Monday , 18 November 2019

FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Telecast / Broadcast Channels In India

Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 [SD and HD] will provide live TV telecast of FIFA World Cup 2018 in India. The TV channels have the broadcasting rights of Football World Cup in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other countries. Get ready to enjoy the live action of Football’s biggest event which will be held in Russia. Sony Pictures Networks won the rights of broadcasting back in 2014 for five years. FIFA has made a list of all broadcasters of the upcoming World Cup. Not only in India, the TV channel will provide the live coverage in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and some other Indian Sub-continent.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Telecast India


Which channel will provide live telecast of FIFA World Cup 2018 in India?

If you are searching for the answer to above question, then the answer is Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3. The sports and entertainment channel from Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd [MSML] won the rights until 2019. Four years ago, it also provided the live telecast of Brazil World Cup 2014.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Broadcast Channel: Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3

These two are Indian Sports channels which are owned by Multi Screen Media and is the 14th sports channel in India. Launched on 7 April 2012 and today they provide live broadcast in more than 5 countries. Sony Ten 1 and 2 broadcasts sports like Football, Cricket, Professional Wrestling, Martial Arts, Rugby Union, Basketball, and Badminton.

In addition to these two channels, Sony ESPN is unveiled as the broadcast provider in the Tamil language. It is not the first time that fans will get a flavour of Tamil commentary – the broadcasters introduced it during the Euro 2016.and it gained immense popularity.

KV Sathyanarayan and Vijay Karthikeya aka Nanee are the Tamil commentators for 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. Both of them have the experience of commentating during cricket World Cups, IPL and ISL tournaments.

See also: IST fixtures of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Will Sony Ten 2, 3 provide live telecast in Indian Sub-continent?

Football World Cup 2018 Indian broadcast

Football World Cup 2018 Indian broadcast

Yes, it will provide live telecast in these countries:

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Bhutan
  3. Maldives
  4. India
  5. Nepal
  6. Pakistan
  7. Sri Lanka

So if you are living in any of these countries, you can watch FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sony networks.

Sony Ten channel number on different satellite services

Now you know the telecast channel of Football World Cup. But the question is “Have you activated Sony Six on your dish or cable service?” Well, you have to activate it to enjoy the live action right from Russia to your home. Most of the services have launched HD versions for this sporting event. Recently, Videocon d2h launched Sony Ten 2 HD for its users. For channel number on your dish, please go through the table below:

Satellite Channel no.
Name Sony Ten 2 Sony Ten 3
Tata Sky 474 473 476 475
Dish TV 613 615
Dialog TV 70
Dish TV [Nepal] 2647 2646
Airtel Digital TV 287 288 289 290
Videocon d2h 413 931 415
Dish Home [Nepal] 602 603
Sun Direct 983
Asianet Digital [India] 307 815 308 816

SPN [Sony Pictures Networks] has also announced that this World Cup will be telecasted in English, Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam languages. The TV channels will also cover pre-match shows which include stats, latest updates, match previews, and more.

List of Hindi, Tamil, English Commentators

  • Hindi: Sunil Chhetri, Bhaichung Bhutia
  • Tamil: KV Sathyanarayan and Karthikeyan aka Nanee
  • English: Luis Garcia, Louis Saha, David James, Sunil Chhetri, and Bhaichung Bhutia.


  1. Visit Darjeeling

    Good afternoon. Many thanks 🙂 Love your blog!.

  2. Adds on Videocon channel Sony Six showing official channel to live telecast Fifa world cup will be on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 but videocon do not have this channel in HD feeds and it means there will be only in SD feeds on Videocon d2h.Can you please clarified.Tq.

    • Hello Surat!

      Videocon has not launched the HD versions of Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3. So you can watch the matches on SD channels. However, keep in touch with us for the latest updates.

      Thank you!

      • Videocon D2H
        in their A-la-carte package showing SONY TEN2 HD will available on channel number 931
        is t true?

        • Hello Akhil,

          Yes, it is mentioned on their website that the channel is available in HD version. Better contact them for the confirmation.

  3. Indranil Bhattacharya

    I wont to know the commentators name list for FIFA world cup 2018 on sony ten

  4. Has Dish Tv planned abt launching hd version of ten 2 & ten 3 channels? Is there any chance to have these channels before the starting of the fifa world cup 2018? Plz answer.

    • Hello Tapan,

      There are no updates regarding the HD versions of Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 on DishTV. So you can watch the matches live on the standard channels. I’ll update you after the official announcement about the HD channels. Till then, you can access all channels of DishTV here.

  5. Swastik Chakraborty

    Will all the matches be shown in English in Ten 1 and Ten 3 (in Videocon d2h)?

  6. Many websites are showing that all tge matches will be telecasted live on SONY TEN1 HD as well. Is it true ?

    • Hello Amit,

      No, it is not true. The World Cup matches will be live on Sony Ten 2 [English commentary] and on Sony Ten 3 [Hindi commentary].

  7. in nepal which channel will brodcast it ?

  8. hi, can i know sony ESPN HD and sony 6 HD also providing FIFA world cup live all matches (Dish tv HD) below links are showing .

    • Hello Mithun,
      According to advertisements by Sony Sports Pictures Networks, the World Cup 2018 matches will be live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3

  9. Sony ten 2 for english & sony ten 3 for hindi? Means only diffrent otherwise both channels will show exact live content of matches right?

  10. The Sony Pictures Network official website now states that the World Cup would be shown live on Ten 1 SD, Ten 1 HD, Ten 2 SD, Ten 2 HD.

  11. what about sundirect DTH..? FIFA, SONY ESPN is it available?

  12. Sayantan Bhattacharya

    Thank you very much for your update.

  13. which chanel are shown fifa world cup 2018 ..?

  14. What if there are 2 matches at a time? Which are the two channels will telecast them?

    • Hello Surajit,

      As there are two telecast channels, so Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 will provide telecast of 2 different matches. We’ll update you about which channel to cover which match very soon.
      Good question though.
      Thank you!

  15. sir can DD sports or national tv channel telecast fcan fifa world cup 2018

    • Hello Shivank,

      DD Networks don’t have the broadcasting rights of FIFA World Cup matches. So any of DD channel will not provide the live coverage.
      You can watch the World Cup games on Sony Ten 2 and Ten 3.

  16. Which only one d2h channel showing all fifa world cup 2018

  17. HI, sony espn HD and SD is showing fifa matches in their programme list .

    Are they going to broadcast it? is sony TEN 2 HD available on DIsh network now??

    • Hello Shary,
      Answer 1: Yes, Sony ESPN will also cover World Cup matches.
      Answer 2: Sony Ten 2 HD is currently not available on DishTV. But, Sony ESPN HD is available on DishTV.
      Feel free to bother us.

  18. Since there are 2 matches at a time during last stage matches? Which are the two channels will telecast them? Any updates on this? Videocon D2h

    • Hello there,

      As there are three telecast channels for the World Cup, different channels are expected to provide telecast of different games. We’ll let you know which channel will telecast of which game very soon.

  19. videocon d2h has launched sony ten2 hd


    will Sony ESPN be showing all the match of world cup?

  21. On june 25,there is two matches on same time iran vs Portugal&spain-morocco at will be the live telecast of that matches ?

    • Hello there,

      Different channels will telecast different matches. We’ll inform you in coming days.

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