Since 1986, we’ve had the privilege of bringing the @FIFAWorldCup into your living rooms, and, in 2026, we’ll do it all again. ❤️— SBS Sport (@SBSSportau) October 31, 2023
3 countries, 104 matches, 1 spiritual home of football - it’s the FIFA World Cup on @SBS. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/bo4Pz2grnN
Optus would have needed a FTA partner (or a mechanism to have some of it shown free)
Not interested in giving 7 a bargain deal again
2002 was shared with Channel 9 and of course 2018 was with Optus Sport
Good to read that SBS has secured the 2026 World Cup. Especially that there will be more matches than usual - with more teams competing.
The FIFA Men’s World Cup and the Tour De France are their DNA and flagship sports
or Optus Sport or Stan/Nine. I’m sure they would have bidded big for it!
Let’s hope SBS On Demand has a “cut to the chase” option to go straight to the kickoff on replayed matches so we won’t have to put up with 30 minutes of waffle (and ads) before the game!
I think SBS will have to sell a lot of advertising packages to recoup the higher cost to the rights due to a big increase in matches.
Where would we have been without the wonderful SBS world game commitment
Schedule should be released by end of the year
SBS will air the 2026 World Cup Qualifier between Brazil and Argentina on November 22.
Is this exclusive? Or shared with one of the subscriber channels.
Don’t think it’s exclusive, but don’t know where else it would be (other than betting platforms). They’re only advertising it as “Live and Free” rather than “Exclusive, Live and Free” like they are for the actual WC or the TDF.
Pacific Games starts on Sunday to be broadcasted by SBS.
Opening Ceremony Sunday night from 6pm on SBS ON DEMAND then 10 hours of coverage each day from midday on SBS Viceland daily.
Great graphic design there screenshotting Google
SBS will have exclusive live coverage of 2023/24 Nutri-Grain Ironman & Ironwoman Series, to be held across six rounds over three weekends. It shared live coverage with Fox Sports last summer.
16-17 December 2023, Rounds 1-2, Manly Beach (Sydney)
13-14 January 2024, Rounds 3-4, Maroubra Beach (Sydney)
3-4 February 2024, Rounds 5-6, Kurrawa Beach (Gold Coast)