How to watch the Boomers and Opals this Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics –traditionally known as the Games of the XXXl Olympiad– are close, and Australian basketball fans need to get on the details, especially when it comes to our Boomers and Opals competing in the Rio Olympics 2016.

When will the games be?

A full Olympic timetable is available, courtesy of the Seven Network.

The opening ceremony commences at 6 am AEST on Saturday, 6 Aug, and basketball begins from the 7th.

Australian Boomers Rio Olympics game schedule

DateTimeOpponent
7 Aug 2016, Sunday3:15 amFrance
9 Aug 2016, Tuesday3:15 amSerbia
11 Aug 2016, Thursday8:00 amUnited States
13 Aug 2016, Saturday3:15 amChina
15 Aug 2016, Monday8:00 amVenezuela
18 Aug 2016, Thursday00:00 amQF: Boomers vs Lithuania
20 Aug 2016, Saturday8:00 amSemifinals: Boomers vs Serbia
22 Aug 2016, Monday00:30 amFinals: Boomers vs Spain

Australian Opals Rio Olympics game schedule

DateTimeOpponent
7 Aug 2016, Sunday6:30 amBrazil
8 Aug 2016, Monday6:30 amTurkey
10 Aug 2016, Wednesday1:15 amFrance
12 Aug 2016, Friday6:45 amJapan
14 Aug 2016, Sunday1:15 amBelarus
17 Aug 2016, Wednesday00:00 amQF: Opals vs Serbia

*Schedule compiled from the Rio 2016 website. Time conversions performed via WorldTimeBuddy.

**Please note that the FIBA website appears to have the game schedule off by a day.

How do I watch the games?

The Seven Network has a standing agreement with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for comprehensive coverage beyond this Olympics. This includes the 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, 2020 Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, and options for the rights to the 2022 XXIV Olympic Winter Games and the 2024 XXXIII Olympic Games.

Seven’s Olympics coverage this year could very well be the most comprehensive coverage we’ve seen to date. The broadcast network’s coverage of the recent Australian Open was well-executed across platforms, and we can very well expect more of the same quality coverage.

Three options are available: free to air television via Channel 7, the 7 Olympics website or the Olympics on 7 app.

Free to air

900 hours of live simulcasts from Seven, 7TWO and 7mate will be available.

7 Olympics website

According to TVTonight, 900 hours of live simulcasts from Seven, 7TWO and 7mate will be made available on the 7 Olympics website, plus another 300 hours of Live sport, medal tallies, video highlights and more.

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Screen capture from the Seven website, note that Telstra mobile customers can get free access.

Premium upgrade: 36 channels will be made available. This includes more than 3,000 hours of HD broadcast, and a live news coverage channel, plus replays. If you’re not looking to watch live games, this option will be a good investment.

Olympics on 7 app

The app is available on Android and iOS as a free version, with an upgrade available at $19.95. This can be purchased from the 7 Olympics website.

Free version: The same content that is made available on the 7 Olympics website will be available on the free version of the app.

Premium upgrade: 36 channels will be made available. This includes more than 3,000 hours of HD broadcast, and a live news coverage channel, plus replays. If you’re not looking to watch live games, this option will be a good investment.

According to OzBargain, Telstra mobile customers get free access to the premium Olympics on 7 app. Note that data charges still apply.

Kein

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It's all about Banner 18. And our Aussies in the NBA. And selfless passes. And hard cuts. And defense. Andddd this is where I stop before I get too carried away. Really, it's all about this beautiful sport we know and love as basketball.

1 Response

  1. Lisa says:

    I think you have the finals on the wrong day for the women? The dates are right but the DAYS are wrong. Should be Wed 17/8 and Fri 19/8

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