Foxtel Group secures media rights of Netball World Cup 2023 in Australia

Following the partnership, Foxtel Group has secured media rights in Australia to broadcast every single game of the Netball World Cup 2023.

The apex body of netball, the World Netball has announced its partnership with the Australian media company, Foxtel Group

Following the partnership, Foxtel Group has secured media rights in Australia to broadcast every single game of the Netball World Cup 2023, which is to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from July 28 to August 6. Along with Foxtel, the Australian public service broadcaster, SBS Australia (Special Broadcasting Service) will also be able to telecast the semi-finals and final game in the land down under.

Both the deals with Foxtel and SBS have been brokered by the leading sports agency, SPORTFIVE.

After securing the full-fledged media rights, the Australian media giant will possess the tournament’s dedicated carousel feature which will be there on the Kayo Sports homepage, which will have the Australian national netball team’s games from the previous edition of the event, including live and on-demand matches and analysis.

The highlights of every game will be available through Fox, in the form of ‘Kayo Minis’ after the final whistle. The fans in Australia can also get access to a one-hour preview show for every Diamonds match and knockout games including finals, before the event on July 24.

Throughout the competition, there will be three half-hour specials on various international players from different participating nations in addition to the match-day coverage provided by the media entity.

World Netball, CEO Clare Briegal, said, “We are thrilled that the Foxtel Group will be showing all games live to the Australian Netball Family from the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023. It will be great to see our very own Coaching Advisory Panel Member, Sue Gaudion, as part of their commentary team. We know she will provide expert analysis, as the coverage of our sport continues to reach new heights around the world. 

She further added, “Netball is so much more than just a game, and it is fantastic that Fox is taking this opportunity to cover the sport and our amazing players in more depth, outside of the match coverage. We are also very pleased that SBS will be showing the Semi-Finals and Final live and free. This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation and grow our already passionate audience in Australia. Thank you to the Foxtel Group and SBS for their continued commitment to bringing our sport to more people, more often.”

Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Commercial Director, commented, “As the proud home of netball in Australia, we are thrilled to confirm that every game of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 will be available live and ad-break free to Foxtel and Kayo Sports customers powered by Fox Netball’s world-class coverage and commentary team.” 

Ken ShippSBS Director of Sport, stated, “We’re pleased to be able to broadcast the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 finals matches exclusive and free-to-air for Australians on SBS and SBS On Demand. Netball has a fantastic grassroots following in Australia, and we’re strong supporters of women’s sports. With the Aussie side in great form and looking to take home the win after 2019’s narrow miss, it’s sure to be an exciting competition.”

Malcolm Thorpe, Managing Director of SPORTFIVE, said, “We are delighted to help bring about these partnerships between World Netball, Fox Sports, and SBS for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town. The Netball World Cup is the pinnacle event in the international netball calendar, and we are pleased to help grow netball’s reach to more audiences through these broadcasters.”

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