TVNZ announces comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the 2010 Fifa World Cup

TVNZ will provide the most comprehensive multi-platform coverage of an event in its history when it rolls out its content and broadcast schedule for this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

22 LIVE games will be broadcast across TV ONE and TVNZ 7 during the tournament including all of the All Whites games, six of 8 second round matches, all of the quarter and semi finals, 3rd v 4th play-off and the FIFA World Cup Final.

NZ vs Slovakia, NZ vs Italy, NZ vs Paraguay will be broadcast LIVE and free-to-air on TV ONE with a streamed simulcast on  Each game will replay the same day in full on TVNZ 7.

The best action from every single game will be included in a comprehensive highlights package to air on both channels every day of play.  The highlights will screen on TV ONE in the lead-up to ONE News with a repeat at 11pm.  TVNZ 7 will broadcast them at 6:10pm.

“We have chosen an initial schedule based on favourites and form but if there’s an upset, an unexpected pairing or a crucial match as the knock-out stages unfold, we have the ability to alter our line-up accordingly – that also allows for the possibility of the All Whites qualifying for the knock-out stage”, says TVNZ’s General Manager of Sport Murray Needham.

NZ Radio’s 2010 Sports Presenter of the Year, Martin Devlin will anchor TVNZ’s coverage and will be joined in studio by experts throughout the tournament, “Martin is one of the country’s most well known football fans and he has an extensive historical knowledge of the game including the World Cup”.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is the 10th to screen live on NZ television.  The final between host country West Germany & Holland (2-1) in 1974 was the first World Cup game to be transmitted live and in colour – this year’s tournament will be the first on multiple platforms.

“It’s always such a phenomenally popular global event and with the All Whites there too we are determined to bring it to as many kiwis as possible in as many ways as possible – on-air, online, Ondemand… even on your phone”.

The online offering across includes a FIFA World Cup website, a dedicated All Whites microsite, a mobile site for results direct to internet capable phones and sport tipping plus a Twitter feed and an All Whites Facebook fan page.

An electronic calendar of TV ONE & TVNZ 7’s broadcast schedule has been created and will be updated immediately if the schedule is amended.  Click on the links at the base of the page to see the schedule online at Google Calendars.


TV ONE is broadcasting 11 games LIVE including the Opening Ceremony and opening match, all of the All Whites games, one second round game, two quarter finals, both semi finals, 3rd v 4th play-off and the World Cup Final.  Highlights featuring action from every game played will air between 5-6pm and repeat at 11pm each day of play (Exception: Highlights screen 5:30-6pm on Saturday 12th & 19th of June).

TV ONE’s new Sunday afternoon sport show, Skoda Game On is running the documentary series, ‘Road to the 2010 World Cup’ and has a dedicated football slot during Skoda Game On – Extra Time each week in the lead-up and during the tournament.


ONE News will have an integrated newsroom running round the clock in South Africa for the full duration of the FIFA World Cup.  Award winning journalists, Craig Stanaway and Donna-Marie Lever and senior sport producer Antony Stevens will cover the news and sport stories from the tournament for TVNZ across all news bulletins, programmes and platforms with live reports into One News at 6pm throughout the World Cup.


TVNZ 7 is carrying an additional 11 games LIVE including pool matches England vs USA, Australia vs Germany, Spain vs Honduras and Portugal vs Brazil, five of the 8 second round games and two quarter finals.

TVNZ 7 will screen full replays of all 22 games including the opening match between South Africa and Mexico, the All Whites games, six of the 8 second round matches, all four quarter finals, the two semi finals, 3rd v 4th play-off and the World Cup Final.

The replays air between 1-5pm on the day the game plays and highlights screen at 6:10pm every day of tournament play.

TVNZ 7 simulcasts on Freeview 7 and SKY TV 97.

ONLINE: will carry comprehensive coverage in the build up to and throughout the FIFA World Cup, bringing the tournament to you wherever you are.

FIFA 2010 World Cup site –

Match reports, fixtures & results, blogs from the ONE News team in South Africa and Martin Devlin back home, commentary from football writers Sarah Williams and Michael Burgess, LIVE streaming of selected matches including all of the All Whites games, video highlights packages, team profiles, polls, World Cup survival tips, printable wall chart and sweep information, on-air schedules, presenter profiles and more.

All Whites site – an entire site dedicated to the All Whites goes live next week.  Everything you need to know about the team including feature articles, player profiles, video, audio, images and messages of support.

Football World Cup Tipping –

As part of our package of sport tipping products we have a World Cup game that people can play, it’s easy to join and use and existing TVNZ sport tippers are automatically registered.

Twitter –

The latest news and info about the build-up and tournament, the All Whites and the 22 LIVE games coming up on TV ONE & TVNZ 7 will be updated on Twitter.

Facebook – TVNZ All Whites Supporters page

The place to go and talk about the All Whites – interact with fellow fans, leave messages of support for the team, post pictures or video and vote in polls.  Plus we’ll keep you up-to-date on what’s happening on air and at

Mobile website – follow the football when you’re travelling – get the latest news, results, fixtures and match reports on your mobile phone (internet capable device required).  Mobile site goes live in May,


TV ONE FIFA World Cup Schedule – click on the link or paste into your browser –

TVNZ 7 FIFA World Cup Schedule – click on the link or paste into your browser –

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  • Tony Ng

    Are the games on TV one going to be in HD?

  • regan

    The games on One will be in HD.  And before anyone asks, none will be in 3D

  • anonymous

    Didnt TVNZ say they will relaunch Sport Extra when there are big sports events happening within their broadcasting rights?? Does anyone know when?