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Football derby fever this week LIVE on Foxtel

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  • LA LIGA: EL CLÁSICO: BARCELONA FC v REAL MADRID:** **THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 LIVE AT 6.00AM ON BEIN SPORTS 1 AND IN 4K ON FOX SPORTS ULTRA HD (CHANNEL 508)

  • WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE: WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v SYDNEY FC:** **FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 LIVE AT 5.00PM AEDT ON FOX SPORTS 505

  • HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: MELBOURNE CITY FC v MELBOURNE VICTORY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 LIVE AT 5.00PM AEDT ON FOX SPORTS 505

A massive week of football takes over Foxtel this week with a triple header of derby action across La Liga, Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League as FOX SPORTS and beIN deliver fans the thrilling action of some of the biggest matches of the season.

It all kicks off on Thursday, December 19 with one of the most exciting derbies in European football, the El Clásico. The atmosphere at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain will be electric when Barcelona FC host their arch-rivals Real Madrid, with both teams boasting some of the best footballers in the world, including Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Luis Suarez and 2019’s and six time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. LIVE coverage begins from 5.00am with kick off at 6.00am AEDT on beIN Sports 1 also available for the first time in 4K on FOX SPORTS Ultra HD (Channel 508).

On Friday, December 20, we are back on home soil with Round 6 of the Westfield W-League hosting the season’s first Sydney derby as the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC go head-to-head at Bankwest Stadium. With both teams starting off their season strong, they will be looking to continue their run in their first clash. LIVE coverage from 5.00pm AEDT on FOX SPORTS 505.

Then on Saturday, December 21 in the Hyundai A-League, Melbourne City FC face Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in the Melbourne derby for the second time this season. Their clash in Round 1 resulted in a scoreless draw, leaving both teams even more eager to win the bragging rights this time around. LIVE coverage begins from 4.45pm with kick off at 5.00pm AEDT on FOX SPORTS 505.

Football fans will be able to watch the most comprehensive coverage with a panel of expert commentators to call all of the action with Adam Peacock alongside former Matilda Michelle Heyman calling the W-League Sydney derby, then Brenton Speed will be joined by former Socceroos Andy Harper and Archie Thompson to call the A-League Melbourne derby.

FOX SPORTS expert commentator Mark Bosnich said:

“Seriously looking at all the football this weekend it’s like Christmas has come early!

“The best thing about a derby is that the form guide goes out the window, the intensity goes up a notch and the passion on the pitch is only matched by the passion from both sets of fans in the stands.

“The Melbourne Derby has always been a highlight on the A-League calendar, the clash brings out the best in both sides. City will go into the clash as raging hot favourites, but you’d be a brave man to write off the Victory in this one.

“And when you talk about derbies around the world, they don’t get much bigger or any better than the El Classico. In this clash you’re going to see two of the biggest clubs in the world, filled with the best players in the world, in front of one of the loudest crowds in the world, battle it for 90 minutes.”

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

LA LIGA: EL CLÁSICO
Thursday, December 19: Barcelona FC v Real Madrid at 6.00am LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD on beIN Sports 1 and in 4K on FOX SPORTS Ultra HD (Channel 508)

WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE: SYDNEY DERBY
Friday, December 20: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC at 5.00pm, LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS 505.

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: MELBOURNE DERBY
Saturday, December 21: Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory at 5.00pm, LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS 505.

^ takeaway from the article above is that Mark Gasnier has walked away from Fox League.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/rugby/fox-sports-axes-super-rugby-broadcast-deal/news-story/abb71da86fa6e9f062f676b41570d258

Dave expected the “Running Game” to involve teams running… we don’t always get what we want.

it’s such a dull, lifeless game and has been for over a decade now.

FOX SPORTS secures rights to INDYCAR

  • SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN’S FIRST INDYCAR RACE TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON FOXTEL
  • 104th INDIANAPOLIS 500 LIVE AFTER MONACO GP

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FOX SPORTS has secured the rights to broadcast INDYCAR in 2020 with reigning Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin’s first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on May 10 to be shown LIVE on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

Joining every LIVE session of Supercars, Formula 1™ and MotoGP in an unrivalled motorsport offering, INDYCAR races will be made available on FOX SPORTS including the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 following the Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix 2020.

FOX SPORTS General Manager of Motorsport, James Harrison, said: “We’re excited to add INDYCAR to our line-up as we all cheer on Scott in his debut race when he takes on the likes of Will Power and Scott Dixon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in May.”

“As well Foxtel subscribers will be able to go from watching the Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix 2020 straight to the Indy 500 on the same night, all on the same channel – FOX SPORTS 506.

“Alongside Supercars, F1™ and MotoGP; INDYCAR is a most welcome addition for our loyal and passionate motorsport fans in 2020.”

Reigning Supercars champion, Scott McLaughlin, said: “This race will be a dream come true for me. It’s an incredible challenge for myself in one of the toughest championships in the world. I’m pumped that all my friends, family and the fans in Australia will be able to watch. I hope they’re all excited as I am.”

2018 Indianapolis 500 and 2014 INDYCAR SERIES champion, Will Power, said: “I’m super excited that INDYCAR will be shown Live in Australia so all the fans at home can watch on FOX SPORTS. The Indianapolis 500 has such a rich history and is the largest single day sporting event in the world.”

Coverage of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday, March 16 from 5.30am LIVE on Foxtel (channel 506) and Kayo Sports. Races will be available to stream on Kayo Sports and Foxtel GO in 2020.

F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix leads the Festival of Fast Live on Foxtel

FORMULA 1™, SUPERCARS AND INDYCAR ALL LIVE ON FOXTEL

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX LIVE FROM MARCH 12-15, RACE AND QUALIFYING LIVE AND AD-BREAK FREE DURING RACING ONLY ON FOX SPORTS

FOX SPORTS IS THE ONLY PLACE TO WATCH EVERY SUPERCARS SESSION LIVE WITH NO AD-BREAKS DURING RACING IN 2020

EVERY F1 EVENT IN 2020 IS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON FOX SPORTS, AVAILABLE ON FOXTEL

EVERY SESSION AVAILABLE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE ON FOXTEL GO

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FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will mark the launch of the 2020 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipTM with the Festival of Fast, a week-long celebration of motorsport headlined by the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2020, including every qualifying session and race LIVE in HD and ad-break free during racing from Thursday, March 12.

A blockbuster week of motorsport will feature the best drivers in the world when Daniel Ricciardo , Sebastian Vettel , Max Verstappen , Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas try to halt Lewis Hamilton in his pursuit for a record equaling seventh drivers’ title.

As well as Formula 1™, Foxtel’s Festival of Fast will also feature Supercars in the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES LIVE from St. Petersburg, Florida, with up to 33 hours of LIVE action.

From Monday to Wednesday, Foxtel will gear up for Grand Prix week with some of the best F1™ races of all-time, reliving all the greatest drivers from Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Alan Jones on the greatest circuits from Monaco to Melbourne and Adelaide.

Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell, said: “In 2020 we’ll deliver the best coverage for motorsport fans, all in one place on Foxtel, from F1, Supercars and INDYCAR to MotoGP and World Superbikes.

“We simply have the best coverage of F1 and after the season opener in Melbourne, FOX SPORTS will be the only place to watch every race from practice through to the main race live.”

In 2020 FOX SPORTS brings Sky Sports’ world-class production to Australian viewers, providing them with unparalleled Formula 1TM coverage. In Melbourne, ex-drivers, Martin Brundle , 2009 World Champion Jenson Button , Johnny Herbert and commentators Ted Kravitz and David Croft will form the line-up, plus give fans all the news and analysis from on the ground at every race.

Trackside for FOX SPORTS’ coverage of the Australian Grand Prix and Supercars will be Mark Skaife , Craig Lowndes and host Jess Yates , alongside Supercars experts Neil Crompton and Greg Murphy , and technical analyst Mark Larkham .

Chris Stubbs and Riana Crehan will keep fans up to date with the latest and breaking news from pit lane.

FOX SPORTS is the home of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ in Australia, with every race after the Australian Grand Prix live and exclusive.

Throughout the weekend, viewers will also be able to watch Craig Lowndes racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup, plus former F1 race winners Rubens Barrichello and Giancarlo Fisichella in the Australian S5000 Championship, LIVE on FOX SPORTS.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOXTEL FORMULA 1 ® MEDIA CALL

Sky Sports Formula 1® commentators Martin Brundle , Johnny Herbert , David Croft and host Simon Lazenby plus Supercars commentators Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Jess Yates will be available to speak to media ahead of track action at Albert Park.

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Location: FOX SPORTS Corporate Suite Turn 15 – Albert Park, Melbourne

RSVP to Ryley McKay via email ryley.mckay@foxsports.com.au

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

LIVE and in HD with no ad-break during racing on FOX SPORTS 506 on Foxtel

Available to stream anytime, anywhere on Foxtel GO

FIA FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™

Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Every session LIVE with Qualifying and the race ad-break free during racing.

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 – LIVE and ad-break free during racing.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – LIVE and in HD

Mon, Mar 9

1986 Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide

6.00PM

FOX SPORTS 506

Foxtel GO

Best F1 Races of All Time

1982 Monaco Grand Prix

7.00pm

Best F1 Races of All Time

1998 Belgian Grand Prix

8.00pm

Best F1 Races of All Time

1993 European GP

9.00pm

Tue, Mar 10

1994 Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide

6.00pm

Alan Jones Golden Wins :

1981 USA West Grand Prix

7.00pm

Best F1 Races of All Time :

1987 British Grand Prix

8.00pm

Best F1 Races of All Time :

1988 Monaco Grand Prix

9.00pm

Wed, Mar 11

1999 Australian Grand Prix

6.00pm

Alan Jones Golden Wins :

1981 Las Vegas Grand Prix

7.00pm

Best F1 Races of All Time :

1992 Monaco Grand Prix

8.00pm

Thu, Mar 12

Supercars Practice 1

11.55am

EXCLUSIVELY LIVE and in HD

Supercars Practice 2

1.35pm

Supercars Qualifying

4.10pm

Supercars Trackside

4.45pm

Fri, Mar 13

Supercars Qualifying

10.10am

LIVE and in HD

F1 Practice 1

12.00pm

Supercars Race 1

1.50pm

F1 Practice 2

3.45pm

Sat, Mar 14

Coverage begins

11.15am

F1 Qualifying & Supercars Live with no ad-breaks during racing

Supercars Race 2

12.00pm

F1 Practice 3

1.45pm

Supercars Race 3

3.20pm

F1 Qualifying

4.00pm

Sun, Mar 15

Coverage begins

11.00am

F1 & Supercars Live with

No ad-breaks during racing

Supercars Race 4

1.00pm

F1 – Rolex Australian Grand Prix (58 laps)

4.10pm

Mon, Mar 16

NTT INDYCAR SERIES

5.30am

LIVE in HD

FESTIVAL OF FAST ON FOXTEL: F1 CLASSIC RACES

MONDAY

6.00pm – 1986 Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide

Mansell, Prost and Nelson Piquet fight for the title in the highest-powered engines in F1 history. Mansell’s tyre explodes in spectacular fashion.

7.00pm – 1982 Monaco Grand Prix

Known as ‘the race no one wanted to win.’ After an unspectacular start, the race erupted into chaos in the final laps as rain and oil wreaked havoc. el

8.00pm – 1998 Belgian Grand Prix

Wet weather leads to an opening lap multi car pile-up before Michael Schumacher crashes into David Coulthard while leading, causing a famous pit lane altercation. Damon Hill scores an unlikely win for Jordan ahead of Ralf Schumacher.

9.00pm – 1993 European GP

Ayrton Senna passes five cars on the opening lap at Donnington Park to take the lead in torrential rain, completing F1’s ‘Lap of The Gods.’

TUESDAY

6.00pm – 1994 Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide

Schumacher and Damon Hill controversially collide while fighting for the World Championship

7.00pm – Alan Jones Golden Wins

1981 USA West Grand Prix

8.00pm – Best F1 Races of All Time

1987 British Grand Prix Mansell wins on home soil.

9.00pm – 1988 Monaco Grand Prix

After dominating the race Senna crashes out with a 50sec lead over bitter rival Alain Prost, who swoops past to claim victory.

WEDNESDAY

6.00pm – 1999 Australian Grand Prix

Eddie Irvine wins an action-packed race where only eight cars make the finish

7.00pm – Alan Jones Golden Wins

1981 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Best F1 Races of All Time

1992 Monaco Grand Prix

With badly worn tyres Senna keeps Mansell behind to win by 0.2s

EVERY SESSION AVAILABLE LIVE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ON FOXTEL GO

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