YLE Areena Live Streaming and TV Listings
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Competitions available on YLE Areena
FIFA World Cup (2026)National public broadcaster YLE holds Finnish free-to-air rights to the 2022 World Cup. The matches are scheduled live on YLE Areena, YLE TV2, and the YLE mobile app. YLE's World Cup content includes the live opening game, six Round of 16 matches, three quarterfinals, one semifinal, and the final.
FIFA Women's World Cup (2023)YLE has snatched exclusive Finnish rights to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and will air all 64 matches across its various platforms. The public-service broadcaster will show at least one game on a daily basis during the tournament, including the semis and final.
UEFA Nations League (2022-2028)Following a six-year deal with UEFA that will start in 2022, YLE will show live UEFA Nations League matches involving Finland’s national team from 2022 to 2028.
UEFA Euro Qualifying (2022-2028)YLE has regained the rights to the matches of Finland’s national team throughout their UEFA Euro 2024 and UEFA Euro 2028 qualifying runs. The public-service broadcaster’s deal with UEFA was made through the CAA Eleven agency and covers six years, from 2022 to 2028. YLE is expected to show Finland’s UEFA Euro matches in high definition on TV and on its digital service YLE Areena.
World Cup Qualifying (2024-2026)YLE will show matches from Finland’s national team throughout their FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying run. The Finnish broadcaster secured the rights to the country’s full matches as part of a major agreement with UEFA that will last for six years, starting from 2022.
Friendly (2022-2028)Public-service broadcaster YLE will air Finland’s friendly matches live on TV and online from 2022 to 2028. The matches will be aired in HD, with auxiliary programming expected to be made available to viewers.
YLE Areena History, Coverage, Features
YLE Areena is a video and radio streaming service owned and operated by the Finnish public broadcaster YLE. The service was launched on June 15, 2007 to give users a chance to stream live and on-demand content aired by its parent company, and it has been available on all Nordic countries under different names for each region.
Over the years, YLE Areena has offered a wide variety of entertainment options, with series, movies, documentaries, lifestyle shows, music programs, current affairs’ programs, news broadcasts, children’s programming, and sports being some of the topics covered by the network and the platform. Most shows have been made available online live and on-demand, but those who want to use YLE Areena need to keep in mind that the catch-up service has made shows available for a limited period of time.
Speaking about sports, YLE Areena has included live broadcasts for disciplines such as football, golf, ice hockey, badminton, basketball, Olympic sports, futsal, handball, and more. Domestic competitions have frequently been available on this platform, but international tournaments have also been streamed on this service. When it comes to football, games for the Finnish National Teams have been the core of YLE Areena’s coverage.
In terms of availability, YLE Areena can be accessed on the most popular web browsers, on smart TV apps, and on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that work with Windows, Android, or iOS. Some of the content being available to stream may be geo-restricted, although some in-house productions may be available for users to stream around the world.
The published listings of live, re-aired, and on-demand match and program events published on this website are broadcast by the official rights holders. They are available on various platforms such as terrestrial TV, radio, cable, satellite, IPTV, mobile and desktop apps. Where possible, we will provide links to the streaming events available on the platforms provided by the official broadcasters. Please note that in many cases, a digital subscription or user authentication with a TV or internet provider will be required. We endeavor to provide as accurate and detailed broadcast information as possible. However, broadcast schedules are subject to change at any time. If you find incorrect or missing information, please let us know