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2006 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

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2006 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

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


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 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
Bhutan ESPN STAR Sports
Bolivia Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Brazil HDTV:
Cable/Satellite (Pay): BandSports & SporTV
Free-to-air: Rede Globo
Cable/Satellite (Pay): 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
Portuguese & 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)
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:
United States English:
Univision & TeleFutura
Setanta Sports
RBTI & Rede Globo
Tapesh TV
TV Japan
Venezuela Venevisión, RCTV & Meridiano Televisión
Vietnam FPT, VTV & HTV


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