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When is The Ashes 2017/18 and what TV channel is it on?

Here's everything you need to know about The Ashes 2017/18 series as Australia and England contest the famous urn exclusively live on BT Sport.

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The Ashes 2017/18 will see England defend the urn in Australia after their thrilling 3-2 triumph over the old enemy two years ago.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series and how to get BT Sport to watch every single ball of the action live from Down Under.

Watch the 2017-18 Ashes exclusively on BT Sport

When is The Ashes 2017/18?

The Ashes 2017/18 series in Australia begins on November 23rd with the first Test in Brisbane.

England then head to Adelaide (December 2nd-6th) for a day-night Test, Perth (December 14th-18th), Melbourne (December 26th-30th) and finally Sydney (January 4th-8th).

Joe Root’s men will play three warm-up games ahead of the series against Western Australia (November 4th-5th) and a Cricket Australia XI (November 8th-11th and November 15th-18th).

There will also be a friendly against Cricket Australia in Perth on December 9th-10th prior to the third Test at the Waca.

The two sides will then contest a five-match ODI series starting on January 14th, which will be preceded by a final warm-up encounter with Cricket Australia in Sydney on January 11th.

Full Ashes itinerary:

November 4th-5th: Western Australia v England - Waca, Perth
November 8th-11th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Adelaide (d/n)
November 15th-18th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Townsville

November 23rd-27th: 1st Test - The Gabba, Brisbane
December 2nd-6th: 2nd Test - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (d/n)
December 9th-10th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Perth
December 14th-18th: 3rd Test - Waca, Perth
December 26th-30th: 4th Test - MCG, Melbourne
January 4th-8th: 5th Test – SCG, Sydney

January 11th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Sydney

January 14th: 1st ODI – MCG, Melbourne
January 19th: 2nd ODI – The Gabba, Brisbane
January 21st: 3rd ODI – SCG, Sydney
January 26th: 4th ODI – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 28th: 5th ODI – Waca, Perth

What TV channel is The Ashes on?

For the first time ever, The Ashes will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport on TV, as well as on BTSport.com and on the BT Sport app.

BT Sport won exclusive rights to the series in 2015 as part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia that also includes every home Australia international, the upcoming women’s Ashes and the Big Bash League.

Will I be able to live stream The Ashes?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch all action on BTSport.com or on the BT Sport app.

Streaming will be accessible via the acclaimed enhanced video player, which puts an interactive timeline, in-depth real-time statistics and much more at your fingertips.

What if I can't watch The Ashes live?

No problem. Subscribers will have access to exclusive online highlights of every session, with daily catch-up shows also bringing you up to date with all the latest action, analysis and social media reaction.

Subscribers can also sign up for email and text notifications that let you know when the highlights are available.

The enhanced video player also offers subscribers the chance to watch key moments, a couple of hours' play or even the full day at your leisure.

Who is in England's Ashes squad?

Ben Stokes has been named in England's travelling party despite a continuing police investigation over his alleged role in a street fight in Bristol in September.

How do I get BT Sport to watch The Ashes?

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