Optus Sport


Optus Sport 2 is currently showing the Cricket Australia stream, of WBBL.


Currently capping the extended highlights of each day’s play.

They need to show more Word Series games so I can get them too :slight_smile:


Six months on Optus still does not have an online TV guide, so people don’t know what programs will be on unless they tune in.


do we know what Optus sport has once the EPL season is over? will it be like fox footy and show repeats?


I thought I read earlier in the season that Optus have limited replay rights


As part of the sub-licensing deal they did with SBS, they’ll have coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup during the offseason - the warm-up tournament to the World Cup which will feature Australia


Apart from the Confederations Cup, Optus won’t have any content for three weeks. They used to have the International Champions Cup but this has gone to BeIN Sports (Foxtel)


Well, Optus had live coverage of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (held in the Bahamas from April 27 to May 7) and will broadcast the FIFA Under-20 World Cup from South Korea from June 4 onwards, featuring all the quarter finals, semi-finals and final.
As for Premier League, I have just found out an EPG is available on Optus Sport website for subscribers. For everyone else, Optus has been posting a blog every week on EPL live and replay times. It’s an improvement, but I still think a free and full TV schedule should be available on Optus Sport website.


Optus is offering a free, 7-day no-obligations trial of its sports channel during the Confederations Cup soccer, which starts today in Russia and ends on July 3. Register here
You can only sign up for one trial, have to provide your mobile number and agree to Optus marketing communications.
Optus will show each and every match of the tournament (including those including Australia) live and on demand.


I have an Optus Sport subscription as I have Optus NBN Broadband, however on my mobile phone the Fetch app will stream most other channels but not Optus Sport. I have to use the dedicated Optus Sport app. Why do they make you use two different apps.


Optus is offering free access to the EPL on Optus Sport until 31 August.


Herald Sun reports that Optus and Tabcorp have signed a two-year deal, which allow the EPL and the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be broadcast in more than 4,500 pubs, clubs and Tabcorp venues with Sky Racing across the country. Under the new deal, venues will be able to feature Optus Sport 1 on TVs linked to Sky Racing boxes.


I’ve just scanned Sky Racing’s satellite transponder and found 2 new channels - Sky Sport 1 and Sky Sport 2. Interesting as I thought they’d just carry the existing Optus Sport channels. So it looks like they’ll broadcast EPL on their own branded channels?



Should be posted in the Satellite thread.


I think Sky Sport 1 and Sky Sport 2 are relays of Optus Sport channels but with another name.


Nope, encrypted with Sky Racing’s venue channels so they’re hidden from VAST viewers.

Not sure if that’s all they are as I can’t decrypt and watch them. Seems odd to have duplicate channels just so the EPG name is different. I’m thinking they might use them to show their own breakaway PPV boxing matches? Does Sky even do them anymore?


Optus is offering a 14-day free trial of EPL channel in a funny way. If you put in your family name at the Fancestry website it will tell you which English soccer team you have been supporting for over a century.


Or skip giving your data to ancestry.com.



Optus Sport has secured the rights for nine international friendly soccer matches, eight on this month and one in June. The nine matches are:

Denmark v Panama
Friday 23 March 2018 – 06:00 AEDT

Russia v Brazil
Saturday 24 March 2018 – 03:00 AEDT

Netherlands v England
Saturday 24 March 2018 – 06:45 AEDT

Argentina v Italy
Saturday 24 March 2018 – 06:45 AEDT

Mexico v Iceland
Saturday 24 March 2018 – 13:30 AEDT

Northern Ireland v Korea Republic
Sunday 25 March 2018 – 01:00 AEDT

Denmark v Chile
Wednesday 28 March 2018 – 05:00 AEDT

Mexico v Croatia
Wednesday 28 March 2018 – 13:00 AEDT

Denmark v Mexico
Sunday 10 June 2018 – 05:15 AEST


Australian Financial Review reports Optus is interested in renewing its broadcast rights deal with English Premier League. The tender for the next broadcast deal for the EPL is out and bids are due April 30. Optus’ three-year deal with the EPL expires at the end of the current season in May.