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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 Cricket World Cup TV Preview

Enjoy the action as the best sides in World Cricket battle for the right to claim the biggest trophy in the sport. This edition of the Cricket World Cup will be seen in stadiums across England and Wales, starting from May 30th and concluding on July 14, for a total of 48 fixtures including the Finals. Australia enters the defending champs, but will be hard pushed by the hosts, England, as well as rivals India and New Zealand, and fans can enjoy watching the 2019 Cricket World Cup live with the streaming service Kayo Sports.

When: May 30 – July 14 (AEST)
Where: England and Wales

2019 Cricket World Cup Live TV Nine/GEM (Sydney time)

Wed 12 June LIVE: Australia v Pakistan at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 15 June LIVE: Australia v Sri Lanka at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 16 June LIVE: India v Pakistan at 7.30pm (GEM/Foxtel/Kayo)
Wed 19 June LIVE: New Zealand v South Africa 7.30pm (GEM/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 20 June LIVE: Australia v Bangladesh 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Tuesday 25 June LIVE: Australia v England at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 29 June LIVE: Australia v New Zealand 10.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 30 June LIVE: India v England at 7.30pm (GEM/Foxtel/Kayo)
Wed 3 July LIVE: New Zealand v England at 7.30pm (GEM/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 6 July LIVE: Australia v South Africa at 10.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)

Stream the Cricket World Cup LIVE and Free!

While you won’t find every match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup on free to air TV in Australia, with the network limited to just 18 fixtures, Kayo Sports will carry every match LIVE, to include all Group games and the finals, with an option to watch the CWC 2019 live online.

As such Australian residents may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offer. With Kayo you will have access to all the Fox Cricket programming and can stream the World Cup live using eligible mobile devices, and with their on-demand replay options you never need to miss a key moment of the action no matter when it airs.


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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. With the arrival of SBS World Movies, a free-to-air HD channel dedicated to international cinema, SBS’ film offering will soon be unparalleled.

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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