2016 Rio Olympics broadcast guide: How to watch and listen on TV, radio and online

Olympic fever hits the world from Saturday August 6 AEST and it’s set to be a huge couple of weeks for Australian athletes.

As the official television broadcaster in Australia the Seven network is the only place you’ll be able to view the Rio de Janiero Olympics live by legal means. There is no pay television option for this Olympics unlike London in 2012.

Seven has gone all out for the Games and announced it will have Olympic coverage on three of its channels including 7, 7TWO and 7Mate. These channels will also be available online and through a special Olympics on 7 app.

You can figure out exactly when your favourite event is on we have created the ultimate Olympics TV Guide for Australians, for all you intrepid sports fans.

If you’re all about the detail, we have listed every single event in the entire Games here in our Olympics Events Guide for Australians.

The Seven network has boasted that its coverage will have up to 900 hours of content live with video replays on demand.

For those who want even more coverage the network has announced a premium option for $19.95 which includes a further 36 channels plus a 24/7 Olympic news channel.

With a lot of Olympic events taking place overnight in Australian time, radio coverage will also be a good option for those who want to stay up to date while lying in bed.

Southern Cross Austereo is the official FM radio broadcaster with Triple M to broadcast selected events from Seven’s broadcast. There will also be a standalone digital (DAB+) channel called 7 Rio Live which will audio simulcast events each day from 5:30am.

The national broadcaster ABC will also send over a standalone team and will have coverage on ABC local radio, Grandstand digital, online and on the ABC Grandstand app.
Grandstand digital will run a dedicated Olympic network for the duration of the Games.

Of course, The Roar will be running live blogs throughout the Games and highlights from the big moments, so stick around and you’ll be well rewarded.


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