Hawthorn Hawks AFL Live Streaming and Free to Air TV Guide

Hawthorne Hawks streaming on free to air TV

The Hawthorn Hawks, who play their home games at the MCG, have been one of the dominant sides of the past decade, winning four Premierships since 2008, including a famous three-peat from 2013-2015.

Last year they missed out on a finals appearance for only the fourth time since 2006, but with plenty of experience both on the list and in their coaching staff they’ll be hoping for a return to the finals in 2021, and you can catch all the action at home on your TV or when streaming live to an eligible mobile device with the options listed in this guide.

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Brendon Bolton’s men have endured a difficult 2021 season. His squad has the highest collective age in the AFL Premiership and results are starting to reflect this fact. The Hawks have only on 6 wins from 20 this term and within those results have been some real thumpings.

A 104-54 defeat at the hands of local rivals Melbourne in April was the earliest sign that the team were heading in the wrong direction. They responded with a win against the Crows but then went on a five-game losing streak that included another spirit-crushing defeat (128-59) at the hands of St Kilda. They are now destined for another low ladder finish.

There is however a little hope in the shape of players coming through the ranks. Changkuoth Jiath is a fine young talent in defence, whilst Jacob Koschitzke is proving his worth as a forward for the future. But there are just too many holes in other areas of the pitch, and the Hawks’ goal for the remainder of the campaign will be to just get a few more wins and not finish in the bottom four again.

Hawthorn fixture and broadcast guide

Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Hawthorn Hawks Football Club live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Hawthorn Hawks matches live during the 2021 season. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts. 

For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 Hawthorn games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Hawks match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.

As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.

When is the Hawthorn game today on TV? (Sydney time)

Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures featuring the Hawthorn Hawks as well as the providers who will show games live.

GameDate / TimeProvider
Richmond vs HawthornLIVE: Sat, Aug 21 – 1.35pmFoxtel / Kayo

*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Hawthorn Hawks free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.

How to watch the Hawthorn Hawks live online

If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.

Stream the Hawks Live and FREE with Kayo Sports

You can watch the Hawthorn Hawks with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all Hawthorn Hawks games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.

For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.

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Watch the Hawks with Foxtel

 Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. 

You also have the option to watch the Hawthorn Hawks online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream games using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.

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Stream Hawthorn games with Telstra

Telstra customers can get great deals for watching Hawthorn Hawks on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.

Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season

The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.

Watch Hawthorn on Channel 7

Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven. AFL is not available to stream on 7Plus as AFL streaming rights belong to Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo). Seven is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Hawthorn game from every round.

Channel 7 vs Fox Sports TV Fixtures

While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.

Day / Event Channel
Thursday Night Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Friday Night Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 1 Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 2 Foxtel
Saturday Evening Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 1 Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 2 Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 1 Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 2 Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Sunday Evening Foxtel
Monday & Public Holidays Ch. 7 and Foxtel

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