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MTV Channel secures FIFA World Cup Broadcast Rights

COLOMBO (News 1st) – MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd, the network that owns and operates Sirasa TV, Shakthi TV, TV-1, News 1st and Stein Studios, has been appointed as the Official Television Rights Holders in Sri Lanka for the FIFA World Cup, which is expected to be the most-watched sporting event in world history. The 64 matches in 29 days between 32 nations will air primarily LIVE on TV-1, the network’s islandwide sports and infotaiment channel, whilst also being selectively simulcast and re-aired on Shakthi TV and Sirasa TV.  Viewers can tune in to TV-1 on the following UHF frequencies: Colombo 58Nuwara Eliya 59Nuwara Eliya Town 29Matale 53Kandy 51Deniyaya 53Ratnapura 54Jaffna 34Badulla 58Matugama 53 The dazzling opening ceremony is scheduled to commence at 8:00 p.m. Sri Lanka time on Sunday, 20th November, followed immediately by the first match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador at 9:30 p.m.

 Brazil are the favourites to win the cup, followed by defending champions France, Argentina, England, Spain and Germany.  This is expected to be the final World Cup for several of the global stars of football including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), and Luis Suarez (Uruguay). The tournament has two stages – the group stage where teams compete within eight groups of four teams each from which the top two progress to the round of 16 which is a knockout phase.

In the group stage, each team plays three matches, with 3 points for a win and one point for a draw. There will be three matches on 21st November and four matches per day through 2nd December. The knockout stage will commence with the round of 16 from December 3-7.

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