A FIFA World Cup for the world
Thirty-two billion people in 207 different countries have watched Germany 2006, but what are the secrets behind this success? FIFAworldcup.com takes a look at how the greatest show on earth reached all four corners of the globe.
Tens of thousands of people have been involved to bring this year's FIFA World Cup to our homes, our workplaces and our lives. We have selected a few of the people, places and projects which have been particularly influential in this regard.
We take a look at how and why this FIFA World Cup has been the most watched in history, the technological advances made since Korea/Japan 2002 and the International Broadcast Centre located in Munich - the nerve-centre of the TV operation.
In this special feature, you can learn why filming in high-definition has given viewers of this FIFA World Cup a better televisual experience, what percentage of the audience is made up by women and how the wood used in the construction of the studios at the IBC will be recycled after the tournament.
TV coverage: More people, more countries, more passion
Public viewing: Helping fans, helping children
The 13th Venue: A look at the IBC
HBS: Creating broadcast history
IT Solution: Ensuring smooth running
Facts and figures: Broadcasting the FIFA World Cup in numbers