SBS Sport


When Nine had the US Open its opener had a relaxed cosmopolitan feel (at one stage it used a pop song with the lyrics “push the tempo”). Hopefully SBS’s opener will be something similar.


Madness that Seven didn’t pick it up.


For Seven and Nine it would be direct competition for their precious breakfast and morning programs; so they probably didn’t want this even for a multi channel.


Great news for tennis in Australia to have FTA coverage of the US Open again, thought it was lost to Pay TV forever. And given how bad the coverage from Fox Sports was last year it’s a win that it’s moving over to ESPN. Going to be interesting to see whether they use the world feed or take ESPN US coverage and whether they will show the Aussies at all.

Same with SBS coverage and whether they’ll bother with any studio coverage


They’ll be taking the ESPN feed with ESPN commentators. Fox Sports’ coverage. Both ESPN and ESPN2 will be running coverage with WatchESPN streaming 12 courts live during play


Quarter Finals onward, somebody’s optimistic!


That’s fantastic, ESPN does a pretty decent job over there, look forward to the coverage


Great result for all Australians (and tennis fans, like myself) :grin:


Same as the French this year. They only showed it on one channel and most of the time they were showing the aussies and some big matches werent shows at all. Does anyone know if they have lost Wimbledon as well? There is no mention of it on their website or Facebook page and they haven’t sent out any press releases yet.


Phil Liggett is upset he and Paul Sherwin will not commentate Tour de France for SBS viewers this year, and blames tour organisers ASO for the change.


SBS will be showing Arsenal vs Sydney FC and Arsenal vs WSW club friendlies on 13 and 15 July after the failed ABC2 broadcast in May with Liverpool and Sydney FC


I thought FFA hated SBS after their treatment of the A League.


I think the FFA has been left with no choice but return to SBS after the ABC’s bad telecast of Liverpool v Sydney FC, as well as Ten in administration, and Seven and Nine committed with AFL and NRL respectively.


Still think Ten could’ve gone for it, and showcase what the upcoming season will be like. More like a warm-up event for the A league


They have no money to buy rights.


Opener to Tour



I notice the Tour organisers introduced new graphics after two decades.


More of the new graphics.



THE Arsenal In Sydney blockbusters will be televised live, free and in HD on SBS VICELAND as the two games track toward an attendance of more than 80,000 for both games at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
SBS VICELAND today confirmed it will broadcast Arsenal v Sydney FC on Thursday 13 July and Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday 15 July from 7.30pm AEST on both nights, with hosting and commentary from SBS’s football experts including Craig Foster, David Basheer and Craig Moore.
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “We are pleased to be presenting the broadcast of the Arsenal In Sydney games live, free and in HD on SBS VICELAND next week.
“The Premier League season is less than six weeks away, so it’s a great chance for football fans to see how Arsenal are shaping up for the competition, with television audiences to be treated to expert analysis and commentary from SBS’s football specialists including Craig Foster, David Basheer and Craig Moore. SBS has been in the football business for over three decades, and we believe that football is a sport that truly unites Australia’s diverse communities.”
Both games will also be simulcast in Australia via The World Game website, The World Game app, and on SBS On Demand.
VenuesLive General Manager Business Development, Greg Sleigh, said: “We’re delighted to partner with SBS in the knowledge that the match will be broadcast free to air into every household in Australia. SBS has a proud record as a long term Australian broadcaster of the world’s biggest football events and is the perfect partner to deliver the Arsenal broadcast throughout Australia.”
Not only will the match be broadcast into every household in Australia via SBS VICELAND, Arsenal Media Group is currently completing arrangements to stream the game live to football supporters internationally via Arsenal TV and through broadcast arrangements that will see the matches televised throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Gates will open at ANZ Stadium at 6pm for both Arsenal v Sydney FC on Thursday 13 July and Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers, with team warm-ups from 7pm and kick-off at 8pm.

Thursday 13 July
Arsenal FC v Sydney FC
7.30pm – 10.15pm (AEST)
LIVE on SBS VICELAND + Streaming LIVE to The World Game website and app

Saturday 15 July
Arsenal FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
7.30pm – 10.15pm (AEST)
LIVE on SBS VICELAND + Streaming LIVE to The World Game website and app


Still not good enough for the main channel.