The World Cup is with SBS this year rather than the Optus debacle last time.
Below is from Fairfax today. Exercept from the article below and the link is below it.
But Optus has announced it is increasing the monthly subscription fee for non-customers to $24.99 from August 1, while eligible customers will be charged for the first time at $6.99 per month.
It is Optusí first price change since shocking the television industry by scooping up the Premier League rights from Fox Sports six years ago, but comes at a time when the cost of living is spiralling out of control for many Australians, and with the broadcast landscape Ė particularly when it comes to football Ė experiencing major fragmentation.
Those who were getting Optus Sport for free through their phone plans will now face an additional cost on top of other services they might pay for to watch the Socceroos, Matildas and A-Leagues (Paramount+, $8.99 per month), the UEFA Champions League (Stan Sport, $20 per month) or Italyís Serie A and the Scottish Premiership (Kayo Sport, $27.99 per month). That additional cost will be nearly four times as much for those who donít have an Optus phone.https://www.watoday.com.au/business/companies/optus-to-begin-charging-phone-customers-for-premier-league-access-20220526-p5aos8.html