The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is here, and if you’re lucky, you’re watching the opening ceremony from the safety of home – unless you like sleeping in a shipping container and eating expensive and boring food.
Performers at the opening ceremony will include Jungkook from BTS, and rapper Lil Baby.
Since 1954, the World Cup has been one of the biggest events on TV, period – although the opening ceremony has only become a major part of the broadcast in recent years. The latter, in Russia, featured a performance by Robbie Williams and a speech by Vladimir Putin. This was highly controversial, and was considered “more exciting than the opening game.” Qatar, which has many conflicts, should be the same as it was last year in this regard.
But another new development in international sports has been the slow and steady migration of all major TV events from world and pay TV to broadcast sports. Here’s how to call:
How to watch the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup on TV
If you’re looking for an English-language broadcast, the regular Fox terrestrial channel will air the event (Check your local listings to find out where the call is). If you prefer to listen in Spanish, the international channel Telemundo will broadcast the event. Telemundo has signed that its coverage will also include Qatar’s human rights record at the event.
So tune in to Fox at 9:00 am ET Sunday Nov. 20 to watch the event in English. Or Tune in to Telemundo at 9:00 am ET Sundays to watch in Spanish.
How to host the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.
If you’re a cord cutter, the easiest way to tune into the show is, well, Fox in English, or Telemundo in Spanish. This can be achieved by subscribing to a TV streaming program. Here are your options for doing this:
But you can also watch the opening ceremony in Spanish on NBC’s Peacock (opens in a new tab)app, which is only $4.99 per month.