CBS-42 to broadcast The World Games Opening Ceremony. Here are the details.

Birmingham, World Games
The world is coming to Birmingham! (The World Games 2022)

Can’t make it to The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) Opening Ceremony presented by Alabama Power tonight? No need to worry—the organizers of the Games announced that WIAT CBS-42 will broadcast the event tonight without commercial interruption.

“This will kick off Alabama’s biggest sports party, and it’s gratifying to know local residents who can’t be inside Protective Stadium can still see this amazing show. The world’s eyes turn to Birmingham and the Opening Ceremony will showcase the city and state of Alabama in epic fashion.”

Nick Sellers, CEO, The World Games

The details

BJCC, Protective Stadium, Birmingham
The lighting of the sign at Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

CBS-42 will broadcast a one-hour preview show beginning at 7PM.

Near 8PM they will broadcast the Opening Ceremony from Protective Stadium without commercials. The show is expected to run until 10PM.

More good news: The Opening Ceremony is expected to be a sell out!

Additional CBS coverage

World Games
(The World Games 2022)

Along with the Opening Ceremony coverage, CBS Sports inked a deal last year to cover the TWG 2022. Here were the details from July 2021:

  • CBS Sports will televise a total of 12 hours of coverage stemming from TWG 2022.
  • CBS Sports Network will air one-hour highlight shows after each day of competition over the 11-day sporting event.
  • CBS Television Network will broadcast two one-hour specials with broadcast coverage.

Along with network coverage, programming will also stream on Paramount+ Premium.

Another way to watch TWG 2022 is on The site will stream competitions of 34 sports throughout the two-week event with 24/7 live streaming and feeds for individual sports.

Tickets still available for competitions

The World Games 2022
Vulcan and Vesta are ready! (TWG 2022)

Tickets for TWG 2022 sports competitions, as well as the Closing Ceremony presented by Coca-Cola, can be purchased online at

A schedule of all sports competitions is also available at are also encouraged to use the free Ride the Line system and details of the shuttle system can be found online at Other spectator information can be found at

Pat Byington
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