2006 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

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FIFA, through several companies, have sold the rights for the broadcast of 2006 FIFA World Cup to the following broadcasters.

Television[edit]

Broadcasters that are confirmed to be screening some or all of the matches in standard definition are in bold. Broadcasters screening matches in UHF are free-to-air.

Country Broadcaster(s)
Arab League ART
Albania (Argentina) DigitAlbCana
Argentina Canal 13, Telefé, Canal 9, América 2, Canal 7, TyC & DirecTV
Armenia ARMTV
Australia SBS
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan Lider TV
Bangladesh BTV
Belgium Dutch:
Kanaal Twee & VRT
French:
RTBF
Bhutan ESPN STAR Sports
Bolivia Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Brazil HDTV:
BandSports & Sport TV Copa
SDTV:
TV Globo
Cable:
Sport TV & ESPN Brasil
Brunei Satellite (pay): Kristal-Astro (8-live digital satellite channels dedicated exclusively to the 2006 FIFA World Cup)
Bulgaria BNT
Canada English:
CTV, Rogers Sportsnet & TSN
French:
SRC
Portugish & Italian:
Omni 1
Cantonese & Chinese:
Omni 2
Chile Megavisión, TVN, RED Televisión & DirecTV
People's Republic of China CCTV (64-matches including: 56-matches live on CCTV-5, 4-matches live on CCTV-7 & 4-matches on CCTV-1)
Colombia Caracol, RCN & DirecTV (all matches)
Costa Rica Repretel
Cuba Tele Rebelde
Croatia HRT
Cyprus RIK
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR1 & TV 2
Ecuador Teleamazonas, RTS & Ecuavisa
Estonia ETV
Finland YLE
France TF1, M6, Canal+, Eurosport France
Georgia GPB
Germany HD:Premiere HD
SD:ARD, ZDF, RTL & Premiere
Greece ERT1 & NET
Guatemala Canal 3 & Canal 7
Honduras TVC
Hong Kong Free-to-air: ATV & TVB (4-matches including: 1-opening matches, 2-semi finals & 1-finals)
Cable (pay): Cable TV Hong Kong (all matches)
Hungary RTL Klub & Sport Klub
Iceland Sýn
India Free-to-air: Doordarshan
Satellite (pay): ESPN STAR Sports
Indonesia SCTV (all matches)
Iran IRIB
Ireland RTÉ
Israel Channel 1 (44-matches) & Channel 33 (20-matches)
Italy Free-to-air: RAI (1-matches per day)
Satellite (pay): SKY Italia (all matches)
Japan Free-to-air: Fuji TV
Kenya KTN & KBC
North Korea KBS (KBS 1TV), MBC & SBS
South Korea KBS (KBS 1TV), MBC & SBS
Kosovo RTK
Latvia LTV7 & Channel 1
Lithuania LRT
Macedonia MKTV
Malaysia Free-to-air: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (TV1 & TV2)
Satellite (pay): Astro (8-live digital satellite channels dedicated exclusively to the 2006 FIFA World Cup)
Malta Melita Sports
Mexico Free-to-air: TV Azteca & Televisa
Cable (pay): Mega Cable
Satellite (pay): SKY México
Republic of Moldova TRM
Montenegro TV In
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand TV1 & Sky
Norway NRK & TV2
Pakistan PTV
Panama Channel 4
Paraguay SNT (Channel 9) and Telefuturo (Channel 4) Peru ATV (Channel 9) and América Televisión (Channel 4)
Philippines RPN, SportsPlus
Poland Polsat and TVP
Portugal RTP, SIC & Sport TV
Puerto Rico Univision Puerto Rico, ABC & ESPN
Romania RTV
Russia Channel One & VGTRK
Saudi Arabia Al Riyadiah & ART
Serbia RTS
Singapore Free-to-air: MediaCorp TV Channel 5 (4-matches including: 1-opening matches, 2-semi finals & 1-finals)
Cable (pay): StarHub Cable Television (all matches)
Slovakia STV
Slovenia RTV & Kanal A
South Africa Free-to-air: SABC
Satellite (pay): Super Sport
Spain la Sexta (all matches including: 35-live & 29-delay), Cuatro TV (3-matches of Spain) & Digital+ (all matches live)
Sweden SVT & TV4
Switzerland German: SF2
French: TSR2
Italian: TSI2
Taiwan Era Television (3-cable channels for coverage)
Thailand Free-to-air: Channel 3, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9 & Channel 11 (all matches available on non-subscription television)
Trinidad and Tobago: CCN TV6
Turkey Kanal 1
Ukraine Inter & ICTV
United Kingdom HD:
BBC HD & ITV HD
SD:
BBC & ITV
United States English:
ABC, ESPN & ESPN2
Spanish:
Univision & TeleFutura
German:
Setanta Sports
French:
TV5MONDE
Portuguese:
RBTI & TV Globo
Persian:
Tapesh TV
Arabic:
ART
Japanese:
TV Japan
Korean:
KBS
Venezuela Venevisión, RCTV & Meridiano Televisión
Vietnam FPT, VTV & HTV

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