2017

SBS brings more women’s football to all Australians live, free and in HD

 Monday 23 October, 2017


Media Release


W-League starts 5pm, Friday 27 October live on SBS VICELAND

Matildas v China friendlies in November live on SBS and SBS VICELAND

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.


SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, said: “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.
“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, The World Game app, and on SBS On Demand.


Football Federation Australia CEO, David Gallop, said: “The 10th season of the Westfield 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. 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.


BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Matildas v China

Wednesday 22 November from 7pm AEDT Live to all
Women’s International Football: Australia v China
SBS VICELAND
Sunday 26 November from 4pm AEDT Live to all
Women’s International Football: Australia v China
SBS


W-League on SBS VICELAND
Friday 27 October from 5pm AEDT Live to all - Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Sunday 29 October from 2pm AEDT Live to all - Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday 3 November from 5pm AEDT Live to all - Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory
Sunday 5 November from 2pm AEDT Live to all - Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Friday 10 November from 5pm AEDT Live to all - Adelaide United v Perth Glory
Sunday 12 November from 4pm AEDT Live to all - Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets
Further matches and Finals schedule TBA

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