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:
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 2019||YONEX Akita Masters 2019||OVOPlay|
|10-15 September 2019||YONEX-SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2019||OVOPlay|
|01-06 October 2019||YUZU Indonesia Masters 2019||OVOPlay|
|08-13 October 2019||YONEX Dutch Open 2019||OVOPlay|
|29 October – 03 November 2019||SaarLorLux Open 2019||OVOPlay|
BWF Tour Super 500
|24-29 September 2019||Korea Open 2019||OVOPlay|
|12-17 November 2019||YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2019||OVOPlay|
BWF Tour Super 750
|15-20 October 2019||DANISA Denmark Open 2019||OVOPlay|
|22-27 October 2019||YONEX French Open 2019||OVOPlay|
|05-10 November 2019||Fuzhou China Open 2019||OVOPlay|
BWF World Championship
|23 August 2019||BWF World Championships – Quarter Finals||OVOPlay|
|24 August 2019||BWF World Championships – Semi Finals||OVOPlay|
|25 August 2019||BWF World Championships – Finals||OVOPlay|
HSBC BWF World Tour Finals
|14 December 2019||HSBC BWF World Tour Finals – Semi Final||OVOPlay|
|15 December 2019||HSBC 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 List||User Guide|
|iPhone/iPad||Yes (iOS 10 or higher required)|
|Android Phone/Tablet||Yes (Android 5.0 and up)|
|Windows/Mac Web Browsers||Yes, 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: