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.
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Owner||Ten Network Holdings|
(CBS Studios International)
|Headquarters||Pyrmont, New South Wales|
|Major broadcasting contracts||Formula One|
World Rally Championship
Australian Rally Championship
All sport events were broadcast under the One HD banner from 2009 until it ceased being a sole sports channel in early 2011.
- 1 History
- 2 Events
- 3 Programs
- 4 Staff and commentators
- 4.1 Australian Football League
- 4.2 Commonwealth Games
- 4.3 Motorsport
- 4.4 Rugby Union
- 4.5 National Basketball League
- 4.6 Big Bash League
- 4.7 Women's Big Bash League
- 4.8 Swimming
- 4.9 A-League/Socceroos Internationals
- 5 Logo history
- 6 See also
- 7 References
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. 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. Ten previously held the broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League.
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.
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.
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.
10 Sport holds broadcast rights to the following events:
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
10 Sport has presented the following recurring programs:
|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||Saturday & Sunday Basketball||1990s|
|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:
- Gerard Whateley was a boundary rider during their first two years of broadcasting, 2002–2003.
- Veteran VFL player and Western Bulldogs coach Terry Wallace was an expert commentator from 2002–2004. He expert commentated (as a guest) during the 2005 AFL Grand Final.
- Christi Malthouse (daughter of AFL coaching legend Mick Malthouse) was a key part of the team from 2002–2008. Christi stepped down from the role at the end of 2008 (nearly halfway through the second broadcast rights deal) for unexplained reasons. She remained with Network Ten until 2010 as a fill-in sport presenter on Melbourne's Ten News at Five with Mal Walden & Helen Kapalos.
- Luke Darcy joined the team in 2007 (after guest roles in 2006, following a severe injury).
- Corey Wingard (a senior sport reporter from Ten News at Five in Adelaide), joined the team as a boundary rider for Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide home matches and Grand Finals.
- Mark Howard & Kelli Underwood joined the team from 2009, replacing Christi. Kelli joined the network in 2006 as a sport reporter for Ten News at Five in Melbourne and eventually Sports Tonight. Mark also joined in 2006, as a pit reporter for the networks Supercars coverage and later 9am with David & Kim.
- Matthew Lloyd joined as an expert commentator in 2010 (after guest roles in 2009).
- Andrew Maher (The Fifth Quarter and Before the Game: host, on an annual rotating basis & boundary rider: Melbourne matches). Original member from 2002.
- Matthew Lloyd (expert commentator & The Fifth Quarter: co-host, occasional basis)
- Robert Walls (expert commentator). Original member from 2002.
- Mark Howard (boundary rider: Melbourne matches).
- Stephen Quartermain (chief caller & host). Original member from 2002.
- Anthony Hudson (host & commentator). Original member from 2002.
- Michael Christian (commentator & The Fifth Quarter: host, on an annual rotating basis). Original member from 2002.
- Peter Daicos (commentator). Original member from 2002 until 2003.
- Tim Lane (host & commentator). Commentated from 2003 onwards.
- Luke Darcy (expert commentator & The Fifth Quarter: co-host, occasional basis).
- Malcolm Blight (expert commentator & The Fifth Quarter: co-host, occasional basis). Original member from 2002.
- Kelli Underwood (commentator; boundary rider: Melbourne matches).
- Neil Cordy (boundary rider: Sydney matches). Original member from 2002.
- Tim Gossage (boundary rider: Perth matches). Original member from 2002.
- Bill McDonald (boundary rider: Queensland matches). Original member from 2002.
From Glasgow studio
- Mel McLaughlin (late evening host)
- Matthew White (early morning host)
- Ian Thorpe (late evening co-host)
- Steve Hooker (early morning co-host)
- Leisel Jones (early morning co-host)
- Mark Howard (triathlon commentator/overnight host (when swimming finished)/hockey finals host on One/poolside interviews/reporter)
- Tim Gossage (reporter)
From Melbourne (commentators lounge)
- Greg Rust (early evening host on One)
- Gordon Bray (opening/closing ceremonies, hockey & rugby 7s commentator)
- Nicole Livingstone (swimming commentator)
- Liz Ellis (netball commentator)
- Brad McEwan (Good Morning Delhi co-host)
- Kathryn Robinson (Good Morning Delhi co-host)
- Stephen Quartermain (afternoon host)
- Bill Woods (evening host)
- Tim Lane (athletics commentators)
- Andrew Maher
- Anthony Hudson (Swimming/Diving commentator)
- Nicole Livingstone (Swimming commentator)
- Mark Howard (poolside interviews/reporter)
- Dean Pullar (diving commentator)
- Michael Turtur
- Liz Ellis (netball commentators)
- Luke Darcy
- 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–)
- Matthew White (host, 2015–)
- Alan Jones (F1, 2015–)
- Daryl Beattie (MotoGP, 2015–)
- Aaron Noonan (Supercars, 2018–)
- 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)
- Matthew White (host, 2014–2018)
- Roz Kelly (host, 2019–)
- Gordon Bray (commentator, 2013–)
- Matt Burke (commentator, 2013–)
- Nathan Sharpe (sideline commentator, 2015–)
- Scott Mackinnon (host/reporter, 2013–)
2007 Rugby World CupEdit
National Basketball LeagueEdit
- Stephen Quartermain (host/commentator, Melbourne only, 1992–1997)
- Steve Carfino (host/commentator, 1992–1995, 2010–2014)
- Bill Woods (host/commentator, 1992–1997, 2014–2015)
- Andrew Gaze (commentator, Melbourne only, 2010–2015)
- Brett Maher (commentator, Adelaide only, 2010–2015)
- Tony Ronaldson (commentator, Perth only, 2010–2015)
- Tim Gossage (host/commentator, Perth Only, 1992–1997, 2014)
- Shane Heal (commentator, Sydney only, 2010–2014)
Big Bash LeagueEdit
- Roz Kelly (host/Boundary commentator, 2013–2015, 2016–2018)
- Mark Howard (host/commentator, 2013–2018)
- Adam Gilchrist (host/commentator, 2013–2018)
- Andrew Maher (commentator, 2013–2018)
- Ricky Ponting (commentator, 2013–2018)
- Damien Fleming (commentator, 2013–2018)
- Mark Waugh (commentator, 2013–2018)
- Tim Gossage (boundary) commentator, 2013–2018)
- Roger Oldridge (boundary) commentator, 2013–2018)
- Adam Hawse (boundary) commentator, 2013–2018)
- Mel Jones (commentator/boundary commentator, 2015–2018)
- Lisa Sthalekar (boundary) commentator, 2015–2018)
- Kevin Pietersen (guest commentator, 2014–2018)
- Darren Lehmann (guest commentator, 2016–2018)
- Andrew Symonds (guest commentator, 2016–2018)
- Brendon McCullum (guest commentator, 2016–2018)
- Michael Vaughan (guest commentator, 2017–2018)
- Graeme Swann (guest commentator, 2017–2018)
- Viv Richards (guest commentator, 2013–2015)
- Mel McLaughlin (host, 2013–2016)
- Andrew Flintoff (commentator, 2014–2016)
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)
- Lachy Reid (host/commentator 2013–2015)
- Nicole Livingstone (commentator, 2009–2015)
- Mark Howard (poolside interviews, 2009–2014)
- Tim Gossage (poolside interviews, 2015)
- Mel McLaughlin (host, 2014–2015)
- Anthony Hudson (host/commentator, 2009–2011)
- Stephen Quartermain (host/commentator, 2012)
- Leisel Jones (co-host, 2014)
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