Channel Seven Is About To Start Streaming More Sport

A common complaint for Australian TV viewers is that sport rarely ends up on streaming services — the only way to watch live is still often TV. Seven is about to improve that situation a little, promising live streaming to mobiles for some of its key events, including Wimbledon and the Australian Open.

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TV Tonight reports that Seven is promising 40 days of sport in total, which will be delivered via apps and through specific URLs such as 7tennis.com.au. Royal Ascot, the Davis Cup, the FINA World Swimming Championships, Australian Masters, and the Australian PGA Championships are also on the list.

Two things to note. Firstly, Seven's most prominent sporting property, AFL, is nowhere in sight. Secondly, the devil here will be in the details. It's one thing to promise the Australian Open live to your mobile, and another to deliver every one of the finals to mobiles. So we'll greet this with cautious enthusiasm.

Seven expanding Live streaming for Sport [TV Tonight]


Comments

    Or just install Hola and go to livestream and watch it there, it also has the NRL games from foxtel

    This is good news, and as a sports fan I look forward to it. Channel 10 has streamed the F1 races for a while now (though sadly they only appear to broadcast about 50% of the races these days) and it's great being able to have this open in a second tab while I work.

    Pity the AFL is about the only sport on Channel 7 I want to watch though.

    Wish they had More AFL!

      Unfortunately 7 can't stream any AFL over the internet as per my other reply to this story.

    Doesn't Telstra have the sole digital rights to the AFL? You'll find the more popular sports are going it alone on streaming. Just look at the NBA and MLB. Both do it very well.

    Telstra has the rights to stream the AFL, not 7. That's why 7 can't stream any AFL.

    You can stream as much AFL as you want, if you are willing to pay $15 a month or $90 a year to Telstra. Just download the AFL app for iphone/android and/or sign up at afl.com.au/mobile (you can just sign up in-app of course)

    The same goes for desktop computers - telstra run this too but to avoid cannibalising the foxtel business, which it part owns, Telstra won't stream any AFL to desktop PCs in Australia.

    Unless of course your PC reports it is living in Singapore/US/wherever via VPN, then you can simiilarly watch all the AFL you want by paying telstra $149 a year or $25 a month or $15 for 1 week at watchafl.afl.com.au

    The 1 week pass is handy if you happen to be overseas on holiday with your laptop. (i will be making use of that one myself soon)

    Can the article be updated to reflect this information please?

    Yes, I'm an AFL addict.

    Last edited 22/05/15 4:15 pm

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