FIFA World Cup 2018 will be 21st season of this biggest football competition. The upcoming season of FIFA World Cup will start in next 14th June, 2018 and the duration of the competition will be exact one month. The next season of it will be hosted in Russia. The schedule of the competition have officially released recently. As well as FIFA World Cup 2018 broadcasting rights are also revealed.
Like the previous season of FIFA World Cup, total thirty two teams will qualify for the main event of upcoming season where till now, just couple of teams have qualified. All participating nations are from five or six confederations and the matches will be hosted in twelve different venues in Russia.
Though, it is the largest and most competitive football event in the world and so, FIFA used to broadcast to the whole world. So, officially FIFA used to make deals with plenty of networks and used to sell the broadcasting rights to them. Like, in United Kingdom, BT Sports used to be the official broadcaster sometimes but this time, it would change.
Now, here we provide the whole list of FIFA World Cup 2018 broadcasting rights below.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Broadcasting Rights:
|SL No.||Broadcasting Networks||Territory|
|5.||El Trece, America TV, Telefe, Canal 9, TyC, TyC Sports, DirecTV||Argentina|
|9.||SBS, Optus Sport||Australia|
|16.||Televisa, TV Azteca||Mexico|
|19.||Unitel, DirecTV, Red Uno||Bolivia|
|21.||BHRT||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|22.||Sony Pictures Networks||Nepal|
|23.||Globo, SporTV, Band, BandSports||Brazil|
|26.||Sky Sport||New Zealand|
|29.||CTV, RDS, TSN||Canada|
|30.||NRK, TV 2||Norway|
|31.||Canal 13, Mega, TVN, DirecTV||Chile|
|32.||ABS – CBN||Philippines|
|33.||Caracol TV, DirecTV, RCN TV||Colombia|
|34.||Sony Pictures Networks||Pakistan|
|35.||Teletica, Sky, Movistar||Costa Rica|
|36.||Corporacion Medcom, Televisora Nacional, Sky||Panama|
|38.||Telefuturo, Red Guarani, SNT, RPC, TyC, Tigo Sports, DirecTV||Paraguay|
|40.||Latina Television, DirecTV||Peru|
|43.||DR, TV 2||Denmark|
|47.||TCS, Sky||El Salvador|
|53.||TF1, beIN Sports||France|
|54.||SABC, SuperSport||South Africa|
|59.||DR, TV 2||Greenland|
|61.||Radio Television Guatemala, Sky||Guatemala|
|64.||BBC, ITV||United Kingdom|
|66.||Fox, Telemundo||United States|
|68.||Monte Carlo TV, Teledoce, Canal 10, TyC, DirecTV||Uruguay|
|73.||Sony Pictures Networks||India|
Excluding above listed broadcasting networks, there are some more which have made the agreement for whole regions. Like, DirecTV holds the right to broadcast the competition in Caribbean side. ESPN, Fox Sports and DIRECTV Sports will live telecast the matches in Latin America and in Middle East & North Africa, beIN Sports will be the official broadcaster of FIFA World Cup 2018. And also SuperSport, StarTimes and Canal+ still hold the broadcasting rights in Sub Saharan Africa.
Besides, there are many networks are available which are waiting to make agreement with FIFA to broadcast the biggest event of football. However, there is much time in hand and in the meantime, many more satellite networks would make the deal finally.