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 NRL Premiership 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.
2020 AFL Free to Air TV
Enjoy live action for from each weekend of action as the 2020 AFL season gets underway, with reigning champions Richmond looking for back-to-back titles. This season will see a reduced amount of 17 rounds instead of the usual 22, from June 11 right through to the Grand Final, which will take place at the end exceptionally at the end of October. AFL fans can catch every key moment of the 2020 edition on Seven Network, the official AFL free to air broadcasters.
Seven’s AFL coverage will start again from June 11th, 2020. They will broadcast up to four games per round live along with the Finals Series, including the Grand Final. Coverage is presented by Basil Anthony Zempilas, Hamish McLachlan and Bruce McAvaney, with in-game commentary from some real legends of the game such as Luke Hodge, Jobe Watson and Daisy Pearce.
When: Mar 19th – October 24th (Sydney time)
Where: Grounds across Australia
AFL 2020 Live Free to Air TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Mon, Sep 14||Collingwood vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 7.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thu, Sep 17||North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles||LIVE: 7.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, Sep 18||St Kilda vs GWS Giants||LIVE: 7.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sep 19||Essendon vs Melbourne||LIVE: 2.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Sep 19||Adelaide Crows vs Richmond||LIVE: 5.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Sep 19||Brisbane Lions vs Carlton||LIVE: 7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sep 20||Hawthorn vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 1.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sep 20||Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats||LIVE: 3.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sun, Sep 20||Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs||LIVE: 6.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Sep 21||Collingwood vs Port Adelaide||LIVE: 7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Stream the AFL LIVE and Free!
While you can find selected games of this year’s AFL on free to air TV (Seven Network), every match of every round will be available live, in HD with no ad breaks during play on Foxtel and Kayo Sports. Foxtel and Kayo Sports will be your home of AFL in 2020 with a range of game changing features that enhance your viewing experience.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same telecasts and coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream AFL live using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time.
Last audited 09 September 2020
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 free trial to check it out, and then proceed to cancel anytime.
|Provider||Popular Content||Signup required?|
The Good Fight
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
|Home and Away|
Winners and Losers
|Call the Midwife|
2 Broke Girls
|The Handmaid's Tale|
The Good Fight