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Who are the 2017 Confederations Cup broadcasters?

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup: Global broadcast rights holders

June 13, 2017 By Isaac Asante
No matter where you are, the 2017 Confederations Cup will be available to watch live on your screens, as major broadcasters around the world have arranged to cover the full tournament on TV and online.

From June 17 to July 2, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup promises to bring the very best of football to the cities of Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Moscow and Sochi in Russia. The 2018 World Cup hosts will welcome seven international champions in the form of Germany (World Cup title holders), Australia (AFC), Chile (CONMEBOL), Mexico (CONCACAF), New Zealand (OFC), Portugal (UEFA) and Cameroon (CAF).

 

In addition to an almost-certain boost in the next FIFA Rankings, the winner of the tournament will be eligible to take home nearly a quarter of the total prize money fixed at USD 20 million.

Group structure

Group A: Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico

Group B: Cameroon, Chile, Australia, Germany

The two teams from each group with the highest points by the end of Matchday 3 get to qualify for the semifinals. Below are the various dates for the different Confederations Cup stages.

Dates

Group stage: June 17-25 (12 matches)

Semifinals: June 28-29

Third place play-off & Final: July 2

Which networks are broadcasting the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup?

In Russia, the host country, the media rights covering television, internet, mobile and radio platforms were awarded to the 2SPORT2 consortium earlier this month. Under the deal, all Confederations Cup matches will be aired live by free-to-air TV networks Channel 1 and Match TV, whereas radio transmissions will be handled by RTR.

In New Zealand, SKY Sport will telecast the games on its family of channels, making the entire tournament available to stream live on SKY GO NZ. The Confederations Cup will be covered solely by RTP in Portugal – by extension, streams will be accessible on RTP Play – whereas viewers in Mexico will be offered more options: TDN, UnivisionTDN, SKY Planeta Fútbol and Sky HD will combine to bring all 16 matches live on TV.

In Cameroon and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Confederations Cup will be available to watch in full on SuperSport and StarTimes’ multiple HD channels. StarTimes have however announced that due to copyright reasons, their coverage of the tournament will be inaccessible in South Africa.

In Chile and other South American countries, pay-tv broadcaster DirecTV Sports will carry the 2017 Confederations Cup live on television, as well as online and on mobile devices via DirecTV Play. Public broadcaster Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) will also broadcast the tournament for free.

In Australia, SBS One will cover select matches, whereas digital platform Optus Sport will air all the matches online and on its mobile apps. As seen with recent international football events nevertheless, the media rights in Germany went to ARD and ZDF, who have partnered to cover the tournament on television, radio and online.

Rest of the world

In USA, Fox Sports, fuboTV, Telemundo and Universo have confirmed their schedules, while ITV has acquired the exclusive rights in the UK. French- and English-language networks RDS and TSN have released their comprehensive coverage in Canada, whereas SFR Sport is promising 4K coverage in France.

BeIN Sports has lined up its channels for the big event in the MENA region, and Sony Pictures Networks is making the most of its advantage in India with TEN Network and Sony SIX having the live games in their calendars.

For full information on the networks that will show the 2017 Confederations Cup live, visit our dedicated competition page.

 

 


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