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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 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)

DateMatchTimeChannel
Thursday, June 11 Collingwood vs Richmond
LIVE: 7.40pm Seven / Foxtel
Friday, June 12 Geelong vs Hawthorn LIVE: 7.50pm
Seven / Foxtel
Saturday, June 13 Gold Coast vs West Coast
LIVE: 7.40pm
Seven / Foxtel
Sunday, June 14 Sydney vs Essendon LIVE: 3.35pm
Seven / Foxtel
Thursday, June 18 Richmond vs Hawthorn
LIVE: 7.40pm
Seven / Foxtel
Saturday, June 20 Brisbane vs West Coast
LIVE: 7.40pm
Seven / Foxtel
Sunday, June 21 Essendon vs Melbourne
LIVE: 3.35pmSeven / Foxtel
Thursday, June 25 Sydney vs Western Bulldogs LIVE: 7.40pm Seven / Foxtel
Friday, June 26 GWS vs Collingwood LIVE: 7.50pm Seven / Foxtel
Saturday, June 27 Gold Coast vs Fremantle LIVE: 7.40pm Seven / Foxtel
Sunday, June 28 Hawthorn vs North Melbourne LIVE: 6.05pmSeven / Foxtel

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.

Kayo Plans

Basic - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$15/mth
Min Cost - $15/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Premium - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25/month for first 12 mths, $35/month afterwards

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$35/mth
$0 for two-week free trial, $35 for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 07 July 2020

Seven
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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.

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