How to watch the Melbourne Cup in 2020

Last Updated 17 Mar 2020 | Commercial content | 18+

For anyone who can’t make it to the event but still wants to watch the Melbourne Cup live, there are, luckily, plenty of options. Melbourne Cup live streaming will be available on both TV and online services. Let’s see in detail where and how you can watch the race.

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Where to watch the Melbourne Cup 2020?

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Under Australian law, we are required to inform you that Live Streaming on bet365 is exempt from Parts 3 and 4 of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018.

How to watch the Melbourne Cup live in 2020?

This year, the broadcasting rights for Melbourne Cup live streaming once again belong to Channel 7. Alternatively, the stream will also be available on Sky Channel to the subscribers of Foxtel’s sports package as well as on the channel. You can expect the channels to offer complete coverage of the event with interviews and broadcasts of the other nine races leading up to the main race of the day.

If you don’t have a TV nearby, Channel 7 will offer the Melbourne Cup live streaming through its online platform 7Plus. The live stream will also be available on website. However, you should have in mind that the service will be regionally locked so you won’t be able to access it outside Australia.

Online live streaming options don’t end there. A number of online bookmakers, such as BetEasy, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and Crownbet, will offer the live broadcast of the event to their registered customers. Usually, the operators will require you to have deposited funds into your account at least once, in order to give you the access to Melbourne Cup streaming.

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When is the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup day is traditionally being held every first Tuesday in November. This year, the event will be held on November 5.

What time is the Melbourne Cup?

The main event will be held at 3 pm AEDT (2:30 pm ACDT, 2 pm AEST, 1:30 pm ACST, 12 pm AWST). Melbourne Cup coverage usually starts hours earlier, with special shows dedicated to covering every minute of the Melbourne Cup Carnival leading up to the main race.

Can I stream the Melbourne Cup 2020 for free?

Yes, you can. As long as you are in Australia at the time of the race, you can tune into the TV broadcast on Channel 7, or register for the 7Plus online service and you will get the free access to the Melbourne Cup stream.

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Can I watch the Melbourne Cup stream on mobile?

You sure can. Both Channel 7 and Foxtel offer their services through mobile apps. You can find the 7Plus app and the Foxtel Go respectively on both iOS and Android. All you need to do is download the app and log in with your credentials, or sign up for the service. Note that in order to access Melbourne Cup through Foxtel Go, you will need to be subscribed to the service and the appropriate sports package.

Additionally, the sports betting operators we have mentioned already have their live streaming service optimized for mobile devices. You will be able to access the Melbourne Cup stream either through their mobile websites or through their mobile apps. Again, unlike the free access offered by 7Plus, you will need to have funds deposited to your account in order to access the Melbourne cup streaming service.

How can I watch the Melbourne Cup Live outside Australia?

As Melbourne Cup continues to grow in popularity, more and more people outside Australia want to have the chance to watch it live. So, if you are outside Australia, but you still want to watch the Melbourne Cup stream, depending on the country you live in, there will be several options at your disposal.

New Zealand

New Zealanders will be able to watch the Melbourne Cup through the free-to-air channel The stream will also be available on the channel’s website. Another option is to tune in through the Sky Racing channel.

United States

Last year, the US fans had the chance to follow the Melbourne Cup through ESPN. Given the finicky history of Melbourne cup streaming rights, at this point we cannot say for sure that the situation won’t change, so make sure you check back at a later date.

The United Kingdom and Ireland

Melbourne Cup live streaming service will be provided to both UK and Irish viewers through Sky Sports.

Other countries

If you live outside the countries we have listed, you might be out of luck when it comes to Melbourne cup streaming. As we have said, broadcasting rights for an event such as this one are exclusive and geo-restricted. Your best bet would be to check with your local cable provider and see if any station has the rights to the broadcast. You can also see if any online bookmakers offer available in your area offer the Melbourne Cup live streaming, but have in mind that you will have to register and most likely place a deposit in order to access it.

If all other options fail, you can always tune into a Melbourne Cup radio broadcast. It’s not much but the hosts do try to make it a fun and exciting experience. Several stations and websites offer the service so you can take your pick. Plus, it’s free and perfectly legal.

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