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2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Live And Free This Weekend On TEN, TEN HD And WIN Network.

The 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix returns to the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne this Friday, 24 March to Sunday 26 March and motorsport fans can catch all of the action live and free on Network Ten.

The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championships will see one of the biggest technical shake-ups in more than 20 years, with fans looking forward to increased speeds and spectacular racing at the season opener in Melbourne.

Following an impressive season last year, Aussie hero Daniel Ricciardo will be back with a vengeance as he sets his sights on a home-soil World Championship.

With World Champion Nico Rosberg retiring after his 2016 success, Lewis Hamilton and his new Mercedes-Benz team-mate Valtteri Bottas will be revving up to defend the crown.

Throughout the weekend, Network Ten’s expert team are set to provide first-class commentary on all the action on and off the track.

Australia’s most experienced Formula One driver, Mark Webber, joins the TEN Sport team again this year to offer his expert opinion and, following the success of last year, commentate all F1 sessions as well as qualifying and the main race.

Mark joins TEN Sport’s Matt White and Adam Gilchrist, former F1 World Champion Alan Jones and expert commentator Mark Larkham on set with Mark Howard, James Allen, and Tom Clarkson to bring fans all the news from inside the F1 Paddock.

Network Ten will also bring viewers all the glamour and excitement of Formula One from around the circuit with Kate Peck and Natalie Hunter.

Friday, 24 March. 10.30am – 6.30pm AEDT On ONE And WIN Network.
Saturday, 25 March. 10.00am – 6.30pm AEDT On TEN, TEN HD And WIN Network.
Sunday, 26 March. 10.00am – 6.00pm AEDT On TEN, TEN HD And WIN Network.


Great to see Channel 10 covering all of the Grand Prix Weekend. I’m not going to switch from the coverage on Foxtel though, I like Sky Sports F1 Team, but I WISH we could get the 4k signal in Australia.





Hyundai A-League and Caltex Socceroos matches will be broadcast live in prime time on free-to-air commercial television under a deal agreed by Football Federation Australia with Network Ten and FOX SPORTS.

Network Ten will broadcast the Harvey Norman Saturday Night football Hyundai A-League games and all finals as well as Caltex Socceroos matches after the completion of the current round of World Cup Qualifiers this year.

The new deal, which will come into effect for the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League season, will see FOX SPORTS’ world class broadcast of the Saturday 7.30pm blockbuster simulcast LIVE on Network Ten’s ONE.

The country’s best commentary team featuring Mark Bosnich, Robbie Slater, Simon Hill, Adam Peacock, Andy Harper and Tara Rushton will guide fans through the Saturday night match LIVE on FOX SPORTS and ONE.

The announcement follows last year’s ground breaking six year agreement which sees LIVE coverage of every Hyundai A-League game, along with Caltex Socceroos, Westfield Matildas, Westfield W-League and Westfield FFA Cup matches remain on FOX SPORTS.

“This is a win for football fans and an opportunity for us to showcase our game on a commercial network with a recent history of successfully covering major sport,” said Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop.

“We will take the biggest matches of the Hyundai A League - such as the Saturday night derbies - into every household in Australia live for the first time,” Mr Gallop said. “It is part of the overall broadcast deal with FOX SPORTS and means that we will be working with them to drive interest and subscriptions to their ‘all games live’ coverage of the Hyundai A-League.

“It is terrific to have a new and enthusiastic partner in Network Ten to promote the game.”

Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “We are very proud to partner with Football Federation Australia and FOX SPORTS to bring the Hyundai A-League to our viewers on ONE and tenplay every Saturday night.

“From October this year, 27 home and away Harvey Norman Saturday Night football matches and five Finals – plus Caltex Socceroos matches from next year – will have a new home on free-to-air television. We will provide a consistent timeslot on ONE for 30 weeks of the year, promoting the Hyundai A-League and its best game each week to all of Australia.

“We are looking forward to working with FOX SPORTS and Football Federation Australia to broadcast the Hyundai A-League to our viewers live on ONE and live streamed on tenplay,” he said.

FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany said: “This is a great result for football fans in Australia. The arrangement between FOX SPORTS and Network Ten will ensure more fans than ever before get to watch the best Australian footballers in action every week.

“A prime-time Saturday night A-League match on free-to-air, featuring FOX SPORTS’ expert commentators and world class production, will help grow the game and build football for long-term success,” Mr Delany said.



Andrew McKinlay Appointed Network Sport Editor.


Network Ten today announced the appointment of Andrew McKinlay as Network Sport
Editor, effective early April.

Mr McKinlay was previously the Editorial Manager/Chief Of Production at Fox Sports. He has
been at Fox Sports since December 2011, during which time he worked on assignments
including the coverage of Lance Armstrong’s doping confession, the passing of Muhammad
Ali and both the London and Rio Olympic Games.

Before Fox Sports, Mr McKinlay worked at Network Ten from March 2010 to October 2011
as National Sports Editor.

Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey said: “I’m very pleased to welcome
Andrew back to Network Ten and that he has agreed to take on such a key role in our News

“Local, national and international sport is a critically important part of our News coverage
and we look forward to Andrew leading our already strong Sport News department.”

Mr McKinlay said: “It’s been a wonderful eight-year ride at Fox Sports. But these are exciting
times to be joining Ten, with new ownership reinforcing the Network’s image as a top-gun
player in News and Sport.

“I look forward to leading a team of news breakers in all sports, especially cricket, AFL, NRL,
Rugby and Supercars.”


The Ten Network has snatched the broadcast rights for the Melbourne Cup from long-time owner Seven, The Australian reports.