The Match (TV programme)

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The Match
Starring Paul Vale
Emily Booth
Warren Pole
Lisa Dawson
Mike Bembenek
Jay Atkins
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes Unknown
Running time Varies
Original network XLEAGUE.TV
Picture format 576i SDTV
Original release May 16, 2007 – Unknown

The Match was the flagship show of the now defunct XLEAGUE.TV. It was a studio-based show which delivered highlights from tournament and league play from XLEAGUE.TV's club and league competition.

The bulk of the show's content was presented in the style of sports broadcasting found on television, with the two commentators at hand first taking presenting roles by introducing the game, competitors and rules of the contest from the commentary booth, before play begins. When the channel started, a series of pundits and a dedicated presenter would handle those duties, discuss the game and offer their opinion on the outcome; however, this was streamlined for all but League or Tournament finals, where it was felt the extra ceremony was more appreciated.

One noticeable resemblance to televised sport was in its soccer/football style commentary and pundit formats, though coverage also offered replay clips and highlights. Where appropriate, specialist commentators are brought in to contribute their own experience, such as national broadcaster and sports journalist, Trevor Harris.

Cast & Crew[edit]

Presenters: Commentators: Interviewers: Guests:
Paul Vale Jay Atkins Kate Billingham Jay Atkins Sophie Blakemore Ellie Gibson
Emily Booth Ed Matthews Mike Bembenek Steve Hill Joss Hathaway
Warren Pole Steve Boxer Paul Tomlinson Trevor Harris Rick Dhadwal
Milo Trevor Harris Steven Tu Alan Boiston Andrew Van De Burgt
Lisa Dawson Mike Bembenek Conor Rowley Tom Foy Iain Lee
Mike Bembenek Steve Hill Phil Brannlley Dr Mike Reddy
Jay Atkins Ben Talbot Ryan King Christian Mitchell
Charlie Hiscott Andy Robinson James Gill
Stuart Saw Phil Boucher Wesley Lock
Tim Peters Barry Keating Martin Mathers
Paul Chaloner Alex Mundy David Hoskins
Tommy Boulding David Hennessey Bob Montgomerie

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