The world’s most popular game grows to a new level of popularity with its showpiece event which is the FIFA world cup. The entire world will be keen to have a look at how the tournament shapes up with the countries fighting it out for the coveted trophy. The broadcasting companies make it possible for the people around the world to watch the matches live on their television sets.
Since this is the most watched sporting event in the world, there is intense competition and huge amounts of money spent in order to get the broadcasting rights.
FIFA World Cup Live TV Channels
The FIFA broadcasting services department is the authority that makes sure that the matches are streamed in the best possible quality. They provide the licenses to the official broadcasters to stream the game on our television sets.
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The following are the broadcasting channels in various parts of the world:
In the Indian subcontinent, Sony pictures network are going to broadcast the event.
In China, it is broadcast by the channels named CCTV5 and CCTV.
Fox Sports Asia has the broadcasting rights for countries like Singapore, Maldives, Myanmar, Malaysia and other neighboring countries.
In Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which is very close to Russia, Match TV is broadcasting the matches live.
In the smallest continent in the world, Optus Sports are going to broadcast the matches.
Europe and United Kingdom
Fox Sports, BBC, and ITV have been given the rights to broadcast this event. However, there are no official updates on which channel will broadcast the event to the United Kingdom and Europe.
The United States of America and Canada
Fox Sports and CBC have the rights to broadcast the FIFA world cup live in the United States and Canada.
In Argentina channels like Canal 9, El Trece, TV Publica, and America TV are the official broadcasting partners of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In Brazil channels like RedeGlobo and SporTV will be telecasting all the matches live from Russia.
In Chile Canal 13, Megavision and TVN will be officially broadcasting all the matches of the World Cup.
Colombia has Caracol TV and RCN TV as their broadcasting channels.
In Ecuador and Venezuela, RTS and Venevision will show all the matches live from Russia.
Paraguay, Uruguay, Japan and Thailand – SNT, Telefuturo, TyC, Direct TV, Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, Fuji TV, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, TrueVisions, true4U are all the channels that are the official broadcasters of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
There are a lot of channels and companies that are fighting to broadcast this huge event in their respective regions. This is because of the magnitude of the event. It brings in a lot of viewership and money with sponsors and other such things that cannot be ignored.
There is also the fame that the channels get around the world if they are the ones to telecast the FIFA World Cup. Having said all this, the whole world should be thankful to these broadcasters who work really hard to bring the viewers the visuals that they can enjoy from the comfort of their homes.