SBS expands W-League coverage

From Friday SBS VICELAND will broadcast up to 2 W-League games a week; Matildas v China in November.

SBS this week announced it will showcase more women’s sport with Live coverage of the W-League and Matildas matches this summer.

Between Friday October 27 and February 2018, SBS VICELAND will broadcast up to two W-League games each week, at 5pm Fridays and Sunday afternoons, plus the Semi-Finals and Grand Final.

In November, SBS will broadcast the Matildas v China friendlies being staged in Geelong and Melbourne, hosted by SBS Football presenter Lucy Zelic on both SBS and SBS VICELAND. All games will also be simulcast in Australia via The World Game website, The World Game app, and on SBS On Demand.

SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, said: “We’re proud that women’s football has been in the schedule at SBS for over a decade, and we’re pleased to be partnering with Football Federation Australia and FOX Sports to bring more of these first class games to all Australians.

“The Matildas are in brilliant form right now and SBS is excited to continue our support of this world class team in the lead up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France.

“SBS is incredibly passionate about our football heritage – we have been in the business of broadcasting ‘the beautiful game’ for over 30 years and we believe it is a sport that truly reflects our unique Charter by connecting Australia’s diverse communities.”

Friday Oct 27
Football 2017: Live W-League: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
5pm: NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas
4:30pm SA
4pm Qld
3:30pm NT
2pm WA

Sunday Oct 29
Football 2017: Live W-League: Newcastle Jets V Sydney Western Wanderers
2pm  NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas
1:30pm SA
1pm Qld
12:30pm NT
WA: 11pm

One Response

  1. I really enjoyed the coverage on the ABC, so I’ll be a little disappointed to see it move. But the quality of the play is what is most important, so I am sure I’ll enjoy it just as much as it was on the ABC.

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