BBC has the exclusive FIFA World Cup 2022 rights in the UK alongside ITV and both channels will share the coverage in United Kingdom. 32 games will be broadcasted on each network and on this page you will find out what match will be shown on BBC and which one will be on ITV player. Apart from that we guide you through how yo can watch the Tournament via BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world for absolutely free.
FIFA has instructed every network who bought the rights to produce both traditional TV coverage as well as Online Live Streams via their platforms (Websites and Mobile Applications). BBC has been doing it since 2010 World Cup via their BBC iPlayer. BBC’s TV and online coverage both are available for free to all UK residents. However their online streams are geo-blocked outside UK and people from other countries can not access BBC iplayer streams normally.
However, we have a small guide which will help you unlock BBC iplayer from anywhere in the world.
Streaming BBC iPlayer FIFA World Cup coverage From outside the UK.
Now this is the tasty bit. As we mentioned BBC iPlayer is absolutely free to UK residents. But its geoblocked for rest of the world. But with a simple use of VPN you can unlock the BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world. All you need to do is buy an VPN account from one of the reputed VPN providers and you are good to go.
What is VPN and Why Would I Use It ?
Virtual Private Network, commonly known as VPN allow users to change their IP address to any other country. So lets say, you are in Singapore but want to watch BBC coverage of World Cup. You can use VPN to change ur IP address to UK and access BBC iplayer via your PC or mobile.
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How Does It Work:
- Buy an VPN account
- Download VPN app on the device you want to watch the world cup.
- Start the app and just connect to UK IP address.
- Once connected to UK server. Just visit bbc.com/iplayer/ in your browser or download BBC iplayer app via app store or android store. And watch uninterrupted coverage of FIFA World Cup.
Thats about it. So whether you are somewhere in South America, Asia or Africa. All you need is an $6 a month VPN account. Connect to uk IP and watch BBC iPlayer during whole World Cup. However one thing to be remembered here not all FIFA world Cup games will be on BBC. They will produce live coverage of 32 matches including some in group stages and some knockout ties. Rest of the 32 games will be on another free to air UK channel ITV.
FAQs Regarding BBC Coverage of World Cup 2022
Technically speaking no. As BBC streams are geo-blocked outside UK. However you unblock them with our guide on this page.
32 Matches will be broadcasted by BBC in the UK.