Fox Entertainment’s ad-supported VOD streaming platform Tubi Sept. 14 announced the launch of its FIFA World Cup free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel for the upcoming global soccer tournament Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 in Qatar. The U.S. team qualified for the tournament after missing out in 2018.
The channel features highlights and analysis from the quadrennial soccer competition and includes content from past FIFA World Cup tournaments. Additionally, every FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match will be available for free on-demand and programmed into the channel as replays. Tubi’s FIFA World Cup FAST channel joins its growing lineup of more than 150 sports, entertainment and local news channels from partners including the NFL and Major League Baseball.
“We’re thrilled to give our viewers different entry points to enjoy one of the largest global sports events, whether they want to drop into the experience via our FAST Channel or actively engage through VOD,” Farhad Massoudi, founder/CEO of Tubi, said in a statement.
At launch, the FIFA channel and on-demand offerings will offer viewers premium library content, including series and films highlighting past and future FIFA World Cup tournaments, such as “FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Qatar Prepares.” Additional FIFA World Cup content featured on Tubi includes: “FIFA World Cup Classics,” “FIFA Women’s World Cup Classics,” “Gold Stars — The Story,” “When the World Watched” and “Etched in Gold.” Fans will also be able to watch past matches from FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
Special Fox Sports Digital content celebrating FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will also appear on the channel in the lead-up to the tournament. During this year’s celebrated tournament, the channel will roll out event coverage featuring highlight compilation videos.
The channel joins Tubi’s growing linear FAST channels, including the recently launched Gordon Ramsay FAST Channel, News on Tubi, Sports on Tubi, Tubi Originals, The TMZ Channel and “The Masked Singer,” as well as Tubi en Español.