SBS Sport


The VFL/AFL has been shown on all five networks, at least in Sydney. SBS had the VFL live on Saturday afternoon in Sydney in 1987, and as this excerpt from the SMH shows, SBS also had some NBL coverage.


Sunday arvos have been good lately for SBS with its sports related sports programs (aka - The Wolrd Game, The Bowls Show; The Cycling Show; to name a few, plus Speedweek and the various Cycling Highlights programs).

With the rights to the NBL to be shown every Sunday, it will be a more consistent schedule for the next few months. I’m hoping it does well, even if it is just in SBS Standards.


Good to see SBS adding basketball to their portfolio of sports right on top of football and cycling


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS:
Saturday 15 October (tonight) at 12:30am (AEDT): Manchester City v Everton
Saturday 22 October at 10:00pm (AEDT): Bournemouth v Tottenham
Saturday 29 October at 12:30am (AEDT): Tottenham v Leicester City
Saturday 5 November at 1:30am (AEDT): Manchester City v Middlesbrough
Saturday 19 November at 11:00pm (AEDT): Manchester United v Arsenal


Great, still no Chelsea matches on SBS.


To be honest, I thought SBS only showed the early Saturday night game


Some weeks SBS show the early Saturday kick off & other weeks they show a 3.00pm (UK time) match.


The on-screen graphics for SBS NBL coverage (scorebug, timeclock etc) are an absolute eyesore.


Same as the fox ones. Coverage produced by the NBL.


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS including Christmas / New Year period. Midweek matches will be shown on FTA for the first time. And yes, Chelsea features twice in this period.
Saturday November 19 from 11:00pm (AEDT): Manchester United v Arsenal
Sunday November 27 from 1:30am (AEDT): Liverpool v Sunderland
Saturday December 3 from 11:00pm (AEDT): Manchester City v Chelsea
Sunday December 11 from 1:30am (AEDT): Arsenal v Stoke City
Thursday December 15 from 6:30am (AEDT): Crystal Palace v Manchester United
Saturday December 17 at 11pm (AEDT): Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Thursday December 29 from 6:15am (AEDT): Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday January 1 from 1:30am (AEDT): Manchester United v Middlesbrough


SBS has announced it has secured FTA rights to two matches of the Wallabies’ Spring Tour of Europe, against France and England.

Today SBS announced that it has secured the exclusive free-to-air rights to two of the upcoming Wallabies matches from the 2016 Autumn Internationals rugby union series.
The first match will kick off on Sunday, 20 November at 6.50am (AEDT); with Australia going head-to head with France, live from the Stade de France in Paris. The second match will see Australia take on fierce rivals England, live from Twickenham Stadium, on Sunday, 4 December at 1.25am (AEDT). Both matches will be live, free and available in HD on SBS, as well as streamed live online via SBS On Demand.
So far the Autumn Internationals have showcased some thrilling rugby, with the Irish team breaking an 111 year drought to take out their very first win against the All Blacks, and the Wallabies claiming victory
in Cardiff, defeating the Welsh team 32-8.
The matches in Paris and London are the highlights of a tour that Australian Rugby hopes will finish with a second fabled grand slam of victories over the British Isles sides. The last time the Wallabies achieved this was in 1984.
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “SBS is pleased it can bring the very best of world rugby to Australians free-to-air. Globally, sport is recognised as a way to bring people and communities together – not to mention it is also very much a part of Australia’s DNA. These matches are a great addition to SBS’s already strong summer sporting line up - which includes the Premier league, A-League, and the NBL.”

Totally did not expect that. With BeIN Sports holding the rights, a lot of rugby fans will have missed out on live rugby without a subscription, until SBS comes on board.

UPDATE 28/11: apparently SBS also showed the match between Ireland and Australia yesterday morning with little notice. Must have been a last minute inclusion.


SBS has picked up the local national cycling events again. Joint with Foxtel; this was joint with nine/fox the last 3 years


It’s restricted to next month’s Cycling Australia Road Nationals Championships in Ballarat. Bay Cycling Classic, Tour Down Under and the Herald Sun Tour stay with Nine and Foxtel.


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS (note no matches on first nor last weekend of January due to FA Cup):
Wednesday January 4 from 6:15am (AEDT): Bournemouth v Arsenal
Saturday January 14 from 11:00pm (AEDT): Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday January 21 from 11:00pm (AEDT): Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Thursday February 2 from 6:15am (AEDT): West Ham v Manchester City


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS (no matches on the weekend of February 19/20 due to FA Cup):
Thursday February 2 from 6:15am (AEDT): West Ham v Manchester City
Saturday February 4 at 11pm (AEDT): Chelsea v Arsenal
Sunday February 12 at 1:30am (AEDT): Manchester United v Watford
Sunday February 26 at 1:30am (AEDT): Southampton v Arsenal <- replaced by Chelsea v Swansea

Also, SBS has regained broadcast rights to the Jayco Herald Sun Tour cycling event, after it was shown on 9Gem and Fox Sports in the past two years. SBS will show highlights of the first four stages the day after each stage is held, plus the final stage live. Broadcast times:
Thursday 2 February: Prologue - Melbourne CBD (race held on Wednesday evening, 1 February)
1700 – 1730 SBS
Friday 3 February: Stage 1 - Wangaratta to Falls Creek (race held on Thursday, 2 February)
1630 – 1730 SBS
Saturday 4 February: Stage 2 - Mount Beauty to Beechworth (race held on Friday, 3 February)
1630 – 1730 SBS
Sunday 5 February
Stage 3 - Benalla to Michelton Winery (race held on Saturday, 4 February)
1200 – 1300 AEDT SBS Viceland
Stage 4 - Kinglake circuit LIVE
1300 – 1600 AEDT SBS Viceland


The NBL finals start tonight when Adelaide 36ers (1st) host Illawarra Hawks (4th) in game 1 of their semi-finals. SBS will simulcast game 2 this Sunday afternoon live at 3pm AEDT as the Hawks take on the 36ers in Wollongong.


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS:
Saturday March 4 at 11:00pm (AEDT): Manchester United v Bournemouth
Saturday March 11 at 11:00pm (AEDT): Manchester City v Stoke City
Sunday March 19 at 1:30am (AEDT): Stoke City v Chelsea


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS in April:
Thursday April 6 from 4:15am (AEST): Arsenal v West Ham United
Saturday April 8 from 9:00pm (AEST): Tottenham Hotspur v Watford
Saturday April 15 from 9:00pm (AEST): Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth
Saturday April 22 from 9:00pm (AEST): Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday April 29 from 11:30pm (AEST): Middlesbrough v Manchester City


SBS will again show this year’s A-League finals series on one hour delay. The week one schedule is:
Friday, April 21 - Brisbane (3rd) v Western Sydney (6th) at Suncorp Stadium - 7:50pm AEST kickoff
8.30pm - 11.15pm AEST on SBS VICELAND and streamed online and on the TWG app
Sunday, April 23 - Melbourne City (4th) v Perth (5th) at AAMI Park - 7:00pm AEST kickoff
7.30pm - 10.15pm AEST on SBS VICELAND and streamed online and on the TWG app


A-League finals week 2 schedule
Saturday April 29 - Semi Final 1: Sydney FC v Perth - 7.50pm AEST kickoff
20:30 - 23:15 AEST on SBS VICELAND and streamed online and on the TWG app
Sunday April 30 - Semi Final 2: Melbourne Victory - Brisbane - 5pm AEST kickoff
17:30 - 20:15 AEST on SBS VICELAND and streamed online and on the TWG app