List of FIFA Women's World Cup broadcasters

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The FIFA Women's World Cup (WWC) was first broadcast on television in time for the very first tournament in 1991 and now ranks in the top five for most watched sporting broadcasts in the world. Below is a list of the stations/companies that air the WWC for their respective countries. This page was created in 2015 and contains the information for the 2011 & 2015 tournaments and onward, except in cases where previous information on broadcasters can be found.[1]

Contents

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

Benin[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Congo Brazzaville[edit]

Cote d'Ivorie[edit]

Democratic Republic of Congo[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Ecuatorial Guinea[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Guinea Bissau[edit]

Guinea Conakry[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mali[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

Reunion[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Togo[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zanzibar[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

  • 2019– ATN

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

  • 2011– CBS Cambodia

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

  • 2015– PT Inter-Sports Marketing
  • 2011– M-League

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • 2019– NHK, Fuji TV, & J Sports Corporation
  • 2015– NHK, Fuji TV, & J Sports Corporation
  • 2011– NHK, Fuji TV, & J Sports Corporation

Jordan[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Laos[edit]

  • 2011– Asian Broadcast Union

Kuwait[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

  • 2011– BecTero

Nepal[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Palestine[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Syria[edit]

Taipei[edit]

  • 2011– ELTA

Thailand[edit]

  • 2011– Admas World

Timor Leste[edit]

  • 2011– Asian Broadcast Union

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • 2011– Vietnam Football Media & VTV6

Yemen[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator Reporter Studio host Studio analyst(s)
2019 SBS David Basheer Sarah Walsh Tracey Holmes Craig Foster and Joey Peters
Optus Sport English World Feed Jules Breach
Niav Owens
Michelle Escobar
Amy Duggan
Mel McLaughlin
Richard Bayliss
Heather Garriock, Alicia Ferguson, Cheryl Salisbury, Mark Schwarzer, John Aloisi, Catherine Cannuli, Ashleigh Sykes, Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Amy Chapman, Tal Karp, Dean Heffernan, and Ante Juric
2015 SBS David Basheer Heather Garriock Vitor Sobral Lucy Zelic Sally Shipard and Joanne Peters

Cook Islands[edit]

Federated State of Micronesia[edit]

Fiji[edit]

French Polynesia[edit]

Kiribati[edit]

Nauru[edit]

New Caledonia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Niue[edit]

Palau[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Samoa[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Tonga[edit]

Tuvalu[edit]

Vanuatu[edit]

Wallis and Futuna[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Andorra[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

  • 2019– Vlaamse Radio en Televisiemroep & Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
  • 2015– Eurosport & European Broadcasting Union
  • 2011– Eurosport & European Broadcasting Union

Bosnia-Herzegovnia[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Channel Islands[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Faroe Islands[edit]

  • 2019– Sveriges Television & TV2 Denmark
  • 2015– Sveriges Television
  • 2011– Sveriges Television

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

FYR Macedonia[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Isle of Man[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Liechtenstein[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

San Marino[edit]

  • 2019– Radiotelevisione Italiana * SKY Italia
  • 2015– Eurosport
  • 2011– Eurosport

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Vatican City[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio Host Studio analyst(s)
2019[2] BBC Jonathan Pearce
Robyn Cowen
Mark Scott
Sue Smith
Scott Booth
Lucy Ward
Faye White
Gabby Logan
Eilidh Barbour
Alex Scott, Hope Solo, Gemma Fay, Dion Dublin, Casey Stoney, Laura Bassett, Rachel Brown-Finnis, and Jordan Nobbs
2015[3] Jonathan Pearce
Steve Bower
Sue Smith
Lucy Ward
Jacqui Oatley Rachel Yankey and Rachel Brown-Finnis
2011[4][5] Guy Mowbray Lucy Ward Gabby Logan Martin Keown and Jo Potter
2007[6] Gavin Peacock and Karen Walker

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator Reporter Studio Host Studio Analysts
2019 CTV
TSN
Luke Wileman Carmelina Moscato Laura Diakun Kate Beirness Diana Matheson, Clare Rustad, and Kaylyn Kyle
2015 Jason de Vos Brian Williams
Sheri Forde
Cabral Richards
Kate McKenna
James Duthie (on-site)
Jennifer Hedger (studio)
Kara Lang (on-site)
Kristian Jack and Clare Rustad (studio)

Notes

  • CBC and Sportsnet used their own announcers for all Canadian games during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and U.S. matches from the round of 16 onward. For all other matches they used the English World Feed.
  • Before the 2015 Women's World Cup, CTV and TSN simulcast the ESPN/ABC broadcasts.

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

English-language television[edit]

Finals[edit]
Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter Studio host Studio analyst(s)
2023 FOX
2019 JP Dellacamera Aly Wagner Alex Curry Rob Stone and Jenny Taft Alexi Lalas, Heather O'Reilly, Ariane Hingst, Eni Aluko, Kelly Smith, and Karina LeBlanc
2015 Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill Jenny Taft Rob Stone and Kate Abdo Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Eric Wynalda, Ariane Hingst, and Kelly Smith
2011 ESPN Ian Darke Julie Foudy Bob Holtzman Bob Ley and Rebecca Lowe Brandi Chastain, Brianna Scurry, Mia Hamm, and Tony DiCicco
2007 JP Dellacamera Rob Stone Heather Mitts
2003 ABC Wendy Gebauer and Tony DiCicco Tisha Hoch Terry Gannon Heather Mitts
1999 Wendy Gebauer Chris McKendry Robin Roberts
1991 SportsChannel America Randy Hahn Rick Davis

Other rounds[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline Reporter Studio host Studio analyst(s)
2023 FOX
FS1
FS2
2019 JP Dellacamera
Derek Rae
Jenn Hildreth
Glenn Davis
Lisa Byington
Aly Wagner
Danielle Slaton
Kyndra de St. Aubin
Angela Hucles
Cat Whitehill
Alex Curry
Grant Wahl
Rob Stone and Jenny Taft (France)
Kate Abdo (Los Angeles)
Aaron West (digital)
Alexi Lalas, Eniola Aluko, Ariane Hingst, Kate Gill, Karina LeBlanc, Heather O'Reilly, and Kelly Smith (France)
Leslie Osborne and Christie Pearce Rampone (Los Angeles)
Christina Unkel (rules analyst)
2015 JP Dellacamera
Justin Kutcher
Jenn Hildreth
Glenn Davis
John Strong
Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill
Aly Wagner
Kyndra de St. Aubin
Christine Latham
Angela Hucles
Danielle Slaton
Jenny Taft
Julie Stewart-Binks
Grant Wahl (at-large)
Rob Stone
Kate Abdo
Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Eric Wynalda, Mónica González, Ariane Hingst, Angela Hucles, Christine Latham, Leslie Osborne, Kelly Smith, Stuart Holden, and Dr. Joe Machnik (Rules analyst)
2011 ESPN
ESPN2
Ian Darke
Adrian Healey
Beth Mowins
Julie Foudy
Kate Markgraf
Tony DiCicco
Cat Whitehill
Bob Holtzman Bob Ley
Rebecca Lowe
Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Brianna Scurry, Mónica González, Alicia Ferguson, Viola Odebrecht, Mia Hamm, and Tony DiCicco
2007 JP Dellacamera
Adrian Healey
Julie Foudy
Tony DiCicco
Lori Walker
Rob Stone Heather Mitts
2003 ABC
ESPN
ESPN2
JP Dellacamera
Beth Mowins
Erica Herskowitz
Wendy Gebauer
Tony DiCicco
Tom Stone
Tisha Hoch Rob Stone and Terry Gannon Heather Mitts
1999[7] JP Dellacamera
Bob Ley
Derek Rae
Holly Rowe
Wendy Gebauer
Seamus Malin
Amy Allman
Ty Keough
Chris McKendry Rob Stone and Robin Roberts
Notes
  • ESPN broadcast all matches for the 1999 Women's World Cup, but ESPN cut it back from 32 to 18 for 2003 due to conflicts with college football and the NFL.
  • 1999 featured the highest rated Women's Soccer match with the US/ China match until 2015. 11.4% of the nation's televisions tuned into the match.[8]
  • 2007 was the first Women's World Cup streamed online. All 32 matches were streamed on the fairly new ESPN 360, but games were not archived. 2007 is also the only year games were produced in studio. ESPN produced all the opening round matches in studio and didn't send their own broadcast team to China until the quarterfinals.
  • 2011 became the first Women's World Cup to have games archived on ESPN3.
  • 2015 became the first Women's World Cup to have the English World Feed available in the US. Fox used the English World Feed for their archive on the FOX Sports 2Go. 2015 also streamed games on the FOX Sports Go.
  • The USA/Japan 2015 Final became the highest ever rated soccer match in the US. 84.1% of the nation tuned into the match on Fox. An average 25.4 million viewers watched the entire match, with 30.9 viewers catching the final 15 minutes of the match. Spanish network Telemundo, drew another 1.27 million viewers to boost the overall viewership to 26.7 million.[9]

Spanish-language television[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
2023 Telemundo
NBC Universo
Telemundo Deportes
2019 Andrés Cantor
Sammy Sadovnik
Copán Álvarez
Erasmo Provenza
Diego Pessolano
Alejandro Pérez
Manuel Sol
Deyna Castellanos
Viviana Vila
Eduardo Biscayart
Amelia Valverde
Mónica González
Janelly Farías
2015[10] Andrés Cantor
Sammy Sadovnik
Copán Álvarez
Carlos Yustis
Manuel Sol
Carlos Hermosillo
Frederik Oldenburg
2011 Univision
Galavision
Telefutura
Jorge Pérez-Navarro Andrea Rodebaugh
2007 Pablo Ramirez Fátima Leyva
2003 Jorge Ramos
1999

English World Feed[edit]

Year Site Play-by-play
2019 Nice & Montpellier
Reims, Valenciennes & Nice
Paris
Le Havre
Grenoble, Montpellier, & Lyon
Rennes
Mark Tompkins
John Roder
Kevin Keatings
Gary Bloom
Steve Wilson
Jacqui Oatley
2015 Edmonton
Ottawa & Montreal
Winnipeg
Vancouver
Moncton
Mark Tompkins
Martin Fisher
Kevin Keatings
John Roder
Dave Woods
2011 Sinsheim & Dresden
Berlin & Augsburg
Bochum & Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg & Leverkusen
Gary Bloom
John Helm
John Roder
Steve Banyard

South/Central America and American Island Nations[edit]

America Samoa[edit]

Anguilla[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Aruba[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belize[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Channel Type 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
Rede Bandeirantes Broadcast Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rede Globo Broadcast Yes
Rede Record Broadcast Yes
TV Brasil Broadcast Yes
BandSports Subscription Yes Yes Yes All matches
ESPN Brasil Subscription Yes Yes Yes Yes
SporTV Subscription Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes All matches
  • 1995 & 1999 - Organización de Televisión Iberoamericana. Rede Bandeirantes is a current member. Rede Globo and SporTV are former members.

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Cayman Islands[edit]

Chile[edit]

  • 2019- Chilevisión, DirecTV Sports
  • 2015– Chilevisión, CDF & DirecTV Sports
  • 2011– DirecTV Sports
  • 2007- La Red, Mega, Chilevisión, Canal 13 & Canal del Fútbol
  • 2003- TVN, Canal 13, Mega, La Red, Chilevisión
  • 1999- SKY

Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

  • 2019– Teletica
  • 2015– Teletica
  • 2011–Teletica

Curacao[edit]

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Grenada[edit]

Guadeloupe[edit]

Guam[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Martinique[edit]

Montserrat[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Panama[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

St. Kitts and Nevis[edit]

St. Lucia[edit]

St. Vincent[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

US Virgin Islands[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • 2019- DirecTV
  • 2015– DirecTV
  • 2011– Meridiano Televisión, DirecTV

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup broadcasters
  2. ^ "BBC launches summer of women's sport season". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "World Cup 2015: Women's Football live on the BBC". TV News Room. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Women's World Cup coverage returns to BBC". Sports Pro Media. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  5. ^ "BBC to follow Eng;and at the Women's World Cup". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  6. ^ "BBC Sport – Fifa Women's World Cup Finals". Sports Pro Media. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  7. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (16 June 1999). "All 32 Games Will Be Televised". LA Times. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Women's World Cup gets whopping ESPN TV rating". USA Today. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  9. ^ "FIFA women's World Cup TV ratings for U.S. vs. Japan a smash hit". The Denver Post. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  10. ^ "NBC DEPORTES ANNOUNCES ROSTER OF ON-AIR TALENT FOR 2015 FIFA WORLD CUP EVENTS". NBC Universal Media Village. Retrieved 26 May 2015.