SBS Sport

[quote=“stilesykenny, post:20, topic:996”]
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?
[/quote] In another article it says that SBS will also show an EPL highlights show every week. Unsure if this means they will air the offical review program or it will be done inhouse. I also liked how the article confirmed SBS was showing live games during midweek rounds

SBS already has higlights of overnight EPL matches on the World Game website, of course it will be great if it can air the official highlights show once again.

[quote] The sport of bowls will return to free-to-air television after a four-year hiatus, with a new weekly episodic program titled “The Bowls Show” to air on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Bowls Australia and SBS have announced a partnership to bring the sport of bowls back to the masses with an hour-long magazine-style program, that will also feature highlights of the sport’s marquee events, every Sunday afternoon, 1pm on SBS.

Commencing on May 15 and running for 20 consecutive weeks until September 25, The Bowls Show will bring the sport back to free-to-air television for the first time since 2011, when it concluded a 30 year relationship with the ABC. [/quote]

Lawn bowls is back on telly. This is a magazine-style program. And begins this Sunday at 1pm, replacing The World Game, which will return later in the year.

Football Federation Australia today released the draw for the 2016-17 A-League season which could also be the last one to be broadcast on SBS. The season kicks off on Friday October 7 when Brisbane Roar host Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium, with the Grand Final rematch between Adelaide and Western Sydney on October 14. Melbourne City has the most number of Friday night matches (10) but the Victory has only four.
The A-League finals will begin on the weekend of April 21-23 and the Grand Final is scheduled for Sunday May 7. Again SBS2 will broadcast the Friday night matches live during the regular season and all finals on a one-hour delay.

Yesterday SBS revealed broadcast details for this year’s Tour de France, which will start at Mont St Michel on Saturday, July 2 (federal election night). New to 2016, former rider Robbie McEwen will join Matthew Keenan in commentary at the start of each stage, before handing over to the voices of cycling Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen for the last 50km of each stage. Like last year, every stage will be shown live and in HD, with hour-long highlights each morning at 7am and again at 5pm on SBS, as well as stage replays from 1pm on SBS, and 3pm on SBS 2.

For tonight only, Tour de France will be shown live on both SBS and SBS2 due to the main channel’s federal election coverage (including the election wrap at 10.30pm AEST). The simulcast starts at 8.30pm AEST so that cycling fans can watch the first stage uninterrupted on SBS2.

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Sitting in Singapore airport waiting for my flight and I have been able to watch the SBS coverage via the SBS TDF app!! One happy person!!

SBS today announced details of its coverage of the 2016-17 English Premier League season. EPL’s return to free to air TV kicks off on August 13 (right in the middle of Rio Olympics) with the season opener between Hull City and reigning champions Leicester City at 9pm AEST. The EPL broadcast will be hosted by Lucy Zelic and SBS football analyst Craig Foster. SBS will broadcast one live match each week of the 2016-17 season with weekly highlights on The World Game, Mondays at 11pm on SBS and SBS HD.

good to hear that SBS will show one game a week of the EPL. At good times too for us watching over here. lol.

The World Games moved back to a late Monday night slot? Looks like that the Sunday 1pm slot it had earlier this year didn’t rate.

Champions Leicester kick off the season as the Premier League returns to SBS.

The Premier League returns to the free-to-air home of international football on August 13, when first-time and current champions, Leicester City take on Hull City.

Leicester City captivated the sporting world with their fairytale title success last season after making an incredible turnaround from battling relegation just 12 months earlier.

Leicester’s title defence kicks off SBS’s coverage of the biggest league in the world, with a number of marquee games headlining Saturday nights, including Tottenham versus Liverpool and the eagerly anticipated Manchester derby, as new coaches Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry.

SBS’s free-to-air live coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League will commence on Saturday, August 13 at 9.00pm, and will be hosted by SBS’s Lucy Zelic and SBS football analyst and former Crystal Palace player, Craig Foster.

SBS Director Sport, Ken Shipp said: “Our goal at SBS has always been to deliver the very best of world football to Australian audiences and we are proud to bring the Premier League to football fans on SBS. It’s the perfect addition to SBS’s strong football offering and reaffirms our commitment to the world game by bringing even more international football live and free to all Australians.”

SBS will broadcast one live match each week of the 2016-17 season, with the matches airing across SBS and SBS HD, along with weekly highlights on The World Game, Mondays at 11pm on SBS and SBS HD.

SBS Premier League match live schedule:

Saturday, 13 August at 9.00pm AEST: Hull City vs. Leicester City
Saturday, 20 August at 11.30pm AEST: Burnley FC vs. Liverpool
Saturday, 27 August at 9.00pm AEST: Tottenham vs. Liverpool
Saturday, 10 September at 9.00pm AEST: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Saturday, 17 September at 11.30pm AEST: Hull City vs. Arsenal
Saturday, 24 September at 9.00pm AEST: Manchester United vs. Leicester City

SBS’s coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League will commence August 13 at 9.00pm on SBS and SBS HD, with daily news and video highlights available at

Live EPL back on SBS

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Interesting new graphics on the EPL world feed. Not sure I like them.

Is Optus sponsoring SBS’s EPL coverage? I can see the word Yes on the top left of the studio screencap.
Earlier today SBS producer Stuart Randall tweeted a photo of the panel rehearsing in the studio, and you can see the word Yes on both player photos.

I think so. SBS did mention in the post match discussion to see the remaining epl matches for the round live on Optus TV.

Optus also sponsored the ‘Half Time Show’ and at the beginning of the broadcast there was a bumper about Optus and SBS bringing viewers ‘Saturday Night Football’

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Ha, almost forgot about this channel :joy:

SBS is showing live all of the the Australian matches in the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia, with the first game against Mozambique at 7:00am on Monday 12 September, and SBS will also be showing the finals.

The NBL has announced SBS as the free-to-air broadcaster.

SBS secures exclusive free-to-air broadcast of National Basketball League

SBS today announced that it has secured exclusive free-to-air television broadcast rights to the National Basketball League (NBL) for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Commencing during the first round of competition on Sunday 9 October 2016, when Melbourne United take on the Adelaide 36ers, SBS will broadcast one game each Sunday, live and free on SBS, SBS HD, as well as streamed live online.

SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “SBS is pleased to announce it will deliver the very best of men’s professional basketball to fans across the country this NBL season. We know sport has the ability to bring people from across Australia’s diverse communities together, and we’re proud to be building on our existing offering of premier Australian and international sport with the NBL.

“We’re also looking forward to broadcasting the national competition for the first time on SBS, and giving our passionate sport fans something extra to look forward to this year.”

NBL Executive Director, Larry Kestelman, said: “We are excited to have a national public broadcaster, SBS, on board with us for this season. It’s great a new demographic of fans who may not normally watch through either NBL TV or other broadcast partnerships are able to watch our great game.

“Our goal is to reach as many Australian basketball fans as possible through our coverage and showcase the quality of the NBL to Australian audiences. Having a free-to-air broadcaster that also loves and understands the business of televising sport is of huge importance to us as we continue to grow the sport.”

SBS’s coverage of the National Basketball League will commence on Sunday 9 October on SBS and SBS HD, as well as streamed live online.


This makes NBL the third sporting competition to have been shown on all five TV networks in Australia (the other two are the NFL and the summer Olympic Games).

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