MediaCorp to broadcast FIFA Confederations Cup
Louise Duffy | 12-06-2013
MediaCorp has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast in Singapore all the matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, both in home and on-the-go, from 16 June to 1 July 2013.
For the first time, MediaCorp is offering all 16 matches live on Toggle, Channel 5, HD5 and Channel 8, as well as encore telecasts on HD5 and Channel 5. Online viewers can also watch the matches live or on catch-up via Toggle which is free for registered members.
The FIFA Confederations Cup brings together some of the strongest international teams in world football to play in Brazil, one year ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Each world confederation (AFC, CAF, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, OFC and UEFA) will be represented by the winner of its confederational trophy such as Japan, Nigeria, Uruguay, Mexico, Tahiti, and joined by Italy and Spain (Italy qualified as runner-up at the Euro finals as champions Spain are qualified as reigning FIFA World Cup winner), as well as the host nation, Brazil. Matches will take place in six of the 12 stadia that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Patrick Yong, head of strategic marketing at MediaCorp, said: "We are very happy to offer top-notch football action free to our viewers in full HD glory in the comfort of their homes, on computers and mobile devices. As Singapore's national broadcaster, we will continue to acquire landmark sports content for Singapore audiences."
Niclas Ericson, director of FIFA TV, added: “This is fantastic news for football fans in Singapore. The Festival of Champions, as the FIFA Confederations Cup is called, promises football at its best in the coming weeks and will for sure provide football fans a grasp of what to expect next year at FIFA’s flagship event in Brazil. FIFA is delighted to work with MediaCorp in this partnership to take world-class football action and passion at all levels to every corner of Singapore.”