For the 3rd edition in a row, Finals sessions of the Senior Championships will be produced and broadcast live. A total of 7 cameras will film the central tatami on Saturday and Sunday to provide high quality TV images with satellite distribution on EUROVISION, the official WKF YouTube Channel, as well as to the growing number of TV partners all around the world. Thus, all karate fans will be able to see the finals of the 22nd World Championships, either on TV in 120 countries or on YouTube in the rest of countries (depending on the country).

The objective for the WKF is “to offer to all karate fans and sports fans in general, a high quality live show, which fits the image of our discipline. It represents an investment for the WKF, but we think that Karate deserves it. And as athletes offer the best quality of karate, it is our mission to offer images that reflect the beauty of our sport.”

The plans for the WKF YouTube channel in Bremen are similar to previous tournaments:

•    Backstage scenes during the championships
•    Interviews during the championships
•    Actions shots during the championships
•    Live stream of the finals in those countries that don’t have TV coverage

LIVE TV Programme

Saturday 8th November (12:00 – 13:00 GMT+1)
Kumite Female -50 kg
Kumite Male -60 kg
Kumite Female -55 kg
Kumite Male -67 kg
Kumite Female -61 kg

Saturday 8th November (17:00 – 18:00 GMT+1)
Kumite Male -75 kg
Kumite Female -68 kg
Kumite Male -84 kg
Kumite Female +68 Kg
Kumite Male +84 kg

Sunday 9th November (12:00 – 13:00 GMT +1)
Kata Individual Female
Kata Team Male
Kumite Team Female

Sunday 9th November (17:00 – 18:00 GMT +1)
Kata Individual Male
Kata Team Female
Kumite Team Male

In addition to the official YouTube Channel, the WKF has developed many TV partnerships with major TV channels around the world. As a result, finals will be available on TV (either on live or deferred) in the following countries:


Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Egypt , Estonia, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Mauritania, Myanmar, Moldavia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestine Strip, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen

Canada, Japan

For the above mentioned countries, please refer directly to the TV channel for information on broadcast schedule. For the rest of the world, finals will be accessible through the WKF YouTube Channel.