The site www.eurovisionsports.tv/fifaworldcup will show full coverage of the 64 matches in the tournament that gets underway on June 10. A further 12 matches will be distributed in high definition.
“The EBU and its Member broadcasters are committed to making innovative use of the new media rights,” said EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre.
Effectively the site provides online streaming to those countries where the local EBU member is unable to provide a streaming facility of their own. For example while residents in Belarus, Belgium and Estonia will be able to access the EBU site, those in the UK will instead have to visit the BBC and ITV sites for local coverage.
Full list of participating countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kazakstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.