SBS To Broadcast All Of The World Cup Group Stage, As Optus Agrees To Reimburse Customers

SBS To Broadcast All Of The World Cup Group Stage, As Optus Agrees To Reimburse Customers
SHARE
THIS



SBS and Optus have “mutually agreed” that SBS will  broadcast the remainder of the World Cup group stage up until Friday 29 June.

Optus had paid subscriber rights to many of the group stage games, yet technical faults have plagued its streaming service, infuriating viewers and forcing even the prime minister himself to intervene.

SBS CEO, Michael Ebeid, said: “The FIFA World Cup is the absolute pinnacle of football, a sport that Australians are deeply passionate about. SBS looks forward to continuing to simulcast the games, together with Optus over the next ten days.”

Meanwhile, Optus has also agreed to reimburse the $14.95 to those who subscribed to its dodgy World Cup app.

In the initial deal, SBS was entitled to just one game a day while the rest went to Optus. But it remains unclear if Optus will have solved its technical issues by the round of 16.

The group stages include the following matches (*All times in AEST and subject to change).

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE

Portugal v Morocco               LIVE from 9.30pm* on SBS (kick-off 10pm*)  

THURSDAY 21 JUNE

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia        LIVE from 12.30am* on SBS (kick-off 1am*)                          

IR Iran v Spain                       LIVE from 3.30am* on SBS (kick-off 4am*)                            

Denmark v Australia              LIVE from 9.30pm* on SBS (kick-off 10pm*)

FRIDAY 22 JUNE

France v Peru                         LIVE from 12.30am* on SBS (kick-off 1am*)                         

Argentina v Croatia               LIVE from 3.30am* on SBS (kick-off 4am*)                           

Brazil v Costa Rica                LIVE from 9.30pm* on SBS (kick-off 10pm*)

SATURDAY 23 JUNE

Nigeria v Iceland                    LIVE from 12.30am* on SBS (kick-off 1am*)                          

Serbia v Switzerland              LIVE from 3.30am* on SBS (kick-off 4am*)                            

Belgium v Tunisia                 LIVE from 9.30pm* on SBS (kick-off 10pm*)

SUNDAY 24 JUNE

Korea Republic v Mexico      LIVE from 12.30am* on SBS (kick-off 1am*)                         

Germany v Sweden                LIVE from 3.30am* on SBS (kick-off 4am*)     

England v Panama                LIVE from 9.30pm* on SBS (kick-off 10pm*)

MONDAY 25 JUNE 

Japan v Senegal                    LIVE from 12.30am* on SBS (kick-off 1am*)                          

Poland v Colombia                LIVE from 3.30am* on SBS (kick-off 4am*)                            

Uruguay v Russia                  LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am Tuesday*)         

Saudi Arabia v Egypt             LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am Tuesday*)        

TUESDAY 26 JUNE

Spain v Morocco                   LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                 

IR Iran v Portugal                   LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                    

Australia v Peru                     LIVE from 11pm* on SBS (kick-off 12am Wed*)

Denmark v France                 LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am Wed*) 

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE – 

Nigeria v Argentina               LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)     

Iceland v Croatia                   LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)     

Korea Republic v Germany   LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am*)

Mexico v Sweden                  LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am*)   

THURSDAY 28 JUNE 

Serbia v Brazil                        LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                    

Switzerland v Costa Rica      LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                   

Japan v Poland                      LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am*)             

Senegal v Colombia              LIVE from 11.30pm* (kick-off 12am*)              

FRIDAY 29 JUNE – 

Panama v Tunisia                  LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                  

England v Belgium                LIVE from 3.30am* (kick-off 4am*)                 

Please login with linkedin to comment

FIFA World Cup Optus SBS

Latest News

IsoWhey launches #YouGotThis Weight Management Campaign Via Indie Agency Urban
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

IsoWhey launches #YouGotThis Weight Management Campaign Via Indie Agency Urban

Australia’s leading health and wellbeing brand IsoWhey has launched its latest national campaign, ‘#YouGotThis’. Created by Urban, the campaign highlights the real-life struggles Australians face on their weight management journey. A journey made easier through perseverance, and a little help from IsoWhey. The #YouGotThis campaign is IsoWhey’s biggest marketing investment to date, with executions running […]

Taking A stand? Just Do It…Maybe
  • Marketing
  • Opinion

Taking A stand? Just Do It…Maybe

In this guest post, creative and strategy director at WE Buchan, David Coupland (pictured below), takes a look at the fallout from Nike’s Colin Kaepernick campaign and says what it also does is show the importance brands now play in our lives… Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
How To Optimise Branded Keywords
  • Marketing
  • Opinion

How To Optimise Branded Keywords

In this guest post, CEO of Delacon, Michael Center (pictured below) talks the value of branded keywords for marketers and offer his tips on getting the best from yours… Branded keywords are an essential part of the digital marketing strategy for many large businesses. Trading on the recognition and equity of a brand’s name, some of the country’s […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Marketing
  • Opinion

Expertise First, Influence Second: When Influence Is A By-Product Of Expertise

In this guest post, Taryn Williams, CEO and founder of influencer and creative talent marketplace theright.fit, explains why influence should be a by-product of success, not the foundation for it… Like any form of advertising and promotion, influencer marketing is not without its controversies. Earlier this year Australia’s Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, ordered […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Ford & Facebook Invite Aussies To Personalise 2018 Mustang With New In-App Experience
  • Campaigns
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Ford & Facebook Invite Aussies To Personalise 2018 Mustang With New In-App Experience

Ford Australia has unveiled a new innovation that showcases the iconic Ford Mustang through a collaboration Facebook and Instagram. The interactive campaign invites Facebook and Instagram communities to take part in a live poll to identify Australia’s ultimate Mustang design. Targeting performance car fans, along with design lovers and image-conscious consumers, Ford and its partner […]