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NITV broadcasts live action from the 2017 NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout

NITV will be at the heart of the 47th NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout when Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval hosts a force of regional and metropolitan NSW teams to battle it out for rugby league glory. For the 10th year running, NITV is the official media partner and sole TV broadcaster of this pivotal sporting event.

Known as one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous peoples in the world, the Koori Knockout is rugby league at its best, with more than 100 teams across the men’s, women’s and junior tournaments competing for the top prize.

NITV will bring full day live match coverage of the semi-final and grand final clashes on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 October. Commentating from the Oval are presenters Brad Cooke, Djuro Sen and Daniel Conifer who will bring viewers exclusive interviews and news, while analysts will include Owen Craigie, Ronald Griffiths and Jodan Perry. Jodan will also be on the side-lines with Tanisha Stanton for the first reactions from the ground.

NITV’s NRL Footy Show, Over the Black Dot will air the Koori Knockout Live Gala Draw on Wednesday 27 September at 9pm. Live crosses to the Wests Ashfield Rugby League Club and black carpet interviews with high-profile players will be included in the coverage, as well as reviews of NSW and Queensland Cup competitions and the Murri Carnival.

Head of Sport and Internal Productions at NITV, Mark Ella said: “The Koori Knockout showcases some of Australia’s best rugby league talent and NITV is proud to bring viewers all the action and community stories from the event in 2017.

“The four-day carnival is a real modern-day corroboree that not only focusses on rugby league, but celebrates family, community and local Aboriginal culture.”

Viewers can keep up to date with all the Koori Knockout news via live updates on the NITV Facebook page from Friday 29 September, including online scoring, interviews with key players, competitions and exclusive online highlights packages.


That’s not really possible as the US Open is on anti-siphoning. Either the other way around or a joint bid.


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS:
Saturday October 14 from 10:00pm (AEDT): Liverpool v Manchester United
Sunday October 22 from 12:30am (AEDT): Manchester City v Burnley
Saturday October 28 from 10:00pm (AEDT): Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday November 4 from 1:30am (AEDT): Newcastle v Bournemouth
Saturday November 18 from 11:00pm (AEDT): Arsenal v Tottenham
Sunday November 25 from 12:30am (AEDT): Manchester United v Brighton


Entirely expected pathetic ratings for the NBL last night on SBS Viceland. Why are they bothering. The only positive is less people watch Bolt on Sky News.


Because SBS see the NBL as a long term investment. They’re actually hoping to help grow the product and reap the reward later on down the track.


Any idea what the ABC see in the late Friday night match?


That I can’t answer.


The route for the 2018 Tour de France was revealed tonight, Australian time. The event will start on July 7 and finish on July 29. The first week of the Tour coincides with the knockout stage of FIFA World Cup including the final on July 15, meaning some stages of cycling will have to be shown on SBS Viceland while the soccer is on main channel. Broadcast details will be revealed in the first half of next year.


SBS to broadcast W-League and Matildas matches

SBS will expand its comprehensive football offering in 2017-18 by showcasing more world class women’s sport this summer with the broadcast of W-League and Matildas matches live, free and in HD to all Australians.

Announced today at the W-League season launch, starting October 27 and running until February 2018, SBS VICELAND will broadcast up to two W-League games each week, at 5pm Fridays and on Sunday afternoons, plus the semi-finals and grand final live, free and in HD.

Then, in November, SBS will broadcast the Matildas v China friendlies being staged in Geelong and Melbourne - hosted by SBS Football presenter Lucy Zelic - live, free and in HD on SBS and SBS VICELAND.

“We’re proud that women’s football has been in the schedule at SBS for over a decade, and we’re pleased to be partnering with Football Federation Australia and Fox Sports to bring more of these first class games to all Australians," SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, said.

“The Matildas are in brilliant form right now and SBS is excited to continue our support of this world class team in the lead up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France.

“SBS is incredibly passionate about our football heritage – we have been in the business of broadcasting ‘the beautiful game’ for over 30 years and we believe it is a sport that truly reflects our unique Charter by connecting Australia’s diverse communities.”

The two international Matildas games will feature SBS’s trusted expert analysis and commentary. All games will also be simulcast in Australia via The World Game website and The World Game app.

“The 10th season of the W-League is shaping up as the best yet. With the likes of Sam Kerr, Lisa De Vanna and Emily Van Egmond we have some of the world’s best players now coming to you every week on SBS," FFA CEO, David Gallop, said.

"I think we’ve hit a tipping point for women’s football and our partnership with SBS and FOXSPORTS will bring the game to more people than ever before.”

SBS’s football offering in 2017-18 also includes the biggest games in the world from Premier League, Champions League, 2018 Women’s U-17 and U-20 World Cups and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia starting in June next year.


Matildas v China
Wednesday 22 November
7pm AEDT LIVE on SBS VICELAND + live streamed on The World Game website and app

Matildas v China
Sunday 26 November
4pm AEDT LIVE on SBS + live streamed on The World Game website and app

W-League LIVE on SBS VICELAND + live streamed on The World Game website and app

Friday 27 October from 5pm AEDT - Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Sunday 29 October from 2pm AEDT - Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday 3 November from 5pm AEDT - Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory
Sunday 5 November from 2pm AEDT - Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Friday 10 November from 5pm AEDT - Adelaide United v Perth Glory
Sunday 12 November from 4pm AEDT - Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets

*Further matches and Finals schedule TBA


SBS is able to show Matildas v China on main channel on November 26 as there are no NBL matches on that weekend. Australia will be involved in the first round of 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers: playing against Taiwan on November 24 in Taipei, before hosting Japan three days later in Adelaide.


For the second year in a row, SBS has broadcast rights to Wallabies’ spring tour matches in Europe. The first two Tests against Wales and England will be shown on main channel, while the Scotland Test will be on SBS Viceland. The matches will be shown available in HD, as well as streamed live online via SBS On Demand.

Wallabies Spring Tour on SBS schedule
Sunday November 12, SBS
4am AEDT (kick-off 4.15am)
Wales v Australia (Live from Principality Stadium, Cardiff)

Sunday November 19, SBS
1.45am AEDT (kick-off 2am)
England v Australia (Live from Twickenham, London)

Sunday November 26, SBS Viceland
1.15am AEDT (kick-off 1.30am)
Scotland v Australia (Live from Murrayfield, Edinburgh)


SBS announced at its upfronts today that it would show French Open tennis next year, live from Roland Garros. The tournament has been absent from FTA for several years so it’s great that SBS has picked up the rights.


It’s great to see all Grand Slams on free to air TV. Previously we have to pay to watch the French Open with no FTA coverage at all of the most famous clay court tournament


Australia is through to next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating Honduras 3-1 in tonight’s playoff in Sydney, which should mean good ratings for SBS’s coverage of the tournament.
The draw will be held at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace on December 1, expect an announcement from SBS in the next few days on whether it is showing the draw live.


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS:
Sunday November 26 from 1:30am (AEDT): Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion
Thursday November 30 from 6:15am (AEDT): Arsenal v Huddersfield Town
Saturday December 2 from 11pm (AEDT): Chelsea v Newcastle United
Saturday December 9 from 11pm (AEDT): West Ham United v Chelsea
Thursday December 14 from 6:30am (AEDT): Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion
Saturday December 16 from 11pm (AEDT): Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Saturday December 23 from 11pm (AEDT): Everton v Chelsea
Tuesday December 26 from 11pm (AEDT): Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton <- first time an EPL match to be shown on Tuesday night and in primetime in WA
Sunday December 31 from 1:30am (AEDT): Liverpool v Leicester City

Upcoming W-League match on SBS Viceland:
Today (November 19) from 4pm AEDT: Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
(Brisbane v Adelaide aired on Friday evening)


Upcoming W-League matches on SBS Viceland: (there are matches on weekend of December 1-3 but none will be shown on FTA)
Sunday 10th December 4pm AEDT - Melbourne City v Canberra United
Friday 15th December 5pm AEDT - Sydney FC v Canberra United
Sunday 17th December 4pm AEDT- Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
Friday 29th December 5pm AEDT - Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets
Monday 1st January 5pm AEDT - Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City
Wednesday 3rd January 5pm AEDT - Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Friday 5th January 5pm AEDT - Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Friday 12th January 5pm AEDT - Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
Friday 19th January 5pm AEDT - Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory
Sunday 21st January 4pm AEDT - Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
Friday 26th January 5pm AEDT - Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Sunday 28th January 4pm AEDT - Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar
Sunday 4th February 4 pm AEDT - Brisbane Roar v Canberra United
Sunday 11th February, time TBC - Semi-final 1
Sunday 11th February, time TBC - Semi-final 2
Sunday 18th February, time TBC - Grand Final


Upcoming EPL matches on SBS: (no matches on weekend of January 27/28 due to FA Cup)
Thursday February 1 from 6:30am (AEDT): Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Saturday February 3 from 11pm (AEDT): Burnley v Manchester City
Saturday February 10 from 11pm (AEDT): Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal


SBS will once again broadcast this year’s Jayco Herald Sun Tour cycling event held across Victoria. The network will show highlights of women’s race and early stages of men’s race the day after each stage is held, plus final stage of men’s race live.

Broadcast times:
Women’s stage 1 (Healesville, Tuesday January 30)
4.30pm-5.30pm local time, Wednesday January 31, SBS

Women’s stage 2 individual time trial and men’s prologue (Melbourne Southbank, Wednesday January 31)
4.30pm-5.30pm local time, Thursday February 1, SBS

Men’s stage 1 (Colac to Warrnambool, Thursday February 1)
4.30pm-5.30pm local time, Friday February 2, SBS

Men’s stage 2 (Warrnambool to Ballarat, Friday February 2)
4.30pm-5.30pm local time, Saturday February 3, SBS

Men’s stage 3 (Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie to Lake Mountain, Saturday February 3)
12pm-1pm AEDT, Sunday February 4, SBS Viceland

Men’s stage 4 (Kinglake circuit, Sunday February 4)
1pm-4pm AEDT, Sunday February 4, SBS Viceland LIVE


SBS Viceland will have coverage of this week’s W-League finals.

Westfield W-League 2018 Finals Series – Week 1 Schedule

Saturday, 10 February 2018
Sydney FC (2) v Newcastle Jets (3)
Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt, NSW
Kick-off Time: 4:45pm (local/AEDT)
Streaming LIVE to The World Game website and app
Highlights of semi-final 1 on SBS VICELAND from 3:00pm AEDT on Sunday 11th February

Sunday, 11 February 2018
Brisbane Roar FC (1) v Melbourne City FC (4)
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, QLD
Kick-off Time: 4:00pm (local), 5:00pm (AEDT)
Live on SBS VICELAND and streaming on The World Game website and app from 4:30pm AEDT


The Sat game isn’t live on Viceland, it’s only being streamed on The World Game website.