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Rugby’s in a really tricky spot. They need money, but they also need eyeballs to re-energise to slowly lift up and replenish the grassroots.

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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019



The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 bounces into action this week. FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will deliver coverage of all games with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of every Australian Boomers and Team USA game. Every game will also be available as a FOX Mini on Demand on Foxtel.

Injured Australian Boomer and NBA Utah Jazz star Dante Exum hosted today’s media call at the KGV Centre in the Rocks.

“The 4th quarter in the game on Saturday against the USA was electric, and I am looking forward to seeing the Boomers repeat that performance during the World Cup. They have a really strong team with my teammate Joe Ingles and Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova to name a few. Unfortunately, I won’t be with them this time around but wish them the best of luck”.

The Boomers’ FIBA World Cup campaign begins on Sunday, September 1 against Canada. After each team claimed a victory in their two warm-up matches in Perth last week, the scene is set for another thrilling match-up. Coverage begins from 5.30pm on FOX SPORTS More 507.

The Boomers will then face Senegal on Tuesday, September 3 at 5.30pm and Lithuania on Thursday, September 5 at 9.30pm for their last two games of the group stage.

High hopes fill the Boomers chances after their performances during their warm-up matches against Canada in Perth, and Team USA in Melbourne. The team features a number of stellar players from the NBA including Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes .

Team USA, reigning World Cup champions in 2010 & 2014, return to the big stage on Sunday, September 1 against Czech Republic. Coverage begins at 10.30pm following the Canada v Boomers game. USA will then face Turkey on Tuesday, September 3 and Japan on Thursday, September 5 with both matches to commence following the Boomers games.

Foxtel subscribers will also be able access FOX Minis of every match of the FIBA World Cup. FOX Minis will offer highlights of every game, condensed down to just a few minutes, meaning you can quickly catch up on best bits of each game during the tournament.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

1st Round - Saturday, August 31
Spain v Tunisia, FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Sunday, September 1
Canada v Australia FOX SPORTS More 507 5.30pm

Czech Republic v USA FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Monday, September 2
Puerto Rico v Spain FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Tuesday, September 3
Australia v Senegal FOX SPORTS More 507 5.30pm

USA v Turkey FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Wednesday, September 4
Italy v Serbia FOX SPORTS More 507 9.30pm

Thursday, September 5
Lithuania v Australia FOX SPORTS More 507 9.30pm

Thursday, September 5
USA v Japan FOX SPORTS 505 10.30pm

2nd Round
Friday, September 6 – Monday September 9
*2 LIVE games per day FOX SPORTS 505 6.00pm

Classification Round
Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12
*2 LIVE games per day FOX SPORTS More 507 8.30pm

Friday, September 13
*2 LIVE games FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

Saturday, September 14
FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

Sunday, September 15
FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

*All times in AEST

Fox Sports News will be moving in to their new studios shortly.


That’s the set previously used by Your Money, at News Corp headquarters in Surry Hills.

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Fox Sports News are now broadcasting from their new studio. A couple of quick screenshots of the new set.

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I noticed Brenton Speed calling last night’s Australia v Lithuania game from the Sydney studio, as he was at Parramatta tonight commentating the NRL clash between the Eels and the Sea Eagles.

Tried listening to the host telecaster call for the Canada game, the play by olay guy from Britain was as interested as some grandmother was at leaving her knitting on cold winter’s day amd the co,our commentator (a Canadian female from the sound of her voice) couldn’t have sounded more biased if she tried.

But now they’ll get complaints about commentary from a studio.

Although maybe people don’t know any better?

**Fox Sports launches Bathurst coverage **

Fox Sports’ dedicated Bathurst channel will return on Monday October 7, kicking off the network’s week-long coverage of Supercars’ Great Race.

The network launched its coverage plans in Sydney this morning, with a host of star drivers in attendance, including reigning winners Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards.

Lowndes is the new star of Fox’s Bathurst line-up, continuing his regular-season expert comments role while also co-driving with Jamie Whincup in the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

He’ll feature in a special 2018 Bathurst Winners Debrief show alongside Richards on Wednesday October 9, reviewing the day he took his seventh Great Race win.

Fox’s live coverage of the event then starts on the Thursday, broadcasting 45 hours of live coverage from the circuit across the four days of track action.

That includes every Supercars session live, led by Saturday’s ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout and Sunday’s 1000km race ad-break free.

Peter Campbell, Head of Fox Sports said: “Bathurst is Grand Final day for Australian motorsport and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, is the ultimate place to watch all the action unfold.

“We have a dedicated channel, starting on October 7, and are live from 7.30am on race day, then completely ad-break free for the entirety of The Great Race from 11.30am with the best commentary team in the business.

“It’s an event not to be missed.”

Fox Sports’ retains its regular on-air team for the event, featuring Lowndes, Mark Skaife, Jess Yates and Chris Stubbs.

Skaife joins Neil Crompton in the commentary box for the track sessions, with Greg Murphy, Mark Larkham and Riana Crehan in pitlane.

The Bathurst broadcast will feature over 160 track and speciality cameras and require 257 television crew members.

In addition to the coverage from the circuit, Supercars’ Eseries Bathurst enduro will feature on the Thursday night.

Team owners’ press conferences are also set to be broadcast on Thursday and Saturday - the latter featuring Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, Zak Brown, Roland Dane and Ryan Walkinshaw.



Does anyone know when the rugby World Cup 4K pop up channel is supposed to come on?

first show is scheduled for 6am friday - “japan form above”

Bathurst 1000




Supercars drivers and legends have waved the green flag on FOX SPORTS’ dedicated 24/7 Bathurst channel for 2019 today in Sydney ahead of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Sunday, October 13.

Foxtel subscribers will receive the most comprehensive start-to-finish coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with every session LIVE including the Top Ten Shootout and the Great Race LIVE in HD and ad-break free during racing on FOX SPORTS 506 and Foxtel GO.

Before history is made on Sunday, October 13 at Mount Panorama, the pop-up Bathurst channel will feature new entertainment programs, classic Bathurst 1000 races, and behind-the-scenes access and insight available nowhere else.

Peter Campbell, Head of FOX SPORTS said: “Bathurst is Grand Final day for Australian motorsport and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, is the ultimate place to watch all the action unfold. We have a dedicated channel, starting on October 7, and are LIVE from 7.30am on race day, then completely ad-break free for the entirety of The Great Race from 11.30am with the best commentary team in the business. It’s an event not to be missed.”

Dedicated 24/7 Bathurst Channel line-up/highlights:

  • From Monday, October 7 at 12.00am – the dedicated channel switches on and viewers can build up to the Bathurst 2019, and over a full day can relive all the classic races, legendary cars and drivers that have taken on the mountain.

  • Monday, October 7 at 7.30pmThe Loud Pedal Podcast: Bathurst Special , hosted by Chris Stubbs and Lee Holdsworth , premieres with some of biggest names in Supercars joining them to lift the bonnet and reveal Bathurst stories that haven’t been told before. Guests will include defending Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes , current series leader Scott McLaughlin , and seven-time series champion Jamie Whincup .

  • Wednesday, October 9 at 4:30pm – Supercars Trackside : We’re LIVE from the mountain for the first time in 2019 as Jess Yates, Mark Skaife, and Craig Lowndes preview the big weekend ahead.

  • Wednesday, October 9 at 7.30pm Bathurst Winners Debrief relives the 2018 fairytale victory for Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards when they sit down together in the FOX SPORTS theatre to reminisce about conquering the mountain 12 months ago, giving viewers never seen before insight.

  • Thursday, October 10 at 9.55am – the Supercars climb the mountain for the first time with Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife behind the microphone for every Supercars session, with Jess Yates covering all the big talking points from the panel. Plus, special guests from the international motorsport world will feature across the weekend.

  • Friday, October 11 at 6.30pm – Pit Lane LIVE and it’s time for some Friday night fun in front of a LIVE audience. Neil Crompton hosts the annual pit lane spectacular from Mount Panorama. See a different side of the drivers as they take on some unusual challenges, and of course we’ll find out who wins the Golden Rattle Gun Trophy in the PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge.

  • Saturday, October 12 at 5.05pmthe Top Ten Shootout and the intensity on track goes up a gear. Who will be the fastest man around the mountain in 2019?

  • Sunday, October 13 at 11.30am – it’s time for 1000km ad-break free and only on FOX SPORTS. Who will conquer the mountain in 2019?


Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000


Mon, Oct 7
Dedicated channel switches on,
Classic races: 1997-2018 12.00am
The Loud Pedal Podcast – Bathurst Special 6.30pm

Tue, Oct 8
Supercars Eseries Bathurst Enduro 7.30pm LIVE

Wed, Oct 9
Supercars Trackside LIVE @ Mt Panorama 4.30pm LIVE

Bathurst Winners Debrief 2018 – Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards 7.30pm

Thu, Oct 10
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 1 7.20am LIVE
Supercars Practice 1-3 From 9.55am
Team Owners Q and A 11.30am LIVE

Fri, Oct 11
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 2 7.20am LIVE
Supercars Practice 4 8.25am LIVE
Supercars Practice 5 11.05am LIVE
Qualifying 4.00pm LIVE
Supercars Trackside – Qualifying review 5.20pm LIVE
Pit Lane Live 6.30pm LIVE

Sat, Oct 12
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 3 8.00am LIVE
Supercars Practice 6 9.35am LIVE
Team Owners Press Conference:
Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, Zak Brown, Roland Dane & Ryan Walkinshaw 11.35am LIVE
Supercars Practice 7 12.45pm LIVE

Top Ten Shootout
5.05pm LIVE Supercars Trackside
6.00pm LIVE

Sun, Oct 13
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Race Day 7.30am LIVE
Race (161 Laps) 11.30am LIVE

*All times in AEST

FIBA Women’s Asia Cup



Following the Boomers’ fourth place finish at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, the Aussie basketball action continues with the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals competing at the 2019 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup from September 24-29.

The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will be the first stage into qualification for the women’s basketball tournament at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Basketball fans won’t miss a moment of the action, with every Australian game, as well as the classification games, semi-final qualifiers, semi-finals and final LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

Featuring eight nations, divided into two groups, the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will be played in Bangalore, India for its second consecutive year. The competition begins with the group knockout stage, with the top team from both groups directly advancing to the semi-finals.

After taking out the silver medal in 2017’s FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, the Aussies will be eager to claim gold this time around.

Australia, in Group B, face Philippines for their first game of the tournament on Tuesday, September 24. Coverage begins at 5.45pm on FOX SPORTS More 507.

The Opals’ next two games within the group stage sees them up against New Zealand on Wednesday, September 25 at 5.45pm and China on Thursday, September 26 at 8.00pm, with both games broadcast on FOX SPORTS More 507.

Featuring 22 players that have competed in the 2018/19 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season, the squad also includes all 12 Opals that won the silver medal at last year’s FIBA World Cup.

It will also be the first time the likes of Liz Cambage, Rebecca Allen, Sami Whitcomb and Alanna Smith get back in the green and gold after they won silver at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, with 11 players from that team named in the squad.

Hot on the heels from the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, many of the stars of the Opals will return home for the start of the historic 40th season of the Chemist Warehouse WNBL, Australia’s longest running elite women’s sporting competition, with FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, to broadcast one game a week LIVE.

2019 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

Group Stage
Tuesday, September 24 - Australia v Philippines
FOX SPORTS More 507 5.45pm

Wednesday, September 25 - Australia v New Zealand
FOX SPORTS More 507 5.45pm

Thursday, September 26 - Australia v China
FOX SPORTS More 507 8.00pm

Semi-Final Qualifiers & Classification Games 7-8
Friday, September 27

Semi-Finals & Classification Games 5-6
Saturday, September 28

Final & 3rd Place
Sunday, September 29

*All times in AEST

A-League 2019/20

The stars of the Hyundai A-League joined forces with the FOX SPORTS football team in Sydney today to launch the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.

FOX SPORTS hosts Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock were joined by Head of Leagues Greg O’Rourke along with stars of the game to officially launch the new season which begins this weekend.

Speaking at today’s launch, O’Rourke said: “The Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season will see the dawn of a new era for the competition.

“We have an expanded league with the introduction of our newest club, Western United FC. They will provide a new narrative, new rivalries and new fans in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

“We have 6 of the 11 clubs with new coaches and a desire to change their new clubs fortunes, Western Sydney Wanderers are finally returning to Bankwest Stadium and all clubs have recruited well.”

Head of FOX SPORTS Peter Campbell said: “There is so much to look forward to this summer and FOX SPORTS will be the destination for fans to see all of the ad-break free action of every game Live, including the finals, of the Hyundai A-League and the Westfield W-League.”

FOX SPORTS has been there since the first season of the Hyundai A-League and continues its unwavering commitment to football for the 2019/20 season.

FOX SPORTS will continue to bring fans closer to the game with every game of the Hyundai A-League LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks during play.

This season FOX SPORTS will take fans into the inner sanctum of their favourite club, delivering fans pre-game interviews during warm ups, pre-game addresses from the coaches and access to the dressing rooms.

FOX SPORTS Minis also offers fans a condensed highlights package that can be accessed on demand on their TV, tablet or smart device through Foxtel, Foxtel GO and Foxtel NOW for those who miss the action live.

Round one gets underway on Friday, 11 October with Adelaide United hosting Sydney FC at 7.00pm before the Melbourne Derby between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City on Saturday, 12 October at 7.30pm. League newcomers Western United will play their first match away against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday, October 13 at 4.00pm.

FOX SPORTS will again deliver fans the best commentary and analysis in the business with experienced callers Brenton Speed and Simon Hill joined in the commentary box by Australian football icons Mark Bosnich, Andy Harper, Robbie Slater and Archie Thompson.

Football fans will also enjoy unrivalled insight throughout the season from Australian football legends Alex Brosque, Graham Arnold, Kevin Muscat and John Kosmina.

FOX SPORTS is also home to the Socceroos with every World Cup Qualifier, LIVE in HD and ad-break free during play.


Fri 11 Oct: Adelaide United v Sydney FC, Live at 7.00pm
Sat 12 Oct: Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners Live at 5.00pm
Sat 12 Oct: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City Live at 7.30pm
Sun 13 Oct: Wellington Phoenix v Western United FC Live at 4.00pm
Sun 13 Oct: Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar Live at 6.00pm

*All times in AEDT time.

Seems like there’s been significant cutbacks to the A-League coverage - noticed there’s no mention either in that press release or in the TV guide of programs like ‘Matchday Saturday’ or ‘Shootout’

yes that is correct. Only a half-hour pre-game and 15 minute post-game. The A-League Hour has also been axed, replaced by A-League mini-matches (packaged highlights) on Monday nights from 7.30pm AEDT on 505, sandwiched inbetween lots of golf. Fox Sports cannot wait until their rights lapse, I’m sure Optus Sport will take it over after that.

They’re still referring to Saturday’s coverage as ‘Matchday Saturday’ so perhaps that hasn’t changed.

One other thing I’ve noticed is they’ve eliminated having a separate sideline reporter. Both last night (for the Socceroos match) and tonight, one of the ‘desk pundits’ conducted the HT & FT player interviews

Typhoon Hagibis forced yesterday’s qualifying for the Japanese F1 Grand Prix to be postponed to 10am local time (12pm AEDT) this morning, followed by the race at 4.10pm AEDT. Both events will be shown live on Fox Sports 507, with Bathurst 1000 on 506.

10am Japan time

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