Foxtel revealed today it has signed broadcast partnership agreements with six major English football clubs that will deliver subscribers dedicated new sports channels and programming featuring English Premier League games and exclusive behind the scenes content.
From July 1, 2016 – and for the first time in Australia – the official club television channels from top EPL teams Chelsea, Liverpool FC and Manchester United will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Foxtel.
Additionally, dedicated programming blocks from high profile teams Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will join the FOX SPORTS line-up each week.
Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV are an addition to the Foxtel Sports pack* and will boost that pack’s offering to 15 sports channels at no extra cost.
The channels and programming blocks will be available in both high definition* and standard definition.
The new channels will give fans unprecedented access and exposure to their favourite clubs including all games from the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
This new deal secures all home and away EPL matches from the six teams, and fans of other clubs will see their teams play 12 times, providing subscribers with more than half the games played each EPL season.
In addition, there will be exclusive access to each of the major clubs including pre-season games, player and management interviews, manager’s press conferences, and extended in-depth pre-match build up and post-match analysis.
Games will be delayed, with games played overnight Saturday night (3pm London) available to our viewers from 1pm AEST on Sundays.
Peter Tonagh, Foxtel Chief Executive said: “The addition of these dedicated new sports channels is a huge win for English football fans who subscribe to Foxtel. These channels, along with the recently announced beIN SPORTS channels, will be compulsory viewing for all fans of international football and will also complement the FOX SPORTS coverage of the local A-League competition.”
“Our new EPL Club partners are global brands in their own right and have large groups of dedicated supporters in Australia making up more than 75 per cent of the English football fan base here. Our customers will now have access to commentary, analysis, insight and behind the scenes action they’ve never seen before.
“We know how much Australians love sport and these new channels, all available in HD, will make Foxtel an even more compelling proposition and cementing us as the new home of European football.”
All of the new sports channels will also be available to stream via Foxtel Go and Foxtel Play^, giving sports subscribers the flexibility to enjoy the service anytime, anywhere.
The channels join the recently announced beIN SPORTS 1,2,3 which will be available to Foxtel sports subscribers from Saturday May 14, 2016. beIN SPORTS will be the only place to see all 51 games from UEFA EURO 2016 LIVE and in HD