+ Tuesday November 19th, 2019

My Optus
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.

Matches:

China All Live
Friday, July 22ShanghaiManchester United v. Dortmund
Monday, July 25BeijingManchester City v. Manchester United
Thursday, July 28ShenzhenDortmund v. Manchester City
USA/Europe All Exclusively Live
Saturday, July 23GlasgowCeltic FC v. Leicester City
Sunday July 24OrlandoPSG v. Inter Milan
Wednesday, July 27ColumbusReal Madrid v. PSG
Wednesday, July 27ChicagoBayern v. AC Milan
Wednesday, July 27PasadenaLiverpool v. Chelsea
Saturday, July 30DublinBarcelona v. Celtic
Saturday, July 30Ann ArborChelsea v Real Madrid
Saturday, July 30CharlotteBayern v. Inter
Saturday, July 30Santa ClaraLiverpool v. AC Milan
Saturday, July 30Los AngelesPSG v. Leicester City
Wednesday, August 3StockholmBarcelona v. Leicester City
Wednesday, August 3New YorkBayern v. Real
Wednesday, August 3MinneapolisChelsea v. AC Milan
Saturday August 6LondonLiverpool v. Barcelona
Saturday, August 13LimerickCeltic v. Inter
ICC Matches played Australia will be shown by Channel Nine:
Saturday, July 23MelbourneMelbourne Victory FC v. Juventus
Saturday August 6MelbourneJuventus v. Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday, August 13MelbourneTottenham Hotspur v. Atlético de Madrid

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Skipkilla
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Skipkilla

It’s football when will u idiots learn don’t write articles if you don’t know the name soccer is like 1998 , seriously pathetic journalists , if this stupid pathetic
Moronic country and its dumb people can’t learn to call it football then they’re worse than Isis, afl has its own name , idiot ball

David Cook
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David Cook

That’s just silly and not really on topic. Whatever people want to call it and whatever you think about the country I assume you are in, OPTUS is disrupting the market which is clever by them and a big gamble. My sons like to watch EPL and are MCFC members and go to the home games. One also plays AFL but we all like to watch a lot of sports including the world game in true HD on Foxtel. OPTUS from what I have seen so far will not be able to deliver true HD to a full size TV… Read more »

Hhg
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Hhg

Ou wander it’s football
Moron

David Cook
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David Cook

My biggest fear is that they will get HAL. If they do they they will have a very strong pull for the Aus audience. I hope FOX can defend the attacks because I am enjoying the true HD experience that cannot be offered by any form of streamed internet no matter how you dress it up.

Paul Miller
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The ICC is just a series of exhibition matches that no-one takes particularly seriously. I can’t see this tempting anyone over to Optus’ ridiculous ‘offer’.

Hornyh
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Hornyh

Still it’s football where afl girly fans can only watch one league and follow 1 team boringgggg snooze let
Me
Kill myself please hah

Dee
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Dee

It’s all relative. When the EPL was shown on SBS many moons ago then foxtel bought it did you hear everybody complaining that they had to buy a foxtel subscription? No. Now foxtel has lost it to optus. Swings and roundabouts…

PS: Soccer, Football? doesn’t really matter still great to watch.

PPS: I get it for free with my cable/home phone bundle. Ha!!! It’s been a looooong wait.

Zwnvh
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Zwnvh

It’s always football Australians are just arrogant idiots like the dumb yanks, afl has a passionate following lol dole bludgers and bogans with iq less than 10 lol we rule the world

Wayne Moore
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Dear Optus, I hope nobody takes you up on the outrageous scam you call ‘an offer’ to watch your EPL coverage. That is until such time as you stop holding us to ransom. Give us a decent service at a reasonable price and we will pay. Give us a second-rate streaming service while trying to lock us into your internet connections (with all the well-documented incredibly poor service) and people will give you the middle finger and go and find a ‘dodgy’ stream instead. Learn this lesson quickly while you can still salvage something from this debacle you have created.… Read more »

Paul Warner
Ausdroid Reader

Does anyone watch soccer..

rend2688
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rend2688

Jeez…. this is such a ridiculous comment….

Chris
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No one watches soccer. They watch football; you know, what the sport’s actually called.

deanomalino
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deanomalino

Can Optus just piss off. Thanks.

Also……

*football 😉

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