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Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp to broadcast 2018 World Cup
FOOTBALL fans in Singapore will have something to look forward to come June this year, as Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp are collaborating for the first time to bring the 2018 World Cup to Singapore - at the same rates four years ago.
All three broadcasters will offer the complete World Cup coverage at an a la carte price of S$94.16 until May 22, and S$112.35 thereafter.
The 21st Fifa World Cup will take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018, with the group stage games telecasted live mostly at 8pm, 11pm and 2am in Singapore.
Matches will be played in 12 venues across 11 cities, including the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which will stage both the opening and final matches.
The broadcasters will bring this sporting spectacle to televisions and mobile screens, ensuring that viewers can watch the 32 competing nations at their convenience. Iceland and Panama will make their World Cup debuts, while 20 countries including powerhouses Brazil, Argentina, Spain and defending champion Germany are returning from the 2014 tournament.
Said StarHub CEO, Tan Tong Hai: “With match day one quickly approaching, we are happy to put public interest first and take to the field together with Singtel and Mediacorp to enable all of Singapore to enjoy the beautiful game."
Separately, Singtel said that customers signing up or recontracting Singtel TV Trio, Variety or Value Pack on a 24-month contract, on or after March 15 may watch the World Cup for free.
Packages for all 64 matches will be made available on Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO, Singtel CAST OTT video portal app, StarHub TV, StarHub Go and Mediacorp’s Toggle.
Singaporeans will also be able to enjoy nine key matches on free-to-air television this time, five more than in previous years.