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SBS Television broadcasts significantly less sport than the other Free-to-air Australian TV networks. SBS currently holds the broadcast rights to a range of sports, which are broadcast on SBS, SBS Viceland and NITV.


Sport Event Broadcast Partner(s) Date Notes
Basketball Boomers Internatonals 2019–
National Basketball Association ESPN 2019– Two games live per round
National Basketball League Fox Sports (2016–2018)
ESPN (2019–)
2016–2018, 2019–
Women's National Basketball Association Fox Sports 2020– 1 game live per round
Women's National Basketball League Fox Sports 2018– 14 regular season games live
Cycling Tour de France Fox Sports 1980–
Tour of California Eurosport 2006–
Vuelta a España Eurosport 2010–
UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2011–
Mountain Bike World Championships 2010–
UCI Road World Championships 2011–
UCI World Cups 2011–
UCI BMX World Championships 2010–
Futsal FIFA Futsal World Cup Fox Sports 2012–
UEFA Futsal Champions League 2019– Final four only, live stream on SBS web and app.
Motor racing Superbike World Championship 2012–
Rally racing Dakar Rally 2013–
Rugby league Indigenous All Stars 2016- Live and exclusive on NITV
Rugby union Wallabies Spring Tour beIN Sports 2017– Live 3 matches on SBS
Soccer FIFA World Cup Optus Sport (2018-) 1986– The opening game, All Australia games and half the knockout draw including the final in 2018
FIFA Women's World Cup Optus Sport (2019-) 2015– All matches live online and selected matches on SBS plus highlights of every match
FIFA Club World Cup 2012–
FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013–
Socceroos Internationals Fox Sports 1980–2014,


Live coverage of World Cup qualifiers – Second Round, on Viceland.
Matildas Internationals Fox Sports 2017–
International Champions Cup beIN Sports 2019– All 18 matches live stream on SBS web and app, 17 live and one delayed on Viceland.[1]
UEFA European Football Championship beIN Sports (2016) 2012–
UEFA Women's Champions League 2019– Final only.
W-League Fox Sports (2017–) 2017– Two matches each week on the Viceland
Tennis French Open Fox Sports 2018– Coverage starts from 10:00pm AEST each night[2]
US Open ESPN 2017– Quarter-final stage onwards only[3]


Sport Event Broadcast Partners(s) Dates Reason/Subsequent Broadcasters
Athletics IAAF World Championships 2013 Dropped
Summer Olympics Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 Seven Network (2004, 2008) 2004, 2008 Outbid: Seven Network and Foxtel
American football Super Bowl ESPN 2003–2008 Dropped: Seven Network, ESPN
Baseball World Series ESPN 2002 Dropped: ESPN
Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup 1982–1998 Dropped: Fox Sports
Cricket The Ashes in England Fox Sports 2005–2009 Dropped: Nine Network and Fox Sports
Cycling Tour Down Under Eurosport 1999–2011 Dropped: Nine Network
Equestrian FEI Jumping World Cup 2016 Dropped: TBA
Ice hockey Ice Hockey World Championships ESPN 2004 Dropped: ESPN
Motor Racing Sandown 500 1992–1995 Dropped: Network Ten
Netball ANZ Championship Fox Sports 2013–2014 Dropped: Network Ten & Fox Sports
Soccer A-League Fox Sports 2013–2017 Dropped: ABC Television & Fox Sports
National Soccer League[4] Seven Network 2003–2004 Replaced by the A-League
FIFA Confederations Cup Optus Sport (2017 only) 2013 & 2017 Tournament abolished.
Copa América beIN Sports 2015 & 2016 Outbid: beIN Sports
Socceroos Internationals Fox Sports 1980–2014 Dropped: ABC Television (2014–2015, 2019– ), Nine Network (2016–2017), Network Ten (2018– 2019) & Fox Sports
UEFA Champions League beIN Sports 1980–2018 Dropped: Optus Sport
UEFA Europa League beIN Sports 2009–2014 Dropped: Optus Sport
English Premier League Fox Sports (1995–2000), Optus Sport (2016–) 1993–2004, 2016–2019 Dropped: Optus Sport
FA Cup 2012–2018 Dropped: ESPN

Sports News ProgramsEdit


Sports coverage and programs made by SBS Sport have been won and been nominated for several awards at the Logie Awards. They include:

  • 1998: Won the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for the Australia v Iran World Cup Qualifier
  • 1999: Nominated in the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for the FIFA World Cup
  • 1999 Logies: Nominated for the Most Outstanding Sportscaster (to: Les Murray)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "How to watch the International Champions Cup LIVE, FREE and in HD on SBS". The World Game. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Hickman, Arvind (15 November 2017). "SBS continues to push the boundaries by tackling diversity, sexism, racism in 2018". AdNews. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ Knox, David (19 June 2017). "SBS secures US Open finals". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Seven Network response to ASTRA submission" (PDF). Retrieved 24 November 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)

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