J.LEAGUE announced that the 2021 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE will be available for viewing through the following overseas broadcasting networks.

Last season, the MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE was broadcast in 31 countries and regions. This saw a great increase in the number of viewers, particularly in China and Thailand, with the number going as high as 15.2 million (a 32% increase from the previous year).

The 2021 season will now also be broadcast through networks in Indonesia (K-Vision) and the Middle East/North African countries (Dubai Sports). At this moment in time, this means the J.LEAGUE will be broadcast in over 50 countries and regions, greatly increasing the number from the previous season.

Further announcements will be made upon determination of additional overseas broadcasters in future.

Graph: MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE Estimated Number of Viewers Overseas (unit: 10,000 people)

Chart: MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE 2021 Broadcasting Countries and Regions

Country/RegionBroadcasting NetworkCompetition
ChinaK-BALLMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE
Hong Kongi-CableMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
MacauTDMMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Malaysia, BruneiAstroMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
IndonesiaK-VisionMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
AustraliaOPTUSMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
England, IrelandPremier SportsMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
IsraelThe Sports ChannelMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
ThailandSIAMSPORTMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Germany, Switzerland, AustriaSportdigitalMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia - Herzegovina, North Macedonia
(6 countries in total)
SportKlubMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (11 countries in total)TSGMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
(24 countries in total)
Dubai SportsMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
Worldwide excluding Japan
(News rights only)
SNTVMEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE
* News distribution only

*As of February 24, 2021. Underlined countries and regions are newly added from the 2021 season