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 Tri Nations 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 BBL on Free to Air TV
The 2020/21 Big Bash League is set to get underway in December with 43 games, including the playoffs and finals, available live on free to air with the Seven Network. The competition will begin on Thursday, December 10th, with games taking place almost every day right up until the final on Saturday, February 6th, 2021.
Sydney Sixers won last year’s tournament, becoming BBL champions for the second time in their history when they beat the Melbourne Stars at the SCG. They go into the 2020/21 edition as joint-favourites along with the likes of Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers.
When: Dec 10th, 2020 – Feb 6th, 2021 (Sydney time)
BBL 2020 Live Free to Air TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Thu, Dec 10th||Hurricanes vs Sixers||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Fri, Dec 11th||Stars vs Heat||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Sat, Dec 12th||Renegades vs Scorchers||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Sun, Dec 13th||Strikers vs Hurricanes||LIVE: 2.15pm||Seven|
|Sun, Dec 13th||Sixers vs Renegades||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Mon, Dec 14th||Thunder vs Heat||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Tue, Dec 15th||Hurricanes vs Strikers||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Wed, Dec 16th||Stars vs Hurricanes||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Sat, Dec 19th||Renegades vs Sixers||LIVE: 11.10am||Seven|
|Sun, Dec 20th||Scorchers vs Strikers||LIVE: 11.10am||Seven|
|Sat, Dec 26th||Thunder vs Renegades||LIVE: 6.10pm||Seven|
|Sat, Dec 26th||Sixers vs Stars||LIVE: 9.20pm||Seven|
|Sun, Dec 27th||Heat vs Hurricanes||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Mon, Dec 28th||Strikers vs Scorchers||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
|Tue, Dec 29th||Renegades vs Sixers||LIVE: 7.15pm||Seven|
Stream the BBL LIVE and Free!
Whilst you can find this year’s BBL on free to air TV (Seven), you can also watch every game live or on demand with Foxtel and Kayo Sports via the Fox Cricket Channel. This option also gives you the ideal opportunity to catch up on replays, whether it be at home on your TV or using a mobile device, along with access to a further 16 games that will not be available on free to air.
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 the BBL 2020/21 replays with a range of game-changing features such as SplitView, No Spoilers and Kayo Minis.
Last audited 29 November 2020
Channel 7 is a leading provider of free to air sports and TV entertainment in Australia, and no better example is their stellar coverage on AFL and BBL cricket. With a big summer of cricket just around the corner, Seven is defiantly the place to be.
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.
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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 Ninja Warrior Australia and Married At First Sight sharing space with huge live-to-air hits like the NRL premiership, 60 Minutes and A Current Affair.
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.
10 All Access
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