Optus is giving Aussie soccer fans a free taste of its Optus Sport streaming platform for upcoming UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches.
More than 700,000 local football fans have already subscribed to Optus Sport, but for those who haven’t yet taken the plunge, the telco will be making three matches freely available in September, including the opening fixture of this year’s Champions League for defending champions Liverpool.
In fact, Optus says it will be making 30 UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches available for free during the 2019/20 season.
Optus has exclusive rights to both competitions, with 137 Champions League and 205 matches from the Europa League set to be broadcast during the season.
Users can either download the Optus Sport App on their compatible device (mobile or tablet) via the App Store/Play Store or visit the Optus Sport website to simply start watching. The only thing the free matches will cost use is data usage.
“We had our most successful season ever across 2018/19 and broke many customer engagement and viewing records, and we anticipate the season ahead to be even bigger,” said Optus’ Head of TV and Content, Corin Dimopoulos.
“We are encouraging all Australians who are yet to try Optus Sport to download the App or visit the website so they can enjoy select coverage of our world class European football for free.”
Optus Sport is available as an optional extra on eligible Optus plans for no extra cost, or for Optus prepaid customers, a $10 Optus Sport Add On is now available. Non-Optus customers and Optus customers ineligible for a monthly subscription can subscribe to Optus Sport for $14.99 per month.
Optus Sport can be watched on the big-screen via Fetch, Apple TV, Apple Airplay, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Xbox, or via tablet, mobile, desktop or laptop.
Free matches on Optus Sport in September
If you haven’t yet subscribed to Optus Sport, you can watch the following matches for free:
- Wednesday, September 18: Napoli vs Liverpool (UEFA Champions League)
- Thursday, September 19: Paris Saint Germain vs Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League)
- Friday, September 20: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Braga (UEFA Europa League)
Scores on Sunday
Optus has also announced a new show for its sports streaming platform called Scores on Sunday – a dedicated 90-minute football show covering the ins and outs of football nationally and internationally.
Hosted on rotation by Mel McLaughlin, Richard Bayliss, Niav Owens and Amy Duggan, the program will air live from 8am (AEST) until the end of the Premier League season, across all Optus Sport platforms.
It will include regular guests such as John Aloisi, Michael Bridges and Mark Schwarzer, while adding new talent such as Heather Garriock, Alicia Ferguson and Amy Chapman.
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