FIFA Regulating Authority has announced all the TV and online networks which will be broadcasting the 2022 FIFA World Cup live in different parts of the world. FIFA also ensures every network that won the rights in a region also produces online live streams via web and mobile apps alongside usual TV Coverage.
FIFA Worldcup TV Channels & Broadcasters Lists Worldwide
United Kingdom: BBC and ITV will continue their flagship coverage of FIFA World Cups in the United Kingdom. All 64 matches will be broadcasted live in the UK on either BBC or ITV which are free-to-air channels. Both networks also produce live streams via their online platforms.
Ireland: RTE Player will live stream all 64 World cup matches in Ireland for absolutely free. We have produce the guide on how you can unlock RTE from outside Ireland and watch the entire tournament online via official RTE player.
Australia: SBS is state owned free to air channel in Australia which has exclusive TV and online streaming rights. SBS On-Demand streaming platform will live stream all 64 world cup matches in Australia
France: TF1 is state owned channel which is free in France. They have rights to broadcast 24 world cup matches in France on TV and via their online platform called Tf1.fr streams. 24 matches will include all France national team matches plus semifinals and finals.
Switzerland: SRG SSR is swiss national tv network which has exclusive world cup rights. They will be producing live streaming coverage of FIFA world Cup on their online platform called “Play-Suisse” which is free for all Swiss residents.
Belgium: RTBF Auvio is online streaming platform in Belgium which will produce live streams of all world cup matches in Belgium.
Italy: Rai TV has exlusive world cup rights in Italy who will be producing live coverage via their traditional TV channels called Rai 1, Rai 2 and Rai 3. Italian residents can also access these channel streams via online platform called RaiPlay.it to watch World cup matches.
European Countries: FIFA has TV rights deal with “European Broadcasting Union” and under their current contract, every European country is obliged to have their own team matches, Semifinals and final on free-to-air channels. Other matches can be on private subscription-based
United States: FoxSports will stream world cup as they are exclusive rights holders in the US. Telemundo has live coverage rights in the US but only in Spanish coverage.
South Africa & Other African Countries: SuperSports has the world cup 2022 rights in South Africa and adjacent African countries. Not a free-to-air network which means locals in countries where SuperSports has coverage rights need to buy subscriptions. Their coverage is also available via their online platform called “ShowMax”
Middle-East: beIN Sports is one of the biggest sports TV networks and they have the TV and online rights for the FIFA world cup and all Gulf state countries.
Sub-Continent India: Viacom18 is a paid TV network and they will produce live coverage of every FIFA World Cup match in India. Their online streaming platform called JioCinema will live stream all world cup games in India for free (you need jio sim card to access free coverage).
Russia: MatchTV is online streaming platform in Russia which has exclusive world cup rights. It is available for only 299 rubles a month ($4.69).
Let’s take a look at the list:
|COUNTRY||TV CHANNEL||ONLINE AVAILABILITY|
|United Kingdom||BBC & ITV||BBC iplayer & ITV Hub|
|United States||FoxSports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)||Online streams via FoxGO app (only for subscribers)|
|Australia||SBS (English)||SBS On-Demand Streaming|
|Germany||ZDF & ARD (Free), MagentaTV (Subscription)||ZDF & ARD online streams|
|France||TF1 (28 matches free), beIN Sports||TF1 Platform|
|Belgium||RTBF (Free)||RTBF.be streaming portal|
|Switzerland||SRG SSR (Free)||Play-Suisse|
|Spain||RTVE (free), MediaPro (Subscription)||RTVE.es|
|Portugal||RTP (22 Matches Free), SportTV (Subscription)||RTP.pt|
|Brazil||TV Globo (Free), SporTV (Paid)||Both free-to-air and pay-TV linear channels in Brazil|
|Sub-Continent India||ViaCom18 (Paid)||Online streams via JioCinema (only for subscribers)|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSports||Sportsmax app|
|North Africa||beIN Sports||beIN Sports|
|Middle-East||beIN Sports||beinSports online streams|
|South American Countries||Local national tv (free), DirectTV (Subscription)|
Country Wise 2022 World Cup Broadcasters
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||TV Globo, SporTV|
|Canada||CTV, TSN, RDS|
|Caribbean||International Media Content, SportsMax|
|Colombia||Caracol Televisión – RCN Televisión – Win Sports|
|Denmark||DR – TV 2|
|Europe||Local Channels (own team matches on free to air)|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom|
|Guatemala||TV Azteca, Tigo Sports|
|Indonesia||RCTI, MNCTV, iNews|
|Japan||NHK General TV, Fuji Television, Nippon Television, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo|
|Mexico||Televisa, Sky México, TUDN, TV Azteca|
|Middle East||beIN Sports|
|North Africa||beIN Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Portugal||RTP (Free), SportTV (Subscription)|
|Russia||Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV|
|Sub Saharan Africa||SuperSport|
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV|
|United States||Fox, Telemundo|
However, private Tv channels will charge a subscription fee from the viewers. USA viewers have to pay to see the match.
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Which TV channel will telecast the match in the UK?
BBC & ITV are government own channels and will telecast the world cup matches.
Which TV channel will telecast the match in India and Pakistan?
PTV Sports in Pakistan and Viacom18, Sony Sports in India.
Which TV channel will telecast the match in the USA?
Fox, Fox Sports, and Telemundo