The BBC has revealed its plans for coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022, and will again be offering matches to viewers via iPlayer in higher resolution that traditional linear broadcast.
It said it will offer “most of” the matches it broadcasts live in UHD HDR on iPlayer. The broadcaster has the rights to 33 matches during Qatar 2022, including England’s opening game against Iran on 21st November, Wales versus Iran on 25th November, and the big match between Wales and England on 29th November.
During the 2018 World Cup, the BBC streamed 29 games in 4K and HDR, but they were limited to “tens of thousands” of viewers.
Since then the broadcaster has significantly increased iPlayer’s UHD capabilities, offering games from Euro 2020 and coverage of Wimbledon in Ultra High Definition.