Optus Sport has acquired the Australian media rights for the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Copa America 2020 football tournament, with the event matches to be broadcast live by Optus from June to July.
Optus Sport has secured the exclusive Australian rights to Japan’s J.League competition for three years, effective from the 2020 season.
Australians are spending less time talking on their mobile phones and downloading substantially more data than they were even a year ago, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.
Optus Sport, which is in its fourth year of broadcasting UK Premier League football, is claiming a world first with the broadcasting of a match on a 5G global network.
Optus Sport has announced its female-led broadcast team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be staged in France in June and July this year.
Optus Sport claims its coverage of the UK Premier League and the UEFA Champions League has scored with viewers, with both seasons’ gripping action fuelling “record audience numbers”.
Optus is increasing its premium football content, "demonstrating its commitment to becoming the home of premium football", with the acquisition of Australian broadcast and transmission rights to three major UEFA leagues for the next three years.
Optus has decided to simulcast the remaining matches of the World Cup exclusive to its Optus Sport service — the round of 16 and the quarter-finals — with public broadcaster SBS.
Telecommunications provider Optus says its Optus Sport service is being modified so that it can be accessed free of charge until 31 August, as per the announcement by its chief executive Allan Lew on Wednesday.
What did Optus chief executive Allan Lew mean when he announced on Wednesday that Optus Sport would be free to all Australians until 31 August? Did he mean that the content would be free?
Avoid the dreaded #FloptusSport fail. The World Cup only comes once every four years but the long notice hasn’t seemed to give Optus enough time to provide a service that fulfils its one and only job – to display the World Cup on its World Cup app.
More Optus frustration on the horizon?
Optus's decision to acquire the Australian rights to English Premier League football seems to be having the desired effect, according to new research.
Optus has launched a 24/7 sports channel dedicated to cricket over the summer months as part of an exclusive content partnership with Cricket Australia.
Optus continues to expand its coverage of the English Premier League, with the announcement it will broadcast an upcoming pre-season friendly match between Italian football champions, Juventus, and EPL fan favourite West Ham United.
The new Optus Sport service will feature most matches in the International Champions Cup tournament as a curtain-raiser to its English Premier League coverage.
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