Kayo Sports is an over-the-top video streaming subscription service available in Australia, owned by Streamotion (a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxtel). The service offers sports live and on demand from Fox Sports, ESPN, beIN Sports, and Racing.com.

As of August 4, 2020, there were 590,000 subscribers, of which 542,000 were paying.[1]

History

In March 2018 it was reported Foxtel were investigating an over-the-top sports streaming service to appeal to customers not willing to subscribe to traditional satellite or cable. At the time the service had reportedly been in development for more than nine months but was yet to be green lit. It was reported the new service would not use the Foxtel branding.[2] In August 2018 it was reported Foxtel had green lit this new sports streaming service, which was code named Project Martian. It was predicted the service would launch in late 2018 coinciding with a cricket event following Foxtel's recent new six year broadcasting deal with Cricket Australia.[3][4] In October 2018, it was reported the service was originally planned to launch in early November but was delayed until early December in order to conduct further testing to avoid technical issues similar to those experienced by Optus Sport for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[5] On 5 November 2018 it was reported Foxtel were exploring including ESPN and beIN Sports in the service which was rumored to be called Kayo Sports.[6]

On 9 November 2018, it was formally announced the new service would be called Kayo Sports and launched in beta that day. At launch, the service offered over 50 sports from Fox Sports, ESPN and beIN Sports networks live and on demand. Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany described the service as the "Netflix of sport".[7] Following a positive reception to the beta launch, Kayo Sports officially launched on 26 November 2018.[8][9]

On 6 May 2019 Kayo Sports added Racing.com.[10]

Subscription Numbers

As of February 2019, Kayo Sports had 115,000 subscribers of which 100,000 were paying. By the end of June 2019, Kayo Sports had 382,000 subscribers of which 331,000 were paying.[11] As of November 2019, there were 443,000 subscribers, of which 402,000 were paying.[12]

Channels

The following channels are available on Kayo Sports:[13]

Sports

American Football

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Games?
NFL Sept -Feb Yes Yes (For 72hrs after) Up to 5 regular season games per week, all the NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl
NCAA College Football Aug - Jan Yes Yes Over 300 regular season games, 39 Bowl games and the College Football Playoff games (Semi-Finals & Championship game)

Athletics

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
New York City Marathon November Yes Yes All

Aussie Rules

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
Toyota AFL Premiership Season Mar - Sept Yes Yes Every match of every round + every match of the Finals Series before the Grand Final Live

Delayed coverage of the Grand Final

JLT Community Series Feb - Mar Yes Yes Selected
AFLX Feb Yes Yes All
U18 Championship June Yes Yes All
NAB Rising Star Award Ceremony Sept Yes Yes All
Brownlow Medal Sept No Yes All

Baseball

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Games?
MLB Mar - Oct Yes Yes 4 regular season games per week, MLB Strike Zone, the MLB Postseason and the MLB World Series

Basketball

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Games?
NBA Oct - June Yes Yes 7 regular season games per week on average, all the Eastern & Western Conference Finals and all the NBA Finals
WNBA May - Sept Yes Yes ESPN coverage of regular season games, the WNBA playoffs and all the WNBA Finals
NBL Oct - Feb Yes Yes All
WNBL Oct - Dec Yes Yes Selected
NCAA College Basketball Nov - Apr Yes Yes All of the biggest NCAA games including every game of the Men's and Women's March Madness Live
FIBA Basketball

  - World Cup (Men/Women)    - U19 World Cup (Men/Women)    - U17 World Cup (Men/Women)    - Asia Cup (Men/Women)

All Year Yes Yes Every Australian Game Live
Euroleague All Year Yes Yes Up to three games per round (including all Final Four (both semi-finals and both finals (bronze and gold medal)).

Boxing

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
Pro Box Masters December No Yes All
Super Welterweights:

Kell Brook v Michael Zerafa

December Yes Yes All
Heavyweights:

Joseph Parker v Alexander Flores

December Yes Yes All
Heavyweights:

Dillian Whyte v Derek Chisora

December Yes Yes All
WBC Heavyweight World Championship:

Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale

19 May 2019 Yes Yes All
Lightweight World Championships:

Vasyl Lomachenko v Luke Campbell

1 September 2019 Yes Yes All

Cricket (in Australia)

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Matches?
Domain Test Series

  - Australia v India

Nov - Jan Yes Yes All
Domain Test Series

  - Australia v Sri Lanka

Jan - Feb Yes Yes All
Gillette ODI Series

  - Australia v India

January Yes Yes All
Gillette T20 Internationals

  - Australia v South Africa    - Australia v India

November Yes Yes All
Commbank Series - Women's Nov - Feb Yes Yes All
KFC Big Bash League Dec - Jan Yes Yes All
Rebel Women's Big Bash League Dec - Jan Yes Yes 23 games including finals
Marsh One Day Cup Sept - Oct Yes Yes 13 games including finals
Sheffield Shield Oct - Apr Yes Yes Selected matches including the Sheffield Shield Final
Allan Border Medal

Belinda Clark Medal

February Yes Yes All

Cricket (Overseas)

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Matches?
2019 England v Ireland

  - 1 x ODI

May Yes Yes All
2019 England v Pakistan

  - 5 x ODI    - 1 x T20

May Yes Yes All
2019 Ireland v Bangladesh

  - 2 x ODI

May Yes Yes All
2018/19 New Zealand v Sri Lanka

  - 2 x Test    - 3 x ODI    - 1 x T20

December Yes Yes All
2019 New Zealand v India

  - 5 x ODI    - 3 x T20

January Yes Yes All
2019 New Zealand v Bangladesh

  - 3 x Test    - 3 x ODI

March Yes Yes All
2019 New Zealand v England

  - 2 x Test    - 5 x ODI

October Yes Yes All
2019 Pakistan v Australia

  - 5 x ODI

March Yes Yes All
2019 Pakistan v England

  - 5 x ODI    - 1 X T20

May Yes Yes All
2019 Pakistan v Sri Lanka

  - 3 x ODI    - 3 x T20

October Yes Yes All
2018/19 South Africa v Pakistan

  - 3 x Test    - 5 x ODI    - 3 x T20

Dec - Jan Yes Yes All
2019 South Africa v Sri Lanka

  - 2 x Test    - 5 x ODI    - 3 x T20

Feb - Mar Yes Yes All
2019/20 South Africa v England

  - 4 x Test    - 3 x ODI    - 3 x T20

Dec - Jan Yes Yes All
2019 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

  - 3 x ODI

December Yes Yes All
2019 West Indies v England

  - 3 x Test    - 5 x ODI    - 3 x T20

Jan - Feb Yes Yes All
2019 West Indies v India

  - 2 x Test    - 3 x ODI    - 3 x T20

July - Aug Yes Yes All
Caribbean Premier League Cricket (CPL) Aug - Sept Yes Yes Selected
2018 ICC Women World Twenty20 November Yes Yes Selected
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup May - June Yes Yes Selected Games

Cycling

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
UCI Cycling

   - Asia Tour

Feb - Nov Yes Yes Selected

Darts

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
Premier League Darts Feb - May Yes Yes All
World Cup of Darts February Yes Yes All
World Matchplay July Yes Yes All
Melbourne Masters

Perth Masters

August Yes Yes All
World Grand Prix Darts October Yes Yes All
The Masters November Yes Yes All
World Darts Championship December Yes Yes All

Equestrian

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
FEI World Cup Vaulting Final March Yes Yes All

Extreme Sport

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What events?
X Games Jan - Dec Yes Yes All

Field Hockey

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Matches?
Women's Champions Trophy November Yes Yes All
Hockey World Cup 2018 December Yes Yes All

Football

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Matches?
Hyundai A-League Oct - May Yes Yes All
W-League Oct - May Yes Yes Selected
FFA Cup July - Dec Yes Yes Selected
Australian Internationals - Socceroos All Year Yes Yes All (except FIFA world cup and FIFA confederations cup)
Australian Internationals - Matildas All Year Yes Yes All (except FIFA Women's world cup)
Indian Super League Aug - May Yes Yes Selected
AFC Champions League Feb - Nov Yes Yes Selected
AFC Asian Cup Jan - Feb Yes Yes All
La Liga Aug - May Yes Yes All
Italian Serie A Aug - May Yes Yes All
Ligue 1 Aug - May Yes Yes Up to 6 games per round
Bundesliga Aug - May Yes Yes Up to 9 games per round
EFL Cup Aug - May Yes Yes Up to 4 games per round
Major League Soccer (MLS) Mar - Dec Yes Yes Up to 10 games per round including the All-Star game and MLS playoffs
Brazilian Serie A May - Dec Yes Yes Up to 4 games per round
Libertadores Cup Jan - Nov Yes Yes All
Sudamericana Cup Feb - Nov Yes Yes All
Sudamericana Recup various Yes Yes All both legged matches
EFL Championship Aug - May Yes Yes Up to 4 games per round

Formula 1

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
FIA Formula 1® World Championship Mar - Nov Yes Yes Every Practice, Qualifying Session and Race Live

Golf

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
The Masters April Yes Yes All
US Open June Yes Yes All
The Open July Yes Yes All
USPGA Championships August Yes Yes All
USPGA Tour/FedEx Cup Jan - Nov Yes No All
Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship November Yes Yes All
European PGA Tour Jan - Dec Yes Yes All
USLPGA Jan - Nov Yes Yes All
Ladies European Tour (ELPGA) Feb - Dec Yes Yes All
Asian Tour Golf Feb - Dec Yes Yes All
PGA Tour Champions Jan - Nov Yes No All
British Senior Open July Yes Yes All
Amateur Championship June Yes Yes All

Gymnastics

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
Apparatus World Cups Feb - Mar Yes Yes All available events
Acrobatics World Cups April Yes Yes All available events
Aerobics World Championships May Yes Yes All available events
Australian Gymnastics Championships May Yes Yes All available events
World Gymnaestrada July Yes Yes All available events
Rhythmic World Championships September Yes Yes All available events

MMA

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
UFC Jan - Dec Yes Yes Selected

Motorsport

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
MotoGP

Every Practice, Qualifying Session and Race Live

Mar - Nov Yes Yes All
World Superbike Championship Mar - Nov Yes Yes All
AMA Supercross & Motocross Jan - May Yes Yes Selected
Indy Car Mar - Sept Yes No ESPN coverage of the event
FIM Speedway Apr - Oct Yes Yes Selected
FIA Formula E Championship Dec - July Yes Yes All Races live
Toyota 86 Championship Dec - Mar Yes Yes All
Toyota Racing Series Jan - Feb Yes Yes All

NASCAR

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
NASCAR Feb - Nov Yes Yes Every Race

Netball

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
British Fast5 Allstars October Yes Yes 2018 British Fast5 Allstars

Poker

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
World Series of Poker Jan - Dec Yes Yes Selected

Pool

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
Mosconi Cup December Yes Yes All

Rally Cars

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
FIA World Rallycross Apr - Nov Selected

Rowing

Event When Live coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
World Rowing Cup May - July Selected
World Rowing Championship September Selected

Rugby League

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Games?
NRL Telstra Premiership Mar - Oct Yes Yes Every game of every round live + every game of the Finals Series before the Grand Final Live

Delayed coverage of the Grand Final

NRL State of Origin Jun - July No Yes All
Rugby League Test Matches Apr - Aug Yes Yes Selected
NRL Touch Premiership Mar - Oct Yes Yes All
NRL Women's Sept - Oct Yes Yes Selected
Charity Shield February Yes Yes All
Canterbury Cup NSW Mar - Oct Yes Yes Selected
Intrust Super Cup Mar - Oct Yes Yes Selected
NRL State Championship Oct Yes Yes Grand Final
Betfred Super League (UK)| Feb - Oct Yes Yes Up to 4 games each round
Challenge Cup Feb - Oct Yes Yes Selected

Rugby Union

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Matches?
Vodafone Super Rugby Feb - Aug Yes Yes All
Super W Mar - Apr Yes Yes All
The Rugby Championship Aug - Oct Yes Yes All
Spring Tour (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) November Yes Yes All
Six Nations Feb - Mar Yes Yes All
Bledisloe Cup 2019 Yes Yes All
Aviva Premiership Rugby (UK) Sept - May Yes Yes Selected
National Rugby Championship Aug - Nov Yes Yes Selected
Currie Cup July - Oct Yes Yes Semi Finals and Final Live
Mitre 10 Cup Aug - Oct Yes Yes Selected
World Rugby Sevens - Men Dec - May Yes Yes All
World Rugby Sevens - Women Dec - May Yes Yes Finals Live

Sailing

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
Sail GP Feb - Sept Yes Yes All
SuperFoiler GP Jul - Dec No Yes All
World Match Racing (Sailing) July - Feb No Yes All

Squash

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
PSA Squash Hong Kong Semi Finals November Yes Yes All
PSA Squash Hong Kong Finals November Yes Yes All

Supercars

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Every Practice, Qualifying Session and Race Live

Mar - Dec Yes Yes All

Surfing

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
World Surfing League (WSL)

   - Men & Women

Feb - Dec Yes Yes Live coverage of every event
Big Wave Tour (WSL) Apr - Oct (subject to event organisers) Yes Yes Live coverage of every event

Swimming

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
FINA World Cup: Beijing November Yes Yes 2018 FINA World Cup

Tennis

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
Roland Garros May - June Yes Yes Full live coverage
Wimbledon June - July Yes Yes Live coverage up until the Quarter Finals

Delayed coverage of Semi-Finals and Final

US Open Aug - Sept Yes Yes ESPN coverage of the US Open
ATP Jan - Dec Yes Yes 9 x ATP 1000 events

13 x ATP 500 events 18 x ATP 250 events ATP World Tour Finals

WTA Jan - Nov Yes Yes 700 matches per year including 17 Premier Tournaments + WTA Finals
Mubadala World Tennis Championship December Yes Yes Day 1, 2 and 3

Including the Williams Exhibition Match

Davis Cup Feb - Nov Yes Yes 9 ties per year
Fed Cup Feb - Nov Yes Yes 6 ties per year
Laver Cup September Yes Yes Every day of the Laver Cup

Ten-Pin Bowling

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Fixtures?
Rollin' Thunder December No Yes All
Weber Cup June Yes Yes All

Triathlon

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
ITU World Triathlon Series Mar - Sept Yes Yes All
Super League Triathlon Sept - Mar Yes Yes All

Volleyball

Event When Live Coverage? Replay Available? What Events?
International Volleyball Tournaments All year Yes Yes Selected

Note: all above information was sourced from Kayo Sports' website.[15]

Shows, Documentaries and Highlights

Sport Shows, Documentaries and Highlights When On-Demand
Aussie Rules AFL 360 Monday -Thursday during the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Yes
Aussie Rules AFL Tonight March - October Yes
Aussie Rules AFL Open Mike February - September Yes
Aussie Rules AFL On The Couch February - September Yes
Aussie Rules Women's Footy on Fox February - September Yes
Basketball The Jump September - June Yes
Basketball FIBA World Basketball January - December Yes
Boxing Boxing World Weekly Weekly Yes
Cricket BBL Between the Innings December - February Yes
Cricket Cricket Legends New Episodes across the summer Yes
Cricket Cricket AM January - December Yes
Cricket Come In Spinner December - January Yes
Cricket ICC Cricket 360 Monthly (Weekly during major ICC events) Yes
Cricket Kohli with Gilly December Yes
Cricket Ten Years On December Yes
Cricket B4 the Bash! December - January Yes
Cricket The Cricket Tragic January - December Yes
Cycling InCycle March - October Yes
Equestrian FEI Awards December Yes
Equestrian FEI Equestrian World January - December Yes
Field Hockey Inside the D January - December Yes
Football The Football Review August - May Yes
Golf Golfing World January - December Yes
Golf Inside the PGA January - November Yes
Miscellaneous 30 for 30 January - December Yes
Miscellaneous Hook, Line & Sinker January - December Yes
Miscellaneous The Back Page March - December Yes
Miscellaneous Worlds Strongest Man December Yes
Miscellaneous Sports Woman January - December Yes
Miscellaneous The Short List January - December Yes
Motorsport Speedweek Weekly Yes
Rugby League Controversy Corner March - September Yes
Rugby League Late Show with Matty Johns March - September Yes
Rugby League League Life March - September Yes
Rugby League NRL 360 March - September Yes
Rugby League NRL Tonight March - September Yes
Rugby League The Professor's Farewell Tour March - September Yes
Rugby League Queenslander's Only March - September Yes
Rugby League Sunday Night with Matty Johns March - September Yes
Sailing Relentless (Documentary) January - December Yes
Sailing World Match Racing July - February Yes
Supercars Pit Lane Live (fka Inside Supercars) March - November
Yes

Note: all above information was sourced from Kayo Sports' website.[15]

See also

References

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  14. ^ "SKY NEWS NOW AVAILABLE ON KAYO AND LAUNCHING NEW DEDICATED COVID-19 CHANNEL". Kevin Perry. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
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