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The FIFA Women's World Cup (WWC) was first broadcast on television in time for the very first tournament in 1991 and now ranks in the top five for most watched sporting broadcasts in the world. Below is a list of the stations/companies that air the WWC for their respective countries. This page was created in 2015 and contains the information for the 2011 & 2015 tournaments and onward, except in cases where previous information on broadcasters can be found.
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|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator||Reporter||Studio host||Studio analyst(s)|
|2019||SBS||David Basheer||Sarah Walsh||Tracey Holmes||Craig Foster and Joey Peters|
|Optus Sport||English World Feed||Jules Breach|
| Amy Duggan |
|Heather Garriock, Alicia Ferguson, Cheryl Salisbury, Mark Schwarzer, John Aloisi, Catherine Cannuli, Ashleigh Sykes, Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Amy Chapman, Tal Karp, Dean Heffernan, and Ante Juric|
|2015||SBS||David Basheer||Heather Garriock||Vitor Sobral||Lucy Zelic||Sally Shipard and Joanne Peters|
|Year||Channel||Play-by-play||Color commentator(s)||Studio Host||Studio analyst(s)|
|2019||BBC|| Jonathan Pearce |
| Sue Smith |
| Gabby Logan |
|Alex Scott, Hope Solo, Gemma Fay, Dion Dublin, Casey Stoney, Laura Bassett, Rachel Brown-Finnis, and Jordan Nobbs|
|Jacqui Oatley||Rachel Yankey and Rachel Brown-Finnis|
|2011||Guy Mowbray||Lucy Ward||Gabby Logan||Martin Keown and Jo Potter|
|2007||Gavin Peacock and Karen Walker|
|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator||Reporter||Studio Host||Studio Analysts|
|2019|| CTV |
|Luke Wileman||Carmelina Moscato||Laura Diakun||Kate Beirness||Diana Matheson, Clare Rustad, and Kaylyn Kyle|
|2015||Jason de Vos|| Brian Williams |
| James Duthie (on-site)|
Jennifer Hedger (studio)
| Kara Lang (on-site)|
Kristian Jack and Clare Rustad (studio)
|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator(s)||Sideline reporter||Studio host||Studio analyst(s)|
|2019||JP Dellacamera||Aly Wagner||Alex Curry||Rob Stone and Jenny Taft||Alexi Lalas, Heather O'Reilly, Ariane Hingst, Eni Aluko, Kelly Smith, and Karina LeBlanc|
|2015||Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill||Jenny Taft||Rob Stone and Kate Abdo||Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Eric Wynalda, Ariane Hingst, and Kelly Smith|
|2011||ESPN||Ian Darke||Julie Foudy||Bob Ley and Rebecca Lowe||Brandi Chastain, Brianna Scurry, Mia Hamm, and Tony DiCicco|
|2007||JP Dellacamera||Rob Stone||Heather Mitts|
|2003||ABC||Wendy Gebauer and Tony DiCicco||Tisha Hoch||Terry Gannon||Heather Mitts|
|1999||Wendy Gebauer||Chris McKendry||Robin Roberts|
|1991||SportsChannel America||Randy Hahn||Rick Davis|
|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator(s)||Sideline Reporter||Studio host||Studio analyst(s)|
|2023|| FOX |
|2019|| JP Dellacamera |
| Aly Wagner |
Kyndra de St. Aubin
| Alex Curry |
| Rob Stone and Jenny Taft (France)|
Kate Abdo (Los Angeles)
Aaron West (digital)
| Alexi Lalas, Eniola Aluko, Ariane Hingst, Kate Gill, Karina LeBlanc, Heather O'Reilly, and Kelly Smith (France)|
Leslie Osborne and Christie Pearce Rampone (Los Angeles)
Christina Unkel (rules analyst)
|2015|| JP Dellacamera |
| Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill |
Kyndra de St. Aubin
| Jenny Taft |
Grant Wahl (at-large)
| Rob Stone |
|Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Eric Wynalda, Mónica González, Ariane Hingst, Angela Hucles, Christine Latham, Leslie Osborne, Kelly Smith, Stuart Holden, and Dr. Joe Machnik (Rules analyst)|
|2011|| ESPN |
| Ian Darke |
| Julie Foudy |
| Bob Ley |
|Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Brianna Scurry, Mónica González, Alicia Ferguson, Viola Odebrecht, Mia Hamm, and Tony DiCicco|
|2007|| JP Dellacamera |
| Julie Foudy |
|Rob Stone||Heather Mitts|
|2003|| ABC |
| JP Dellacamera |
| Wendy Gebauer |
|Tisha Hoch||Rob Stone and Terry Gannon||Heather Mitts|
|1999|| JP Dellacamera |
| Wendy Gebauer |
|Chris McKendry||Rob Stone and Robin Roberts|
|2023|| Telemundo |
|2019|| Andrés Cantor |
| Manuel Sol |
|2015|| Andrés Cantor |
| Manuel Sol |
|2011|| Univision |
|2019||Nice & Montpellier|
Reims, Valenciennes & Nice
Grenoble, Montpellier, & Lyon
Ottawa & Montreal
|2011||Sinsheim & Dresden|
Berlin & Augsburg
Bochum & Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg & Leverkusen
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