Australian Telecom provider Optus
has unveiled their plans to expand its football offering with the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In a significant milestone for Australian sports fans, Free to Air
broadcaster SBS will sub-licence the FIFA World Cup to Optus.
Optus will transmit live all 64 matches of the 2018 Men’s World Cup, as well as other FIFA events including the FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup over a range of TV and internet-enabled devices.
Optus to Bring Fans Closer to EPL Action
Optus announced plans to deliver an amazing viewing experience for Australian EPL fans, with the 2017/18 season to be broadcast across a range of television, mobile, online, and out-of-home viewing platforms, including:
– Australia’s first ever 24/7 football channel dedicated exclusively to the English Premier League, and carried on Optus’ subscription TV platform, Optus TV with Fetch. With up to ten sub-channels, Optus will accommodate every match of every round live, so fans never miss a minute of the action on match day.
– A mini set-top box device which allows mobile customers an entertainment experience on their TV screen, via Optus TV with Fetch. It includes access to 35 premium entertainment channels, and the ability to pause and rewind the action.
– An Optus EPL App for mobile and tablet devices, giving customers access to Optus’ 24/7 EPL channel with un-metered mobile and fixed broadband streaming of the EPL live. The Optus EPL App will be progressively offered via selected media TV player devices and Smart TV’s.
– Optus’ EPL website which will feature live matches for subscribers, as well as news and exclusive content.
– An EPL Free to Air sub-licence which will see one match per round broadcast live on SBS for the next three seasons.
– The Optus satellite broadcast platform for customers who either can’t access Optus’ broadband services, or can’t get High Definition content via their broadband service. The satellite service will also deliver live games via Optus’ EPL channel to commercial premises, including pubs and clubs.
Live 2018 FIFA World Cup Streaming
Optus will be televising all 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup live across multiple platforms. There will be dedicated 24/7 football channels carried on Optus’ subscription TV platform, Optus TV with Fetch, Chromecast and Apple TV. These same live games will also be available on the Optus Sport app and website, where subscribers can stream the World Cup live to eligible devices.