Looks like good news for EPL fans wanting to watch a game a week on free Tv plus the World Cup.
Less World Cup games though
SBS Secures the Exclusive Free-To-Air Rights to Euro 2016
From 11 June on SBS and SBS2
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “SBS is pleased to have obtained the exclusive free-to-air rights for the UEFA Euro 2016.
SBS’s coverage for Euro 2016 will see 8 live matches from the knockout stage, including the final on SBS and SBS HD, with a daily highlights show at 5.30pm on SBS 2.
Catch Cristiano Ronaldo, Manuel Neuer, Wayne Rooney, Andres Iniesta, Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba, as they all battle for victory.
The 2016 edition of the European Football championships is the biggest yet, with 24 teams competing across France for the Henri Delauney Trophy. Spain enter the tournament as the two time reigning champions, but will face a huge battle against World Champion Germany, a revitalised England and the host nation themselves.
“We’re incredibly passionate and proud about our football heritage. SBS has been in the football business for over 30 years and we believe that football is a sport that truly reflects our unique Charter by connecting Australia’s diverse communities.”
SBS’s coverage of the UEFA Euro 2016 will commence June 11, all on SBS and SBS HD, with daily news and video highlights on sbs.com.au/theworldgame.
Interesting that SBS will only show eight matches live during Euro 2016. That means a pay TV broadcaster (either Fox Sports or BeIN Sports) will show all matches live.
BeIN Sports will most likely show the matches live IMO
BeIN Sports will show every Euro 2016 game live in SD.
The 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championship starts today (US time) in Boston and finishes on Sunday. SBS will show live men’s free skate competition on Saturday at 9.45am AEDT and women’s free skate competition on Sunday at 9am AEST. I think it’s been a while since such an event was shown live on Australian TV.
SBS has secured FTA rights to Copa America Centenario, which will be held in the US in June. SBS’ live coverage will include the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, all in HD. The tournament starts on June 3 when the US hosts Colombia at Santa Clara, California.
This is the first time Copa America will be held outside South America and celebrates 100th anniversary of the tournament. The next regular Copa America will be held in Brazil in 2019.
SBS have rights to the Copa Del Rey Final, Coppa Italia Final, Italian Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup
###South American stars headline football in June as SBS secures the exclusive free-to-air rights of the Copa America Centenario.
From 17 June
16 nations from the Americas go head to head in the 100th anniversary edition of the South American Football Championships, hosted this year by the USA.
Chile shocked Argentina to claim the 2015 tournament, but expect the Barcelona trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar to inspire Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil in their attempts to wrestle back the trophy, and continental bragging rights. Also expect a strong challenge from World Cup quarter Finalists Colombia, led by Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, a Javier Hernandez inspired Mexico, and the USA, looking to put a difficult year behind them and win on home soil.
SBS’s exclusive free to air coverage of the Copa America Centenario will include full coverage of the knockout stage, which comprises of 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals and the final, all live in HD on SBS.
Coverage of Copa America Centenario will begin June 17, with daily news and video highlights on sbs.com.au/theworldgame.
###Italian Cup Final and Spanish Cup Final
22 May and 23 May
In addition to an already strong international football slate which includes the UEFA Champions League, Euro 2016, English Premier League and the FIFA World Cup, SBS can also announce live and free coverage of the Italian Cup Final between heavyweights Juventus and AC Milan, and the Spanish Cup Final between Barcelona and Sevilla. Both matches live in HD on SBS May 22nd and May 23rd and streamed online at sbs.com.au/theworldgame.
The draw for the final round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was held at Kuala Lumpur tonight. The Socceroos will face Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand in Group B, with the top two teams qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia along with top two teams from Group A. The third-placed team from each group will go into a two-leg play-off, with the winner to face the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF.
Australia’s match days are:
MD 1: 1 September 2016 - AUSTRALIA v Iraq
MD 2: 6 September 2016 - United Arab Emirates v AUSTRALIA
MD 3: 6 October 2016 - Saudi Arabia v AUSTRALIA
MD 4: 11 October 2016 - AUSTRALIA v Japan
MD 5: 15 November 2016 - Thailand v AUSTRALIA
MD 6: 23 March 2017 - Iraq v AUSTRALIA
MD 7: 28 March 2017 - AUSTRALIA v United Arab Emirates
MD 8: 8 June 2017 - AUSTRALIA v Saudi Arabia
MD 9: 31 August 2017 - Japan v AUSTRALIA
MD 10: 5 September 2017 - AUSTRALIA v Thailand
SBS is expected to show all matches on a one-hour delay.
###Adelaide United vs. Western Sydney Wanderers on SBS 2
Sunday 1 May on SBS 2 at 4.30pm AEST
SBS 2’s coverage of the 2016 Hyundai A-League Grand Final will kick off this Sunday, 1 May from 4.30pm. This year’s current premiers Adelaide United will take on Western Sydney Wanderers at Adelaide Oval.
Neither side have taken out the championship trophy, with both teams defeated on two separate occasions. This season we’ve seen Adelaide complete a remarkable comeback from bottom of the ladder after Round 8, to storm home and reach the Grand Final.
The Wanderers too, experienced an incredible comeback in their semi-final, after falling three goals down in just 25 minutes. Western Sydney eventually prevailed 5-4 after Extra Time to book their place in the showpiece match, in what’s been described as one of the greatest A-League matches of all time.
SBS 2’s coverage of the Adelaide and Western Sydney battle will be coming direct from Adelaide Oval’s pitch side. The Grand Final coverage will be led by Chief Football Analyst Craig Foster and 2006 A-League Champion David Zdrilic. SBS Football Reporter Lucy Zelic will be reporting pitch side, with David Basheer and former Socceroo captain Craig Moore providing match commentary.
The Hyundai A-League Grand Final will also be streamed online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame.
InCycle is a cycling show that began airing this year on SBS on Sundays at 5pm. My question is - is this show new, or just a re-titled “Cycling Central”?
And just a little reminder that the A-League Grand Final is NOT live. It’s on a one-hour delay.
More the fools the A league not having their biggest game of their competition live on free to air. How this is even commercially possible is beyond me. They’re idiots and shows how fox bend over every sporting organisation for their own needs.
They couldn’t even get SBS to show the final on the main channel. The A-League has a lot of problems coming into the next broadcast deal. They better hope the Socceroos qualify for the World Cup otherwise soccer could be finished in this country.
then SBS should’ve stumped up the cash. if SBS doesn’t want to show it live then you can’t really blame FFA on this.
Rubbish. The FFA craft the deal they want.
Firstly, the FTA component of the current FFA rights agreement was shocking the very moment it was announced and has been proven to be a disaster ever since. One Friday night A-League game live but then having all finals & Socceroos WC qualifying matches on delay is a piss poor deal.
About the main channel, after the FFA effectively gave SBS the middle finger by trying to end their contract with them early - there’s no reason to ‘value’ their partnership with them. Not to mention the A-League’s poor ratings on the main channel last season (apart from the GF) is the very reason why it moved back to SBS2 this season
SBS FAQ for their EPL coverage
One of the questions on the page was Will EPL highlights be available?, SBS answer was There will be highlights of all Premier League matches across all SBS platforms. So does this mean SBS will show a weekly one hour EPL highlights show or does it mean SBS will only show highlights briefly on shows like The World Game?