Unless something changed this year, I’m pretty sure Moto GP isn’t filmed in 4k.
2019 - The Rugby World Cup 2019
AD-BREAK FREE DURING PLAY ON A DEDICATED CHANNEL
LIVE IN 4K ULTRA HD
Foxtel’s FOX SPORTS has secured the streaming and broadcast rights to the Rugby World Cup 2019. All matches of the prestigious tournament will be made available LIVE and ad-break free during play on a dedicated channel and, for the first time, LIVE in 4K Ultra HD, exclusive for Foxtel sports subscribers*.
The biggest sporting event of 2019, the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan from September 20 to November 2 meaning that matches are scheduled in prime viewing times for Australian audiences.
FOX SPORTS will live stream and broadcast all 48 matches of the tournament to Foxtel subscribers. This will include all of the Wallabies’ pool matches, all four Quarter Finals, both Semi-Finals, the Bronze Final for 3rd place and the Final.
In another first, Kayo Sports will also stream FOX SPORTS’ live coverage to its subscribers and all matches will be available to stream on-demand.
FOX SPORTS’ coverage will be broadcast on a dedicated Rugby World Cup channel, which will include match previews, daily highlights, review programs, archive matches from previous Rugby World Cup tournaments and analysis from the best commentators in the business.
Head of FOX SPORTS Peter Campbell said: “The Rugby World Cup 2019 is the biggest sports event this year and the only place to see all 48 games LIVE and ad-break free during play is on FOX SPORTS.
“And we will create history with every Rugby World Cup 2019 game available to Foxtel sports subscribers and exclusively LIVE in 4K Ultra HD – this will provide a stunning viewing experience like never before for sports fans.
“The modern Australian sports fan has a rich tapestry of background and heritage. Whether supporting the Wallabies or the All Blacks, England, Italy, South Africa, the USA, Fiji, or Tonga and beyond, our coverage will be for all fans no matter who you support. A global event like the Rugby World Cup 2019 is for all, irrespective of our backgrounds or sports’ code allegiance.
“The rights we have acquired will also allow all matches in the tournament to be streamed on the new sports only service Kayo Sports, as well as Foxtel Now. Eligible Foxtel customers can also stream the Rugby World Cup 2019, where and when they want, with Foxtel’s mobile app, Foxtel GO, which is available at no additional charge with a Foxtel subscription.”
World Rugby Chairman, Bill Beaumont, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming FOX SPORTS as rights holding broadcasters for Rugby World Cup 2019. They are long-standing supporters of rugby in Australia, broadcast innovators and with all of the big matches being shown in prime-time slots, will be a destination for Australian sports fans in September, October and November.”
It will be interesting to see how Fox handles other sport with 4 dedicated themed channels in October
I think domestic competitions like the NBL and the A-League will take priority on the three remaining Fox Sports channels, and it’s the overseas sports events such as tennis and golf which may miss out on live coverage.
After the RWC Final, 503 will become a general entertainment channel. Some events will likely be on 500
Foxtel needs more, not less, channels, to cover its smorgasbord of sports, especially with multiple events happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Pop-up channels may be answer.
News Corp reports today that Wallaby great George Gregan will be part of Fox Sports’ commentary team for this year’s Rugby World Cup.
I’m assuming Greg Clark and co will do all Aussie matches-final?
Fox Sports this week regained Australian rights to IndyCar, however there is no live coverage for the renamed NTT IndyCar series for 2019, only highlights.
However, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles has told Speedcafe that Australian fans may get to again see live coverage of IndyCar races in 2020.
WATCH EVERY NRL AND AFL GAME OVERSEAS IN 2019
WATCH EVERY ROUND, FINALS SERIES AND GRAND FINAL, OF THE 2019 NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP, PLUS ALL THREE HOLDEN STATE OF ORIGINS, LIVE
WATCH EVERY ROUND, FINALS SERIES AND GRAND FINAL, OF THE 2019 TOYOTA AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON.
WatchNRL and WatchAFL are the official international streaming services that ensure sports fans can watch their favourite team play every round in 2019. AFL fans can access WatchAFL outside of Australia and League fans can access outside of Australia, New Zealand and certain Pacific Nations*.
With both codes kicking off this month (NRL on 14 March and AFL on 21 March), fans living abroad or planning to travel overseas will be able to watch every AFL and NRL match, plus the finals series and Grand Final, Live and On Demand.
Subscribers to WatchNRL will also be able to watch the epic, annual clash between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons in all three State of Origin matches LIVE – plus gain access to FOX LEAGUE channel content, Australia’s only dedicated Rugby League channel, which includes favourite league shows like, The Late Show with Matty Johns, NRL 360 and the award-winning League Life.
WatchAFL subscribers will get every AFL match live, plus favourite AFL entertainment shows like AFL 360 and On the Couch, plus be able to keep up to date with the latest in breaking AFL news via Australia’s only dedicated 24/7 Aussie Rules channel, FOX FOOTY.
Thanks to features like instant full match replays, and ‘hide scores’, fans have the ability to choose when and where they want to start watching, without any spoilers, so they can watch as if it were live.
WatchNRL is available at www.watchnrl.com, via the WatchNRL mobile and tablet apps for iOS and Android or through screens with Airplay or Chromecast enabled for WatchNRL. First-time subscribers who sign up any time before 21st March 2019 with get the first two weeks free.
WatchAFL is available at www.watchafl.com, via the WatchAFL mobile and tablet apps for iOS and Android or through screens with Airplay or Chromecast enabled for WatchAFL. First-time subscribers who sign up any time before 28 March, 2019 will get the first two weeks free.
Fans also have the flexibility and freedom with their sign up, with options between a weekly, monthly and 12-month subscription.
During Supercars Trackside yesterday - David Croft and Paul Di Resta from Sky Sports appeared briefly with Jess Yates.
With a Supercars Media microphone I also point out! I’m so used to seeing them on track with Sky Sports kit.