Seven teams with Optus for video streaming deal

Seven has confirmed a new partnership with Optus, which will see the telco’s mobile subscribers receive four months of video on demand streaming “data free”.

It comes ahead of Seven’s coverage of the Australian Open Tennis, the Olympic Winter Games and the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, which will run from January to April on the network’s different sports apps.

Seven’s chief digital officer Clive Dickens said the partnership which will see Optus subscribers having access through the 7Tennis, Olympicson7 and 7CommGames apps was “significant’.

“Australian audiences will experience a breadth and depth of coverage that they’ve never had access to before. Working with Optus to give consumers access to stream this remarkable calendar of sporting events data free, is a huge win for sports fans right across the country,” Dickens said.

Optus’ managing director of marketing and product, Ben White, said the partnership further expands Optus’ entertainment offering for customers.

Kurt Burnette, Seven’s chief revenue officer and event director, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, added: Seven is the home of the biggest events in sports over the coming months and we are committed to bringing these events to all Australians across every screen and every device.  

“We are pleased to be working closely with Optus across our broadcast and digital coverage for the Australian Open, the Olympic Winter Games and the Commonwealth Games.”

Optus’ arrangement with Seven follows a previous partnership with Telstra for the Rio Olympic Games, which caused major controversy due to an advertisement which linked Telstra to the Olympics.

The deal will be available to new and recontracting Optus customers on 24 month My Plan Plus, My Plan Flex, 12 month, My Plan Plus SIM Only plans or 24 month My Mobile Broadband Plus $35 or above plan with Mobile TV Streaming included. Existing Optus post-paid customers can confirm their eligibility via the My Optus app.


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