Optus secures exclusive rights for FIFA Club World Cup


The telco has been rapidly signing deals to attract fans of the code and has rights for exclusive coverage of all Premier League games, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and Barclays FA Women’s Super League. It will also show 51 matches of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament live. Optus allows customers on some plans to have complimentary access to the $14.99 a month service.

Optus director of sport Richard Bayliss said the telco had more than 700,000 active subscribers to the service.

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“Broadcasting Liverpool’s sixth Champions League triumph was a massive moment for Optus Sport, and it will be a privilege for us to show the Reds’ attempt to overcome the best of South America, Asia, North America and Africa,” he said.

“Brazil’s Flamengo had a stunning Copa Libertadores win in November, so they, too, will enter the World Cup in ominous form,” Mr Bayliss said.

“These new rights show our commitment to showing Australians the best clubs from around the world on Optus Sport.”

Optus will provide all matches live and on-demand and offer highlight packages of the tournament. The games will also be showcased with analysis and commentary on the in-house football show Scores on Sunday.

Last month Optus won the rights to Barclays FA Women’s Super League for three years in the company’s first sports deal in the Asian region.

Optus has also been interested in rugby union rights, with sources claiming in late November that the telco could look to expand its live sports offering with the code at a cost of about $30 million a year.



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