The ORF and Servus TV are expanding their strategic cooperation. After the distribution of the broadcasting rights to Formula 1, the World Cup in Qatar (November 20 to December 18) will also be a case for two. ORF broadcasts 39 of the 64 games, including the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador and the final. The private broadcaster from Salzburg broadcasts the remaining 25 games, including a semi-final and the game for third place.
Both stations report from their own studios in the host country and from Vienna and Salzburg. ORF continues to rely on Herbert Prohaska, Roman Mählich and Helge Payer as experts, while Jan Aage Fjörtoft, Steffen Freund and former LASK player Florian Klein give their expertise at the games on Servus TV. The games that are not broadcast live are shown in summaries. With regard to the precarious situation with human rights and media freedom in Qatar, the ORF uses its correspondent Karim El-Gawhary, Servus TV outsources all-round reports in current information formats.
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