World Netball has today announced that the Foxtel Group will be showing every game of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 live from Cape Town, South Africa, with free to air broadcaster SBS also showing the Semi-Finals and Final matches live in the country.
The deal with Fox, facilitated by World Netball’s international broadcast agency SPORTFIVE, mean that the broadcasters will show every game from the event, taking place from the 28th July to the 6th August live with every Diamonds game plus the Semi-Finals and Final available live and free via Kayo Freebies.
Whilst the deal with SBS, also facilitated by SPORTFIVE, means that the Semi-Final and Final matches will be live and free on the 5th and 6th August, on SBS Viceland and available to live stream to SBS on demand.
The Foxtel Group will have a dedicated Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 carousel feature on the Kayo Sports homepage, which will include Australian Diamonds matches from previous Netball World Cup’s, along with live and on-demand matches and analysis.
Highlights will be available, via Fox, in the form of ‘Kayo Minis’ shortly after the final whistle, for every Diamonds match and all semi-finals and the final, and ahead of the event on the 24th July, fans in Australia will be able to watch a one-hour preview show too.
World Netball Coaching Advisory Panel member, Sue Gaudion, will be among the star-studded commentary team for Fox in South Africa, working with former Australian Diamond Madison Browne. Diamonds stars Cath Cox, Kim Green and Caitlin Bassett will provide additional coverage and analysis from the Fox Netball Studio in Artarmon.
In addition to the Foxtel Group’s match-day coverage, three half-hour specials on different international players from various competing countries will also be featured throughout the tournament.
Speaking on this exciting news, 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.”
“Netball is so much more than just a game, and it is fantastic the 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 – Sport said: “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.”
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp added: “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 sport. 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.”
SPORTFIVE’s Malcolm Thorpe added: “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.”
To watch the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 on Kayo Freebies in Australia, download the Kayo Sports app or visit www.kayosports.com.au/freebies. Kayo Freebies are free to stream with no credit card details required.
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To find out more about the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023, visit their website here.