Channel 7, Kayo and Foxtel 2019/20 BBL broadcast breakdown

Posted: 20 December 2019 4:15 pm

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You can't watch every BBL match on free-to-air this year.

Update: Check out our new version of this article. Our breakdown of the Channel 7 and Fox Sports 2020/21 BBL broadcast

This week Australia’s premier domestic T20 crciket competition, the KFC Big Bash League, returned for its ninth season. The BBL is one of the key components to Australia's summer of cricket. However, unlike Australia’s Test matches, BBL matches aren’t all on free-to-air TV.

Kayo Sports and Foxtel are the only two services that are broadcasting all 56 matches of the main BBL season live. Channel 7 has only 40 games.

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That figure covers the main season; all five finals matches will be broadcast over Seven, Foxtel and Kayo. Still even once you include those into your calculation it’s still around 27% more games on Foxtel and Kayo.

Channel 7’s broadcast agreement isn’t ideal if you watch sport on the weekends. Out of the 21 weekend games on the BBL schedule, Channel 7 will only be broadcasting 10 (just 48% of weekend games).

What does this mean?

If you want to watch the entirety of the BBL, your options are limited to Foxtel and Kayo Sports. To review all the ways to get your eyes on the T20 read our how to watch BBL guide.

The cheapest viewing option is free-to-air, but that won't get you the full season. If you want that, a Kayo subscription is cheaper than Foxtel. Kayo also offers a 14-day free trial.

Kayo has over 50 sports in total, including the entire summer of cricket. This includes the Australia vs New Zealand Test series, India vs West Indies, England vs South Africa and Australia’s upcoming tour of India.

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