How to watch the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the UAE

Information for where and how to watch the 2014 World Cup in the UAE market.
The 2014 World Cup begins on Thursday, June 12 in Brazil. Jeff Topping / The National
The 2014 World Cup begins on Thursday, June 12 in Brazil. Jeff Topping / The National

Ahead of the June 12 kickoff to Brazil 2014, here is The National sports desk’s guide to how you can watch the tournament on television.

BeIn Sports owns the broadcasting rights of the Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil for the Middle East and Africa region. Viewers in the UAE have three options:

Etisalat customers

Dh450 for the World Cup package, shown on BeIn Sports. The subscription starts from June 1. Call 800 101 to upgrade or subscribe.

Du customers

Dh440 for the World Cup package, shown across five channels on BeIn Sports. Existing customers call 04 390 5555 to upgrade, new customers need to visit a Du shop.

Set-top box customers

You can buy a set-top box and BeIn Sports TV card from one of the UAE’s many television shops. The BeIn Sports card is Dh569 for three months, or Dh1,017 for 12 months.

An official encrypted BeIn Sports set-top box must be used. They start from Dh150.

Packages include free online access.

Existing customers should contact their television shop to upgrade to the World Cup package. The price you pay will depend on when your subcription is due to expire.

sports@thenational.ae

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Published: May 26, 2014 04:00 AM

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