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The Ashes 2019 TV schedule

Australia's Mitchell Starc (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Th 2019 Ashes TV schedule was drawn 2-2, with Australia retaining the urn having won the previous series.

Until the next series rolls around, this was how you could have watched the series.

Despite recent changes to the Australian cricket TV rights, the The 2019 Ashes series was locked in beforehand in a deal which has stood for some years.

That means the series will be broadcast on Channel Nine. ABC Radio will also be covering all five Tests.

Each day of play during the Ashes is scheduled to begin at 8pm (AEST), but the broadcast of each day’s play will begin half an hour before the first ball – at 7:30pm (AEST).

Nine will run pre-game analysis, as well as coverage throughout the breaks, from their studio in Sydney. Former tennis star Todd Woodbridge is the surprise pick to host the coverage, alongside Ian Healy, Mark Taylor, Melanie Jones and Lisa Sthalekar.

The actual matches themselves will simply be a simulcast of Sky Sports UK’s coverage.

How to watch the 2019 Ashes Series on TV

While the Nine Network have the rights to the Ashes series in 2019, they will be showing the match on their secondary channel, 9Gem.


9Gem can be found on Channel 95 in high definition, or 92 in standard definition.

How to live stream the 2019 Ashes Series online

As Channel Nine have the official rights to the Ashes series, to stream the matches online, you’ll need to go through their official live streaming application.

This is known as 9Now and is free to use. All you’ll need to do is sign up with a valid email address.

9Now is available on any device you may own, including mobile, tablet or desktop and laptop.

How to listen to the 2019 Ashes Series

If you’re going to be on the go and can’t watch the Ashes, then luck is on your side, because the ABC will broadcast very ball of the series over the airwaves.

While they will broadcast some on the radio, it’s understood most of the series may be broadcast online through ABC digital instead due to other programming clashes.


ABC Grandstand’s digital station will broadcast the Ashes around other programming, however, you should also download the ABC Listen App for comprehensive match commentary.

2019 Ashes series broadcast times and schedule

Fixture Venue Dates TV start time Broadcast
England vs Australia
First Test
Edgbaston August 1-5 7:30pm 9Gem
England vs Australia
Second Test
Lord’s August 14-18 7:30pm 9Gem
England vs Australia
Third Test
Headingley August 22-26 7:30pm 9Gem
England vs Australia
Fourth Test
Old Trafford September 4-8 7:30pm 9Gem
England vs Australia
Fifth Test
The Oval September 12-16 7:30pm 9Gem

* All times are coverage times not match start times

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