Badminton World Federation 2019 to Stream Live Online in Australia

Badminton World Federation on OVOPlay

With over 220 million participants around the world, badminton is one of the most popular sports on the planet, and its popularity in Australia has never been higher. It’s becoming easier to watch and stream badminton with Australian streaming service, OvoPlay, now giving the Badminton World Cup exclusive air time.

Badminton World Tour 2019 Aussie Streaming Guide

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the governing body for professional badminton, overseeing more than 175 national competitions from around the globe each year and often up to four or five tournaments in a single week.

In 2019, OVO has partnered with BWF to bring many of the sport’s most significant events to Australian screens, making the global game more accessible down under than ever before.

This is a multi year deal to stream all the best badminton action on the World Tour (HSBC BWF World Tour) exclusively with OVO’s streaming product, OvoPlay. The Tour is divided into five levels and Ovo will be bringing you the top 3 which are:

  • Super 100 (three tournaments)
  • Super 750 (five tournaments)
  • Super 500 (seven tournaments)

In all, OVO will bring fans of badminton over 500 hours of live content on a weekly basis alongside more than 300 hours of highlights and previous tournament games.

BWF Tour Super 100

13-18 August 2019YONEX Akita Masters 2019OVOPlay
10-15 September 2019YONEX-SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2019OVOPlay
01-06 October 2019YUZU Indonesia Masters 2019OVOPlay
08-13 October 2019YONEX Dutch Open 2019OVOPlay
29 October – 03 November 2019SaarLorLux Open 2019OVOPlay

BWF Tour Super 500

24-29 September 2019Korea Open 2019OVOPlay
12-17 November 2019YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2019OVOPlay

BWF Tour Super 750

15-20 October 2019DANISA Denmark Open 2019OVOPlay
22-27 October 2019YONEX French Open 2019OVOPlay
05-10 November 2019Fuzhou China Open 2019OVOPlay

BWF World Championship

23 August 2019BWF World Championships – Quarter FinalsOVOPlay
24 August 2019BWF World Championships – Semi FinalsOVOPlay
25 August 2019BWF World Championships – FinalsOVOPlay

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

14 December 2019HSBC BWF World Tour Finals – Semi FinalOVOPlay
15 December 2019HSBC BWF World Tour Finals OVOPlay

VICTOR China Open

Next up on OVO’s 2019 badminton schedule is the VICTOR China Open, which will take place in mid-September. A feature of the BWF Super Series since 2007, the China Open was categorized as one of the three BWF World Tour Super 1000 events as recently as 2018 following the restructuring of events. With tournaments for men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles, China has had a stranglehold on the event, having recorded a victory there 93 times – more than four times that of Indonesia, who sit in second place with 21 wins.

When: 17-22 September 2019
Where: Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Changzhou, China

What Devices are Compatible for OvoPlay?

OvoPlay can be downloaded on both android and IOS as well as watching from select browsers. See below for a comprehensive list of current available devices.

BWF Streaming Device ListUser Guide
iPhone/iPadYes (iOS 10 or higher required)
Android Phone/TabletYes (Android 5.0 and up)
Windows/Mac Web BrowsersYes, via OVOPlay website

Why you should Watch Badminton in 2019

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t miss a minute of the upcoming tournament:

  • The VICTOR China Open is one of just three BWF World Tour Super 1000 events on the calendar.
  • Though the Chinese have historically dominated the event, the last four years have seen only one female singles winner and one male singles winner from the host country, while no Chinese men’s double pairing has won since 2001.
  • With events across five different categories, the VICTOR China Open offers a chance to watch the best players in the world in a range of formats.

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