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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 USA 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 the United States where the Men’s group matches kick off Saturday March 2nd, with the finals held Monday the 4th of March (AEDT), and Aussie fans can watch every match of the Rugby Sevens live with Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now.

When: March 2-4 (AEDT)
Where: Las Vegas, USA

2019 USA Rugby 7’s Live TV Times (AEDT)

Saturday 2 March Men’s Day 1 LIVE: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Sunday 3 March Men’s Day 2 LIVE: 6.30am – 2.15pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Monday 4 March Men’s Day 3 LIVE: 6.00am – 12.00pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)

Sat 2 March LIVE: Australia vs Wales at 10.00am
Sat 2 March LIVE: Australia vs Scotland at 1.01pm
Sun 3 March LIVE: Australia vs Fiji at 6.52am

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.

As such Australian residents may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel now free trial, with which you can watch the HSBC Rugby 7’s live online with compatible internet connected devices. Alternatively, Kayo Sports offers a free 14 day trial. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Fox Sports broadcasts and can stream the Rugby Sevens free and Live using eligible mobile devices.

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Seven

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.

ABC

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.

Ten

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.

Nine

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.

SBS

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 is Network 10’s very own pay streaming service that features all the best shows from Network 10 and CBS delivered live and on demand. This lineup includes 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 and then proceed to pay only $9.99/month, cancel anytime.

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