• League champions Leicester kick off the season as the Premier League returns to SBS
The Premier League returns to free-to-air home of international football on August 13, when first-time and current champions, Leicester City take on Hull City.
Leicester City captivated the sporting world with their fairytale title success last season after making an incredible turnaround from battling relegation just 12 months earlier.
Leicester’s title defence kicks off SBS’s coverage of the biggest league in the world, with a number of marquee games headlining Saturday nights, including Tottenham versus Liverpool and the eagerly anticipated Manchester derby, as new coaches Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry.
SBS’s free-to-air live coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League will commence on Saturday, August 13 at 9.00pm, and will be hosted by SBS’s Lucy Zelic and SBS football analyst and former Crystal Palace player Craig Foster.
SBS director sport Ken Shipp said: “Our goal at SBS has always been to deliver the very best of world football to Australian audiences and we are proud to bring the Premier League to football fans on SBS. It’s the perfect addition to SBS’s strong football offering and reaffirms our commitment to the world game by bringing even more international football live and free to all Australians.”
SBS will broadcast one live match each week of the 2016-17 season, with the matches airing across SBS and SBS HD, along with weekly highlights on The World Game, Mondays at 11pm on SBS and SBS HD.
SBS Premier League match live schedule:
Saturday, 13 August at 9.00pm AEST: Hull City vs. Leicester City
Saturday, 20 August at 11.30pm AEST: Burnley FC vs. Liverpool
Saturday, 27 August at 9.00pm AEST: Tottenham vs. Liverpool
Saturday, 10 September at 9.00pm AEST: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Saturday, 17 September at 11.30pm AEST: Hull City vs. Arsenal
Saturday, 24 September at 9.00pm AEST: Manchester United vs. Leicester City
SBS’s coverage of the 2016-17 Premier League will commence August 13 at 9.00pm on SBS and SBS HD, with daily news and video highlights available at sbs.com.au/theworldgame.