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The FIFA Women's World Cup (WWC) was first broadcast on television 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.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.
The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.
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|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator||Team Reporter||Studio host||Studio analyst(s)|
|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)|
|2015||BBC|| Jonathan Pearce |
| Sue Smith |
|Jacqui Oatley|| Rachel Yankey |
|2011||Guy Mowbray||Lucy Ward||Gabby Logan|| Martin Keown |
|2007||Guy Mowbray||Lucy Ward||Gabby Logan|| Gavin Peacock |
|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentator(s)||Studio Host||Studio Analysts|
|2015|| Sportsnet |
|Luke Wileman||Jason deVos||Ron MacLean and Cassie Campbell||Christine Latham and Kelly Smith|
|Year||Network||Play-by-play||Color commentators||Sideline Reporter||Studio host||Studio analyst(s)|
|2019||JP Dellacamera||Aly Wagner|
|2015||JP Dellacamera||Cat Whitehill and Tony DiCicco||Jenny Taft||Rob Stone and Kate Abdo||Alexi Lalas, Kelly Smith, Heather Mitts, Ariane Hingst, and Eric Wynalda|
|2011||ESPN||Ian Darke||Julie Foudy||Bob Ley and Rebecca Lowe||Brandi Chastain, Brianna Scurry, Mia Hamm, and Tony DiCicco|
|2007||ESPN||JP Dellacamera||Rob Stone||Heather Mitts|
|2003||ABC||JP Dellacamera||Wendy Gebauer and Tony DiCicco||Tisha Venturini||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|
|2015|| JP Dellacamera |
| Cat Whitehill and Tony DiCicco |
Kyndra de St. Aubin
| Jenny Taft |
| Rob Stone |
| Alexi Lalas |
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 Venturini||Rob Stone and Terry Gannon||Heather Mitts|
|1999|| JP Dellacamera |
| Wendy Gebauer |
|Chris McKendry||Rob Stone and Robin Roberts|
|2023|| Telemundo |
|2015|| Andrés Cantor |
| Manuel Sol |
|2011|| Univision |
Ottawa & Montreal
|2011||Sinsheim & Dresden|
Berlin & Augsburg
Bochum & Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg & Leverkusen
Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI), formerly known as Organización de Televisión Iberoamericana (Spanish), Organização de Televisão Ibero-Americana (Portuguese) (OTI) or "Organization of Iberoamerican Television" (OIT), is an organization of television networks in Latin America (Ibero-America), Spain, and Portugal. Its mission is to foster relations between television networks in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Among other activities, it shares news, cultural, educational and sports programming among its members.
Television in the Netherlands was officially introduced in 1951. In the Netherlands, the television market is divided between a number of commercial networks, such as RTL Nederland, and a system of public broadcasters sharing three channels, NPO 1, NPO 2, and NPO 3. Imported programmes, as well as news interviews with responses in a foreign language, are almost always shown in their original language, with subtitles.
Orbit Communications Company was a privately owned Pay TV network, operating in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Owned by Saudi Arabia-based Mawarid Holding, it was the first fully digital, multi-channel, multi-lingual, pay television service in the Middle East and North Africa and was also the world's first fully digital TV network. Orbit broadcast in several languages around the world including English, Arabic and Filipino.
Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels, owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited, which is owned by News Corp Australia. Its main competitors are ESPN and beIN Sports, both available as part of a Foxtel subscription.
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This article refers to the sports broadcasting contracts in Australia. For a list of other country's broadcasting rights, see Sports television broadcast contracts.
This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in France. For a list of rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.
This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in the Netherlands. For a list of rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.
This article refers to sports broadcasting rights in the Republic of Ireland. For a list of sports broadcasting rights in other countries, see List of sports television broadcast contracts.
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