The event is expected to be the biggest drawcard to SBS this year. It will kick off with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia at 5:30am AEST Friday 13 June live on SBS ONE.
All matches will be live on SBS ONE and SBS HD, with the only exceptions being the concurrent group stage matches which will be broadcast live on SBS 2 and then replayed on SBS ONE immediately afterwards.
The Socceroos will first appear the following morning against Chile at 7:30am AEST Saturday 14 June live on SBS ONE. They go up against the Netherlands at 1:30am AEST Thursday 19th June live on SBS ONE, and Spain at 1:30am AEST Tuesday 24th June live on SBS ONE.
SBS 2 will broadcast The FIFA World Cup Show, hosted by Les Murray and Craig Foster live from Rio de Janeiro, will air every night at 9:30pm with match highlights and analysis as well as interviews, features and the latest news.
Ken Shipp, Head of Sport at SBS said: “The countdown to the World Cup of a lifetime in Brazil, football’s spiritual heartland, has well and truly begun. For the 2014 FIFA World Cup SBS will be providing more content across more platforms than ever before, making it our biggest World Cup yet.”
SBS will also stream all matches live online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame with interactive multi-streams from six different angles. It will also feature full match replays and multi-angle replay functionality. A World Game app will provide live mobile streams of every match across smartphones and tablets.
In addition to coverage on SBS Radio, NITV will also broadcast one hour match of the day highlights at 8:30pm on Saturday and Monday evenings throughout the tournament.
The event takes place from Friday 13 June to Monday 14 July.
A full broadcast schedule can be downloaded here: SBS FIFA World Cup 2014