Sports and CBC as the official broadcasting channel of the tournament. If you’re living in the South American Countries and Carribean region you can access the matches on Sky or Direct TV.
Beside these two networks, some South American Countries can enjoy the matches from the countries’ broadcasting partner channels. RedeGlobo and SporTV will broadcast the all the matches live for Brazilian from the host country. America TV, Canal 9, TV Publica, El Trece are for Argentinians. Caracol TV and RCN TV will officially telecast the matches for Colombian. TVN, Megavision, and Canal 13 are the official broadcasting partner for Chile. The Ecuadorian can enjoy all matches on RTS while Venevisio will broadcast all the matches live for Venezuelan from Russia.
Asia, Australia, and MIddle-East
Chinese channel, CCTV will exclusively telecast the World Cup 2018 Russia for China region. South Asia region will be under Sony Pictures Networks as it has won the exclusive rights. beIN Sports also won the broadcast rights for the middle-east area. The separated rights also go Australia where SBS will broadcast Australia matches only while the rest of the matches will be under Optus Sports subscription coverage.
The South East Asian countries can enjoy the Matches on Fox Sports Asia. These countries include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, and the Maldives. Indonesian will enjoy the matches on Trans TV, the giant TV network of the country which will also exclusively telecast the highlights. It’s also possible that local TV may buy partial rights in last minutes.
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FIFA Broadcasting Services Department has confirmed to extend the official broadcasting rights. As you’ve seen above more local TV channels become the official broadcasting channels. Somo of them even shared the rights between to ensure each country can access all the matches, the schedule clashes will no longer be a problem.
It’s very important to watch the World Cup 2018 matches from official broadcasting channels only. It’s due to the fact that FIFA ensures the quality of the broadcasting on these channels. Each channel is under FIFA broadcasting license where the media rights and broadcasting quality are fully controlled. FIFA wants to expand the World Cup coverage throughout the world to gain more million spectators. Unlike the other sporting events, 2018 FIFA World Cup TV list is more inclusive where more people can enjoy all the matches without any necessary disruptions or subscriptions.