Channel Ten have announced that from the second quarter next year it will launch Australia’s first 24/7 sports only Free-To-Air digital multichannel, avaliable to all viewers with a set-top box or digital TV.
This channel is sure to spark an uptake in digital TV by consumers, hopefully ensuring the digital switchover occurs by 2013. Also the new channel should provide some healthy competition to pay-tv’s Fox Sports.
The announcement has been reported by both Fairfax and News Limited.
According to the Network Ten press release One HD will have coverage of the following sports:
The biggest coup for One HD and Network Ten is that Ten have announced that from 2009 it will be the exclusive broadcaster for Swimming Australia.
This includes coverage of:
This is an interesting move by Ten and must be a blow to Nine, as Nine has covered the swimming for a long time, with the voice of swimming Ray Warren. However, with debt problems PBL Media and Nine having recently acquired the broadcast rights to the Rugby Union World Cup and the Olympics it may enough sports to fill its schedule.
for more information go to www.onehd.com.au