SBS’s Premier League coverage returns in prime time this weekend – live, free and in HD

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Media Release

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.

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