AFC Asian Cup 2023 TV Coverage (Worldwide)

AFC Asian Cup TV CoverageAFC Asian Cup is the grand stage competition of Asian soccer taking place every 4 years and features 24 teams. The upcoming edition of the competition will be hosted by China from 16 June to 16 July, 2023. Although Asian soccer doesn’t get as much hype as European or South American soccer, yet it is a competition of great importance. Because, Asians are the most diehard fans of the game and the highest number of fans for any kind of soccer competition belong to the biggest continent in the planet. In this content, we will list out the broadcasters which will air the AFC Asian Cup 2023 in various parts of the planet.

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Broadcasters List

Asia, Middle East and Australia:

Country or Region Broadcaster
Arab League (Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Iraq, Qatar, Syria, United Araba Emirates, Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain, Lebanon) beIN SPORTS
Qatar Al-Kass Sports Channel
Lebanon Tele Liban (Lebanon’s Asian Cup matches only)
Iran IRIB
Australia Fox Sports, ABC
Asia Pacific Fox International Channels
China CCTV
Hong Kong Now TV
Indian Sub-Continent (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives) Star Sports Networks
Bangladesh T Sports
Indonesia Sindo TV
Japan TV Asahi, NHK BS1
Malaysia TV3
New Zealand Sky Sport NZ
South Korea To Be Determined (Previously KBS, SBS, MBC)
Thailand Channel 7
Philippines ABS-CBN Sports+Action
Uzbekistan SPORT-UZ
  • AFC has agreed a deal with Bangladeshi TV channel T Sports which will see the country’s very first sports specialty network broadcasting all the AFC competitions in between 2021 to 2024 including the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. In fact, it’s the very first time in the history that a local Bangladeshi TV channel will air the Asian Cup matches in BD.
  • beIN SPORTS will broadcast the fixtures live in all the Arab region countries.
  • Star Sports Networks will enjoy the broadcasting right in the Indian sub-continental countries.

Americas:

Country or Region Broadcaster
United States of America DAZN
Canada DAZN
Brazil SporTV
North America ONE World Sports
  • There will be no “On TV broadcasting” of the alluded competition in United States and Canada. In stead, the viewers can enjoy the actions live through online streaming platform DAZN.

Europe:

Country or Region Broadcaster
Continent of Europe Eurosport
Sweden, Finland C More Sport
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Slovenia Sport Klub (United Media SARL)
  • AFC and United Media SARL has come to an agreement recently, which will see the company’s networks broadcasting the AFC authorized matches and competitions in between 2021 to 2024 including the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Thus the viewers from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Slovenia can catch the competition actions live through Sport Klub.
  • Another agreement will see C More Sport broadcasting the AFC fixtures for the next 4 years including the mentioned competition in Sweden and Finland.
  • Eurosport televises the AFC Asian Cup matches live in many of the European countries.

Africa:

Country or Region Broadcaster
South Africa SABC
North Africa (Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Chad, Algeria, Djibouti, Comoros, Sudan, Somalia) beIN SPORTS
  • Just like, Arab League, beIN SPORTS will also have the broadcasting right in North African countries.

Online Streaming Sources and Costs:

The viewers who can’t enjoy the actions live on TV either due to unavailability of the service on TV or personal issues and also the ones who love flexibility, can still enjoy the actions through various online streaming sources.

  • In United States, the only broadcaster of the AFC Asian Cup competition is DAZN. The popular over the top streaming service’s US section charges 19.99 US Dollar per month only. However, one can save money by purchasing the annual plan of the service which makes the users pay 99.99 US Dollar for 12 months period.
  • The very same story is for the Canadians as well. Their only way to watch the mentioned competition’s fixtures, is DAZN. The Canadian section of the service varies than the one of USA. DAZN Canada costs 20 Canadian Dollar per month meanwhile it’s yearly plan is available for 150 CAD. The service also offers a free trial facility for the first 30 days thus one can watch the actions even without paying a single penny during this period.
  • Indian viewers who are to catch the actions live through online streaming in stead of TV, can watch all the AFC Asian Cup encounters live through Disney+ Hotstar. The service has various plans and subscribing options. Disney+ Hotstar VIP package costs INR 300 per year and provides the live sports. On the contrary, the Premium package of the service which delivers the live sports as well as various American shows and movies, charges INR 299 per month while it’s annual plan makes the users pay INR 1499.

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