World Cup 2022 matches to be shown on Singtel TV, Starhub TV and meWatch; early bird price at $98
The early bird promotion will run from now till Nov 6.
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be broadcasted on Singtel TV, Starhub TV and Mediacorp’s meWatch, the three companies announced on Sunday (Oct 30).
The package for football’s biggest tournament, which will be held in Qatar from Nov 20 to Dec 18, costs $98 under an early bird pricing which runs till Nov 6.
Subscription to the World Cup will cost $118 after the early bird promotion ends.
This is the second time all three companies are screening the World Cup collaboratively, following the 2018 edition held in Russia.
Nine key matches will be aired for free on Mediacorp Channel 5, similar to the arrangements in 2018. Five group matches, both semi-finals and the final were shown on free-to-air TV then.
Singtel TV subscribers who sign up for the World Cup package will be able to catch the matches on their Singtel TV Go app. New Singtel subscribers can also catch the match on Singtel’s CAST apps, allowing them to watch the games on the go too.
Similarly, those who subscribe to the World Cup matches via Starhub will be able to watch it on its TV+ platform, allowing them to catch matches on the go.
Both companies are also running other offers for its services, packaged with subscriptions to the World Cup.
This year’s World Cup is the first to be held in Asia since 2002, and the first in the Middle East.
Matches will be played in eight stadiums across five cities in Qatar.
Subscribers will also be able to catch exciting on-site programming and studio shows with guests, presenters and popular pundits including Marcel Desaily, Arsene Wenger, Lothar Matthaus, Gabriel Batistuta and Paul Scholes.
Asia will be represented by six teams – Qatar, Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
World Cup matches in the group stages will be played at 6pm, 9pm, 12am and 3am. The opening match of the tournament will see host Qatar take on Ecuador on Nov 21, 12am.