Optus is fast becoming the home of football in Australia, today announcing they have secured the broadcast and digital rights for 18 matches of the International Champions Cup (ICC) tournament.
While 15 matches are exclusive, Optus will simulcasting three matches with Channel Nine who retain the rights to the three Australian matches that will be played in Melbourne in July. The 15 matches will be played across China, as well as in the US and across Europe featuring teams such as Leicester City, Liverpool FC, La Liga winners, Barcelona FC and Ligue 1 winners, Paris Saint-German.
The deal expands Optus’ already strong football offerings for fans, which sees them already the exclusive rights holder for the EPL in the 2016/2017 season, as well as all 64 World Cup 2018 matches.
Ben White, Managing Director, Marketing and Products at Optus said:
We know that football fans want the ability to see football matches live when they happen, not on long delay. Securing the live rights to the International Champions Cup further demonstrates Optus’ commitment to delivering exciting live football experiences to our customers
The ICC kicks off on the 22nd of July with any customer who has signed up to an EPL subscription on an EPL eligible plan able to watch the matches.
|China All Live|
|Friday, July 22||Shanghai||Manchester United v. Dortmund|
|Monday, July 25||Beijing||Manchester City v. Manchester United|
|Thursday, July 28||Shenzhen||Dortmund v. Manchester City|
|USA/Europe All Exclusively Live|
|Saturday, July 23||Glasgow||Celtic FC v. Leicester City|
|Sunday July 24||Orlando||PSG v. Inter Milan|
|Wednesday, July 27||Columbus||Real Madrid v. PSG|
|Wednesday, July 27||Chicago||Bayern v. AC Milan|
|Wednesday, July 27||Pasadena||Liverpool v. Chelsea|
|Saturday, July 30||Dublin||Barcelona v. Celtic|
|Saturday, July 30||Ann Arbor||Chelsea v Real Madrid|
|Saturday, July 30||Charlotte||Bayern v. Inter|
|Saturday, July 30||Santa Clara||Liverpool v. AC Milan|
|Saturday, July 30||Los Angeles||PSG v. Leicester City|
|Wednesday, August 3||Stockholm||Barcelona v. Leicester City|
|Wednesday, August 3||New York||Bayern v. Real|
|Wednesday, August 3||Minneapolis||Chelsea v. AC Milan|
|Saturday August 6||London||Liverpool v. Barcelona|
|Saturday, August 13||Limerick||Celtic v. Inter|
|ICC Matches played Australia will be shown by Channel Nine:|
|Saturday, July 23||Melbourne||Melbourne Victory FC v. Juventus|
|Saturday August 6||Melbourne||Juventus v. Tottenham Hotspur|
|Saturday, August 13||Melbourne||Tottenham Hotspur v. Atlético de Madrid|