We are in the FIFA World Cup year as 2022 event is set to take place in Doha, Qatar this year from 21 November to 18 December 2022. FIFA world cup is the most watched sports event in the world and FIFA has ensured extensive coverage rights of World Cup 2022 around the world.
Unlike previous world cups, every right holder is bound to produce live coverage of the tournament both on TV and via online streams. That will ensure everyone can follow the world cup regardless where they live. We breakdown every country’s world cup rights holder and how people can watch the matches live on TV and online.
United Kingdom (BBC & ITV)
- United Kingdom (BBC & ITV)
- Australia (SBS On-Demand)
- Germany (ZDF & ARD / MagentaTV)
- France (Tf1 & beINSports)
- Switzerland (Play-Suisse Streams)
- Italy (RaiPlay)
- Belgium (RTBF)
- Russia (MatchTV)
- United States (FoxSports & PeacockTV)
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Broadcasters list:
- FAQs Regareding FIFA Worldcup TV channels lists
In the UK, under the government’s deal with FIFA, every single world cup match will be on free-to-air channels in the United Kingdom. BBC and ITV have the rights to show 2022 world cup and both channels are fee-to-air. They will share the coverage and we will write a separate article on what matches will be on BBC and what will be on ITV.
Both channels will not only have live action on UK terrestrial TV but also via their online streams accessible to every UK resident via their official website and mobile apps. See our guide: World Cup On BBC iPlayer and World Cup On ITV Hub
Australia (SBS On-Demand)
In Australia free-to-air channel SBS has the rights for all 64 matches. They will also be producing live streams via their SBS on-Demand platform absolutely free for Australia residents. See our guide: World Cup On SBS On-Demand
Germany (ZDF & ARD / MagentaTV)
In Germany ZDF and ARD will produce live coverage for selected world cup matches including all Germany games on free to air platforms. MagentaTV has rights for all 64 matches available at 10 euros a month. See our guide: World Cup On ZDF and ARD
France (Tf1 & beINSports)
French free-to-air network TF1 has live coverage rights for 28 world cup matches including all France games, semifinals and final. beIN Sports is premium network which has all 64 matches rights. See our guide: World Cup on TF1 France
Switzerland (Play-Suisse Streams)
In Switzerland SRG SSR network has exclusive world cup rights and they will produce live coverage of all 64 matches on TV and via their absolute amazing play-suisse streaming platform. See our guide: World Cup On Play-Suisse
RaiPlay.it is free streaming platform in Italy owned by network Rai. They will produce live coverage of all 64 matches on both TV and via their streams. See also: World cup on RaiPlay.IT
RTBF is state owned free-to-air channel in Belgium and they will produce live coverage on both TV and via their online platform at rtbf.be. See Also: World cup On RTBF
Russia might be banned from World Cup participation but their local network called “MatchTV” will produce live streams for all World Cup matches.
United States (FoxSports & PeacockTV)
In the US, FoxSports has the world cup rights and they will be producing live coverage both on TV and via their official online streaming app called FoxGO. Every single world cup match will be available on Fox network in the US.
Telemundo also have coverage rights in the US but only in Spanish commentary.
Next year’s World cup will be played among 32 teams. These 32 teams are divided into eight different groups. Qatar will host the event. It will begin on 21 November and end on 18th December.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Broadcasters list:
22nd world cup edition will be broadcasted in 180 territories around the world. Below table shows every country and which network has the rights with FIFA for World Cup. FIFA usually announce final list of networks around the world around 3-4 month before the tournament and we will keep updating if any changes are made in the broadcasters list.
Below is the breakdown of 2022 World Cup official broadcasters worldwide.
|Country||TV Network||Coverage Details|
|Albania||RTSH||TV & via online streams|
|Australia||SBS||All 64 games live on TV and via online streams|
|Austria||ORF||Free-to-air channel with Germany commentary.|
|Belgium||VRT, RTBF||Free-to-air channel and online streams in belgium|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||TV Globo, SporTV||Brazil matches on free-to-air channels (rest on paid)|
|Canada||CTV, TSN, RDS|
|Colombia||Caracol Televisión – RCN Televisión – Win Sports|
|Denmark||DR – TV 2|
|Europe||European Broadcasting Union|
|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|
|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.
FAQs Regareding FIFA Worldcup TV channels lists
BBC & ITV will share the 2022 World cup coverage in UK both on TV and via their online streaming portals and apps.
FIFA has sold rights in over 180 territories across the world.
Yes, under the new TV rights deals, FIFA has obliged every network to produce live streaming as well alongside usual TV coverage.
In some countries YES! but mostly participating countries have their own matches on free-to-air channels. rest of the games are on premium/paid networks.