The Match (TV programme)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||Unknown|
|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
|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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