Main Event - The Home of Pay Per View TV
Some events are just too big to be confined to a slot on a busy TV schedule – in fact, some events are outright must-see occasions that bring some of the most-wanted competitors into your living room live and direct as the action happens – events that would normally mean you’d have to jump on a plane and fly half way around the world to be part of the adrenaline-fuelled action.The Main Event channel gives dedicated fans a front row seat to the big-ticket occasions you simply won’t see on regular TV.
What is Main Event?
Main Event is Australia’s source for the biggest live boxing, UFC and WWE, as well as other top pay per view events. Previously, to access Main Event you need to be a subscriber of Foxtel or Optus TV featuring Foxtel. But now the channel is exclusively available with Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
When ordering Main Event you need never miss a minute of the action as it‘s brought to you live, accessible in high definition (HD) and completely free of any advertising. Every history-making moment is delivered right to the best seat in the stadium, your home.
What Content Does Main Event Have?
As well as the biggest fights in UFC, boxing and WWE, Main Event also gives to the chance to watch live concerts and other forms of must-see live entertainment. As Main Event deals exclusively with pay per view events, it is free of advertising so that you don’t miss a moment, as if you were in attendance. Here are just some of the big events previously shown or upcoming on Main Event.
If you would like to access Main Event with a Foxtel iQ3 or iQ4 box, press the Home button on your remote control, navigate to “Store” then “Main Event”. From there you can choose the event you want to order – or rent access to a range of events from the Vault, featuring key clashes from UFC, WWE and boxing.
If you aren’t a Foxtel subscriber yet, you might like to check Kayo Sports, where you can make a one-off payment to stream Main Event on a wide range of devices, from your home TV to your mobile or tablet. Simply head over to Kayo, select the event you want to watch (such as the upcoming fight between Horn and Tszyu), and pay. You don’t even need a subscription!
Stream the Prelims Live and Free
If you subscribe to Foxtel and have access to the Fox Sports channel pack, you have the option to stream the UFC and boxing prelims free via the Foxtel Go mobile app. But if you want to check out what you could have access to before you sign on the dotted line and get yourself a Foxtel subscription, you can try out Foxtel Now for 10 days completely free – with access to live streaming of all channels for the duration!
You can also get all of the same free access with Kayo’s 14 day trial. That’s all of the UFC prelims and big night boxing under cards free. With Kayo you have access to over 50 sports, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
How Early Should You Order an Event?
The Main Event call centre recommends that new Foxtel subscribers order early. You can do so by using the click to call number provided above, via your Foxtel My Account page, through the My Foxtel app for iOS and Android, or using your remote if you have an internet-enabled iQ set-top box.
Can I Get Main Event Without Foxtel?
Yes! You can now watch and stream pay per view events via Main Event on Kayo. Some of the biggest combat sports bouts appear regularly on Main Event, a channel that was previously exclusive to Foxtel customers. You can get access to UFC, WWE, the upcoming all-Aussie boxing bout between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu, as well as other special one-off events.
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
What Devices are Eligible?
Check out the complete list of eligible Foxtel Now devices below:
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Contact Foxtel Customer Service
If you need to get in touch with Foxtel customer service with any questions about Main Event or the Foxtel service in general, you can ring 131 999 for the price of a local call. Technical support is available from 7.30am to midnight, seven days a week, while for channel pack questions and changes, call between 9am and 9pm weekdays or 10am-8pm on weekends. If you’ve got any questions about your account, billing or your Main Event orders, call 1300 760 579 any time between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.
Main Event Review: Is it Right for me?
For over two decades, Main Event has been broadcasting some of the biggest sporting events from around the globe directly into the living rooms of Australian sports fans.
What people are asking about Kayo Sports
A company called Streamotion owns and operates Kayo, which is why you’ll occasionally see references to things like creating and managing your Streamotion account. Streamotion is a full-owned division of the Foxtel group of companies, which is how Kayo gets access to all the content from Fox Sports.
The pricing for Kayo Sports is kept very simple and straightforward. It’s either $25/month for Basic (which allows streaming on up to 2 screens at one time) or $35/month for Premium (3 screens at a time). Telstra mobile customers who choose to add Kayo to their bill can get a $10/month discount off either of those plans for the first 12 months.
While the exact amount of data you’ll use while streaming Kayo varies depending on what you’re watching and whether you’re using any of the special features (especially Split View) in general you should expect data usage to average around 3.25GB per hour. If you want to limit your data usage, you can set Kayo to stream in Standard Definition, which takes data usage down to 0.5GB per hour.
Thanks to its access to the full resources of Fox Sports as well as ESPN and beIN Sports, Kayo delivers over 30 sporting codes featuring multiple different leagues and competitions from Australia and around the world. If there’s a sport you follow, you’re almost certainly going to find it on Kayo. The 14-day free trial lets you check out the range of sports for yourself without spending a cent.
Because Kayo is the Australian licensee of the various sports that it streams from Australia and around the world, the service can’t be used from outside of Australia, even if you’re an Australian customer who’s travelling. Using a VPN to access Kayo from overseas is also not supported. Remember that as there’s no lock-in contract, you can pause your Kayo subscription if you’re heading overseas and seamlessly resume it when you return.
With a user base of nearly 3 million Australians, PlayStation 4 is a hugely popular device not just for games, but also for streaming video. Kayo is well aware of that, and has been working on a PS4 app for Kayo which is expected to be released before the end of 2020.
The versatile Apple TV is one of Kayo’s best-supported devices, and accessing Kayo on it is as easy as heading to the App Store app on the Apple TV itself. If you then move over to the “Apps” tab, you’ll see a list of the top free apps. Find the green Kayo logo in that list, click on it, and select “INSTALL”. You then just need to run the app from the Apple TV’s main menu and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.
You can have as many compatible devices as you like set up to access your Kayo account, but the amount of them that can access Kayo at the same time depends on which Kayo plan you’re on. For Basic plan users, up to 2 devices can stream at one time; the Premium plan increases that to 3 at once.
The Kayo app for Samsung smart TVs works on all smart Samsung models released in 2017 and later. You can find it by pressing the Smart Hub button on your TV remote, then heading to the Samsung Apps tab. Find the green Kayo app icon and select Download Now. The Kayo app will then be added to your Smart Hub menu.
While the Main Event channel doesn’t always appear on Kayo, you can now order and stream events from the channel as they happen and watch them directly on Kayo. You don’t need to have a current Kayo subscription to watch. You can see what’s coming up and buy access to the events you want at Kayo Sports’ website.
No – as a streaming service, Kayo doesn’t offer a recording feature at all. But it doesn’t need to, since all sports streamed by Kayo can be watched live, on delay “as live” or watched any time after the event has finished, complete with extra features for many sporting codes. On-demand replays are generally available for several weeks after the event, though how long depends on the particular sport.
Not at this stage; there have been plans mentioned to bring Kayo to Xbox One but at the moment, no time frame has been given for an app for that game console. For Fetch TV it’s unlikely there’ll ever be a Kayo app.
Because it’s designed to be used as a service focused on sporting codes and events rather than a TV schedule, Kayo doesn’t have a regular TV guide even though it offers some live channels. Instead, there’s a “Fixtures” menu which lays out what games are on when, code-by-code, making it easy to jump straight to what you want to watch.
Aside from the free 14-day trial which gives you access to all of Kayo Sports for free, you can actually access free months of Kayo if you’re a Telstra Plus member on the Silver or Gold tiers. Silver members get one month free, while Gold members get a full three free months of full Kayo access. Check your Telstra account page for details.
If you’re done with Kayo and want to cancel, head onto the Kayo web site and make sure you’re signed in. Click the menu icon at the top right, then click on “My Account”. Scroll to the bottom of that menu and click “Cancel Subscription,” then follow the prompts.