How to watch Brisbane this seasonPosted: October 4, 2013
With the season just around the corner, here’s a bit of a guide on how and where you can watch Brisbane’s games this season in all competitions.
This season the A-League has a new TV deal with free to air network SBS joining up with subscription TV company Foxtel –via. Fox Sports- to broadcast the A-League live and in HD. Fox Sports will continue their live coverage of every game for the season including the finals, while SBS will air the Friday night game live on SBS2. The finals series will be screened live on Fox Sports, with SBS also showing all finals games on a 1 hour delay. You can also listen to select A-League games live on SBS radio.
In relation to Brisbane- for those without Fox Sports- the following Brisbane games will be screened live on SBS:
Round 3: (Friday October 25) Melbourne Victory vs. Brisbane Roar
Round 7: (Friday November 22) Brisbane Roar vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
Round 9: (Friday December 6) Adelaide United vs. Brisbane Roar
Round 11: (Friday December 20) Brisbane Roar vs. Newcastle Jets
Round 16: (Friday January 24) Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix
Round 18: (Friday February 7) Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar
Round 21: (Friday February 28) Brisbane Roar vs. Perth Glory
Round 23: (Friday March 14) Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar
Round 25: (Friday March 28) (Brisbane Roar vs. Melbourne Heart
All Brisbane games –including those listed above- will of course be shown live on Fox Sports.
ABC has the rights to the W-League once again this season, and they will be showing 1 game a week. The game will be screened live on the ABC Grandstand website, with extended highlights shown on ABC TV from 5.00pm. It’s yet to be confirmed, but it’s likely their coverage will once again be headed by Stephanie Brantz, with Peter Wilkins providing the commentary.
National Youth League:
Unfortunately there is no broadcast partner for the NYL this year, however we’ll be endeavouring to provide weekly updates and reports on the games this season.
In addition to the 1 live game each week, SBS plan to launch a new Thursday night show called ‘Thursday FC’. Thursday FC will be a weekly live entertainment program dedicated to football, music and entertainment. The show will be broadcast infront of a live studio audience in Sydney and will be hosted by comedian Matt Okine, Lucy Zelic and David Zdrilic. SBS also plan to broadcast a weekly highlights show, and there will be news and analysis on their weekly flagship program ‘The World Game’.
Foxtel meanwhile have been a bit quieter in their announcements this year but having lost the rights to the domestic t20 cricket, they’re reportedly planning on upping their coverage of the A-League. Tara Rushdon will replace Mel McLaughin as the host of the networks Friday night broadcast, while Saturdays and Sundays will remain largely the same.
And as always there will be news, reports, analysis and updates posted on this page, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Today Fox Sports have confirmed the popular 2010 World Cup show ‘Santo Sam & Ed’s Cup Fever’ will be relaunched on Monday evenings this year on Fox Sports.