FIFA World Cup 2018 TV channels list has been officially announced and this the best news for football fans who would love to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 on TV channels in different corners of the world. This is going to a most watched football event in history. FIFA World Cup 2018 will be started in June in Russia. FIFA World Cup is not only most watched sports event, but also got the biggest prize money on stake too in sports history. In the last season of FIFA World Cup held in Brazil back in 2014, it had large numbers of viewers as compare to Olympics and we are now expecting to increase those numbers to double. Here is the complete list of TV Channels broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018 worldwide mentioned below in the table officially.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has distributed rights to TV channels on larger scale for the World Cup 2018 (Russia). FIFA has distributed the TV rights internationally and the bids are quite high making most expensive sports TV coverage deal in history worth $1.85 b during 2018-2022, but most of the money directly belongs to World Cup rights.
|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)|
|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)|
|India & South Asia||Sony Pictures Network (Sony has exclusive rights in south asia and sub continent countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afgahanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives etc)|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF (Coverage to be shared between ARD and ZDF)|
|Other European Countries||EBU (most of the european countries will have live coverage on Free to air local channels, specially the matches involving the nation team of that country)|
|South American Countries||Direct TV, Sky|
|Caribbean||Direct TV, Sky|
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Radio Commentary:
Beside TV coverage, FIFA has also provided access of permission to on air commentary on different radio stations worldwide. More than 40 countries are in the list of Radio Commentary for FIFA World Cup 2018 broadcasters has been officially announced. In Australian region, SBS Radio channel would be responsible to broadcast on Radio dedicated to different team’s line ups, pre-match and live commentary. Brazil have most numbers of radio stations that got radio rights among other countries and total 7 different radio stations are added in the list.
- Radio Bandeirantes
- Radio Gaucha
- Rdio Itatiaaia
- Radio Jovem Pan
- Radio Verdes Mares
- Sistema Globo de Radio
- Super Radio Tupi
Futbol de Primera will be officially on airing live commentary during FIFA World Cup 2018 in the United States of America. BBC has rights to broadcast radio commentary live in the United Kingdom (UK) territory.