Optus Sport and EPL Changes Including Price!

For OPTUS subscribers who have enjoyed the luxury of the “free” OPTUS SPORT Channel over the past 6 years , there is a huge change coming from August 1st that will impact many of you from a pricing perspective
From August 1, the price of an Optus Sport subscription is changing.
The new RRP subscription price will be $24.99 per month or $199 for an annual pass.
However, eligible Optus Customers will be offered a discounted subscription of $6.99 per month, a saving of over 70%.
See note from OPTUS below

For the past six years, Optus Sport has been changing the game for what Aussie football fans expect from a sport streaming service, pioneering innovative new content like mini matches, ensuring you can watch when you want, how you want and where you want.

We’ve been able to deliver industry-leading coverage of the Premier League, FA Women’s Super League as well as major club and international tournaments, while providing exceptional value and included at no extra cost with eligible Optus plans.

Recently, we were thrilled to announce we will remain your home of the Premier League for another six years, signalling an exciting new era where we plan to provide even more value for our customers with our world-class coverage.

We also can’t wait to bring you the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being hosted in Australia and New Zealand next year as we maintain our commitment to adding even more premium sports content and innovation as we invest further over the coming years.

In order to do this, we are making a few changes. Here’s what you need to know.

From August 1, the price of an Optus Sport subscription is changing.

  • The new RRP subscription price will be $24.99 per month or $199 for an annual pass.
  • However, eligible Optus Customers will be offered a discounted subscription of $6.99 per month, a saving of over 70%.

This compares favourably with other content streaming services that have emerged in the Australian landscape and is the first change to Optus Sport’s pricing since we first launched in 2016.

We want you to know that we’re fully committed to providing value for money, so from August, all live and on-demand Premier League matches will be available to stream in 1080p HD on supported devices. That means you can watch all the action from the world’s best league in exceptional detail.

We’ll continue bringing you every match live, plus full replays, mini matches, highlights, magazine shows and more, so you can watch your team without missing a beat. From Jurgen Klopp’s fist pumps after a Liverpool win to Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest SIUUU, Optus Sport will have you covered.

The live action doesn’t stop there; our coverage of the FA Women’s Super League will allow Aussie audiences to watch some of our top Matildas week in week out, headlined by Chelsea superstar Sam Kerr.

You better keep an eye on them, because in 2023, the entire football world will be watching when the FIFA Women’s World Cup comes down under – and you can catch every match right here on Optus Sport. Don’t miss one of the biggest sporting events in Australian history!

Our goal is to make this change as seamless as possible for you, our subscribers.

If you’re an eligible Optus customer affected by the changes:

  • There is nothing you need to do to keep on accessing your Optus Sport subscription content; you will remain logged-in on all your devices and your existing Optus Sport Account Username & Password will remain unchanged.
  • Optus will contact you in the coming weeks to confirm how the changes affect you. If you no longer wish to subscribe, you will also receive information on how to unsubscribe, though if you would like to unsubscribe now you can do so here – https://subhub.optus.com.au/unsubscribe/optussport
  • From 1 August 2022 your Optus Sport subscription will be managed through Optus SubHub and the subscription fees will be added to your Optus account automatically – https://subhub.optus.com.au/

For all other Optus Sport subscribers:

  • If you subscribe directly via the Optus Sport website, you’ll hear directly from Optus in the coming weeks about how these changes affect your subscription.
  • If you continue to subscribe, you will be charged the new subscription fees from your first payment cycle after 1 August 2022
  • There is nothing you need to do to keep on accessing Optus Sport subscription content; you will remain logged-in on all your devices and your existing Optus Sport Account Username & Password will remain unchanged.

 

If you subscribe via the Apple Store or Google Play store:

  • If you’re an existing Optus Sport subscriber, changes to your subscription will take effect after your August billing cycle.
  • After you make your payment in August, you will receive a notification from the app store asking you to confirm whether you wish to continue subscribing at the new price point. If you choose not to accept or do not respond to the confirmation request before the next payment is due, you will be unsubscribed automatically from future payments.
  • Any new subscriptions in the App stores will be charged at the new price points from 1 August.

We look forward to continuing to bring you the world’s best football.

 

Patrick Larobina.