he FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, begins on Thursday, July 20th. Canadians have an excellent reason for heightened interest in this year’s tournament, as the women’s team is currently ranked #7 in the world and have a real shot to go all the way. Read on for the details.
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TV Channels to Watch World Cup 2023 in Canada
Bell Media has the broadcast rights to air the 2023 tournament. Canada begins its quest for the trophy against Nigeria in the relatively soft Group B on the first day of play, Thursday, July 20th. TSN and CTV have full tournament coverage of all 64 games, going all the way to the final on Sunday, December 18.
CTV-owned channel RDS will broadcast all the matches in French. CTV and TSN will also have pre-and post-game shows for every contest and special three-hour pre-game events for every game featuring Canada.
The following TV channels will carry games:
- English: CTV and TSN
- French: RDS
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How to Stream 2023 in Canada
TSN.ca and the TSN app should feature a 24/7 live-streaming channel devoted entirely to programming from the event. The channel includes all pre- and post-game coverage and live game broadcasts from the network’s on-location studio at Souq Waqif in Doha and the TSN Studio in Canada.
The TSN streaming channel will include the following:
- 30-minute primetime recap every matchday
- Nightly featured match of the day
- Up-to-the-minute news, highlights, insights and analysis
The TSN app will include a variety of new digital features, including
FIFA’s official virtual live mode with augmented reality overlays
Game summary widget with video highlights of key moments from each game
The TSN and RDS apps are available for free for Android and iOS.
The tournament is also available on-demand through TSN Direct and RDS Direct subscription programs. Both programs have the same pricing:
- Monthly Pass – $19.99, with automatic renewal
- Four-Month Pass – $49.99, with automatic renewal
- Annual Pass – $119.90 prepaid with automatic renewal
Although FuboTV is available in Canada, it does not carry TSN, CTV or RDS, so your best option to stream all the games of is through the TSN or RDS on-demand service.
Devices to Stream FIFA 2023 in Canada
Fans have a choice of the most popular streaming devices in North America. Roku has a line of readily available streaming devices, but note that you cannot use a VPN with them. You’ll have to set up your VPN service on your router. Other choices include Chromecast, Apple TV+, and Amazon Fire TV/Firestick.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
The Canadian schedule at the 2023 Women’s World Cup is as following:
- Thu Jul 20 : Nigeria vs Canada
- Wed Jul 26 : Canada vs Ireland
- Mon Jul 31 : Canada vs Australia (Fox)
The rest of the tournament schedule is as follows:
- Round of 16 (August 5-8)
- Quarter-Finals (August 10-12)
- Semi-Finals (August 15-16)
- Third-Place Play-Off (August 19)
- World Cup Final (August 20)
Mith the popularity of Major League Soccer (MLS) in many Canadian cities, fans of the sport can remain glued to their televisions to the end of the tournament thanks to comprehensive coverage.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Viewer’s Guides Outside the US
For more information on watching matches in different areas, see our World Cup VPN Guide.
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