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Free to Air TV in Australia
There are more than two-dozen Free to Air channels in Australia (also known as Free View) including the five major channels presented below, ABC, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten. The content found on Free to Air TV, whether it be a key sporting event such as the Bledisloe Cup or a popular television series, are either developed in-house, contracted through a partnership with their regional affiliate, or purchased through an open bidding process with competing carriers for the program’s broadcast rights.
2019 Singapore Rugby 7’s TV Preview
Enjoy the action as the best sides in Men’s Rugby Sevens battle for the right to claim the biggest trophy in the sport. This year’s HSBC series continue to Singapore where the Men’s group matches kick off early in the afternoon on Saturday the 13th of April, with the finals held Sunday the 14th of April (Sydney time), and Aussie fans can enjoy watching the Rugby Sevens live with Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now.
When: April 13-14
2019 Singapore Rugby 7’s Live TV (Sydney time)
Saturday 13 April Men’s Day 1 LIVE: 11.45am – 2.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 14 April Men’s Day 1 replays: 6.00am – 9.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 14 April Men’s Day 2 LIVE: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Stream the Rugby 7’s LIVE and Free!
While you won’t find the 2019 Rugby Sevens on free to air TV in Australia, Fox Sports (Foxtel) and the newly launched Kayo Sports will carry every match LIVE, to include all pool matches and the finals, including the option to watch the HSBC Rugby 7’s live online.
As such Australian residents may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offer. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Fox Sports broadcasts and can stream the Rugby Sevens free using eligible mobile devices, and with their pause/rewind option you never need to miss a key moment of the action.
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Channel 7 is a leading provider of free to air sports and TV entertainment in Australia, and no better example was the Summer Olympics held in Rio. The action was exclusive to Seven with over 1,000 hours of Live free to air coverage.
Australia’s revered Free to Air Broadcaster has, for decades, brought both entertainment and fiercely independent news & current affairs to the entire nation, from capital cities to the smallest outback towns. Making the most of its often limited funds, the ABC has long been one of the most trusted institutions in the country.
Australia’s youngest commercial TV network, Ten was seen as the home of the juggernaut singing contest Australian Idol and the Aussie version of Big Brother. More recently, Ten’s audience has broadened and its programming has expanded to match it, with Masterchef Australia drawing in millions of viewers as the flagship local production. Much of channel Ten’s television content is sourced from overseas these days, but there’s still plenty of local flavour, not the least from Neighbours – one of the longest-running drama series in the history of television.
Known as the pioneer of live entertainment in Australia, Nine spent decades as the most popular TV network in the country. The Nine Network of today has high-budget shows such as Underbelly and Australia’s Got Talent sharing space with huge live-to-air hits like the Telstra NRL premiership, the morning news show Today along with 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, as well as reality show juggernaut The Block – which attracts millions of viewers to every episode.
Arriving in 1980, SBS started life as a government-funded alternative public broadcaster with a brief to provide programming for Australia’s large and ever-expanding multicultural population. In recent years it’s expanded on that original concept, and while they still provide a vast array of programs and news services in various languages, SBS places a strong emphasis on entertainment as well. The network is also famous for its international TV programming – a selection of movies from around the globe.
10 All Access
Launched in partnership with CBS in the US, 10 All Access mobile streaming is Network Ten’s online service that features all the best shows from 10 and CBS delivered live and on demand. This lineup includes hit TV series such as The Bachelor, Survivor, NCIS, The Good Wife, plus late night shows and live news that you can catch commercial-free. Not only can you stream classic favourites, but you can also watch new releases even before they hit free to air. You can kick things off with a 1-month free trial to check it out, and then proceed to cancel anytime.
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