Do you want to watch live professional badminton on TV or via online streaming? We do too!

To make your life easier we have found some places where you can watch elite badminton on TV or online. If we have missed any, please let us know!

BWF World tour! 300, 500, 750, and 1000 events!

European Badminton events (Sub 300 events)

We will update the list regularly when we find more places to watch badminton on TV or online.

See the BWF World Tour Calendar here – and the Challenge Tournament Calendar here

The Background…

Why is it so difficult to find good places to watch badminton online?

It’s a question we ask ourselves too! There is an answer however, it’s not very straightforward.

There are multiple levels of tournaments, and different types of competition, with the rights to each being sold separately to different channels to broadcast. This is not good for us, the badminton fans, that want to watch every match, but hopefully that means more people can get into the sport if it’s spread across different channels.

Practically this means that Badminton Europe, Badminton Asia, Badminton Panam, Badminton Oceania, and Badminton Africa all have their own tournaments and sell the broadcasting rights separately from each other and the BWF events. The BWF sells the rights to the world tour events as a package, while they sell the World championships, Uber cup, Thomas cup, and Sudirman cup as a different package.

On top of all of this, the big competitions not owned by the federations such as the SEA games, Olympics, and Commonwealth games are all individually sold as an event.

So this is why it can be very difficult to find some of the tournaments to watch, they are spread over different networks and channels.

Read this article about the challenge of streaming and broadcasting badminton tournaments


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