MediaCorp bags exclusive broadcast rights for FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

12 June 2013 15 h 17 min Comments Off


(Singapore time, Jun 11, 2013) MediaCorp is pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast all matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 offering Singapore viewers world class football matches at 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. See Annex 1 for full telecast schedule.

After the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Confederations Cup is one of the most important men’s football competition in the world. The 15-day event brings together some of the strongest international teams in world football, representing 12 out of 19 FIFA World Cup titles, 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 twelve stadia that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mr Patrick Yong, Head, Strategic Marketing, 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.”

Mr Niclas Ericson, Director of FIFA TV said, “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”.

Singapore soccer fans can catch FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013 Opening Ceremony on Sunday 16 June at 1.20am and thereafter, the first Group Stage match between Brazil and Japan at 2.45am on HD5/Channel 5 or Toggle.

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