1998 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

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FIFA, through several companies, sold the rights for the broadcast of the 1998 FIFA World Cup to the following broadcasters.

Television broadcasters[edit]

Listed below are confirmed to have screened some or all of the matches, with a total of 64-matches that were played in 10-stadiums located across 10-different host cities. The opening ceremony/opening match was between Brazil and Scotland and the closing ceremony/final tournament was won by France who beat Brazil 3–0 in the final. France won their first title becoming the seventh nation to win a 1998 FIFA World Cup at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. In Free TV Networks of South America are broadcast live some main matches. In Pay TV are broadcast live 64 matches vía Prime Sports in Cable Television and DIRECTV Sports in Satellite Televisión.

Country Broadcaster Television
 Argentina El Trece, Telefe, América TV, Canal 9 Libertad, ATC, TyC Sports, TyC Sports Plus and Multicanal (delayed) Channel 13, Channel 11, Channel 2, Channel 9, Channel 7, Channel 17 and Channel 67 of Multicanal
 Australia SBS
 Austria ORF TV1 and TV2
 Arab League Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)
 Belgium Dutch:
VRT
Dutch:
VRT1 and VRT2
French:
RTBF
French:
RTBF1 and RTBF2
 Bolivia TV Boliviana
 Brazil TV Globo, TV Manchete, BAND, SBT, TV Record, SporTV and ESPN Brasil Channel 10, Channel 12, Channel 2, Channel 9, Channel 7, Channel 15 of NET Cable Television and Channel 16 of TVA
 Brunei STMB TV3
 Bulgaria BNT Channel 1 and Efir 2
 Cambodia TVK Channel 7
 Canada English:
CBC
English:
CBC Television
French:
Société Radio-Canada
French:
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
 Chile TVN, Chilevisión, Megavisión and UCTV
 People's Republic of China CCTV CCTV-1, CCTV-2, CCTV-5 and CCTV-7
 Colombia RCN Televisión, Caracol Televisión, OTI RCN Televisión, Caracol Televisión, OTI (Canal Uno, Canal A: RTI Producciones, Producciones JES, Producciones PUNCH, Datos y Mensajes)
 Czech Republic ČT ČT1 and ČT2
 Denmark DR DR1 and DR2
 Ecuador Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas, Telesistema, TC Televisión, Gamavisión and SíTV
 Finland YLE, MTV3 YLE TV2
 France2 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2 1998 FIFA World Cup TV1, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV3, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV4, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV International and 1998 FIFA World Cup TV News (all matches of international broadcast signal)2
 Germany ARD and ZDF Das Erste and ZDF
 Greece ERT TV1, TV2 and TV3
 Hungary MTV MTV1 and MTV2
 Holy See Italy RAI Italy RAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI 3
 Hong Kong TVB Cantonese:
TVB Jade
English:
TVB Pearl
 India Doordarshan Doordarshan National Channel
 Indonesia1 RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve and Indosiar (all matches in live television)1
 Iran IRIB Channel 1 and Channel 2
 Ireland RTÉ RTÉ One and RTÉ Two
 Israel IBA Hebrew:
Channel 1
Arabic:
Channel 33
 Italy RAI RAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI 3
 Japan NHK, Fuji Television, TBS, Nippon Television, TV Asahi and TV Tokyo NHK General TV, Fuji Television, TBS Television, Nippon Television, TV Asahi and TV Tokyo
 Laos LNTV
 Macau TVB Cantonese:
TVB Jade
English:
TVB Pearl
Latin America Prime Sports and DirecTV Channel 32 of Cablevisión in Argentina, Channel 33 of PCC in Paraguay, Channel 17 of TCC in Uruguay and Channel 16 of Univisa in Ecuador
Channels 610 and 612 of DirecTV
 Malaysia2 STMB TV3
 Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca Canal de las Estrellas, XHDF-TDT
 Monaco2 France 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2 France 1998 FIFA World Cup TV1, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV3, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV4, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV International and 1998 FIFA World Cup TV News (all matches of international broadcast signal)2
 Myanmar MRTV Channel 5
 Netherlands NPO Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3
 New Zealand TVNZ TV1 and TV2
 North Korea KBS
 Norway NRK NRK1 and NRK2
 Paraguay Telefuturo, SNT, Red Guaraní, Canal 13 RPC, PTC, Tigo Sports, Tigo Sports Plus and CVC (delayed) Channel 4, Channel 9, Channel 2, Channel 13, Channel 14, Channel 15 and Channel 68 of CVC (now Tigo TV)
 Peru América Televisión and Panamericana Televisión
 Philippines GMA Network
 Poland TVP TVP1 and TVP2
 Portugal RTP RTP1 and RTP2
 Republic of China TTV, CTV, CTS and FTV
 Russia VGTRK Rossiya 1
 San Marino Italy RAI Italy RAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI 3
 Singapore STMB TV3
 Slovakia STV STV1 and STV2
 South Africa SABC SABC 1, SABC 2 and SABC 3
 South Korea KBS
 Spain RTVE TVE (TV1 and TV2)
 Sweden SVT SVT1 and SVT2
  Switzerland SRG SSR SF 1 (German), TSR 2 (French), TSI 2 (Italian)
 Thailand BEC-TERO Channel 3
 Turkey TRT TRT 1, TRT 2 and TRT 3
 United Kingdom BBC, Channel 4 Television and ITV BBC Television (BBC One and BBC Two), Channel 4 and ITV (Carlton/LWT)
 United States ABC, ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
 Uruguay Monte Carlo TV, Canal 10, Teledoce and VTV Channel 4, Channel 10, Channel 12 and Channel 6 of TVC (now Cablevisión)
 Vietnam Vietnam Television VTV1
 Venezuela Venevisión, RCTV

Notes:

  1. ^ Republic of Indonesia screened delayed telecasts in the 1998 FIFA World Cup simulcast via 6-national free-to-air terrestrial television stations. It was broadcast simulcast by 1-national state-owned government public free-to-air terrestrial television station's and was also simulcast by the 5-national private commercial free-to-air terrestrial television station's RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve and Indosiar provided Indonesian sports commentary on all 64-matches.
  2. ^ It is a joint venture of France 1, France 2, France 3, France 4, TV5Monde and France Ô a subsidiary of France Télévisions. Its functions are the same as the 1998 FIFA World Cup TV.

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