SBS Sport

Tennis legend and Hopman Cup founder Paul McNamee was revealed today as the first commentator of SBS’s coverage of Kooyong Classic. He did an extensive interview on Sportsday on 3AW this evening.

Dated 27 Dec 2018.

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The Kooyong Classic is a daytime only event it appears, with tickets only available for an 11:00 am session, and SBS broadcasting from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Live cycling on SBS this weekend.
Sunday 6 January
Cycling Australia Road National Championships LIVE
Women’s Road Race
1000-1200 AEDT
SBS and streaming online at Cycling Central/SBS OnDemand.

Cycling Australia Road National Championships LIVE
Men’s Road Race
1300-1730 AEDT
SBS and streaming online at Cycling Central/SBS OnDemand.

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Kooyong doesn’t have lights

Kooyong Classic


SBS making a mess of the tennis. Crashing into commercial breaks while commentators are still babbling.

And they just ran a promo for the Indian Pacific doco “tonight at 7:30”. Which went to air two nights ago. Audio levels all over the place too.

Ah well. There are probably as many people watching SBS as there are in the Kooyong crowd. Not many!


Also, why???

Josh Frydenberg is the Federal Member for Kooyong. He also chatted to Darren James on 3AW afternoons before the 1pm news.
The problems with SBS coverage are understandable given the network only got the broadcast rights a couple of months ago and it has a skeleton crew unlike Seven which broadcast the tournament until last year.

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I saw that too, was confused and thought that they might be replaying it tonight.

Yep, i’ve had to change the volume levels multiple times, I thought that it could be the TV but obviously not.

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Frydenberg was a previous Kooyong champion.

About the coverage, I don’t think SBS are producing the coverage. If they were, they wouldn’t be having the issues with crashing into ad-breaks


Yes - all the mic flags say Kooyong.

More Kooyong caps:


For the third year in a row, SBS will broadcast the Jayco Herald Sun cycling tour. However unlike last year, coverage of this year’s tour is mostly limited to online and pay TV, with early stage highlights on SBS on Demand plus Eurosport. SBS Viceland will show stage 4 highlights and stage 5 live on Sunday, February 3.
SBS coverage details:
Appselec stage 1 (Phillip Island Circuit, Wednesday January 30) – highlights on SBS on Demand
Thule stage 2 (Wonthaggi to Churchill, Thursday January 31) – highlights SBS on Demand
Lexus of Blackburn women’s event program (Churchill - Mirboo North circuit, Thursday January 31) – highlights on SBS on Demand
GoFish Nagambie stage 3 (Sale to Warragul, Friday February 1) – highlights on SBS on Demand
Arthur’s Seat Eagle stage 4 (Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat, Saturday February 2) – highlights on SBS Viceland, 1pm AEDT, Sunday February 3
Gumbuya World stage 5 (Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Sunday February 3) – SBS Viceland, 1.30pm-4.00pm AEDT

Upcoming EPL matches on SBS (all times AEDT)
Saturday 2 February: 11pm, Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle
Sunday 10 February: 1.30am, Huddersfield Town v Arsenal
Sunday 24 February: 4am, Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Thursday 28 February: 6.30am, Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Huddersfield will feature for the first time on SBS’s coverage next month.

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SBS Viceland will show the W-League first semi final between Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory live from Melbourne’s AAMI Park this Sunday (February 10) at 2pm AEDT. The other semi final between Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC later that night will only be on Fox Sports.

UPDATE 11/2: Sydney FC will meet Perth Glory in next Saturday’s W-League grand final at Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah. It will be live on SBS Viceland from 4pm AEDT with kick off at 4.30pm AEDT.

Upcoming EPL matches on SBS (all times AEDT)
Today (March 9): 11pm, Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion
Sunday 17 March: 1.30am, Burnley v Leicester City
Saturday 30 March: 11pm, Fulham v Manchester City
Saturday 6 April: 10pm, Manchester City v Cardiff City
Saturday 13 April: 11.30pm (AEST), Southampton v Wolverhampton
It will be the first time this EPL season that Burnley and Southampton feature on SBS telecasts.

EDIT 3/4:
SBS will show the women’s soccer friendly between USA and Australia live from Commerce City, Colorado, this Friday (April 5) from 12pm AEDT.

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Any word on whether SBS have the rights to the 2019 FA Cup Final now that ESPN has the rights to every round

I was close - SBS has confirmed that the 12 Women’s World Cup games they’ll show live consist of:

  • The opening match between France and Korea Republic
  • All Matildas matches (3 group stage games and their likely Round of 16 clash);
  • All 4 quarterfinals;
  • Both semifinals and the final

Upcoming EPL matches on SBS (all times AEST)
Saturday 13 April: 11.30pm, Southampton v Wolverhampton
Saturday 20 April: 9pm, Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 27 April: 9pm, Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Saturday 4 May: 9pm, Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 11 May: 11.30pm, Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City

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The Sunday Telegraph reports the ABC has released Tracey Holmes to work for SBS’s coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup. Craig Foster will anchor the broadcasts as Lucy Zelic is pregnant.