SBS Sport

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SBS Sport
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Division of: SBS Television
Major events: FIFA World Cup
Tour de France
Premier League
UEFA European Football Championship
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Superbike World Championship
FA Cup
U.S. Open (tennis)
French Open
Parent: Special Broadcasting Service
Website: SBS Sport

SBS Sport is the name given to the Special Broadcasting Service's sport's programming broadcast on SBS Television and SBS Radio.


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
Cycling Tour de France Fox Sports 1980–
Cycling Tour of California Eurosport 2006–
Cycling Vuelta a España Eurosport 2010–
Cycling UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2011–
Cycling Mountain Bike World Championships 2010–
Cycling UCI Road World Championships 2011–
Cycling UCI World Cups 2011–
Cycling UCI BMX World Championships 2010–
Futsal FIFA Futsal World Cup Fox Sports 2012–
Motor racing Superbike World Championship 2012–
Rally racing Dakar Rally 2013–
Rugby league Indigenous All Stars 2016- Live and exclusive on NITV
Soccer English Premier League Fox Sports (1995–2000), Optus Sport (2016–) 1993–2000, 2016– One Saturday Night game live on SBS & SBS HD.
Soccer FIFA World Cup Optus Sport (2018-) 1986– The opening game, All Australia games and half the knockout draw including the final in 2018
Soccer FIFA Women's World Cup 2015– All matches live online and selected matches on SBS 1 plus highlights of every match
Soccer FIFA Club World Cup 2012–
Soccer FIFA Confederations Cup 2013–
Soccer FIFA U-20 World Cup 2013–
Soccer UEFA European Football Championship 2012–
Soccer UEFA Champions League beIN Sports 1980–
Soccer FA Cup 2012–
Soccer W-League Fox Sports (2017–) 2017– Two matches each week on the SBS Viceland channel
Tennis French Open Fox Sports 2018– Coverage starts from 10:00pm AEST each night[1]
Tennis US Open ESPN 2017– Quarter-final stage onwards only[2]


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: TBA
Basketball National Basketball League Fox Sports 2016–2018 Dropped: Nine Network, 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
Netball ANZ Championship Fox Sports 2013–2014 Dropped: Network Ten & Fox Sports
Soccer A-League Fox Sports 2013–2017 Dropped: Network Ten & Fox Sports
Soccer National Soccer League[3] 2003–2004
Soccer UEFA Europa League Setanta Sports 1980–2014 Dropped: TBA

Sports News Programs[edit]


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 also[edit]


  1. ^ Hickman, Arvind (15 November 2017). "SBS continues to push the boundaries by tackling diversity, sexism, racism in 2018". AdNews. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ Knox, David (19 June 2017). "SBS secures US Open finals". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Seven Network response to ASTRA submission" (PDF). Retrieved 24 November 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)

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