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Ten Sport
Ten Sport logo 2013.png
Ten Sport Logo used since 22 June 2013
Division of: Network Ten
Major Broadcasting Contracts: NBL
Big Bash League
Formula One
Moto GP
Bledisloe Cup
V8 Supercars
Parent: Ten Network Holdings
Sister networks: One
Website: Ten Sport

Ten Sport (formerly called: Ten's World of Sport from 1992 until 1996) is the brand that all sporting events broadcast on Network Ten are broadcast under, including the former sport event team; the Logie Award winning AFL commentary team hosted by Stephen Quartermain.

History[edit]

Ten Sport Logo used between 2008 to 2009 and return in 2011 to 2013

In 1978, Network Ten used to air the Melbourne Cup but lost the rights in Early 2002 to the Seven Network after 24 years.

Ten used to air the National Rugby League (NRL) (then New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL)) in 1983 till 1991, but the Nine Network took over the rights.

In 1992, Network Ten also used to air the National Basketball League (NBL) during the middle of the basketball boom in Australia in the mid-90s, but after delegating games to extremely late night time slots the network eventually ended its broadcasting. In March 2010 however, it was announced that Network Ten and digital channel One would show NBL games for the next 5 years. Starting with 2 games per week, and raising to 5 per week in the 2014/15 season. It was also revealed that they would show Boomers and Opals games.

On 25 January 2001, Ten acquired partial broadcast rights for Saturday afternoon and Saturday night games in the Australian Football League, the elite Australian rules football competition, displacing the Seven Network which had held the rights for more than 40 years. The deal also assigned the exclusive rights for finals broadcasting to Network Ten. Ten subsequently placed a successful bid to jointly broadcast the game from 2007 to 2011, jointly with Seven. Ten ended broadcasting the AFL after the conclusion of the 2011 season, with its final broadcast the 2011 AFL Grand Final.

In 2003, Network Ten started broadcasting the Formula One World Championship after Channel Nine dropped the rights in 2002 after more than twenty years of coverage.

In 2007 they also started showing coverage of the qualification on tape delay early on Sunday mornings in most states. In 2008, Ten introduced live coverage of race day on its HD channel, Ten HD. All races from the 2008 French Grand Prix onwards have been shown live on what is now One HD. As a result, standard definition coverage has enjoyed less focus and now airs at a later time.

Network Ten broadcast the AFL and the 2007 Rugby World Cup in the 1080i High Definition format.[1] As of 2008, AFL matches have been shown in prime time in all capital cities except Sydney, which receives the telecast usually after 10:30pm unless the Sydney Swans are playing. Previously, all AFL matches were replayed into the Brisbane and Sydney markets, usually after 10:30pm unless the Brisbane Lions or Sydney Swans were playing. In 2007, all of the finals Network Ten were assigned to were shown live into both markets although neither the Lions or Swans were participating, thus putting it head to head with the NRL finals which were aired on the Nine Network. Before 2005, all finals were delayed into both markets unless their teams were playing.

Network Ten used to air WWF Raw, WWF Superstars and WWF Pay Per Views on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights between 1995 and 1999, but this ended when Foxtel bought the rights to air the shows. Originally WWF programming was aired on a week delay when broadcasting of the programming started in 1995. Until 1998, WWF Superstars was changed to a 6 month delay due to financial reasons with the exception of WWF RAW and WWF Pay per views.

Network Ten broadcasts major sporting events including; the Formula 1, AFL Premiership Season and Finals (In conjunction with the Seven Network and Foxtel), Moto GP World Championship, NASCAR (Ten HD from 2008), and the Red Bull Air Race World Series. Ten also holds the rights to the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the US Masters golf tournament.

As well as this, Network Ten, in joint partnership with subscription television provider Foxtel, had broadcast rights for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[2]

First time realising the need to broadcast cricket in Australia to increase viewership, Network Ten bought the broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket, which started on 18 April 2008. The network broadcast the event annually for the next 5 years although there is some doubt that the Australian contracted national players will be available for the tournament.[3]

Ten Sport won a Logie Award for "Most Popular Sport Program" at the 2012 TV Week Logie Awards. It was accepted by Stephen Quartermain and Mark Howard for Network Ten's Telecast of the 2011 Grand Final.

Events[edit]

Ten Sport holds broadcast rights to the following events:

Current[edit]

Sport Event Broadcast Partner(s) Date Notes
Basketball National Basketball League Fox Sports (1995–1997, 2015–) 1992–1997, 2010–2015 Sunday on Ten Live while One broadcasts Friday Live or delayed, including finals and Grand final.
Cricket Big Bash League 2013– Live coverage of every game, including finals.
Motor Racing Australian Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (2015–) 2011– Highlights
Motor Racing Formula One 2003– LIVE coverage on Saturday Qualifying on One and Sunday Racing on Ten/One[4]
Motor Racing Moto GP Fox Sports (1997–2009, 2015–), Speed (2014) 1997– LIVE coverage of Sunday Racing on One. Australian round live only on TEN.
Motor Racing NASCAR Fox Sports (2009–2010, 2015–), Speed (2011–2014) 2008– Live or delayed on ONE
Motor Racing V8 Supercars Fox Sports (1997–2006, 2015–) 1997–2006, 2015– full rights to the championship rounds from 2015 until 2020[5]
Motor Racing V8 Utes Fox Sports (Highlights, 2005–2006, Live, 2015–) 2005–2006, 2015– LIVE coverage on One
Motor Racing World Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (Live, 2015–) 2011– Highlights
Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013– LIVE coverage on Ten
Rugby Union The Rugby Championship Fox Sports 2013– LIVE coverage on Ten
Rugby Union Super Rugby Fox Sports 2013– Highlights on One
Rugby Union Wallabies Rugby Internationals Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–
Rugby Union Wallabies Spring Tour Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2012– LIVE coverage on Ten
Swimming Australian Swimming Championships 2009– LIVE coverage on One
Swimming Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Fox Sports 2010– LIVE coverage on One

Past[edit]

Sport Event Broadcast Partner(s) Date Reason/Subsequent Broadcasters
Summer Olympics Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 1984, 1988 Outbid: Seven Network
Winter Olympics Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988, Sochi 2014 1984, 1988, 2014 Outbid: Seven Network
Air Racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2007–2010
American football National Football League Fox Sports, ESPN 2008–2014 Dropped: 7mate, ESPN
American football Super Bowl ESPN 2009–2014 Dropped: Seven Network, ESPN
Australian rules football Australian Football League ABC (1965), HSV (1965), GTV (1965), Nine Network (2002–2006), Fox Footy Channel (2002–2006), Seven Network (2007–2011), Fox Sports (2007–2011) 1965, 2002–2011 Outbid: Seven Network, Fox Footy
Australian rules football International Rules Series 2006, 2011 Dropped: 7mate
Australian rules football Victorian Football Association 1966–1986 Dropped: ABC later renamed as VFL in 1996
Baseball Major League Baseball Fox Sports, ESPN 2009–2013 Dropped: Fox Sports, ESPN
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship 2011 Dropped: ABC
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2011 Dropped: ABC
Basketball National Basketball Association ESPN 1992–1997, 2008–2011 Dropped: ESPN
Basketball Women's National Basketball League ABC 1992–1990s Dropped: ABC
Beach Cricket Beach Cricket Tri-Nations series 2007–2009
Commonwealth Games Victoria 1994, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 Foxtel (2010) 1994, 2010, 2014 Outbid: Seven Network
Cricket Indian Premier League 2008–2010
Cricket Champions League Twenty20 2009–2010, 2013
Cricket Sheffield Shield ABC 1976 Dropped: Fox Sports
Cycling Herald Sun Tour SBS 2009, 2011 Dropped: SBS
Golf Australian Open Fox Sports 2009–2011 Dropped: Seven Network
Golf Australian PGA Championship 2009–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Golf World Golf Championships 2009–2013 Dropped: Fox Sports
Golf New Zealand Open 2008–2012 Dropped: Fox Sports
Golf New Zealand PGA Championship 2008–2013
Golf Ryder Cup 2010–2012 Dropped: Fox Sports
Golf U.S. Open Fox Sports 2007–2011 Dropped: Fox Sports
Golf U.S. Masters 2007–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Horse racing The Melbourne Cup Carnival Sky Racing 1978–2001 Outbid: Seven Network, Sky Racing
Motor Racing Nations Cup Fox Sports (Highlights) 2000–2004
Motor Racing Superbike World Championship 1997–2006 Dropped: SBS, Speed
Netball ANZ Championship 2008–2012 Dropped: SBS & Fox Sports
Netball World Netball Championships 2011–2012 Dropped: TBA
Netball Netball Test Series 2010–2012 Dropped: Fox Sports
Rugby League New South Wales Rugby League 1982–1991 Dropped: Nine Network, Fox Sports
Rugby League Amco Cup 1974–1989
Rugby League Winfield Cup Nine Network, ABC 1985–1991
Rugby Union British and Irish Lions Tour Fox Sports 2013
Rugby Union Rugby World Cup Fox Sports 1995, 2007 Outbid: Nine Network, Fox Sports
Surfing Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2010–2013 Dropped: Nine Network
Tennis Queensland Open 1987–1992
Tennis Sydney Indoor 1973–1994
Tennis Hopman Cup 2011–2013 Dropped: 7mate[6][7]
Wrestling WWE, WWF Raw, WWF Superstars, WWF pay per views Fox Sports 1995–1999 Dropped: Fox Sports (1998–2003), Fox8 (1999–present)
Yachting Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1980s–2004 Dropped: Seven Network

Programs[edit]

Ten Sport has presented the following recurring programmes:

Sport (Event) Program Years
All Thursday Night Live 2009–2010
All The Thursday Night Sport Show 2014–
Australian Rules Football Before the Game 2003–2013
Australian Rules Football One Week at a Time (AFL) 2009–2011
Australian Rules Football The Fifth Quarter 2004–2011
Australian Rules Football The Game Plan (AFL) 2011–2012
Australian Rules Football The Final Siren 2011
Australian Rules Football Totally Footy 2002
Basketball Air Time 1992-1997
Basketball Saturday & Sunday Basketball 1990s
Basketball MVP 2010
Motor Racing RPM 1997–2008, 2011, 2015-
Rugby League One Week at a Time (NRL) 2011
Rugby League The Game Plan (NRL) 2011–2013

Staff and commentators[edit]

Australian Football League[edit]

Ten Sport previously broadcast Australian Rules Football (2002–2011). The Network Ten AFL commentary team (Ten Sport) won the 2012 Silver Logie Award for "Most Outstanding Sport Program", mainly for its telecast of the 2011 AFL Grand Final hosted by Stephen Quartermain.

  • Andrew Maher (The Fifth Quarter and Before the Game: Host, on an annual rotating basis & Boundary Rider: Melbourne Matches)
  • Matthew Lloyd (Expert Commentator & The Fifth Quarter: Co-Host, occasional basis)
  • Robert Walls (Expert Commentator)
  • Mark Howard (Main Boundary Rider: Melbourne Matches, Boundary Rider: Darwin Matches & Boundary Rider: Tasmania Matches)
  • Stephen Quartermain (Chief Caller/Commentator & Host)
  • Anthony Hudson (Host & Commentator)
  • Michael Christian (Commentator & The Fifth Quarter: Host, on an annual rotating basis)
  • Tim Lane (Host & Commentator)
  • Luke Darcy (Expert Commentator & The Fifth Quarter: Co-Host, occasional basis)
  • Malcolm Blight (Expert Commentator & The Fifth Quarter: Co-Host, occasional basis)
  • Kelli Underwood (Commentator, Boundary Rider: Melbourne Matches & Boundary Rider: Gold Coast)
  • Neil Cordy (Boundary Rider: Sydney Matches & Boundary Rider: Canberra Matches)
  • Tim Gossage (Boundary Rider: Perth Matches)
  • Bill McDonald (Boundary Rider: Queensland Matches)
  • Corey Wingard (Boundary Rider: Adelaide Matches, Boundary Rider: Melbourne Matches & The Fifth Quarter: Co-Host, occasional basis)
  • Ian Shuttleworth (Boundary Rider: fill-in)

Commonwealth Games[edit]

2014[edit]

  • Mel McLaughlin (Late Evening Host from Glasgow Studio)
  • Matthew White (Overnight Host from Glasgow Studio)
  • Ian Thorpe (Late Evening Co-Host from Glasgow Studio)
  • Steve Hooker (Overnight Co-Host from Glasgow Studio & roving reporter)
  • Leisel Jones (Overnight Co-Host from Glasgow Studio & Swimming reporter)
  • Greg Rust (Early Evening Host from the Commentators Lounge & Commonwealth Games update)
  • Gordon Bray (Lead Commentator - Ceremonies, Hockey & Rugby 7s)
  • Nicole Livingstone (Swimming commentator)
  • Liz Ellis (Netball commentator)
  • Lachy Reid (Swimming commentator)
  • Rob DeCastella (Athletics commentator)
  • David Culbert (Athletics commentator)
  • Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (Athletics commentator)
  • Sharelle McMahon (Netball commentator)
  • Ian Cohen (Cycling commentator)
  • Scott McGrory (Cycling commentator)
  • Matt Burke (Rugby 7s commentator)
  • Peter Donegan (Athletics commentator)
  • Brent Livermore (Hockey commentator)
  • Nikki Hudson (Hockey commentator)
  • Jamie Dwyer (Hockey commentator - men's semi final & grand final)
  • Loudy Wiggins (Diving analysis)
  • Mark Howard (Triathlon commentator, host (2nd half of the Commonwealth Games) & swimming/roving reporter - in Glasgow)
  • Emma Snowsill (Triathlon commentator in Glasgow)
  • Roz Kelly (reporter)
  • Danielle Isdale (reporter)
  • Roger Oldridge (reporter)
  • Tim Gossage (reporter)
  • Scott Mackinnon (reporter & Ten Eyewitness News sports reporter)
  • Daniel Sutton (Ten Eyewitness News reporter)
  • Sam Mac (Sam Mac's Scotland segment & roving reporter)
  • Luke McGregor (The Project reporter)
  • James Knight (reporter)
  • Dan Ryan (overnight wrap reporter)

2010[edit]

Various Ten programs including Toasted TV, Totally Wild, Puzzle Play, Huey's Kitchen, Neighbours, The 7PM Project, and Sports Tonight goes on hiatus during Ten's broadcast of the Commonwealth Games.

  • Brad McEwan (Good Morning Delhi co-host)
  • Kathryn Robinson (Good Morning Delhi co-host)
  • Ron Wilson (Good Morning Delhi weekdays news updates from Sydney)
  • Tim Webster (Good Morning Delhi weekends news updates from Sydney)
  • Stephen Quartermain (Afternoon Host)
  • Bill Woods (Evening Host)
  • Corey Wingard (Late-Night Host)
  • Sandra Sully (Sports updates)
  • Helen Kapalos (Sports updates)
  • Lachy Reid (Around the ground reports)
  • Libby Trickett (Swimming analysis)
  • Tim Lane (Athletics commentators)
  • David Gulbert
  • Robert DeCastella
  • Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
  • Andrew Maher
  • Anthony Hudson (Swimming/Diving commentator)
  • Nicole Livingstone (Swimming commentator)
  • Mark Howard (Poolside interviews/roving reporter)
  • Dean Pullar (Diving commentator)
  • Phillip Liggett (Cycling commentators)
  • Michael Turtur
  • Liz Ellis (Netball commentators)
  • Luke Darcy
  • Dan Ryan (Gymnastics commentators)
  • Stephanie Moorhouse
  • Nikki Hudson (Hockey commentators)
  • Rob Waters
  • Brent Livermore
  • Michael Christian (Weightlifting commentators)
  • Damian Brown

Motorsport[edit]

Current

  • Matthew White (RPM, V8 Supercars, F1 & Moto GP Host, 2015- )
  • Greg Rust (F1/Moto GP Host, 2007-2014 & V8 Supercars Commentator (Ten/Fox Sports commmentary team), 2015-)
  • Daryl Beattie (Moto GP Expert Commentator/RPM Panelist, 2003-)
  • James Allen (F1 reporter, part of BBC F1 team)
  • Tom Clarkson (F1 reporter, part of BBC F1 team)
  • Alan Jones (F1 Expert Commentator/RPM Panelist, 2013-)
  • Mel McLaughlin (Australian F1 Grand Prix Host, 2014-)
  • Mark Webber (Australian F1 Grand Prix Expert Commentator, 2014- & V8 Supercars Adelaide 500 & Bathurst 1000 Co-host, 2015-)
  • Mark Howard (F1/Moto GP Australian round only, reporter & Moto GP Host for double header live Motorsport, 2009-)
  • Natalie Hunter (F1/Moto GP Australian round only, reporter, 2013-)

Former

  • Bill Woods (RPM, V8 Supercars, F1 & Moto GP Host/Commentator, 1997-2006)
  • Leigh Diffey (V8 Supercars Pit reporter, 2005-2006)
  • Craig Baird (F1/Moto GP Expert Commentator/RPM Panelist, 2010-2012)
  • Kellyn Morris (F1/Moto GP Australian round only, reporter, 2008-2012)
  • Grant Denyer (V8 Supercars Pit reporter, 1998-2003)
  • Neil Crompton (F1/V8 Supercars Commentator/RPM Panelist, 1996-2006)
  • Barry Sheene (Moto GP Commentator/RPM Panelist, 1997-2002)
  • Cameron McConville (F1/V8 Expert Commentator/RPM Panelist, 2007-2009)

Rugby Union[edit]

Current

Former - 2007 Rugby World Cup

National Basketball League[edit]

Current

  • Steve Carfino (Host & Commentator, 1992-1995, 2010-2015)
  • Andrew Gaze (Commentator, Melbourne Only, 2010-2015)
  • Brad Rosen (Commentator, Sydney Only, 2010-2015)
  • Brett Maher (Commentator, 2010-2015)
  • Shane Heal (Commentator, 2010-2015)
  • Tony Ronaldson (Commentator, Adelaide & Perth Only, 2010-2015)
  • Lachy Reid (Host & Commentator, Adelaide & Perth Only, 2013-2015)
  • Tim Gossage (Host & Commentator, Perth Only, 2014-2015)
  • Bill Woods (Host & Commentator, 1992-1997, 2014-2015)

Former

  • Stephen Quartermain (Host & Commentator, 1992-1997)
  • Bill Palmer (1990s)
  • John Gardiner (1990s)
  • Ken Furdek (1990s)
  • Trevor Roberts (1990s)
  • Rob Waters (Host & Commentator, Melbourne Only, 2012-2013)

Big Bash League[edit]

Swimming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ten gives HD sporting chance". The Australian. australianit.news.com.au. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2006. 
  2. ^ "TEN and Foxtel win 2010 Commonwealth Games". TV Tonight. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Network Ten Wins Rights To Indian Premier League". Cricinfo. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Network Ten takes pole position in Formula 1". Network Ten. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ V8 Supercars signs $241m media rightsdeal with FOX SPORTS, Foxtel and Ten Networkfrom 2015, Fox Sports Australia, 18 December 2013
  6. ^ TEN parts ways with Hopman Cup, TV Tonight, 18 November 2013
  7. ^ 7mate to serve up Hopman Cup action, The West Australian, 19 November 2013