Former Seven Network star Matt White is certainly making the most of his return to Network Ten. After co-hosting The Project last week, Ten as announced that the former Sports Tonight presenter and Today Tonight host will be joining Ten’s commentary team for its LIVE and exclusive coverage of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Ten’s coverage begins on July 24.
Matt White will host Ten’s morning edition of Glasgow Live bringing viewers extensive LIVE coverage of the Games. He will be joined on the early morning program (Australian time) by Olympics champions Steve Hooker and Leisel Jones. Matt White said:
“I am extremely excited to be starting work at TEN this week and to be heading over to Glasgow for the XX Commonwealth Games later this month is the icing on the cake.
Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said:
“TEN Sport is delighted to have Matt back as part of our team. He is one of the best sports broadcasters in this country and will be a great addition to all of our sporting properties.
Ten confirms broadcast schedule
Network Ten has also confirmed its broadcast schedule for its coverage of the Commonwealth Games. As previously reported, Network Ten will bring viewers extensive coverage of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with 24 hours a day coverage across Ten, ONE and www.tenplay.com.au (there will be eight channels available online and on mobile).
Network Ten’s broadcast schedule from July 24 to August 4 is as follows:
- 6.00pm AEST – 9.30pm AEST on ONE – Glasgow Live with Greg Rust. He will be joined in the commentators lounge by Nicole Livingstone, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Liz Ellis, Sharelle McMahon and Rob de Castella;
- 9.30pm AEST – 3.00am AEST on TEN - Glasgow Live with Mel McLaughlin and Ian Thorpe LIVE from Ten’s studio in the heart of the Glasgow competition precinct. Mel and Ian will preview upcoming events and competitors, as well as feature live sport, expert analysis, celebrity guests and all the news from Scotland.
- 3.00am AEST – 8.30am AEST on TEN - Glasgow Live with Matt White, Steve Hooker and Leisel Jones. The morning edition (Australian time) of Glasgow Live will include swimming and athletics finals, live medal ceremonies, studio guests and more.
- 8.30am AEST – 6.00pm AEST on ONE - Glasgow Encore will encore all of the highlights, action and medal ceremonies from overnight in Glasgow.
ABC Radio Grandstand will also have extensive radio coverage of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (read more about Grandstand’s planned coverage here).
With the ratings year now in full swing and Ten needing to grow its audience and advertising share further, it will be hoping for strong ratings for its Glasgow coverage. Ten’s commentary roster is impressive and with extensive Games coverage planned across multiple platforms this is Ten’s opportunity to make a strong start to the second half of the ratings year.
Network Ten’s coverage of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow begins on July 24.