Australia’s SBS network is ready to kick off the world’s biggest women’s sporting event, with Visa, Hyundai, Optus, Nike, Officeworks and TAB on board as official broadcast partners for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting Saturday, 8 June.
SBS Director of Media Sales, Adam Sadler, said: “Football continues to grow in popularity among Australian audiences who look forward to cheering on the Matilda’s in next month’s FIFA Women’s World CupTM. SBS has a proud football legacy and we are excited to bring world-class coverage of the tournament to all Australians.”
“We have seen strong support from corporate Australia as brands like Visa, Hyundai, Optus, Nike, Officeworks and TAB recognise the power of sport, and the incredible talent of our female athletes, in uniting diverse audiences around the country to get behind their favourite teams.”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 represents more than 30 years of SBS the spiritual home of the tournament. As the official broadcaster, SBS will bring Australian audiences unparalleled coverage of all the action, with esteemed sports journalist, Tracey Holmes, former Socceroo Captain, Craig Foster and Matildas legend, Joey Peters providing news and analysis from Sydney, while broadcaster David Basheer and former Matilda Sarah Walsh will report from France.
Football fans will be able to watch all Matildas’ matches live, free and in HD on SBS and SBS On Demand, as well as the opening match, all Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Final. All 52 matches of the tournament will be live and free on the SBS Radio app, with match commentary aired in up to three languages simultaneously; English and in languages of the competing teams.
The opening match on Saturday, 8 June from 4.00am will see hosts France face Korea Republic, marking the start of a huge month of football on SBS. The Matildas will take on Italy on Sunday, 9 June before battling Brazil just four days later. Australia will also face Jamaica on Wednesday, 19 June.
SBS is presenting the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 in partnership with Optus Sport.