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Optus Sport Announces Live Coverage of Every Match at UEFA EURO 2024™ – Countdown Begins With 100 Days to Go

  • Today marks the 100-day countdown to Optus Sport’s coverage of UEFA EURO 2024™ with host nation Germany taking on Scotland on June 15.
  • Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, Jude Bellingham and Virgil van Dijk headline the global superstars who will take centre stage at UEFA EURO 2024™.
  • The final of UEFA EURO 2020™ between England and Italy is currently the highest viewed football match in Optus Sport history.
  • Optus Sport is the official Australian broadcaster and the only place to watch every match live of UEFA EURO 2024™. That’s 51 matches, 24 competing nations, only on Optus Sport.

The countdown to UEFA EURO 2024™ is well and truly on, with 100 days until our live coverage begins ahead of kick off on June 15.

Optus Sport is the official Australian broadcaster and the only place to watch every match live of UEFA EURO 2024™. That’s 51 matches, 24 competing nations, live only on Optus Sport.

The eyes of the football world will be on Allianz Stadium in Munich on June 15 as host nation Germany take on Scotland in the tournament curtain-raiser.

The match is the start of a frenetic four weeks of football action, with 24 nations from across Europe vying for the Henri Delaunay Trophy – and Optus Sport will be delivering every kick and jaw-dropping moment to subscribers.

With live and on demand coverage of every match, as well as analysis and preview and review shows, plus hosts stationed at their Sydney HQ as well as on the ground in Germany, subscribers will be treated to world-class, wall-to-wall coverage.

Recently, Optus Sport was recognised for its extensive coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ by being awarded Best Coverage of a Sporting Event at this year’s Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards.

Speaking on the announcement of the 100-day countdown to UEFA EURO 2024™, Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said: “The countdown to UEFA EURO 2024 is well and truly on and everyone at Optus Sport has June 15 circled on the calendars as the excitement starts to build.

“Just one year on from the incredible FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, we’re expecting fans of all nations competing – as well as casual football fans – to flock to Optus Sport to ensure they don’t miss a single kick of the action.

“The tournament will bring together the biggest superstars from across 24 European countries as they vie for local supremacy.

“The final of UEFA EURO 2020™ between England and Italy remains the most viewed football match in Optus Sport history, so we’re hoping to see more records smashed by the end of this tournament.

“We’re excited to bring Optus Sport subscribers every moment, every kick, and every goal from every match – with extensive live coverage throughout the tournament, plus insights and analysis from the Optus Sport team, so you’ll never miss a moment.”


  • Today marks the 100-day countdown to Optus Sport’s coverage of CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™.
  • Generational talent Lionel Messi will lead Argentina’s defence in what could be his final international tournament.
  • Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez and Real Madrid superstar Vini Jr headline some of the global football superstars that will be participating in CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™.
  • Optus Sport is the official Australian broadcaster and the only place to watch every match live of CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™.

Hot on the heels of announcing the 100-day countdown to UEFA EURO 2024™, Optus Sport is further cementing its status as the home of the world’s best football with live and exclusive coverage of the CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™, which kicks off in 100 days’ time, on June 21.

The tournament could be the final time we see one of the game’s greatest ever players, Lionel Messi, on the international stage, having led Argentina to the title in 2021 after defeating rivals Brazil 1-0 in the final.

History will be made this year with the Copa América being held outside of South America for the first time, with the United States making their debut in the tournament as the host nation.

It’s one of many storylines that will make this tournament compelling, must-watch viewing:

  • Along with 36-year-old Messi, it’s expected that this CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ will be the last international tournament for Messi’s teammate Angel Di Maria and Uruguay legend Luis Suarez.
  • Reigning champions Argentina will be looking to go back-to-back for the first time since their 1991 and 1993 triumphs. Having also won the World Cup in 2022, this represents a chance for Argentina to cement its status as the world’s best team and one of the all-time great sides.
  • Legendary manager Marcelo Bielsa has got Uruguay buying into his total football approach and after wins in qualifying over the much-fancied Brazil and Argentina, could they be ready to ruffle some feathers and take out the trophy?

CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ is part of a huge month of sport on Optus Sport with the UEFA EURO 2024™ running at the same in conjunction.

Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said: “Copa América 2024 is going to provide some of the most compelling and exciting football throughout June and July.

“Along with EURO 2024, Optus Sport will be the place for football fans during this time with kick-off times happening throughout the day across both tournaments, so fans won’t miss a kick from either tournament.

“Having the Copa América 2024 in the United States for the first time adds a new dimension, while Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be doing everything he can to ensure Argentina go back-to-back, it promises to be an unmissable month of football on Optus Sport.”


10am and 11am kick-off times on the east coast , which is better than 2am or 5am kick-off times.

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Optus Sport Brings the World’s Best Football to Hisense TVs Through Launch of New App

  • From April 15, owners of Hisense TVs powered by the VIDAA OS can now stream Optus Sport more seamlessly through the launch of a new Optus Sport app.
  • Optus Sport customers will now be able to watch and cheer on their favourite team through their Hisense TV.

In a further strengthening of its devices offering to customers, Optus Sport has partnered with VIDAA USA to launch the Optus Sport app on Hisense TVs powered by their operating systems, so subscribers can now enjoy streaming the world’s best football more seamlessly.

Customers with Hisense TVs manufactured from 2020 onwards – meaning those with TVs operating VIDAA U5, VIDAA U6 and VIDAA U7 – can now take full advantage of Optus Sport content.

The timing of this news couldn’t be better for Optus Sport customers who own a Hisense TV, because three teams are currently involved in the closest Premier League title race in years, with huge fixtures on the horizon that will determine who will be crowned victorious come the end of the season.

Some of the big fixtures coming up on Optus Sport in the next two weeks:

April 22

Real Madrid v Barcelona

April 24

Arsenal v Chelsea

April 25

Everton v Liverpool

April 26

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool

April 28

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Everton Women v Arsenal Women

And looking further ahead, on June 15, Optus Sport’s live and exclusive coverage of UEFA EURO 2024™ will get underway.

Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said: “The launch of the Optus Sport app on Hisense TVs further strengthens our commitment to ensuring our customers enjoy a great viewing experience when they’re watching the world’s best football on Optus Sport.”

Guy Edri, CEO, VIDAA USA, said: “As a platform, we always strive to offer our users access to the best global and local content. Optus Sport is one of the leading sports streaming applications in Australia, so partnering with them ahead of Euro 2024, for which they have broadcast rights, is a logical step.

“With almost two-million connected devices in Australia, we’re also one of the leading platforms in the market, which will provide Optus Sport with additional reach before the world’s premier football event.”

Gideon Lui, Head of Marketing, Hisense ANZ, said: “As proud sponsors of the UEFA EURO 2024™, we are thrilled our Hisense customers will have a fantastic viewing experience via Optus Sport. With adaptive features such as AI Sports Mode, football fans can enjoy the best that European football has to offer from the comfort of their couch!”

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Optus Sport announces hosting team for UEFA EURO 2024

With 51 days to go until UEFA EURO 2024 kicks off, all 51 games of the tournament will be brought to Australian fans live and exclusively by Optus Sport’s new hosting team.

All 24 teams have now been confirmed for UEFA EURO 2024™ and now it’s time for Optus Sport to begin to reveal its own team for the biggest international tournament of the year, including two of the hottest up-and-comers in sports broadcasting.

With just 51 days to go until the start of the tournament, Optus Sport’s hosting team of Narelle Sindos and Claudio Fabiano will guide Australian football fans through all 51 games of UEFA EURO 2024™, live and exclusive, across June and July.

The hosting team will bring Optus Sport’s coverage to life from its Sydney studio having shone during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Narelle excelled on Optus Sport screens during that tournament, covering the New Zealand-based matches, and is now primed to take centre stage for UEFA EURO 2024™.

Narelle brings a wealth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm to every sporting event she’s involved in. After a two-year stint working across a variety of football broadcast productions in the UK, Narelle returned to her native New Zealand, where she has worked as a sports journalist and presenter, hosting a variety of events, including the Commonwealth Games, the FIFA Intercontinental Playoff in Doha, and the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021.

Narelle said: “I’m a passionate sports fan and working in the media is something I’ve wanted to do from a young age, so I’ve been very lucky to combine both into a career and I can’t wait for the sleepless nights working on UEFA EURO 2024!”

Claudio has been an Optus Sport regular for the last four years, most recently as one of the hosts of Daily Kick Off and during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, Claudio brings a dynamic style of football storytelling to several weekly magazine shows. This will be the first tournament where Claudio will be the live match host for the broadcast.

Claudio said: “I’m absolutely pumped for the opportunity to lead this fresh broadcast for Optus Sport alongside Narelle. I have nothing but praise for them trusting a new generation of football broadcasters with the top jobs during this massive tournament, and it speaks volumes about their commitment to remain the leader in football content within Australia.”


The Kiwi?

Heavy, heavy downgrade from the last Euros coverage.

Optus Sport win a trip to Euro 2024 final competition

Competition details


NZ Herald reported this week over Narelle Sindos’ involvement in Optus Sport’ Euros coverage. (Her partner is one of three arrested MacArthur Utd players)

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I assume it’s the NZ player yeah?

That is a correct assumption.

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Optus Sport Ramps Up Preparations for UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ with Announcement of On-Air Talent List to Anchor its Exclusive Broadcasts

  • Optus Sport’s live and exclusive broadcast of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ will be complemented by a world-class line-up of international broadcast talent, including former Socceroos and Matildas.

  • The action from UEFA EURO 2024™ kicks off on June 15 (AEST) – with hosts Germany taking on Scotland, while the CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ kicks off six days later with defending champions Argentina taking on Canada.

  • Optus Sport customers can watch every match of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ in full, live and exclusive, or if you’re short on time, dip into a mini-match or highlights.

Socceroos legends John Aloisi and Mark Schwarzer, and former England international Jay Bothroyd, headline a star-studded roster of on-air talent for Optus Sport’s wall-to-wall coverage of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024™.

The trio will be joined for the tournament across Germany and back in Optus Sport’s Sydney studio by Michael Bridges, Thomas Sorensen, Milos Ninkovic, Scott McDonald, Alexander Baumjohann, David Zdrilic, Tommy Oar, Esteban Quintas, Amy Chapman, Amy Harrison, Cote Rojas, Phil Kitromilides, Katie Shanahan, Julien Laurens, Claudio Fabiano, Michelle Escobar, Adamo De Nigris, Betty Glover and Max Merrill.

Together, they will dissect everything UEFA EURO 2024™, which brings together the biggest teams and the best players from across Europe, as 24 teams compete in a bid to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup and be crowned champions when the final is played on Monday, July 15 (AEST).

Defending champions Italy will look to retain their status, though France, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal are among the favourites this time around.

They’ll also lend their expert eyes to CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024™, which the USA will both host and participate in alongside the footballing powerhouses of South America, such as Brazil and Argentina.

All eyes will be on Lionel Messi’s Argentina side who will be looking to defend their title and go back-to-back, in what is expected to be the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner’s final international tournament appearance.

Bringing together some of the brightest football minds and world-class broadcast talent – including Socceroos and Matildas legends – the on-air team will complement Optus Sport’s coverage of all the matches from UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™.

The action begins on Saturday, June 15, at 5am (AEST) when hosts Germany take on Scotland from the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said: “The anticipation and expectation for the EUROs and Copa América is extremely high, and we are expecting another momentous four weeks of football.

“We are proud to bring all matches from both tournaments live and exclusive to our customers and this line-up of football experts will deliver the very best in football commentary and expertise to anchor our coverage and enhance the viewing experience.”

Every match from UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ will be broadcast live and exclusive on Optus Sport.


Who is MacArthur United?

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FC, whatever

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It also appears Optus has had a change of heart on Narelle - no mention of her in that media release above.


Would guess it’s very likely because her partner is one of the three A-League players arrested for their alleged involvement in an alleged match manipulation scheme.

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Might also have something to do with the post she made on X too


Yep but as I posted upthread, they’d initially backed her.

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According to the CBD column in today’s SMH, a spokesperson for Optus has said it was a mutual decision for Sindos not to be involved

She’s been replaced by Betty Glover

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I’m impressed with the effort Optus is putting into the Euro coverage. Not just their own hosting and panels but live crosses to venues around Australia where supporters of various countries have congregated.

Hard to imagine any of our free-to-air broadcasters going to this much effort for a middle of the night tournament if they had the rights.

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