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

TelevisionEdit

Broadcasters that were 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) Ref
Arab world ART
Albania DigitAlb
Argentina Canal 13, TyC Sports & DirecTV
Armenia ARMTV
Australia SBS
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan Lider TV
Bangladesh BTV
Belgium Dutch:
Kanaal Twee & VRT
French:
RTBF
Bhutan ESPN STAR Sports
Bolivia Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Brazil HDTV:
Cable/Satellite (Pay): BandSports & SporTV
SDTV:
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
French:
SRC
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, 56 live and 8 taped group stage matches)
Iran IRIB
Ireland RTÉ
Israel Free-to-air: Channel 2 (Reshet), Channel 10
Satellite/Cable (pay): Sport 5, Sport 1 and Sport 2
Italy Free-to-air: RAI (1-matches per day)
Satellite (pay): Sky Sport (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
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 and Cablevisión
Satellite (pay): SKY México
Moldova TRM
Montenegro TV In
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand TV1 & Sky
Norway NRK & TV2
Pakistan PTV
Panama Channel 4
Paraguay SNT
Peru ATV (Channel 9)
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
Middle East and North Africa ART & (Al Riyadiah, only ln Saudi Arabia)
Serbia RTS, RTK
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 , Cuatro TV and Digital+
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 & ITV (all matches available on non-subscription television)
Trinidad and Tobago: CCN TV6
Turkey Kanal 1
Ukraine Inter & ICTV
United Kingdom
and territories
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
HD:
BBC HD & ITV HD
SD:
BBC & ITV
United States
and territories
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
English:
ABC, ESPN & ESPN2
Spanish:
Univision & TeleFutura
German:
Setanta Sports
French:
TV5MONDE
Portuguese:
RBTI & Rede Globo
Persian:
Tapesh TV
Arabic:
ART
Japanese:
TV Japan
Korean:
KBS
Uruguay Teledoce, Monte Carlo TV, Canal 10, DirecTV
Venezuela Venevisión, RCTV, Meridiano Televisión & DirecTV
Vietnam FPT, VTV & HTV

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