FIFA World Cup 2014: guide

SBS will feature all FIFA World Cup matches live and in HD.

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 3.40.37 pm.jpgSBS has now confirmed additional broadcasting for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which kicks off with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia at 5:30am AEST on Friday 13 June live on SBS ONE.

SBS holds holds exclusive broadcast rights across TV, online, mobile, tablet and radio in Australia.

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.

There are 64 games live and in high definition with over 700 hours of coverage across a four week period.

Australia’s FIFA World Cup campaign begins against Chile at 7:30am AEST on Saturday 14 June live on SBS ONE and continues when they go up against Netherlands at 1:30am AEST on Thursday 19 June live on SBS ONE, and Spain at 1:30am AEST on Tuesday 24 June live on SBS ONE.

The FIFA World Cup Show, hosted by Les Murray and Craig Foster live from Rio de Janeiro, will air every night at 9:30pm AEST on SBS 2 and will feature match highlights and analysis as well as interviews, features and the latest news, plus David Basheer, David Zdrilic, Scott McIntyre, Vitor Sobral, Lucy Zelic, Mariana Rudan and renowned English football commentator Martin Tyler. Also featuring in SBS’s coverage will be former players John Aloisi, Jason Culina, Ned Zelic, Clint Bolton, Zeljko Kalac and Aytek Genc as well as a variety of special guests including current and former Hyundai A-League players.

SBS will also screen additional programming, plus website streaming, SBS radio and a World Game app.

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.”

You can download a Broadcast Match Schedule here.

Additional programming includes:

The FIFA World Cup Show
9:30pm Thursday 12 June – Sunday 13 July on SBS 2
Hosts: Les Murray and Craig Foster

The Socceroos Show
6:30pm Thursday 12 June – Saturday 28 June on SBS ONE
Host: David Basheer

FIFA World Cup Morning News
13 June – 14 June on SBS ONE
Host: Mariana Rudan

Pang for Brazil
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup on SBS ONE
Host: Sam Pang

Two Weeks in June
8:30pm Thursday 12 June on SBS 2

This is Brazil
7:30pm Wednesday 7 May – Wednesday 11th June on SBS ONE
Host: Fernanda de Paula


8 Responses

  1. um..er..umm..Les..umm..Murray..um..and Craig (has no idea what he’s talking about) Foster…

    Surely there has to be better people than those two to chair the games?????

  2. The article above indicates they have the online broadcast rights but doesn’t specify if it will live or just replays. Am also curious as to whether SBS will live stream games?

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