Qatar World Cup 2022 opening ceremony on TV and live broadcast options

The 2022 World Cup has arrived in Qatar, and if you’re lucky, you’re watching the opening ceremony from the safety and comfort of home — unless you enjoy sleeping in a shipping container and eating overpriced, unappealing food.

Musicians at the opening ceremony will include BTS’s Jungkook and rapper Lil’ Baby.

Since 1954, the World Cup has been one of the biggest events in television, although the opening ceremony has only become a major feature of broadcasting in recent decades. The last show, in Russia, saw a performance by Robbie Williams and a speech by Vladimir Putin. It was controversial, and considered “more exciting than the opening game”. Qatar, with plenty of controversy of its own, should prove comparable to last year’s hosts in this regard.

But one of the new developments in global sports is the slow and steady migration of all major television events from terrestrial and pay television broadcasts to streaming services. So here’s how to adjust:

How to watch the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup on TV

If you’re looking for an English-language broadcast, regular terrestrial Fox will show the ceremony (check your local listings for where that is on the dial). If you prefer to listen in Spanish, the terrestrial channel Telemundo will broadcast the ceremony. Telemundo indicated that its coverage would include context on Qatar’s human rights record during the ceremony itself.

So tune in to Fox at 9:00 AM ET on Sunday, November 20 to watch the ceremony live in English. Or tune in to Telemundo at 9:00 AM ET on Sunday to watch in Spanish.

How to live broadcast the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re in the cord-cutting business, the simplest way to broadcast the ceremony is with, well, Fox Live for English or Telemundo for Spanish. This can be achieved by subscribing to a live TV service. Here are your options for doing so:

But you can also watch the opening ceremony in Spanish on NBC’s Peacock (Opens in a new tab)app, and it’s only $4.99 per month.