CBC, Radio-Canada team up for World Cup coverage
CBC released its broadcast schedule for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which takes place from June 11 to July 11 in South Africa.
To view CBC's complete broadcast schedule, click HERE
To view a pdf. file of Radio-Canada's complete broadcast schedule, click HERE
All of the action
56 of the 64 games at the World Cup will air live on the main CBC network. The remaining eight games will air on a tape-delayed basis.
On each day from June 22 to June 25, two first-round games will take place simultaneously at 9:45 am ET and two again at 2:15 pm ET.
When there are two games going on at the same time, one will air live on the main CBC network and one will air live on Bold, the CBC's digital channel. As soon as the two simultaneous games are over, the one that aired live on Bold will then air immediately on a tape-delayed basis on the main CBC network.
And, of course, all games will be streamed live and made available on-demand on CBCSports.ca.
In conjunction with Radio-Canada, digital channel Bold, CBCSports.ca and Radio-Canada.ca, the national broadcaster will air all 64 games live in English and in French, and provide more than 1,000 hours of live coverage of the month-long tournament.
All games on CBC, Bold and Radio-Canada will be available in High-Definition.
CBC's broadcast schedule begins with live coverage on the main network of the opening ceremony on June 11 at 8 a.m. ET. That will be followed by a live airing of the first game of the tournament later that morning between host South Africa and Mexico (9:45 a.m. ET).
Reigning FIFA World Cup champions Italy will make their tournament debut against Paraguay on June 14 (2:15 p.m. ET).
CBC will also air "Match of the Day" encores in prime time (local time) each day of the tournament.
All 64 games will be preceded by 2010 FIFA World Cup Today on CBC, a 15-minute preview show.
All 64 games will also be streamed live and made available on-demand on CBCSports.ca and Radio-Canada.ca, including the final on July 11 in Johannesburg, which will air on the main CBC network live at 2:15 p.m. ET.
On July 10, CBC will celebrate the grassroots and diversity of the beautiful game at home with Soccer Day in Canada beginning at noon ET, a program that honours Canada's rich history with the game of soccer.
Part of the Soccer Day in Canada festivities will include live Major League Soccer action as Toronto FC hosts the Colorado Rapids.