The historic 100th Holden State of Origin to be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night will be broadcast live across Australia through the Nine Network and to Rugby League fans in 90 countries and territories worldwide.

Nations without a dedicated broadcaster in their region will also be able view the game live online for free via www.livestream.com/nrl.

Channel Nine’s coverage of the most-watched annual sporting series in Australia will include a spectacular pre-game celebration featuring 22 iconic Rugby League legends and some of the great moments of Origin since its inception in 1980.

“Every year State of Origin gets better – Wednesday night our nation of sports lovers celebrates the 100th game of this remarkable series,” said Nine’s Head of Sport, Steve Crawley.

“It will be even bigger again. It truly is the most remarkable concept in Australian sport.”

Internationally, the match will be broadcast on television across Africa, Asia, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom, North America, Brazil, the Middle East and the Pacific.

HOLDEN STATE OF ORIGIN I NINE NETWORK BROADCAST DETAILS

All telecasts will be LIVE local time (AEST):

5.30pm           GEM               Perth WA
7.00pm           Nine               Darwin NT
7.00pm           Imparja           Alice Springs, NT
7.30pm           Nine               Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide
7.30pm           NBN               Northern NSW/Southern QLD
7.30pm           WIN                QLD, Southern NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA


HOLDEN STATE OF ORIGIN I INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS

     

 

Territory

Broadcaster

TX time

Live/Delayed

Africa

Setanta Sports

09:30 GMT

Live

Asia (ex-Japan)

Setanta Sports

17:30 HK

Live

Brazil

Direct TV

07:00 BRT

Live

Canada

Rogers Sports Net

05:00 ET

Live

Fiji

Fiji TV

09:30 GMT

Live

France

Be In Sport

09:30 GMT

Live

Middle East

Orbit Showtime

09:30 GMT

Live

New Zealand

SKY Sport 2

09:30 GMT

Live

Pacific Islands

SKY Pacific

09:30 GMT

Live

Cook Islands

Cook Islands Television

09:30 GMT

Live

Solomon Islands

Telekom Television Ltd

09:30 GMT

Live

Samoa

Samoa Quality Broadcasting Corp Ltd

09:30 GMT

Live

Tonga

Tonga Broadcasting Commission

09:30 GMT

Live

Papua New Guinea

Media Niugini Limited

09:30 GMT

Live

United Kingdom

Premiere Sports

10:30 BST

Live

USA

Fox Soccer Channel / Fox Sports 2

05:30 ET

Live

Cruiseships via
Carnival ships

Ship names: Pacific Dawn, Jewel
and Pearl

 

Live

         

 

Countries and Territories with TV broadcast in Africa, Asia, Pacific and Middle East)

Setanta Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Democratic Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawai, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa.

Setanta Asia: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

Online Territories: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (People's Republic), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Fiji and Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga.

Orbit Showtime:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Palestine, Gaza Strip, West Bank.