RTVE has the rights to broadcast the matches of Spain and the final phase of the World Cup
The Basketball World Cup, or FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, has already begun. Ahead, we have two intense weeks in which 32 teams will compete to be proclaimed champions. And who defends the title? Our national team, which starts as one of the favorites.
As with the Women’s World Cup, the good news is that we can watch all the matches in Spain and the final phase of the tournament for free, both on our mobile and on any Android TV. There is also an option to watch all 92 matches… Going through the box, of course.
In La1, La2, Teledeporte and the RTVE Play app
This year, for the first time, the 2023 Basketball World Cup has three venues: Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. The first round of the group stage has begun and will end on August 30. Spain will play its pass to the second round in Group G, against Iran, Ivory Coast and Brazil.
The first two of each group will play the second round and from there will come the eight teams that will play the final phase. The quarterfinals will be on September 5, the semifinals on September 8 and the grand final will take place on September 10.
RTVE has the rights to broadcast all the matches of the Spanish national team, a daily match of the first and second phase on the days that Spain does not play and the entire final phase (quarters, semis and final).
We can see them on DTT through La 1, La2 and Teledeporte, as well as in the RTVE Play app (available free for Android and Android TV). The dates and times of the matches that will be broadcast for free during the first round are as follows:
- Canada – France: Friday, August 25 at 15:00 CET.
- Spain-Ivory Coast: Saturday, August 26 at 15:30 (peninsular time) on La2 and RTVE Play.
- Italy – Dominican Republic: Sunday, August 27 at 10:00 CET.
- Spain-Brazil: Monday, August 28 at 15:30 (peninsular time) on Teledeporte and RTVE Play.
- Germany – Finland: Tuesday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m. CET.
- Iran-Spain: Wednesday, August 30 at 15:30 (peninsular time) on Teledeporte and RTVE Play.
If you want to watch the 92 matches of the World Cup (76 of them exclusively), you will have to pay 14.99 euros, which is what the subscription to World Goal costs (yes, the app where we saw the Qatar World Cup) or the subscription to Courtside 1891, FIBA’s streaming platform.