It also includes Socceroos FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on a one hour delay (effective immediately). SBS will broadcast the next Qualifier against Oman in Sydney from 8:00pm Tuesday 26 March 2013 on SBS ONE.
SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “SBS has always championed the sports which unite communities and the world and with football being the world’s biggest game it is fitting that the A-League and Socceroos will now have a free-to-air presence on SBS, building on our strong football pedigree.
“This agreement is exciting news for football fans across the country and will give all Australians access to the A-League and the Socceroos. We are proud to be part of this new partnership which will help take the domestic game in Australia to the next level.
“The broadcast of the Socceroos will complement SBS’s FIFA World Cup coverage which SBS has the rights to all editions up to and including 2022.”
SBS Head of Sport Ken Shipp added, “SBS is the spiritual home of football in Australia and our passion, dedication and football expertise is unrivalled. We are excited to continue to grow the game in Australia through this new partnership and deliver the high standard of coverage for which SBS is known across all our platforms, including on-air, online and mobile devices.”
The new broadcast agreement will take effect on July 1, 2013, with FOX Sports remaining as the exclusive broadcaster of the Hyundai A-League for the 2012/13 season.