The football fans are zealous for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and it is only consequential that they are finding a fix and channels that will be live streaming FIFA world cup. You have landed on the right post with complete FIFA World Cup Official Broadcasters list.
FIFA World Cup Official Broadcasters List
FIFA world cup coverage will be broadcasted around the world. They are subscription based and most are geo-restricted as well. In order to circumvent limitations, connect to FastestVPN and live stream FIFA world cup 2018 from anywhere in the world.
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport (Australian matches on SBS. All other matches on SBS’s subscription channel Optus Sport)|
|Caribbean||Direct TV, Sky|
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV (both networks to share world coverage in the UK for FIFA 2018)|
|United States||FoxSports (exclusive English rights in the US), Telemundo (coverage in Spanish)|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports (France matches on TF1. All other games on beIN Sports)|
|India & South Asia||Sony Pictures Network (with exclusive rights in South Asia and countries in the subcontinent)|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF (Coverage to be shared between the two channels)|
|South America||Direct TV, Sky|
|Ireland||RTE (exclusive coverage rights for all world cup matches on TV, Radio and online)|
|Other European Countries||EBU (most of the European countries will have live coverage on Free to air local channels, especially the matches involving the national team of that country)|
Where to Watch FIFA 2018
With a list of official broadcasters given above, it has been simplified for you categorically. However, if you’re on the go and are wondering where to watch FIFA, you can choose the channels based on their characteristics.
Channel 1: SBS
The Special Broadcasting Service broadcasts radio, online and television. All Australian matches will broadcast on SBS and you can enjoy it if you are residing in Australia. Anyone outside Australia needs to be connected to FastestVPN to watch the channel.
Channel 2: Optus Sport
This Australian group of sports channels launched in 2016. All matches other than Australia ones, will broadcast on Optus Sport. If you are on the go, connect to FastestVPN and get access to the channel.
How to Watch FIFA in the Caribbean
Channel 1: Direct TV
Direct TV is a provider in USA with the most comprehensive offering of TV networks, especially one of our interest this time round – FIFA 2018. Direct TV, however, is geo-restricted and you need to be connected to FastestVPN’s server to get access.
Channel 2: Sky
Sky TV is a great New Zealand channel that is a home to sports, with a subscription fee though of course. If you haven’t subscribed, you can connect to FastestVPN and access any other free channel.
Channel 1: BBC
BBC Sport is the channel to tune in to by football lovers. BBC will be airing matches live during the summer world cup. Out of the 64 matches in total, BBC will be broadcasting 18 matches. To watch the whole football season on BBC, subscribe to FastestVPN and get access no matter wherever you are in the world.
Channel 2: ITV
ITV is an on-demand and live TV with headquarters in London. It will broadcast 30 matches that BBC would not. To get access to iTV from anywhere in the world, connect to FastestVPN’s UK server.
Channel 1: FoxSports
Owned by 21st Century Fox, Fox Sports is a branch that broadcasts sports on the network. It is a US channel. Get full coverage of FIFA world cup 2018 including the world cup fan guide from Fox Sports. Fox Sports is geo-restricted though, and to watch FIFA on the channel without restrictions, you need to be connected to FastestVPN.
Channel 2: Telemundo
Telemundo and Fox Sports were the channels that outbid ESPN and land the FIFA package, thus becoming official FIFA broadcasters through till 2022. Tune in to Telemundo from anywhere in the world with FastestVPN.
How to Watch FIFA in France
Channel 1: TF1
Watch FIFA world cup live stream on TF1. This channel is one of the many on the FIFA world cup official broadcasters list that has extensive coverage rights. Connect to FastestVPN and watch FIFA on TF1 from anywhere in the world.
Channel 2: beIN Sports
beIN Sports is a full-time channel operated in France. It will provide a live telecast of all 64 FIFA matches for live streaming FIFA world cup 2018. If you’re traveling and cannot get access to beIN sports due to its geo-restrictions, connect to FastestVPN and watch the channel easily.
How to Watch FIFA in India and South Asia
Channel 1: Sony Pictures Network
Sony has exclusive rights to live stream FIFA world cup 2018 in India and other countries in the subcontinent including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives etc. Ones living outside South Asia who wish to watch FIFA on Sony Pictures Network can connect to FastestVPN’s Indian server.
Channel 1: ARD
This channel also signed for world cup TV deals and will be broadcasting FIFA in Germany. If you have subscription to the channel, but you’re out of country, connect to FastestVPN and catch FIFA on this German channel.
Channel 2: ZDF
ZDF will show live soccer on their channels along with their website having database of latest pictures and updates on the international players. ZDF, like all other channels, is geo-blocked and to get unrestricted access you need to be connected to FastestVPN’s Germany server.
How to Watch FIFA in South America
Channel 1: Direct TV
Direct TV is a paid subscription paid channel that has the best offers and packages to live stream FIFA 2018. We’ve already established that Direct TV is geo-restricted, thus to unblock the channel a FastestVPN connection is necessary.
Channel 2: Sky
17 of 64 matches will be aired of Sky TV, which can definitely be your choice of channel to stream FIFA live. If you’re away from South America and want to watch FIFA on Sky TV, connect to FastestVPN and get access to the channel.
Channel 1: beIN Sports
beIN Sports will broadcast all of the 64 matches live. The official channel site has latest news, scores, results, and fixtures along with FIFA 2018 coverage. As mentioned, beIN Sports is geo-restricted and you need a FastestVPN connection to get access to the channel.
How to Watch FIFA in Ireland
Channel 1: RTE
RTE Sport will broadcast FIFA world cup 2018 in Ireland. The TV guide has live streaming listings, delayed and repeat programming availability. Catch the sports action on RTE, from anywhere on the globe without a hassle, with FastestVPN connection.
How to Watch FIFA in European Countries
Channel 1: EBU
Majority of European countries are lucky as they can watch live coverage on free to air local channels. EBU – European Broadcasting Union has successfully secured all media rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cup in Russia and Qatar respectively.
FIFA draw works similar to a lottery – purely luck based. Countries are selected from a pool or pots of one to four. Each pot is them emptied to form 8 groups from A – H. Each group has four teams and no more than 2 European teams can be in the same group.
The FIFA draw takes place in December which means it cannot be streamed live though you can watch the recorded version on platforms that have it for their users.
Best Out Of Many
Amongst all other channels, the Russian channel www.matchtv.ru will broadcast FIFA world cup 2018 for free. The only obstacle with that is that it is geo-restricted and does not work outside Russia. For that, you can simply connect to FastestVPN’s Russian server and bypass any restrictions conveniently. You can watch FIFA world cup live stream 2018 on any platform or device with FastestVPN connectivity – be it the Russian channel or any other from FIFA world cup official broadcasters list.