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FIFA predicts Women’s World Cup will reach one billion viewers

Six host broadcast production crews will provide the feed for all 52 matches

FIFA is predicting the forthcoming Women’s World Cup to reach a global audience of one billion viewers.

The tournament, which kicks off on 7th June, will see a record number of rights holders (62 broadcasters).

Six host broadcast production crews, working from broadcast compounds located outside the stadiums, will provide the feed for all 52 matches. In total, close to 1,000 accredited staff will be working from nine venues around France and the International Broadcast Centre in Paris.

The tournament will employ 24 cameras for the majority of matches, including aerial cam, cable cam and ultra motion pole cams behind the goals. A further three handheld cameras will capture all the pre- and post-match excitement.

Stadium camera plan

All 52 matches will be produced in 1080p UHD/SDR. VAR will be used at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and will be operated remotely at the IBC in Paris.

FIFA TV will provide around 1,700 hours of non-live content related to the tournament, almost double what was produced for the 2015 edition in Canada and constituting the vast majority of content that fans will enjoy on their TVs, radios or multimedia devices.

FIFA director of TV Services Josh Smith said: ”Women’s football is finding a wider and more diverse global audience and, as more and more fans tune in, our enhanced broadcast production will offer the best possible showcase for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”