A surprising number of you have been gagging to finally get the Ten network’s One HD digital TV service.
In the ACT it’s been held up by the local aggregators, Macquarie Southern Cross Media, dragging the chain as they figure out how to make a quid from it.
Today they’ve announced that it’s kicking off on 2 July for anyone who can get High Definition digital election.
- Some of the sport highlights that these regional viewers in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT can look forward to from 2 July 2009 include:
— AFL – the 2009 NAB Cup, home and away season, and finals including the Grand Final returning to the network in 2009
— Netball – ANZ Championship Competition and all Test matches featuring the Australian Netball Diamonds, exclusively for the next five years
— Commonwealth Games – 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
— Formula 1 – every round of the F1 World Championship scope
— Moto GP – extensive coverage of every round of the World Championship
— NASCAR – live coverage of the Daytona 500 and other major Sprint Cup races, live coverage of the Nationwide Series, as well as Sprint Cup qualifying
— Australian Rally Championship – exclusive coverage of every round
— National Football League (NFL) – three games per week live, including the flagship Sunday and Monday night games, as well as live coverage of play-offs and the Super Bowl
— Major League Baseball (MLB) – five games per week live, including prime time coverage of play-offs and World Series
— National Basketball Association (NBA) – three games per week live
— Golf – US Masters, US Open, World Golf Championships including the Accenture MatchPlay Championship, the CA Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational and the World Cup, Australian PGA, Ladies Masters, 2010 Ryder Cup, and 15 additional international and domestic events including the Johnnie Walker Classic, and the Asian tour’s flagship event the Singapore Open and the tour’s season ending Volvo Masters of Asia.
— U.S. College sports – American football and basketball
— Tennis – ATP and WTA tennis, details to be confirmed, approximately 11 tournaments during 2009.
— Swimming – HD ONE is the exclusive broadcaster for Swimming Australia. This includes coverage of the
Australian Swimming Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Australian Short Course Championships, FINA
World Short Course, Swimmer of the Year – a minimum 109 hours per year for the next eight years.
So sports nuts, rejoice!