FIFA world Cup is less than 1 year away and people will be looking for the information about what channels will be showing the WOrld Cup matches live on TV and on official websites around the world. So here is the complete list of channels which has the right to broadcast matches in the mega event on TV in your country.
WATCH WORLD CUP 2014 [ Fifa World Cup Live Stream ]
FIFA World Cup 2014 Live On TV Channels in Different Parts of the World
World Cup 2014 Channels:
United States – ESPN, ABC
In USA ESPN network will be showing all 64 games live on TV and the games and pre-match/post match programmes will be split between the following Channel.
1. ABC, 2. ESPN, 3. ESPN2, 4.WatchESPN
World Cup Primetime and Pre Match Live Shows
There is build programme to each match, which now will be of 1 hour, unlike 2010 when it was just 30 minutes, while ESPN will broadcast the world Cup primetime show which will have the highlights package upto two hours shows.
Commentry Team and Show anchors, Pundits
Commentry: Martin Tyler, Ian Darke, Derek Rae and Adrian Healey
Studio Team: Michael Ballack, Roberto Martinez, Steve McManaman, Alexi Lalas, Bob Ley.
United Kingdom – BBC, ITV
in UK BBC and Itv will be broadcasting the FIFA World CUp 64 matches live online and they made the deal back in 2005 for the next two world cups untill 2014. THis time BBC dealt with FIFA directly while before they negotiated with German tv company, which no longer operate now.
BBC and ITV has a contract to show the group stage and knockout stage games in split while semi final, and the final which is shown on both networks.
In FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa ITV made couple of blunders when viewers in UK missed the goal of Steven Gerrard when ITV put a commersial break during the match. Hopefully this time there wont be any problems like.
BBC Match of the Day:
Gary Lineker will be the host as he signed the contract while there the commentators and studio team is yet to be announced.