• 25 games of football in less than four weeks on Nine’s Wide World of Sports
• Viewers will also be able to simulcast every match on 9Jumpin
The Nine Network will broadcast – live and free – the most significant week in our football history when Real Madrid CF, Manchester City FC and AS Roma meet this month in the 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Australia presented by Audi.
The feast of football will also feature matches between the famous Liverpool FC and Australian A-League teams Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.
Nine has announced the coverage sponsors are Audi, Harvey Norman, Telstra, Crown Bet, Samsung and Bank of Queensland.
Michael Stephenson, director of sales, Nine Network, said: “The International Champions Cup brings the world game, and three of the best football teams in the world, to Australian audiences across multiple screens. Our commercial partners will stand side by side with some of the biggest names in world sport.
“The Nine Network and Wide World of Sports look forward to delivering an outstanding experience for our audiences, and outstanding results for our partners.”
Nine Network sports presenter Clint Stanaway will host all the action, with expert commentary from football presenter Brenton Speed, former English Premier League and A-League forward Michael Bridges, and Socceroo and Melbourne Victory player Archie Thompson. Nine sports presenter Sam Squiers will be reporting from the sidelines.
Alex Rolls, Nine’s network executive producer – Wide World of Sports, said: “Altogether, there will be 25 games of football in less than four weeks on Nine’s Wide World of Sports. The headliners will be Ronaldo’s Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma playing at the MCG, plus Liverpool taking on our own A-League teams, all in one incredible week. Life doesn’t get much better if you love football.”
As part of the International Champions Cup coverage, the Nine Network will also televise an additional 20 overseas games, featuring megastar clubs Barcelona FC, Manchester United, Chelsea FC, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
In an Australian television first, viewers will be able to simulcast every match on 9Jumpin, allowing football fans to live-stream every game.
In addition to 9Jumpin’s live-streams, viewers will be able to catch up on all 25 matches allowing them to watch what they want, when they want. These complete matches will available on every device – anytime, anyplace.
2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) available on GEM, GO! and at 9Jumpin.com.au.