The FIFA Football World Cup 2018 kicks off from today and football fans will be looking forward to watch it live.
The 2026 World Cup promises to be a ratings bonanza, as the entire continent will be engulfed by soccer fervor and television networks will reap the benefits of an impassioned public and TV-friendly broadcast times.
How will you watch the games?
Fox outbid longtime rights holder ESPN in 2011 for the rights to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in English. That means fewer casual viewers for Fox and a missed opportunity to promote an American team. Soccer teams from 32 nations are descending on Russian Federation to spar over the FIFA World Cup title.
"Whether you're at home or travelling back to your hometowns for Raya, Malaysians have more choices on how to keep up with all the action and latest matches, together with family and friends", he added. In case, you don't wish to subscribe to the service; you will only be able to catch the action with a 5-minute delay, that too with advertisements in between.
Fifa World Cup 2018 has kicked off yesterday in Russian Federation. But with options like online streaming and TV broadcast, one can still match the pace.
Peter E. Blacker, the executive vice president of digital and emerging business for NBCUniversal's Telemundo arm, said in a statement: "Given that soccer enjoys the most multicultural and millennial fan base of any sport in the US, Telemundo has developed several innovative products and partnerships that will take the World Cup to a new level of engagement". It will also offer exclusives along with reviews, previews and behind-the-scene match snippets. The World Cup has kicked off recently with hosts Russian Federation playing Saudi Arabia in the opening match on 14th June.
There are also people who like to see their favorite team play on bigger TV screens.
Telemundo and Google announced a partnership to bring Telemundo's Spanish-language World Cup content to Google and YouTube for soccer fans across the US.
He said Fox's 2018 World Cup coverage will highlight that the US will soon play host.