ESPN, the long-standing home of NFL in Australia, will this season broadcast two Sunday afternoon matches per week as well as every Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night regular season contest live starting September 6th in Australia. ESPN will also be televising all Thanksgiving games and every Playoff match, for a total of 110 live games.
There is no bigger stage in NFL than Monday Night Football and ESPN will bring Aussies every minute of the action live. ESPN will provide Australian NFL fans with the most in depth coverage and expert analysis, both on television and digitally on their website – ESPN.com. Add to that NFL Gamecast, a special NFL edition of SportsCenter Australia and a “Fan Only” forum, ESPN has this year’s NFL action covered.
“We’re thrilled to be expanding our NFL coverage and bringing fans more games than ever before. The appetite for NFL is growing, and with plenty of prominent Aussies in the NFL, Valentine Holmes, Lachlan Edwards, Mitch Wishnowsky, Adam Gotsis, there are so many great local stories to follow!” ESPN of Australia and New Zealand.
Here’s a rundown of what NFL fans are in for:
NFL Edition of SportsCenter: Airing LIVE each week before Sunday night football, this special NFL Edition of SportsCenter Australia will recap all the biggest moments from Sunday afternoon’s match-ups. Hosted by Phil Murphy, Trevor Scales and Mark Brown, this new addition to ESPN Australia’s NFL coverage will keep fans up to date with all the latest action.
Full Game Replays: ESPN on Foxtel and Kayo Sports will also be showing replays of their Live offerings that same evening or shortly thereafter, a convenient option for those who are forced to miss the morning action.
Moreover, ESPN’s NFL coverage throughout the season will include:
Thursday Night Football: Every Thursday Night Football game Live, to air Friday morning in Australia, for a total of sixteen must see matches, plus two more on Thanksgiving Day.
Sunday Afternoon Football: Two Sunday Afternoon Football games Live, to air early Monday morning in Australia, for a total of 34 big-time match-ups.
Sunday Night Football: Every Sunday Night Football game televised Live, to air Monday morning in Australia, for a total of seventeen key contests.
Monday Night Football: Each and every game of the NFL’s flagship event broadcast Live, to air Tuesday morning (AUS), for a total of seventeen marquee match-ups not available on Free to Air in Australia. (Includes two Monday Night fixtures week 1)
Nearly 60% More Live Games: ESPN of Australia have announced they will be increasing the number of games that are available Live. Prior to this new agreement, Australian NFL fans could enjoy 64 live contests. Now, that number will increase to 110, offering NRL fans across Australia and New Zealand unprecedented coverage at home or on the go.
Additional Live games to include more regular season Sunday games (Monday, AU), every contest held on the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US (Friday AU), every NFL Playoff game (11 total), plus one of the world’s biggest sporting events, Super Bowl 54 (February 2, 2020). So while you can’t watch every Thursday, Sunday or Monday night game of the NFL Free to Air, ESPN of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo) will have you covered.
NFL 2019 NFL Live TV Fixtures for Australia (Sydney time)
|Friday 13 December||LIVE: Ravens v Jets||12.20am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Monday 16 December||LIVE: TBC v TBC||5.00am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Monday 16 December||LIVE: Titans v Texans||5.00am||7Mate|
|Monday 16 December||LIVE: 49ers v Falcons||8.25am||7Mate|
|Monday 16 December||LIVE: TBC v TBC||8.25am||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Monday 16 December||LIVE: Steelers v Bills||12.20pm|| Kayo / Foxtel|
|Tuesday 17 December||LIVE: Saints v Colts||12:15pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
Watch or Stream the NFL Live
If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Foxtel from Telstra Sports combo. With the Sports Combo you can watch the best of live sport on ESPN from the comfort of home, and if you have to be out and about you can stream the NFL free online using Foxtel Go and compatible devices within minutes of signing up.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports offers the exact same coverage of the NFL courtesy of ESPN, and have a 14 day free trial so you can review the service before you decide. Kayo offers live NFL streaming with eligible mobile devices and browsers, and provide on-Demand replays of the games they broadcast should you need to catch up.
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