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Stan Sport unveils Olympic presenting team

Stan Sport will screen every event from Paris 2024 ad-free, live and on demand with the biggest moments in 4K Ultra HD.

Stan Sport hosted its Olympics launch yesterday at a media event at the Sydney Opera House.

Stan Sport will showcase all 329 events from Paris 2024 live and ad-free, with the biggest moments showcased in 4K Ultra HD, a first for Olympics coverage in Australia.

Coverage will span 40 individual sport channels, an exclusive 24/7 Olympic News channel and 4 live & exclusive feature channels crossing between the big moments.

Stan Sport also provides a world first offering of 8 exclusive international / multi-language channels including coverage from the UK, Spain, France, India and New Zealand.

Olympics Daily and Paris Preview daily shows are hosted by Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock with experts including Ash Barty, Grant Hackett, Nova Peris, Stephanie Rice and John Steffensen.

Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “2024 is set to become the biggest year of Sport for Stan and we are delighted to deliver the most comprehensive, innovative and uninterrupted, ad-free viewing experience for the Olympic Games in Australian history, and 4K for the first time ever in Australia.”

“Due to our unique live and on demand offering we will make sure Australian sport fans can watch every epic moment from Paris 2024 when and where they want. Our fantastic lineup of some of the biggest sporting legends will provide expert commentary, insights and analysis.”

“Thanks to the support from the IOC and the great partners of Eurosport, TV18 and Sky New Zealand, Stan Sport will bring curated official international channels in multiple languages, making the Olympics accessible to even more Australians than ever before. We are proud to bring this world first to our audience.

“As part of the Nine group, Stan together with the 9Network and 9Now will bring Paris 2024 to every fan in Australia. To deliver the world’s most prestigious sporting event just three years after launching Stan Sport is a testament to the ambition, passion and dedication of the team at Stan.”

With less than two months until the world’s eyes turn to Paris, Stan today announced its comprehensive coverage plans for 2024’s showpiece event – the Olympic Games. Stan Sport will be the only place to watch every event from Paris 2024 ad-free, live and on demand with the biggest moments in 4K Ultra HD from July 26.

Stan Sport will complement the 9Network’s Olympics offering across free to air assets and 9Now, bringing the Olympics to Australian audiences better than ever before.

Stan revealed that eight international / multi language live channels will be available exclusively throughout Paris 2024, another world first offering for Olympics coverage in Australia. Viewers can enjoy the curated official coverage from the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Greece and Italy (Eurosport), India (Viacom 18) and New Zealand (Sky New Zealand), with world class international experts and extensive daily shows. This means the Olympic Games will engage with more communities in Australia than ever before, in languages they are familiar with.

Viewers can also tune into the Olympics Daily and Paris Preview shows available exclusively on Stan Sport daily throughout the Games. Hosted by Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock, the shows will include opinion and analysis from some of Australia’s most trusted Olympic voices including Ash Barty, Grant Hackett, Stephanie Rice, Nova Peris and John Steffensen and more every morning and evening.

An upgraded Stan Sport platform was also revealed today, with enhanced features delivering subscribers a rich and effortless Olympics viewing experience.

Live & On Demand Offering

For the first time in Australian history, all 329 events at Paris 2024 will be available ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport with 4K Ultra HD available for the biggest moments.

Viewers will have the choice between the largest range of Olympics coverage, including:

40 individual sport channels, covering every event ad-free, live and on demand, with 4K Ultra HD
4 feature channels crossing between the best action ad-free, live and exclusive
8 international / multi-language channels ad-free, live, exclusive and on demand including international shows and experts
24/7 Olympics News channel ad-free, live & exclusive

All medal events and major moments from Paris 2024 will also be available to stream in stunning 4K Ultra HD, a first for Olympics viewing in Australia. This will be complemented by a comprehensive on demand offering including full replays, highlights and exclusive minis on Stan Sport ensuring Australians won’t miss a second of the action.

In a world first, eight live international channels will be available on Stan Sport, making the Olympics accessible to more audiences and communities in Australia than ever before. This marks the first time international channels, including non-English options, have been offered to Australian audiences for the Olympics.

Stan will make available to Australian audiences tailored and curated official live Paris 2024 coverage from the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece in their native languages from Eurosport, plus live coverage from New Zealand’s official broadcaster Sky New Zealand and TV18’s official Indian coverage in English. This unique offering will, for the first time, provide communities with a comprehensive and culturally relevant viewing experience throughout Paris 2024.

Shows & Surrounding Content

Rounding out Stan Sport’s Paris 2024 offering will be Olympics Daily and Paris Preview – exclusive morning review and evening preview shows bookending each day and airing at 7am and 2pm AEST throughout all 16 days of competition.

These star-studded shows will be hosted by two of Australia’s most trusted sports presenters Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock, who will be covering his fourth Olympic Games. An accomplished lineup of Olympic champions across a range of sports will also join the show as experts to provide world class analysis and opinion. Three-time Grand Slam winner, former tennis World No. 1 and Tokyo 2020 Bronze medallist Ash Barty will, for the first time since retiring in early 2022, provide Australian audiences unique insights into the tennis competition.

The daily shows will also feature swimming legend and four-time Gold medallist Grant Hackett, three-time Gold medal winner Stephanie Rice and Olympic, World and Commonwealth medalist John Steffensen. Michael Atkinson and Chris Stubbs will be based on the ground in Paris throughout the Games providing regular updates with exclusive access and interviews.

Full Olympics Daily and Paris Preview expert lineup:

Tennis

Ash Barty (Tokyo 2020 – Bronze)

Wally Masur (Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992)

Swimming

Grant Hackett (Sydney 2000 – 2 Gold, Athens 2004 – Gold & 2 Silver, Beijing 2008 – Silver & Bronze)

Stephanie Rice (Beijing 2008 – 3 Gold, London 2012)

Athletics

John Steffensen (Athens 2004 – Silver, Beijing 2008, London 2012)

Nova Peris (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000)

Rugby Sevens

Alicia Lucas (née Quirk) (Rio 2016 – Gold)

Michael Hooper (125 Wallabies Caps)

Morgan Turinui (20 Wallabies Caps)

Football

Elise Kellond-Knight (Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020)

Mark Bosnich (Barcelona 1992)

Craig Foster (29 Socceroos Caps)

Basketball

Shane Heal (Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004)

Rowing

Nick Green (Barcelona 1992 – Gold, Atlanta 1996 – Gold)

Cycling

Stuart O’Grady (Barcelona 1992 – Silver, Atlanta 1996 – 2 Bronze, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 – Gold, Beijing 2008, London 2012)

Hockey

Jamie Dwyer (Athens 2004 – Gold, Beijing 2008 – Bronze, London 2012 – Bronze, Rio 2016)

Nova Peris (Atlanta 1996 – Gold)

Viewers on Stan can also get their Olympics fix in the lead up and during Paris 2024 with a new lineup of documentaries to enjoy. This includes the recently announced Stan Original Documentary Trailblazers starring Sam Kerr, Steph Catley and Mary Fowler which captures the incredible rise of women’s football in Australia, as the Matildas strive to win Gold.

Other sports documentaries will also be available on Stan in the lead-up to Paris 2024, including Freeman, exploring Cathy Freeman’s iconic Gold medal win at Sydney 2000, Kipchoge: The Last Milestone, I Am Bolt, I Am Ali and Foreman.

Platform Upgrade & Innovation

Subscribers can expect a premium, elevated and distinct viewing experience, with Stan Sport’s user interface enhanced for Paris 2024 to help navigate thousands of hours of live and on demand action.

Discovery and search will also be upgraded on the Stan Sport platform to meet the diverse needs of customers and serve up the content most interesting to them, in the simplest way possible.

A built-in schedule and dedicated and curated feeds including Gold Medal Moments, Aussies in Action, Daily Top 10, will also be available to ensure viewers won’t miss the biggest moments from Paris 2024.

Stan Sport subscribers will also enjoy features including 5.1 surround sound and an enhanced seamless in-player viewing experience. Improved live switching functionality across TVs, set-top boxes, and for the first time, mobile and web, will enable easy navigation between live Olympic sports.

Paris 2024 forms part of a huge lineup of action coming up on Stan Sport including Roland-Garros (May 26 – June 9), the UEFA Champions League Final (June 2), Wimbledon (July 1 – July 14), Super Rugby Pacific Final (June 22), the Wallabies v Wales/Georgia Series (July 6 – July 20), The Rugby Championship (August 10 – September 29) and the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (August 28 – September 8).

To watch Stan’s coverage of Paris 2024, customers will need an active Stan Sport subscription. Coverage commences on July 24 ahead of the opening ceremony on July 27 (AEST).

4 Responses

  1. Already have Stan so will get sport but just for the olympics will then cancel it but it would have been good if it was like seven plus with the addition of Stan sport if you wanted it

  2. Just as I suspected when it was announced. Everything behind a paywall. Nine will no doubt show it live on a couple of channels but will use the go subscribe to Stan to see this, this and this. This is a huge backward step after Tokyo and what Channel 7 offered and the ability to watch every single event live and free. Honestly if we’re not careful all sport will soon be behind paywalls if something isn’t done about it soon.

    1. Have you looked at the Nine releases? Over on 9Now, it will contain more than 40 individual live sports channels with over 2500 hours of on-demand highlights for Paris 2024.

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