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MenInG
11th June 2018, 20:54
World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas is the latest international expert to join the BBC's punditry line-up in Russia.

The Chelsea midfielder, 31, has won more than 100 caps for Spain and helped them win the World Cup title in 2010.

He joins World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, twice African player of the year Didier Drogba and 2014 World Cup finalist Pablo Zabaleta in a stellar line-up of international experts.

Fabregas will make his studio debut for Spain's game with Portugal on 15 June.

How to follow the 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC
"We are delighted to welcome Cesc as he joins our star-studded team of experts in Russia," said Philip Bernie, head of TV Sport.

"He knows what it takes to lift the biggest prize in the sport, and we are greatly looking forward to the world class football knowledge and insight he will add to our coverage."

The BBC will show Egypt against Uruguay, Portugal take on Spain, Germany play Mexico and France's game against Australia during the opening weekend of the tournament.

England will begin their World Cup campaign live and exclusive on the BBC when they take on Tunisia on 18 June before facing Panama six days later.

All BBC games will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Four with BBC Radio 5 live coverage from every game.

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MenInG
12th June 2018, 01:59
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup_broadcasting_rights


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Abdullah719
12th June 2018, 02:09
Apparently Geo Super will be showing it here.

If Sony LIV is functioning fine (usually is), I'd prefer that as the quality is much better than PTV Sports or Geo Super.

MenInG
12th June 2018, 02:10
India-based law enforcement agency MarkScan, which works with Sony, has warned streaming sites in India and neighbouring countries against broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA is the world governing organisation for football, and this year Russia will host the World Cup, from Thursday, June 14 until Sunday, July 15.

“Our client [Sony] will be streaming the matches and content related to FIFA 2018 in the Indian sub-continent countries on its web and portal Sony Liv, which is the official internet and mobile broadcaster of FIFA 2018,” read the letter.

The email, sent to unnamed streaming sites, explained that Sony has the exclusive rights to broadcast, re-broadcast and transmit competition matches in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The companies were informed that they cannot stream the competition through any platform including the internet, mobile, television and radio.

The letter added that Sony will be showing the live matches and content related to the FIFA World Cup in various languages across a number of different channels, such as ESPN (which is operated by Sony in India), that are designated as the official broadcasters of the competition.

The recipients of the letter were warned that any form of communicating or making the viewing of the FIFA World Cup available to the public will violate Sony’s exclusive rights.

“By way of the present caution notice issued to you, we caution you and your website not to indulge in any broadcasting without the written permission/authorisation from our client,” the streaming sites were warned.

“We will be monitoring your activities for any act of infringement of the statutory and contractual rights of our client and shall be compelled to initiate legal proceedings (civil and/or criminal) should you engage in violation of our client’s rights despite the present notice.”

Earlier this year, WIPR explored how Russia will be dealing with copyright infringers and counterfeiters during the FIFA World Cup. The country has adopted IP-related provisions relating to the tournament so that, for example, creating a false connection with the tournament will be deemed unfair competition and subject to sanctions.

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/sony-issues-fifa-world-cup-broadcast-warning-in-india-16167

KingKhanWC
13th June 2018, 05:18
Apparently Geo Super will be showing it here.

If Sony LIV is functioning fine (usually is), I'd prefer that as the quality is much better than PTV Sports or Geo Super.

Please tell me they dont run adverts midway through a match or have them popping up on the screen regularly?

For UK viewers, the BBC always produces the highest quality of coverage with many big stars as guests. The BBC will also have extended highlights and re-runs of the matches later on at night and available on iplayer soon after the match. ITV isn't too bad either.

Abdullah719
13th June 2018, 05:20
Please tell me they dont run adverts midway through a match or have them popping up on the screen regularly?

For UK viewers, the BBC always produces the highest quality of coverage with many big stars as guests. The BBC will also have extended highlights and re-runs of the matches later on at night and available on iplayer soon after the match. ITV isn't too bad either.

Thankfully it's a bit difficult to run adverts in the middle of a football match.

The main issue is the (poor) quality of the broadcast.