BBC iPlayer is adding a pop-up stream for the duration of the World Cup.
World Cup Extra will feature exclusive build-up and post-match analysis for the biggest games, supplementing BBC One.
Match coverage for BBC games will be in the Ultra HD format with an alternative commentary available from BBC Radio 5 Live.
Dan McGolpin, director of BBC iPlayer, said: “More and more people are going to BBC iPlayer for the biggest TV moments and enjoying the extra benefits that you get there, for the World Cup that means additional coverage before and after the big matches, alternative commentary from 5Live and every match live streamed in Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range.”
The stream will show additional supporting programmes, including Match of the Day Top Ten, plus documentaries including Messi, which tells the enigmatic Argentine superstar’s story; Together Stronger, the story of Wales’s journey to their current status as tournament regulars; and How to Win the World Cup in which former winners of the famous trophy explain how they did it.
The BBC is sharing the rights for the World Cup with ITV.