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Who are broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2018? Which TV Channels are showing the FIFA World Cup? How to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 for free? Well the 2018 FIFA World Cup is here and everybody around the world will be trying to watch it. But the question is, how? Well if you don’t have a paid for subscription on television, it can be a little but tricky to watch the games in full. But here we have a guide to help you find the best solution.
The World Cup is a massive event and there are always ways to watch it for free. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil had larger viewing numbers than the Olympics. So it’s not a small event. There will be plenty of ways to watch it. So which TV Channels Broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018?
FIFA have said they will offer great coverage options for the World Cup. They have mentioned something called “terrestrial tv” with free coverage. This means that plenty of television companies and websites will get free access to certain games.
In-fact, FIFA sold the broadcasting rights at a very low price. So this will be the biggest international football TV rights deal of any competition. FIFA could make around $1.85bn (£1.15bn) for the cycle of 2018 to 2022.
Below is a list of TV Channels broadcasting the FIFA World Cup all around the world. 200 nations around the world will broadcast FIFA matches.So here is the TV Channels Broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018 list.
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV (both networks set to share 2018 world coverage in the UK)|
|Ireland||RTE (exclusive coverage rights for all world cup matches on TV, Radio and online)|
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport (Australia matches on SBS while other matches on SBS’s subscription channel Optus)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport (exclusively on SkySports, all matches live, repeat and highlights)|
|Oceania Countries||Sky Pacific (Sky NZ will also provide coverage to adjacent iceland countries.)|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports (France matches on TF1 while other games on beIN Sports)|
|USA||FoxSports (exclusive English rights in the US), Telemundo (Spanish coverage)|
|Canada||CTV, RDS, TSN|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, SKY México|
|Costa Rica||Teletica, Sky, Movistar|
|India & South Asia||Sony Pictures Network (Sony has exclusive rights in South Asia and sub-continent countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives etc)|
|Middle-East & North Africa||beIN Sports (exclusive rights in middle-east and some North African countries)|
|South Africa & Other African countries||SuperSports (South African based network, SuperSports has live rights in South Africa and some of the other African countries.)|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF (Coverage to be shared between ARD and ZDF)|
|European Countries||EBU (most of the European countries have live coverage on Free to air channels, especially the matches involving the nation team of that country)|
|Portugal||RTP, SIC, SportTV|
|Sweden||SVT, TV4, CMore|
|Denmark||DR, TV 2|
|Norway||NRK, TV 2|
|Russia||Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV|
|South American Countries||Unlike the previous world cups, every South American country has seperate deals with FIFA and below is the list of channels broadcasting in latin countries.|
|Brazil||Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports|
|Argentina||TV Pública, Telefe, DirecTV, TyC Sports|
|Uruguay||Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC, DirecTV|
|Colombia||Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV|
|Chile||Canal 13, TVN, Mega, DirecTV, Movistar|
|Paraguay||SNT, Telefuturo, TyC, DirecTV|
An astounding 40 countries will provide live commentary of World Cup 2018 matches all around the world. From countries like Austrailia where SBS radio channel will cover the matches and pre-match interviews. While Brazil will have the biggest radio broadcast.
The Brazilian radio channels are: (Rádio Bandeirantes, Rádio Gaúcha, Rádio Itatiaia, Rádio Jovem Pan, Rádio Verdes Mares, Sistema Globo de Rádio and Super Rádio Tupi). Fútbol de Primera provide live radio commentary in United States. Meanwhile, BBC will look after the United Kingdom.