Media Release: Thursday June 4, 2015
Foxtel is the only Australian broadcaster to deliver a whopping 1600 hours of LIVE sport this month offering exclusive coverage of both Australian and international sport from across the board including motorsports, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket, AFL, NRL, football, surfing and more.
Across Foxtel’s five FOX SPORTS channels, FOX FOOTY, two ESPN channels, and EUROSPORT, sports subscribers can experience the action with the best view in the house in stunning HIGH DEFINITION as it happens LIVE as the best of the best battle it out on the tarmac, the field, the court, or in the surf.
Foxtel is kicking off the month with the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015 LIVE on FOX SPORTS 506 from June 5 followed by the FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON OSTERREICH 2015 on FOX SPORTS 506 from June 19.
Aussie hero, Foxtel ambassador, and Infinti Red Bull Racing star Daniel Ricciardo returns to the scene of his maiden FORMULA 1 victory at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015.
For the first time in the sport’s history, coverage of every minute of practice, qualifying, official support categories and all V8 SUPERCARS Championship Races will be broadcast continuing with the V8 SUPERCARS SKY CITY TRIPLE CROWN DARWIN from June 19 EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on FOX SPORTS 506. Aussie Mark ‘Frosty’ Winterbottom dominated at this event last season and has the early lead, while six time V8 SUPERCARS Champion Jamie Whincup is not far behind in fourth place overall.
All-new camera positions, unprecedented access to the garages, teams and drivers, interactive coverage via the red button, and multi-platform viewing options are just some of the reasons that 2015 will be the year that V8 SUPERCARS surges through the sound barrier.
For the 13th year, EUROSPORT offers the most comprehensive LIVE coverage of the 83rd Edition of the 24 HOURS LE MANS in Europe, bringing viewers everything from the qualifying, pit lane stories to the race itself with Australians Mark Webber and Ryan Briscoe in the hot seat, from June 10.
This year’s 24 HOURS LE MANS is expected to be a thrilling and memorable showcase of speed and endurance featuring the very best teams including Audi, Porsche, Toyota, and Nissan up close and personal.
A huge month of MotoGP action gets underway LIVE and in HD on FOX SPORTS with the CATALUNYA GRAND PRIX on June 14 and continues a fortnight later with the Dutch ASSEN GRAND PRIX on June 27.Twenty-year-old Australian sensation Jack Miller has joined the top category for the 2015 season making the jump from Moto3 to MotoGP this season and battling the likes of reigning champion Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Italy’s legendary Valentino Rossi.
FOX SPORTS will screen all MotoGP category races in the 2015 season LIVE, plus all races from the Moto2 and Moto3 categories and all practice, and qualifying practices from all 18 Grand Prix events in the MotoGP World Championship.
SUPER RUGBY FINALS
The toughest provincial rugby competition in the world hits the business end in June with the 2015 ASTERON LIFE SUPER RUGBY FINALS SERIES kicking off from June 19. FOX SPORTS will once again deliver LIVE, UNINTERRUPTED and HIGH DEFINITION coverage of every match in the 2015 ASTERON LIFE SUPER RUGBY FINALS SERIES, spearheaded by a team of experts boasting over 400 Wallabies Test caps between them including John Eales, George Gregan, and Phil Kearns.
The Brumbies and Waratahs have emerged as serious contenders and could be headed for yet another heavyweight collision in the finals following their intense semi-final clash last season which will see NSW strive to maintain the game that got them to win their historic maiden Super Rugby title in 2014.
FOX SPORTS will deliver LIVE and HIGH DEFINITION coverage from the opening round through to the Quarter Finals as the world’s top players converge on the famed lawns of the All-England Club for a chance to take home the game’s most coveted crown.
Only on FOX SPORTS will you see the world’s best tennis players grace the famous clay courts of Paris at the 2015 FRENCH OPEN with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of all days, including both the Ladies’ and Men’s Finals in stunning HIGH DEFINITION.
Australia’s boom youngsters; led by a maturing Bernard Tomic, flamboyant 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios, and Australia’s No 1 female player Samantha Stosur, played in Paris and will carry the local hopes for a Grand Slam breakthrough in Wimbledon.
Joining them at Wimbledon will be the strongest Aussie contingent seen in recent years with teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis and Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova some of the other Aussies in action.
The NBA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS will see the Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers when the first game of four tips off Friday June 5 LIVE at 11am on ESPN.
Whichever spin you put on this game, if you’re an Aussie and you love NBA then this Finals series cannot be missed when Australia’s superstar players Andrew Bogut (Golden State) and Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland) face off in opposing teams. Just add the fact that NBA Championship rings are at stake and you have one hell of a spectacle.
The world’s best golfers square off for the year’s second major at the 2015 US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP from June 15-18 at Chambers Bay. A strong Aussie contingent, led by Jason Day and Adam Scott, will look to end a decade-long drought at the tournament which was last won by an Australian in 2006 when Geoff Ogilvy clinched his only major championship.
ADDITIONAL FOXTEL SPORT HIGHLIGHTS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE IN FULL HD IN JUNE:
· RUGBY LEAGUE: 2015 NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP season continues in June on FOX SPORTS
· RUGBY UNION: TOP 14 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL LIVE June 14 on EUROSPORT
· AFL: 2015 AFL TOYOTA PREMIERSHIP season continues in June on FOX SPORTS
· CRICKET: AUSTRALIA’S TOUR OF THE WEST INDIES First Test Begins June 5 on FOX SPORTS
· NETBALL: 2015 ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS SERIES begins in June on FOX SPORTS
· SURFING: WORLD SURF LEAGUE: 2015 FIJI PRO June 7-19 on FOX SPORTS
· FOOTBALL: SOCCEROOS 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER on FOX SPORTS
· FOOTBALL: 2015 FFA CUP on FOX SPORTS
· FOOTBALL: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL from June 7 on ESPN
· X GAMES: X GAMES AUSTIN 2015 from June 5 on ESPN2