1998 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights

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

Television broadcasters

Country Broadcaster Television
 Argentina Artear, Televisión Federal, Grupo América Channel 13, Telefe, América TV
 Australia SBS
 Austria ORF ORF eins and ORF 2
 Arab League Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)
 Belgium Dutch:
VRT
Dutch:
Eén and Canvas
French:
RTBF
French:
La Une and La Deux
 Bolivia TV Boliviana
 Brazil Globo, SBT, SporTV and ESPN Brasil
 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:
Télévision de Radio-Canada
 Chile TVN, UCTV
 People's Republic of China CCTV CCTV-1
 Colombia Canal A
 Corsica2 France 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2
Italy RAI
France 1998 FIFA World Cup TV1, 1998 FIFA World Cup TV2 and 1998 FIFA World Cup TV32
 ItalyRAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI 3
 Czech Republic ČT ČT1 and ČT2
 Denmark DR DR1 and DR2
 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 News2
 Germany ARD and ZDF Das Erste and ZDF
 Greece ERT ET1, NET and ET3
 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 TVRI, 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 DirecTV 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
Italy Telemontecarlo
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
Italy Telemontecarlo
 Myanmar MRTV Channel 5
 Netherlands NPO Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3
 New Zealand TVNZ TV1 and TV2
 Norway NRK NRK1 and NRK2
 Paraguay Telefuturo, SNT, Canal 13
 Peru América Televisión and Panamericana Televisión.
 Philippines GMA Network and Sky Cable
 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) and TSI 2 (Italian)
 Thailand BEC-TERO Channel 3
 Turkey TRT TRT 1, TRT 2 and TRT 3
 United Kingdom BBC and ITV BBC One and ITV
 United States ABC, ESPN (English) and Univision (Spanish)
 Uruguay Channel 4, Channel 10, Teledoce
 Vietnam Vietnam Television VTV1
 Venezuela Venevisión, RCTV, VTV

Notes:

  1. ^ Indonesia screened the tournament simulcast via 6-national free-to-air terrestrial television stations. It was broadcast simultaneously by 1-national state-owned public free-to-air terrestrial television station (TVRI) and relayed by the 5-national private commercial free-to-air terrestrial television stations (RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve, and Indosiar). They provided Indonesian sports commentary on all 64 matches.
  2. ^ It is a joint venture of TF1, France Télévisions and TV5Monde.
List of FIFA World Cup broadcasters

The FIFA World Cup was first broadcast on television in 1954 and is now the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. 715.2 million individuals watched the final match of the 2006 tournament (representing 11 percent of the entire population of the planet). The 2006 World Cup draw, which decided the distribution of teams into groups, was watched by 300 million viewers.

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