10 Sport

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10 Sport (known as Ten's World of Sport from 1992 until 1996) is the brand that all sporting events broadcast on Network 10, an Australian free-to-air commercial television network.

10 Sport
NetworkNetwork 10
Country of originAustralia
OwnerTen Network Holdings
(CBS Studios International)
HeadquartersPyrmont, New South Wales
Major broadcasting contractsFormula One
Supercars Championship
Wallabies Internationals
Super Rugby
Melbourne Cup
World Rally Championship
Australian Rally Championship
Official website10play.com.au/sport

All sport events were broadcast under the One HD banner from 2009 until it ceased being a sole sports channel in early 2011.


Australian rulesEdit

In 2002, Ten combined with the Nine Network to acquire free-to-air broadcast rights for the AFL, the elite Australian rules competition, displacing the Seven Network which had held the rights for more than 40 years. Ten broadcast Saturday afternoon and Saturday night games and had exclusive rights for all finals games. Along with the Seven Network, Ten placed a successful $780 million bid to jointly broadcast the game from 2007 to 2011.[1] Under this deal, Ten continued to broadcast the Saturday component of the competition. However, unlike the previous deal, Ten did not hold the exclusive rights to the finals series. Instead, the networks shared the broadcasting of the finals series and alternated the broadcast of the grand final. In the years when Ten did not televise the Grand Final (2008 and 2010), it telecast the Brownlow Medal presentation. Ten ended AFL broadcasting at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Ten Sport won a Logie Award for "Most Popular Sport Program" at the 2012 TV Week Logie Awards for its telecast of the 2011 AFL Grand Final.


In 1992, Network 10 also used to air the National Basketball League (NBL) during the middle of the basketball boom in Australia from 1992 to 1997, 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 10 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. The network also screened Boomers and Opals games.


In 2013, Ten paid $100 million for exclusive rights to broadcast the Big Bash League from 2013 to 2018, marking the channel's first foray in elite domestic cricket coverage.[2] Ten previously held the broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League.

Horse racingEdit

Network 10 broadcast the Melbourne Cup between 1978 and 2001, and again since 2019.


Ten has been a long-standing broadcaster of motorsport events. It has produced the motoring show RPM to complement its coverage.

In 2003, Ten started broadcasting the Formula One World Championship after the Nine Network dropped the rights in 2002 after more than twenty years of coverage. Other series broadcast include the Supercars Championship and MotoGP.

Rugby leagueEdit

Ten broadcast the New South Wales Rugby League premiership from 1983 until 1991. The network was experiencing severe financial problems in the early 1990s, and it was the New South Wales Rugby League that successfully applied to place the network in liquidation in 1991.[3]

Rugby unionEdit

Network 10 broadcast the 1995 and 2007 Rugby World Cups.[4] It has broadcast Wallabies test matches since 2013. It will also broadcast 10 matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Olympic and Commonwealth GamesEdit

Ten broadcast both the summer and winter Olympics in 1984 and 1988. Network 10 acquired broadcast rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics for $20 million after all three major commercial networks pulled out of bidding on rights to both the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games due to cost concerns. The Nine Network had lost $22 million on its joint coverage of the 2012 Games with Foxtel, and the Seven Network's bid was rejected for being lower than what Nine/Foxtel had previously paid.[5][6][7]

Network 10, in joint partnership with subscription television provider Foxtel, had broadcast rights for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[8] It also broadcast the 1994 and 2014 games.


10 Sport holds broadcast rights to the following events:


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates Notes
Horse racing Melbourne Cup Carnival Sky Racing 1978–2001, 2019–
Motor racing Australian Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (2015–) 2011–2015, 2019– Highlights on 10 BOLD
Motor racing Australian Off Road Championship 2019– Highlights on 10 BOLD
Motor racing Formula One Fox Sports (2015–) 2003– Live coverage of the Australian Grand Prix with the rest highlights on 10 BOLD.[9]
Motor racing MotoGP Fox Sports (1997–2009, 2015–), Speed (2014) 1997– Live coverage of every race on 10 BOLD
Motor racing Supercars Championship Fox Sports (highlights, 1997–2006, live, 2015–) 1997–2006, 2015– Live rights to Adelaide 500, Melbourne 400, Townsville 400, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 and Newcastle 500 events on 10. Plus highlights for every other round on 10 or 10 BOLD.[10]
Motor racing SuperUtes Series Fox Sports (highlights, 2005–2006, live, 2015–) 2005–2006, 2015– 2 races live per round for Adelaide 500, Townsville 400, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 and Newcastle 500 with 1 hour highlight package for each round.
Motor racing World Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (Live, 2015–) 2011–2015, 2019– Highlights on 10 BOLD
Rugby union Bledisloe Cup Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013– Live coverage on 10.
Rugby Union The Rugby Championship Fox Sports 2013– Live coverage on 10.
Rugby Union Rugby World Cup Fox Sports (2019) 1995, 2007, 2019 10 matches live and free, including all Australia team matches, and live coverage of the final on 10.
Rugby union Super Rugby Fox Sports 2013– One Sunday morning full match replay on 10 BOLD, plus a Monday night highlights show on 10 BOLD.
Rugby union Wallabies Rugby Internationals Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013– Live coverage of every match on 10.


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates
Summer Olympics Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 1984, 1988
Winter Olympics Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988, Sochi 2014 1984, 1988, 2014
Air Racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2007–2010, 2019
American football National Football League Fox Sports, ESPN 2008–2014
American football Super Bowl ESPN 2009–2014
Australian rules Aussie Bowl 1986–1987
Australian rules Australian Football League Nine Network & Fox Footy Channel (2002–2006), Seven Network & Fox Sports (2007–2011) 2002–2011
Australian rules International Rules Series 2006, 2011
Baseball Australian Baseball League ABC 1990s–1996
Baseball Major League Baseball Fox Sports, ESPN 2009–2013
Basketball NCAA College Basketball ESPN 2009–2010
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship 2011
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2011
Basketball National Basketball Association ESPN (1996–1999, 2008–2011) 1992–1999, 2008–2011
Basketball National Basketball League Fox Sports (1995–1997) 1992–1997, 2010–2015
Basketball Women's National Basketball League ABC 1992–1990s
Beach Cricket Beach Cricket Tri-Nations series 2007–2009
Commonwealth Games Victoria 1994, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 Foxtel (2010) 1994, 2010, 2014
Cricket Big Bash League 2013–2018
Cricket Women's Big Bash League 2015–2018
Cricket Indian Premier League 2008–2010
Cricket Champions League Twenty20 2009–2010, 2013
Cricket Sheffield Shield ABC 1976
Cycling Herald Sun Tour SBS 2009, 2011
Golf Australian Open Fox Sports 2009–2011
Golf Australian PGA Championship 2009–2013
Golf World Golf Championships 2009–2013
Golf New Zealand Open 2008–2012
Golf New Zealand PGA Championship 2008–2013
Golf Ryder Cup 2010–2012
Golf U.S. Open Fox Sports 2007–2011
Golf U.S. Masters 2007–2013
Motor racing Nations Cup Fox Sports (highlights) 2000–2002
Motor racing NASCAR 2008–2014
Motor racing Superbike World Championship 1997–2006
Netball ANZ Championship Fox Sports (2015–2016) 2009–2012, 2015–2016
Netball INF Netball World Cup Fox Sports 1999, 2011, 2015
Netball Constellation Cup Fox Sports (2015–2016) 2008–2011, 2015–2016
Rugby League New South Wales Rugby League 1983–1991
Rugby League Amco Cup 1974–1989
Rugby League Winfield Cup Nine Network, ABC 1983–1991
Rugby Union British and Irish Lions Tour Fox Sports 2013
Rugby union Wallabies Spring Tour Fox Sports, beIN Sports 1992–1995, 2012–2016
Rugby Union Super 10 1993–1995
Soccer A-League Fox Sports 2017–2019
Soccer Socceroos Internationals Fox Sports 2018–2019
Surfing Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2010–2013
Swimming Australian Swimming Championships 2009–2015
Swimming Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 2010–2015
Tennis Queensland Open 1987–1992
Tennis Sydney Indoor 1973–1994
Tennis Hopman Cup 2011–2013
Wrestling WWE, WWF Raw, WWF Superstars, WWF pay per views Fox Sports 1995–1999
Yachting Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1980s–2004


10 Sport has presented the following recurring programs:

Sport (event) Program Years
All Thursday Night Live 2009–2010
All The Thursday Night Sport Show 2014
All Back Page Live 2017
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 Simply Footy 2002–2011 (Adelaide only)
Australian rules football Totally Footy 2002
Australian rules football The Western Front 2002–2011 (Perth only)
Basketball Air Time 1992–1997
Basketball Saturday & Sunday Basketball 1990s
Basketball MVP 2010
Motorsport RPM 1997–2008, 2011, 2015–
Rugby league One Week at a Time (NRL) 2011
Rugby league The Game Plan (NRL) 2011–2013
Soccer Just for Kicks 2017–2018

Staff and commentatorsEdit

Australian Football LeagueEdit

10 Sport previously broadcast Australian Rules Football (2002–2011). The 10 Sport AFL commentary team, won the 2012 Silver Logie Award for "Most Outstanding Sport Program", for its telecast of the 2011 AFL Grand Final hosted by Stephen Quartermain.

The commentary team remained relatively unchanged over its 10-year telecast journey, notable mentions:

Note: Matches played in Tasmania, Canberra, Darwin or on the Gold Coast had either Mark Howard or Kelli Underwood as the boundary rider. Christi Malthouse would normally fill this role.

Commonwealth GamesEdit


From Glasgow studio

From Melbourne (commentators lounge)


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.


Supercars ChampionshipEdit

Formula 1Edit

  • Matthew White (host and Australian Grand Prix Main commentator, 2015–)
  • Roz Kelly (Australian Grand Prix host, 2019–)
  • Mark Webber (Australian Grand Prix expert analysis, 2014–)
  • Alan Jones (expert analysis, 2013–)
  • Tom Clarkson (Australian Grand Prix Ground correspondent)
  • Scott Mackinnon (Australian Grand Prix Ground reporter, 2019–)




  • Bill Woods (RPM/Supercars/F1/MotoGP host/commentator, 1997–2006)
  • Barry Sheene (RPM/MotoGP commentator, 1997–2002)
  • Neil Crompton (RPM/F1/Supercars/commentator, 1997–2006)
  • Leigh Diffey (Supercars host/commentator, 1997–1999, 2001, 2005–2006)
  • Greg Rust (Supercars Pit Reporter, 1998–2006, RPM/F1/MotoGP host, 2007–2014)
  • Craig Baird (RPM/F1/MotoGP expert analysis, 2010–2012)
  • Cameron McConville (RPM/F1 expert analysis, 2007–2009)
  • Mel McLaughlin (Australian GP host, 2014–2016)
  • Mark Larkham (expert analysis, 2015–2017)
  • Adam Gilchrist (Australian Grand Prix host, 2016–2018)
  • Mark Howard (Australian Grand Prix Pit Reporter, 2009–2018)
  • James Allen (Australian Grand Prix Ground correspondent, 2010–2018)
  • Richard Craill (Australian Grand Prix Support categories commentator 2012–2018)

Rugby UnionEdit



2007 Rugby World CupEdit

National Basketball LeagueEdit

Big Bash LeagueEdit

Women's Big Bash LeagueEdit

  • Roz Kelly (host/Boundary commentator, 2016–2018)
  • Andrew Maher (host/commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Adam Gilchrist (host/commentator, 2016–2018)
  • Mel Jones (commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Lisa Sthalekar (commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Belinda Clark (guest commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Melinda Farrell (guest commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Roger Oldridge (boundary) commentator, 2015–2018)
  • Mel McLaughlin (host, 2015–2016)


A-League/Socceroos InternationalsEdit

Logo historyEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ New Big Bash League broadcaster Channel Ten thrilled with ratings for season opening derby heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved on 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ Sacre, Howard (May 1991). "Network Ten in Liquidation – May 1991". YouTube (Video). Network Ten. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Ten gives HD sporting chance". The Australian. australianit.news.com.au. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Olympic fury over rules for TV sport". The Australian. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Seven withdraws from bidding for Olympics as price tag proves too great for TV networks". Fox Sports. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  7. ^ MacKay, Duncan (12 May 2013). "Ten Network signs $20 million deal to broadcast Sochi 2014 in Australia, claim reports". Inside the Games. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  8. ^ "TEN and Foxtel win 2010 Commonwealth Games". TV Tonight. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  9. ^ "Network Ten takes pole position in Formula 1" (PDF). Network Ten. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  10. ^ V8 Supercars signs $241m media rightsdeal with FOX SPORTS, Foxtel and Ten Networkfrom 2015, Fox Sports Australia, 18 December 2013