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SBS announces broadcast schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup™

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With just three weeks to go before the world’s biggest sporting event kicks off, SBS today announced its 2022 FIFA World Cup™ match broadcast schedule, featuring all 64 matches live and for free at the television as well as live streaming via SBS On Demand. Australian fans have been lucky with plenty of matches at favorable times, including seven group stage matches which kick off in prime time at 9 p.m. and 20 matches which start at 6 a.m. For those who miss the live coverage, all matches will be available for free to catch up on SBS On Demand.

Hosted by respected football presenters Richard Bayliss and Niav Owens and with exclusive commentary from Martin Tylercoverage on SBS and SBS On Demand will begin from Monday, November 21 with the opening ceremony followed by the first match between Qatar and Ecuador.

With Graham Arnold’s four-year tenure as head coach behind them, the Socceroos will play their first game against reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions and world number four France with coverage starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday, November 23 on SBS and SBS On Demand. SBS coverage of the Socceroos’ campaign to move up from Group D will also see the boys in green and gold take on Tunisia from 7.30pm on Saturday November 26, followed by Denmark from 1am on Thursday December 1. Both matches will feature exclusive on-pitch commentary from David Basheer, live from Qatar.

Former International Superstars and Socceroo Legends Harry Kewell and John Aloisi will join the star guest list of the SBS show, alongside the former Socceroos defender Robbie Cornthwaite. FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Matilda and current Women’s Super League star Kya Simon as well as the former Premier League and Danish international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen will also share their insights and analysis alongside Mark Boschich, Craig Foster and Sarah Walsh.

As well as showing all 64 matches, SBS offers exceptional programming and a wide network offering to ensure Australians are kept up to date with all the latest World Cup news, results and analysis. Some highlights include:

  • FIFA TV Preview – a program designed to anticipate the day after the matches. Airing at 6:00 p.m. AEDT every night on SBS, the FIFA TV Preview is a magazine-style show that provides the latest information to prepare audiences for the next day’s play. Featuring a newsletter with the latest news on all teams, with detailed features and team and player profiles, the FIFA TV Preview is your daily entertaining guide to the World Cup.
  • SBS will offer access to all 64 live matches with Arabic commentary as simultaneous match streams available on SBS On Demand. Arabic coverage of Qatar will be provided under a licensing agreement with beIN SPORTS and includes “whistle to whistle” match coverage with Arabic commentary and graphics, from the national anthems through to the final whistle .
  • A full replay of all 64 live matches will be available on SBS along with simultaneous match repeats for matches on Viceland. Additionally, starting from round 16, a curated selection of the best matches will be played every afternoon at 2:30 p.m. AEDT. All matches will also be available to stream anytime on SBS On Demand.
  • Meanwhile, SBS On Demand will be the digital home of this year’s event. There ‘FIFA World Cup Hub‘ via SBS On Demand is where Aussies can live stream all 64 matches and catch up on match replays, highlights, short video extras, mini-matches and more for all to enjoy. time and anywhere. Stay awake before late matches with SBS On Demand’s selection of premium content, including sports documentaries, series and films from countries competing for the World Cup.

SBS recently launched its new advertising campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ with lively and colorful creatives highlighting multiple languages, reflecting the diverse character of modern Australia. The campaign titled “We All Speak Football” highlights the excitement and social nature of watching a Qatar 2022™ game live, inspiring audiences to listen to the broadcasts and take part in this global sporting spectacle. The campaign runs from October 17 to December 19.

  • Onboarding videos are available here, here, and here.
  • Still images can be downloaded here.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off Monday, November 21, live and free on SBS.

A PDF of this press release is available HERE.

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