Optus partners with Seven Network to deliver data-free streaming

By Shantanu Srivastav | December 19, 2017

Telecommunications company Optus has partnered with Seven Network to deliver its customers data-free streaming of the 2018 Australian Open, Olympic Winter Games and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Users can live stream events via three new apps – 7Tennis, Olympics on 7 and 7Comm Games – which will be available to download from the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Optus’ managing director of marketing and product, Ben White said: “Optus’ partnership with Seven further expands our wide range of exciting entertainment options available to Optus customers, giving them access to more than 3000 hours of the best live-action sporting events on offer in Australia this summer all streamed data-free.

“Consuming content on the go is fast becoming the most popular way Australian’s watch sport and entertainment. By partnering with Seven, Optus customers can catch the action whether they’re watching on the commute to work, at the beach or at a summer BBQ.”

Kurt Burnette, Seven’s chief revenue officer and event director, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games said: “We are delighted to be working with Optus given its involvement with The Australian Open, the Australian Olympic Team and the Commonwealth Games.

“Seven is the home of the biggest events over the coming months and is committed to bringing these events to all Australians in new and innovative ways.

“Together with Optus we will connect Australian consumers with every magic moment in what will be the largest combined audiences of 2018, across the screens of Seven data free with Optus – a true consumer first proposition.”