Tour de France is on the main channel on both nights. Would you like the cycling swap channels with the soccer?
Id love to know which other Network would put this on their main channel? It’s live, it’s in HD, what more can you ask for? And, like Johnson said, the Tour is on…
Liverpool got the ABC2 treatment, Nine cover Socceroos on 9Go, fairly certian 7 covered some friendlies using 7mate a couple of years ago.
The FFA wants it on the main channel. They kick up a stink when SBS moved the A-League to SBS2 only to see them come grovelling back after shopping these games to every other network (except Foxtel?)
That’s not answering my question though.
FFA must be really dumb then to allow A League to be on One instead of Ten then if they’re so concerned about games being on the main channel!
The games could eventually go to TEN, the TEN CEO has said this. The network should show Melbourne and Sydney derbies on the main channel in the respected states.
Could, should and eventually…
Plenty of positive terms there, shame none of them are guaranteed to happen.
SBS Sport from mid-year presentation
US Tennis Open - SBS
Starts 6 September 2017
In a partnership with ESPN, SBS’s US Open coverage will commence during the quarter finals stage. Played on hard courts in Queens, New York, the US Open is the final of the four annual tennis majors, wrapping up the year for the major tournaments. SBS will broadcast some of the biggest matches, live and free on SBS, SBS HD, as well as streamed live online.
Premier League - SBS
Returns Saturdays from 12 August 2017
The biggest football league in the world returns to the home of international football, SBS, next month. SBS’s exclusive free-to-air coverage of first-class games will be broadcast live every Saturday night from 12 August. Premier League live coverage is hosted by SBS’s football reporter Lucy Zelic and award-winning football analyst, former Crystal Palace midfielder, Craig Foster. SBS will continue to show one live match each week across SBS and SBS HD, along with weekly highlights on The World Game, Mondays at 11.00pm on SBS and SBS HD.
SBS announced today that it would broadcast every stage of La Vuelta a Espana cycling tour live for the first time. This year’s race will start in Nimes in France on August 19 and finish in Madrid on September 10. All 21 stages will be shown live on SBS Viceland.
SBS Viceland - Programs and Schedules
SBS last week revealed the matches it would show for the first seven rounds of the 2017-18 English Premier League season.
Saturday August 12 from 9:00pm (AEST): Watford v Liverpool
Saturday August 19 from 9:00pm (AEST): Swansea City v Manchester United
Saturday August 26 from 11:30pm (AEST): Chelsea v Everton
Saturday September 9 from 9:00pm (AEST): Manchester City v Liverpool
Saturday September 16 from 11:30pm (AEST): Liverpool v Burnley
Saturday September 23 from 9:00pm (AEST): West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday September 30 from 9:00pm (AEST): Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur
Another tribute to an SBS icon, Les Murray. Les Murray was one of the most respected and experienced sportscasters on SBS. He has worked so hard when covering the FIFA World Cup Coverage. Australia has lost one of its sports icons. RIP Les Murray.
Great interview with Les Murray by Peter Donegan on SEN from a couple of years back:
RIP Mr Football.
SBS will broadcast the state funeral for Les Murray next Monday (August 14) at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, starting at 10.50am AEST. The funeral is open to the public.
SBS’s Premier League coverage returns in prime time this weekend – live, free and in HD
The 2017-18 season of the biggest league in the world returns to the exclusive free-to-air home of international football, opening with Watford V Liverpool from 9.00pm, Saturday 12 August.
Watford will be looking to start this season strong in front of a home crowd at Vicarage Road to make up for a poor finish in 2016-17 and The Reds, boasting one of the strongest global fan bases in the competition, are set for title challenge following a busy time in the off-season’s highly controversial transfer window.
Kick-off for five of the first seven live matches will begin in local prime time, including blockbuster contests featuring both Manchester powerhouses City and United, and the newly promoted home of Socceroo Aaron Mooy, Huddersfield Town.
SBS’s Premier League live coverage is hosted by SBS Football Reporter Lucy Zelic and award-winning SBS Chief Football Analyst, and former Crystal Palace captain, Craig Foster.
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said:
“We’re incredibly passionate about our football heritage at SBS and our goal has always been to deliver the very best of the world game to Australian audiences. We are proud to again bring Premier League matches to football fans each and every week, live, free and in HD.
“SBS has been in the football business for over 30 years and we believe it is a sport that truly reflects our unique Charter by connecting Australia’s diverse communities.”
SBS will show one match each week, exclusively live on free-to-air television and live streamed via The World Game app, with weekly highlights on The World Game with Lucy Zelic, Mondays at 11.00pm on SBS and SBS HD.
SBS Live Premier League 2017-18 Match Schedule:
Saturday 12 August from 9.00pm AEST Live to All: Watford v Liverpool
Saturday 19 August from 9.00pm AEST Live to All: Swansea City v Manchester United
Saturday 27 August from 11.30pm AEST Live to All: Newcastle v West Ham
Saturday 9 September from 9.00pm AEST Live to All: Manchester City v Liverpool
Saturday 16 September from 11.30pm AEST Live to All: Liverpool v Burnley
Saturday 23 September from 9.00pm AEST Live to All: West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 30 September from 9.00pm AEST Live to All: Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur
SBS’s coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League season will commence Saturday 12 August at 9.00pm on SBS and SBS HD, with daily news and video highlights available at The World Game online and via social on Facebook and Twitter.
Is SBS paying for the US Open?
I think SBS bought the FTA rights from ESPN.
SBS doubles free-to-air NBL coverage in 2017/18
SBS is set to increase its national free-to-air coverage of the National Basketball League, making more of the sport accessible to all Australians.
After a successful partnership with the NBL in the 2016/17 season, SBS doubles its coverage, broadcasting two live games from each round in HD across SBS and SBS VICELAND, with live streaming and catch up on SBS On Demand.
SBS coverage of the NBL begins with the Round One clashes between the Sydney Kings V Adelaide 36ers Saturday October 7 at 5.30pm (AEDT) on SBS VICELAND, and New Zealand Breakers V Cairns Taipans on Sunday October 8 at 3pm (AEDT) on SBS.
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “Basketball is booming and has become the second highest participation sport in Australia. It’s the kind of sport which can bring together diverse communities through a shared common passion.
“We are excited to be back in partnership with the NBL and to be bringing basketball free-to-air to all Australians on SBS. This increased coverage demonstrates SBS’s continued dedication to building the profile of, and love for home-grown domestic sport in Australia.”
NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said: “SBS’s decision to double its coverage is a strong endorsement of the league as it celebrates its 40th season.
“We are particularly excited SBS will broadcast Saturday games at 5.30pm which we believe will be a hit with audiences along with Sunday games at 3pm and build further exposure of the NBL.”
The start of the 2017/18 NBL Season will coincide with landmark games involving Sydney Kings, Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets, in the NBA pre-season in October.
Games are scheduled on both SBS and youth-focused channel SBS Viceland, presenting a great opportunity for the NBL to reach Australians of all ages.
SBS’s LIVE coverage of the National Basketball League will be Saturdays 5.30pm (AEDT) on SBS VICELAND and Sundays 3pm (AEDT) on SBS, from October 7, with live streaming and catch up via SBS On Demand.
A total waste of our tax payers money.