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#718

Westfield Matildas Launch Tournament of Nations Title Defence Exclusively Live on Fox Sports

The Matildas return to the USA this week to defend their Tournament of Nations title, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will be the only place to see the action unfold LIVE.

The Matildas will be gunning to repeat their heroics of 2017, where they defeated Japan, Brazil and World No. 1 USA to claim the inaugural crown.

FOX SPORTS will deliver every game of the quad-nations tournament EXCLUSIVELY LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD, kicking off with the Matildas’ opening clash against Brazil at 6.00am EST tomorrow (Friday 27 July).

They face two more showdowns against the USA (July 30) and Japan (August 3).

FOX SPORTS will also show the other three clashes LIVE, including USA v Japan (July 27), Japan v Brazil (July 30) and USA v Brazil (August 3).

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Friday 27 July
Brazil v Westfield Matildas: LIVE at 6.00am on FOX SPORTS More (Ch 507)
USA v Japan: Fri 27 Jul, LIVE at 9.15am on FOX SPORTS More (Ch 507)

Monday 30 July
Japan v Brazil: LIVE at 6.20am on FOX SPORTS 505
USA v Westfield Matildas: LIVE at 9.15am on FOX SPORTS 505

Friday 3 August
Westfield Matildas v Japan: LIVE at 7.50am on FOX SPORTS 505
USA v Brazil: LIVE at 10.45am on FOX SPORTS 505


#719

Fox Sports Partners With Coastalwatch To Relaunch Free Surf App

FOX SPORTS today announced a new partnership with Australia’s leading provider of surf cams, Coastalwatch, which will deliver users free access to their Surf Check app for the first time, which has over 100 live streams from Australia’s most popular surfing spots.

The landmark deal, which gives FOX SPORTS and MCN exclusive commercial rights to the app through advertising and sponsorship space, is set to solidify the network’s already strong relationship with surfing.

Under the relaunched app, which is now available on both iOS and android smartphones, Foxtel will be able to market directly to a large body of prospective subscribers, with the popular surfing app having amassed over 500,000 downloads since its creation.

Free to download on iOS and Android smartphones


#720

IBF World Super Featherweight Championship Title Bout

Friday from 7:30pm AEST FOX SPORTS 503

FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will be the only place to see Australian boxer Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib, take on American Tevin Farmer for the IBF World Super Featherweight Championship belt this Friday night (August 3) at The Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh.

The blockbuster night of boxing launches into action LIVE at 7:30pm EST on FOX SPORTS 503, headlined by the Dib v Farmer main card bout at 9:45pm.

Fans can warm up to the main event with a jam-packed undercard featuring Tim Tszyu, the son of all-time boxing great Kostya Tszyu, and up and coming young-gun Brock Jarvis.

An expert commentary team will be stationed ring side to guide viewers through every punch, led by Ben Damon, and Australian boxing greats, Jeff Fenech and Anthony Mundine.

Dib, already a two-time world title holder, will look to follow in the footsteps of his legendary trainer, Fenech, by adding a third title to his boxing resume.

Standing in his way is Farmer, who fought Kenichi Ogawa for the same title last December – a fight which was ruled a No Contest after the Japanese fighter tested positive for testosterone. He enters the bout undefeated since 2010.

Young Aussies Tszyu and Jarvis are yet to suffer a loss in their professional careers, with Tszyu boasting a nine-win, zero loss record (seven KO’s) and Jarvis a fourteen-win, zero loss record (thirteen KO’s).

AEST:
7:35PM: RAY INGRAM V DANILO GEATI
7:55PM: JED ARIENS V BEN CAMPBELL
8:15PM: MATEO TAPIA V ISAAC BUCKLEY
9:00PM: YOTCHANCHAI YAKAEO V BROCK JARVIS
9:25PM: STEVIE ONGEN FERDINANDUS V TIMOTHY TSZYU
9:45PM: TEVIN FARMER V BILLY ‘THE KID’ DIB


#721

Winterbottom, Mostert and Ingall Launch Supercars’ Historic Night Race in Sydney

FOX SPORTS is the only place to see every practice, qualifying session and race right across the season LIVE and ad-break
Championship contenders Scott McLaughin and Shane Van Gisbergen on Supercars Trackside
Watch on Foxtel, start streaming today. Go to foxtel.com.au/sports

Today (Thursday 2 August), Tickford Racing’s Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert teamed up with Supercars legend Russell Ingall to launch FOX SPORTS’ coverage of the inaugural Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300.

To celebrate the return of night racing to Australian soil for the first time in over 20 years, Mostert and Winterbottom upgraded their usual race suits for a glow-in-the-dark version, squaring off in a friendly Supercars racing challenge.

It was a close race, but Winterbottom took home the crown on the day.

The inaugural Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 cranks into gear tomorrow, with every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE, ad-break free and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

Sparks will fly at the new race format, which will feature a single, 300km Race run in a three-hour window from 7.20pm EST on Saturday.

On the return of night racing, Winterbottom said: “It’s great to re-live history 20 years on and do it again. I can’t wait. I think under lights it showcases our sport to the next level and Saturday night in Sydney, under lights, it doesn’t get much better than that.

“Plus 300 points, one race in the evening, it’s a completely different feel. I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Fans can warm up to the action with a special 90 minute edition of Supercars Trackside, LIVE from Sydney Motorsport Park at 4.30pm tomorrow.

The bumper episode will feature the top two Championship contenders, Scott McLaughlin and Shane Van Gisbergen, while Garth Tander and Rick Kelly take viewers on a LIVE commentated hot lap of the track.

Mark Skaife, Russel Ingall and Greg Murphy will also be on hand to relive the last race under lights in Australia at Calder Park in 1997.

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300
Fri 3 Aug: LIVE from 1.30pm
Sat 4 Aug: LIVE from 11.00am
Supercars Trackside: LIVE at 4.30pm on Fri 3 Aug

*Times listed as AEST


#722

Interesting.

Been a long time since the WWE was on Fox Sports.


#723

2018 US PGA Championship

The 2018 PGA Championship is set to tee off LIVE from Missouri this Friday (August 10), and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, is the only place to see every round.

FOX SPORTS’ LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the year’s final major begins at 4.00am EST, with all the first-round play from the Bellerive Country Club.

In addition to LIVE coverage of every round, sports fans will be able to access extra content featuring the world’s best players via Foxsports.com.au and the FOX SPORTS app, including live streams of marquee groups and the final three holes.

Australia’s number one multi-sport website will also be the destination to follow the action online, with rolling results, news and highlights.

‘LIVE from the PGA Championship’ will recap the day’s action at the conclusion of each round in a two-hour daily special, starting on Friday from 10.00am.

Aussies Jason Day, Mark Leishman and Adam Scott are set to battle-it-out against World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and World No.2 Justin Rose as they gun for the iconic Wanamaker Trophy.

FOX SPORTS is EXCLUSIVELY available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
FOX SPORTS 501

Fri 10 Aug: Round One
LIVE play from 4:00am
Live from the PGA Championships at 10:00am

Sat 11 Aug: Round Two
LIVE play from 4:00am
Live from the PGA Championships at 10:00am

Sun 12 Aug: Round Three
LIVE play from 4:00am
Live from the PGA Championships at 9:00am

Mon 13 Aug: Final Round
LIVE play from 4:00am
Live from the PGA Championships at 9:00am


#724

Not related to Fox Sports Australia but Fox Sports Netherlands has done a rebrand, like Australia they have gone alone with a different logo to the US and International logos.

Here is a video about the new branding.


#725

Historic Wallabies and Wallaroos Double Header Live on Fox Sports

History will be made on Saturday (August 18), when the Wallaroos and Wallabies line up for their first ever double header, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel will deliver all the action LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD.

Both teams will square off against New Zealand with the Wallaroos clashing with the Black Ferns, before the Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup opener.

The games also launch the 2018 Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship, with FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, the only place to watch every game of the annual quad-nations tournament LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD.

The action gets underway at 5.00pm EST on Saturday when Louise Ransome, Mollie Gray, Tiana Penitani and Gemma Etheridge combine to preview the women’s game.

Sean Maloney will call the match alongside Etheridge and Penitani, with Natalie Yoannidis delivering updates from the side line.

Attention turns to the men’s game at 7.00pm, with Nick McArdle, George Gregan, Drew Mitchell and Phil Kearns teaming up on the pre-game panel.

Greg Clark , Tim Horan and Kearns take over to call the match from 8.00pm.

For the first time, fans will hear a Kiwi perspective during the Sydney Bledisloe, with All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens on the side line with Rod Kafer .

Following the Wallabies match, the Springboks launch their campaign on home soil when they host the Pumas in Port Elizabeth.

Next weekend, August 25, the home teams reverse with the Wallabies and Wallaroos crossing the Tasman to take on New Zealand, while the Springboks travel to Mendoza to clash with the Pumas.

The competition continues through to October 27, with the final Bledisloe Cup clash in Tokyo.

Fans can warm up to the action tonight, when Mitchell, Gregan, Horan, Mehrtens, and McArdle team up for Test Rugby: Kick & Chase at 7.30pm.

Plenty of big names will feature on the show tonight with the team set to cross LIVE into Wallabies camp plus Maloney sits down with Matt Toomua and Tatafu Polota-Nau .

The panel will also discuss all of the big talking points heading into the weekend’s Bledisloe battle and Gray drops in to preview the Wallaroos’ game.

Australia’s leading general sports website, foxsports.com.au will be the online destination for all the news, video highlights and expert analysis across the competition.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE

All LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play and in HD

Sat 18 Aug: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501

Sat 18 Aug: Wallabies v All Blacks, LIVE at 7.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501

Sun 19 Aug: Springboks v Pumas, LIVE at 1.00am on FOX SPORTS 501

Sat 25 Aug: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, LIVE at 2.30pm on FOX SPORTS 501

Sat 25 Aug: All Blacks v Wallabies, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501

Sun 26 Aug: Pumas v Springboks, LIVE at 5.00am on FOX SPORTS 501

Sat 8 Sep: All Blacks v Pumas, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 503

Sat 8 Sep: Wallabies v Springboks, LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503

Sat 15 Sep: All Blacks v Springboks, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 503

Sat 15 Sep: Wallabies v Argentina, LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503

Sun 1 Oct: Springboks v Wallabies, LIVE at 12.30am

Sun 7 Oct: Springboks v All Blacks, LIVE at 1.00am on FOX SPORTS 503

Sun 7 Oct: Pumas v Wallabies, LIVE at 9.00am on FOX SPORTS 505

Sat 27 Oct: Wallabies v All Blacks, LIVE at 4.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503

TEST RUGBY: KICK & CHASE

Tonight at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 501


#726

Looks good


#727

Conversely that is one less channel to broadcast general sports, which could create a problem on several weekends with some events not shown live at all, or only have parts of them live, even if Fox Sports News is used. Will Foxtel have to use red button again?


#728

Usain Bolt’s First Australian Football Match

Central Coast Mariners v Central Coast Select

31 August at 7:00 pm AEST on FOX SPORTS 505

Football fans will be able to watch Usain Bolt LIVE in action in his first football game on Australian soil, with FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, to broadcast the Central Coast Mariners’ trial game on August 31.

Coach Mike Mulvey today confirmed that Bolt will feature in the clash against Central Coast Select, and FOX SPORTS will ensure fans don’t miss a minute of the action.

FOX SPORTS’ LIVE, ad-break free during play and HD coverage kicks off from 7.00pm EST, with Matt Shirvington, Mark Bosnich and Archie Thompson teaming up to preview the game ahead.

Adam Peacock and Robbie Slater will take over to call the match from 7.30pm with Glen Lauder on hand to deliver updates from the sideline.

Currently on an indefinite trial with the Mariners, the match will be Bolt’s first chance to impress the coaches in a game and prove he deserves a spot in the side.


#729

There should be more of these fights that end as they begin.

He said he walked as a protest for being underpayed.


#730

There’s likely to be instances where cricket games overlap, so some cricket content may be moved to another channel, as we see with some AFL games.


#731

National Rugby Championship

The National Rugby Championship returns for its fifth instalment this weekend, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will be the only place to watch the action unfold LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play.

FOX SPORTS will broadcast two games per week on TV, with the remaining games available to stream LIVE via foxsports.com.au/live and the FOX SPORTS App.

It all kicks off at 5:00pm EST on Saturday (September 1) with a grand final replay between Canberra Vikings and reigning premiers, Queensland Country.

Then on Sunday, Brisbane City take on Western Force, who after replacing Perth Spirit in the NRC competition, make their return to full-blown domestic rugby.

Rugby fans will be able to watch Fiji Drua take on Melbourne Rising LIVE via Foxsports.com.au/live and the FOX SPORTS App.

FOX SPORTS’ expert commentary team featuring Drew Mitchell, Cameron Shepherd, Greg Martin, Rod Kafer, Stephen Hoiles, Sean Maloney, Andrew Swain, Louise Ransome and Natalie Yoannidis , will be on hand to guide viewers through the action throughout the nine-week competition.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Saturday September 1:

Fiji Drua v Melbourne Rising

Live at 1.00pm EST on the FOX SPORTS App or foxsports.com.au/live

Canberra Vikings v Queensland Country

LIVE at 5.00pm EST on FOX SPORTS 503

Sunday September 2:

Brisbane City v Western Force

LIVE at 3.00pm on FOX SPORTS 503


#732

I would have thought a National Rugby Championship would have included the teams from Super Rugby. Instead they just invent more teams with confusing names.


#733

This year’s NRC involves Western Force which was expelled from Super Rugby at the end of last season. The other current Australian teams in Super Rugby (Waratahs, Reds, Brumbies, Rebels) all have their players allocated to one of six NRC teams.


#734

The NRC is supposed to be the level below Super Rugby (like the ITM Cup in NZ or Currie Cup in ZA)

It’s not quite at the same level in terms of quality yet


#735

Which is why it is weird set up that makes no sense.


#736

Its Super Rugby that is slightly out of kilter because the teams are treated as ‘franchises’ (my learned friend @onair will be able to confirm) that represent multiple provinces/areas

NRC was introduced to add a level between SR and the cap city rugby comps (shute shield etc)


#737

Ad that has been reflected in the performances of the Wallabies and our Super Rugby teams this year.