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Gorgeous graphics, shame they aren’t used for the AO


SBS On Demand commences at 10pm EST.


What’s wrong with the AO graphics?


They are around 5 years old now!


It’s good having Australian Doubles champion - Mark Woodforde - part of the World Feed at the French Open.


Those graphics at the French Open are from the host broadcaster (FFT).


What? They relaunched their graphics this year and they look slick IMO


Anyone know the details with SBS / Fox Sports coverage and who gets to show what?

At the moment, SBS are showing Nadal while Fox Sports are showing De Minaur (Aussie) and Sharapova. Good mix which suggests there must be some sort of arrangement.


Foxtel showed Nadal as well. They are showing tennis on three channels tonight. Foxtel has the first three hours of coverage exclusively each night, from 10 pm SBS is free to show any match they like.


No real arrangement, SBS has the world feed which is mainly philippe chartier which Fox Sports takes as well but has a different court on a different channel


Didn’t realise Fox had 3 channels on French Open last night. Certainly an improvement over previous years.



SBS today reveals broadcast details for the 2018 Tour de France. New for this year is a podcast called The Zwift, hosted by SBS French Radio’s Christophe Mallet, with David McKenzie and featuring other special guests. (includes daily schedule in PDF)


Tour de France

7 – 29 July

SBS’s bumper winter of sport continues with 2018 Tour de France

Come July, Australian sports fans will have a bounty of free-to-air action every night. While the 2018 FIFA World Cup heads towards the thrilling finals in Russia, in France the world’s biggest cycling race begins.

This 7 – 29 July, SBS broadcasts all stages of the 2018 Tour de France live, free and in HD. TV start times vary with most stages beginning at 8.30pm AEST.

Every stage will be available in full on SBS’s digital platforms, streaming on SBS On Demand, Cycling Central website and the ŠKODA Tour Tracker app. The Cycling Central website offers news, opinion, stats, highlights and video on demand. The ŠKODA Tour Tracker app returns, streaming live pictures and allowing viewers to view real-time data, stage profiles and catch up video to complement the full race coverage and deliver a fully comprehensive offering.

SBS has every minute of the Tour de France covered for audiences to catch up on the previous night’s action throughout the day, with a morning Daily Update from 7am, a Stage Replay from 1pm in the afternoon, Stage Replay from 3pm over on SBS VICELAND, and evening Highlights from 5.30pm (times vary, check local guides).

SBS’s esteemed cycling host Michael Tomalaris leads the team in France. Matthew Keenan and Robbie McEwen are at the helm of SBS’s commentary, calling every stage from start to finish. Cycling journalist Sophie Smith will report the latest news from the race as well as feature stories. David McKenzie will deliver in-depth analysis and will be getting close to the stars for all the reactions from the day’s race.

French chef Gabriel Gaté is back for the fourteenth consecutive year to present his delicious serve of Taste Le Tour, a gastronomic feast that follows the route of the epic Tour de France bicycle race as he discovers the best gourmet specialities of each region. During his epicure adventures, Gabriel meets talented food artisans, including the best pastry cooks, bakers, winemakers, cheese makers and, of course, some wonderful master chefs.

The Zwift SBS Tour de France podcast is hosted by SBS French Radio’s Christophe Mallet, with David McKenzie and featuring other special guests. Recorded on-the-ground in France, the daily podcast will have updates on the race, as well as the fascinating characters and distinctly ‘French’ things that make this cycling race the biggest rolling event in the world.

The 105th edition of the Tour de France departs from Île de Noirmoutier, a small island off the west coast of France, before hitting the mainland. Except for a very short venture into Spain, the Tour this year is 100 per cent French, with no stages outside the borders of France.

This year’s Tour features a team time trial in Stage 3 - a 35km route starting and ending in Cholet in western France. Stage 9 could also be tricky, with 15 treacherous cobblestone sections: the highest number since the 1980 Tour, with nearly 22km altogether. Stage 17 also promises to shake up the race and sport with a grid start and short mountainous 65km of which 43 will be spent climbing.

Richie Porte will again fly the flag as Australia’s best chance to take home the overall title, coming into the Tour de France fresh from his impressive win at the Tour de Suisse.

1 Saturday 7 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
2 Sunday 8 July 8.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
3 Monday 9 July 10.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
4 Tuesday 10 July 10.00pm SBS 8.30pm SBS VICELAND
5 Wednesday 11 July 9.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
6 Thursday 12 July 10.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS VICELAND
7 Friday 13 July 9.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
8 Saturday 14 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
9 Sunday 15 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
Monday 16 July Rest day
10 Tuesday 17 July 9.30pm SBS 7.30pm SBS VICELAND
11 Wednesday 18 July 9.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
12 Thursday 19 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
13 Friday 20 July 9.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
14 Saturday 21 July 9.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
15 Sunday 22 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
Monday 21 July Rest day
16 Tuesday 24 July 9.30pm SBS 7.30pm SBS VICELAND
17 Wednesday 25 July 10.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS VICELAND
18 Thursday 26 July 9.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
19 Friday 27 July 8.30pm SBS 6.30pm SBS VICELAND
20 Saturday 28 July 8.30pm SBS 8.30pm SBS
21 Sunday 29 July 11.30pm SBS 10.00pm SBS

AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time
AWST: Australian Western Standard Time
Stages 1 – 9 where the Tour de France clashes with SBS’s World Cup broadcasts, the Tour de France switches to SBS VICELAND.


How to watch the 2018 Tour de France on SBS

Watch on TV

You can watch every stage, every night LIVE and exclusive on SBS. Stage times vary so check your local guides for start times.

In addition to the live coverage, you can catch up with daily stage replays and highlights on SBS and SBS VICELAND in HD.

Replays are on at 1pm on SBS and 3:00pm on SBS VICELAND.

Highlights are on at 7am and 5:30pm daily on SBS.

Watch from your phone

The ŠKODA Tour Tracker app for Web, iOS and Android is back again this year, the official Tour de France application that gives you in-depth access and analysis of every aspect of the world’s biggest and most exciting cycling race. Simply sign in using Facebook or your SBS account to access full coverage from start to finish.

This year, there are some extra features to help you stay up-to-date, including:

Live streaming of the entire stage from start to finish

Wireless streaming to your television with Airplay or Chromecast.

Push notifications that can be set to let you know when we start streaming and to alert you at key moments throughout each stage

You can also find all the usual extras like live tracking of the peloton, race standings, maps and profiles of each stage, rider and team info, and daily highlights from each day of the race.

Stream on SBS On Demand

You can also get LIVE race coverage directly through SBS On Demand, which supports Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast for streaming straight to your TV. You can also catch up on the latest race highlights, or dip into of our sizzling selection of Noir TV series, steamy movies and delicious food programs all July.

Stay up to date through social media

Join the Tour de France conversation on social media at the Cycling Central Twitter and Facebook channels.

ŠKODA Tour Tracker streaming stage times - check your local guides for TV in your area and/or click here.

July 7: Stage 1 Noirmoutier-en-l’Île - Fontenay-le-Comte 1850-0010 AEST
July 8: Stage 2 Mouilleron-Saint-Germain - La Roche-sur-Yon 2100-0155 AEST
July 9: Stage 3 Cholet - Cholet 2305-0155 AEST
July 10: Stage 4 La Baule - Sarzeauel 2055-0210 AEST
July 11: Stage 5 Lorient - Quimper 2010-0150 AEST
July 12: Stage 6 Brest - Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan 2055-0150 AEST
July 13: Stage 7 Brest - Fougères - Chartres 1955-0155 AEST
July 14: Stage 8 Dreux - Amiens Métropole 1925-0005 AEST
July 15: Stage 9 Arras Citadelle - Roubaix 2025-0035 AEST
July 16: REST DAY 1
July 17: Stage 10 Annecy - Le Grand-Bornand 1835 - 0220 AEST (Includes La Coiurse)
July 18: Stage 11 Albertville - La Rosière Espace San Bernardo 2150-0145 AEST
July 19: Stage 12 Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs - Alpe d’Huez 2000-0215 AEST
July 20: Stage 13 Bourg d’Oisans - Valence 2125-0150 AEST
July 21: Stage 14 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Mende 2055-0200 AEST
July 22: Stage 15 Millau - Carcassonne 2100-0205 AEST
July 23: REST DAY 2
July 24: Stage 16 Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchone 1920-0145 AEST
July 25: Stage 17 Bagnères-de-Luchon - Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet 2255-0155 AEST
July 26: Stage 18 Trie-sur-Baïse - Pau 2145-0210 AEST
July 27: Stage 19 Lourdes - Larunse 1955-0210 AEST
July 28: Stage 20 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle - Espelette 1955-0135 AEST
July 29: Stage 21 Houilles - Paris Champs-Élysées 0005-0400 AEST


Ahead of this Sunday’s World Cup final, SBS has announced its coverage of the 2018-19 English Premier League season. SBS will once again show one EPL match live per week, with coverage again hosted by Lucy Zelic with analysis by Craig Foster. SBS’ coverage of the new season kicks off with Newcastle taking on Tottenham on August 11.
The first matches to be shown next season are (times in AEST):
Saturday 11th August: 9pm (kick off 9:30pm), Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 18th August: 11:30pm (kick off midnight), Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 25th August: 9pm (kick off 9:30pm), Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City
Saturday 1st September: 9pm (kick off 9:30pm), Leicester v Liverpool
Saturday 15th September: 9pm (kick off 9:30pm) Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Saturday 22nd September: 11:30pm (kick off midnight), Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Saturday 29th September: 9pm (kick off 9:30pm), West Ham v Manchester United
Saturday 6th October: 11:30pm (kick off midnight), Leicester City v Everton

In May, Optus extended its Australian broadcast deal with the EPL for three more seasons starting from 2019-20 season. Hopefully SBS will renew its agreement with Optus soon.


This season is still part of the initial 3 year deal. The Optus renewal begins with season 2019/20


Tonight’s friendly between Perth Glory and Chelsea will also be streamed live, free of charge, to Twitter users around the world (excluding UK). The live stream will be simulcast across SBS, The World Game website, The World Game app, The World Game Twitter account and on SBS On Demand from 9pm AEST (1100 GMT). In UK, the match will be broadcast live on Chelsea TV.


Who wins tonight at Optus Stadium?

  • Chelsea FC
  • Perth Glory

0 voters


New graphics for Chelsea v Perth game tonight