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.


Broadcasters 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 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.

Country Broadcaster Television
Argentina América 2, El Trece, Telefe, ATC (interior zone only), TyC Sports (Cable & Satellite) Channel 2, Channel 13, Channel 11, Channel 7, TyC
Australia ABC Television, Nine Network ABN-2, TCN-9
Austria ORF ORF 1, ORF 2
Belgium Flemish:
VRT TV1, Canvas
Bolivia TV Boliviana Channel 7
Brazil Rede Globo, Rede Manchete, Rede Bandeirantes, SBT, Rede Record, SporTV, ESPN Brasil Globo-4, Manchete-6, Bandeirantes-7, SBT-11, Record-13, SporTV, ESPN Brasil
Brunei RTB TV1, TV2
Cambodia TVK Channel 7
Canada English:
CBC Television
Société Radio-Canada
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Chile TVN, Chilevisión, Luksic Group Channel 7, Channel 11, Channel 13
People's Republic of China CCTV CCTV-1, CCTV-2, CCTV-5, CCTV-7
Colombia RTVC, Caracol TV, RCN Televisión Channel 1, Channel A, Channel 3, Caracol TV, RCN Televisión
Czech Republic ČT ČT1, ČT2
Denmark DR DR1, DR2
Ecuador Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas, RedTeleSistema, Gama TV, TC Televisión Channel 8, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel 2, Canal 10
Finland YLE Yle TV2
France TVRS 98 France 1998 TV1, France 1998 TV2, France 1998 TV3, France 1998 TV4, France 1998 TV International, France 1998 TV News (all matches of international broadcast signal)
Germany ARD, ZDF Das Erste, ZDF
Greece ERT ET1, NET, ET3
Holy See RAI RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3
Hong Kong ATV, TVB Cantonese:
TVB Jade, ATV Home
TVB Pearl, ATV World
Hungary MTV
India Doordarshan Doordarshan National Channel
Indonesia TVRI, RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve, Indosiar
Iran IRIB Channel 1, Channel 2
Ireland RTÉ RTÉ One, RTÉ Two
Israel IBA Hebrew:
Channel 1
Channel 33
Italy RAI RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3
Japan Tokyo NHK General TV, Tokyo Nippon Television, Tokyo TBS Television, Tokyo Fuji Television, Tokyo TV Asahi, TV Tokyo (all matches) Tokyo JOAK-1, Tokyo JOAX-4, Tokyo JORX-6, Tokyo JOCX-8, Tokyo JOEX-10, Tokyo JOTX-12 (all matches)
Laos LNTV Channel 9
Latin América DirecTV Sports Channel 610, Channel 612 and Channel 614
Macau TDM TDM TV1 (Cantonese), TDM TV2 (Portuguese)
Malaysia2 RTM, STMB TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7
Mexico TV Azteca, Televisa XEW-2, XHGC-5, XHIMT-7, XHDF-13
Monaco France 1998 TV France 1998 TV1, France 1998 TV2, France 1998 TV3, France 1998 TV4, France 1998 TV International, France 1998 TV News (all matches of international broadcast signal)
Myanmar MRTV Channel 5
Netherlands NPO Nederland 1, Nederland 2, Nederland 3
New Zealand TVNZ TV1, TV2
North Korea KCTV Channel 1
Norway NRK NRK1, NRK2
Paraguay SNT, Tevedos, Telefuturo, Canal 13, CVC Sports Channel 9, Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 13, Channel 20
Peru ATV, Frecuencia Latina, América Televisión, Pantel, CMD Channel 9, Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel 3
Philippines GMA Network DZBB-7
Poland TVP TVP1, TVP2
Portugal RTP RTP1, RTP2
Republic of China Taiwan Television Taiwan Television Channel 1
Russia VGTRK Rossiya 1
San Marino RAI RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3
Singapore Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) Premiere 12
Slovakia STV STV1, STV2
South Africa SABC SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3
South Korea KBS, MBS, SBS KBS 1TV (HLKA-9), HLKV-11, HLSQ-6
Sweden SVT SVT1, SVT2
Switzerland SRG SSR SF 1 (German), TSR 2 (French), TSI 2 (Italian)
Thailand BEC-TERO, RTA, Television Thailand, MCOT Channel 3, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 11
Turkey TRT TRT 1, TRT 2, TRT 3
United Kingdom BBC, Channel 4 Television, ITV BBC Television (BBC One, BBC Two), Channel 4, ITV (Carlton/LWT, Central, Meridian, Westcountry)
United States ESPN/ABC (English)
Univision (Spanish)
ESPN (tournament, live and tape delay)
ABC (final, live)
Univision (entire tournament, live)
Vietnam Vietnam Television VTV1, VTV2, VTV3
Venezuela RCTV, VTV, Venevisión RCTV, VTV, Venevisión