Optus Sport may have had a troubled broadcast of the FIFA World Cup last year but it will soon screen the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Optus Sport will screen all 52 matches in France from June.
Former Matildas, Amy Duggan is on the presenting team, joined by fellow players Heather Garriock, Alicia Ferguson, and reporter Niav Owens. Reporter Michelle Escobar will look at all the colour and noise of the tournament, along with daily news updates.
“We are extremely proud of the team we are assembling for the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Optus’ Head of TV and Content Corin Dimopoulos said.
“Optus Sport will not only deliver Australia’s most comprehensive coverage of a Women’s World Cup, but our team will also provide greater coverage from within the Matildas camp than ever before.”
“It is an incredible honour to be part of the Optus Sport team that will bring all the action from one of the biggest women’s standalone sporting events,” said Amy Duggan.
“I will be working alongside some amazing talent, and talent that have been there before and know what it’s like to be a part of a national team.
“I’m really looking forward to a month of non-stop football, every game live and following each team’s journey, especially our golden girls the Matildas.”
With extensive coverage planned around all 52 matches during the tournament, Optus Sport is planning further talent announcements including additional hosts, along with more detail around the on-air presentation, over the coming months.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup commences on June 7, when France take on Korea Republic in Paris, and concludes on July 7.
The Matildas, under new Head Coach Ante Milicic, have drawn Group C alongside Italy, Brazil and debutant Jamaica and will play their first match on June 9 against Italy.