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The 2018 Commonwealth Games took place from April 4-15 and were be hosted on Australia’s own Gold Coast. Below you can find all the information on how the 2018 Games were broadcast and streamed in Australia, with an announcement about the 2022 broadcaster for the Manchester games yet to be made.
The Commonwealth Games in 2018 were broadcast exclusively on the Seven Network. They secured the rights after outbidding 2014 Glasgow Games broadcaster Network Ten. This will be the first time Seven has broadcast the Commonwealth Games since Manchester 2002.
Seven also hold the rights to pay-TV, live streaming and radio for this event and their plans for coverage of one of the biggest sporting events to hit Australia this decade have recently been announced.
In a similar fashion to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, they broadcasted content on all three of their channels – 7, 7TWO and 7Mate – on TV.
On top of that, you can download their 7CommGames app from both the Google Play and Apple store. There is also a website version of the application for desktop and laptop users which will provide exactly the same content.
The app and website are set to have all events on TV and every medal event available for free. This is a change from the Olympic Games when to gain access to anything other than the three channels, you needed to pay for the premium part of the application.
There is still a premium option on the Commonwealth Games application, which would give you access to HD content, extra features and less advertisements, as well as the remaining events not covered for free throughout the broadcast. This option will set you back $19.99.
Seven have stated the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be their biggest coverage of an event since the famous 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, with more than 1,100 hours of live television reportedly planned.
The coverage began with the Opening Ceremony, which took place at 7:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, April 4, and finished with the closing ceremony, ending at 11:00pm on Sunday, April 15.