10 Sport
NetworkNetwork 10
Country of originAustralia
OwnerTen Network Holdings
(Paramount Networks ANZ)
HeadquartersPyrmont, New South Wales
Major broadcasting contractsA-League Men
A-League Women
AFC Asian Cup
Australia Cup
Bellator MMA
Formula One
Melbourne Cup Carnival
Matildas Internationals
Socceroos Internationals
FA Cup
Official website10play.com.au/sport

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. Sports streamed on Paramount+ in Australia since August 2021 are also broadcast under the 10 Sport banner.

All sport events were broadcast under the One HD banner from 26 March 2009 until it ceased being a sole sports channel in early 2011.


Australian rules

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, the network also alternated in showing the pre-season Grand Final and Brownlow Medal count with Nine (Ten telecasted the events in 2002, 2004 and 2006) while they showed each local state team's games that were played by WA, SA, QLD and NSW teams that were played on a Saturday. Along with the Seven Network, Ten placed a successful $780 million bid to jointly broadcast the game from 2007 to 2011.[1] 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 and the Nab Cup Grand Final. Ten ended AFL broadcasting at the conclusion of the 2011 season. At the end of 2011 Network Ten lost the rights to the AFL with Seven taking over the free-to-air Saturday games. 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 which was the last to be broadcast.


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. On the 19 August 2021, The NBL and Channel 10 announced a broadcast deal that would involve 10 Peach showing two games every Sunday, Starting with the 2021/22 Season.


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.[2] Ten previously held the broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League.

Horse racing

Network 10 broadcast the Melbourne Cup between 1978 and 2001, and again since 2019. For a brief period in 2019 before the Melbourne Cup, Network 10 also broadcast some International Racing meets from the United Kingdom and France.


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 from 1997 to 2006 and 2015 to 2020 and MotoGP since 1997.

In 2017, Ten has dropped it's remaining Formula One international live races, it will retained the broadcast rights of Formula One Australian Grand Prix live races and rest of highlights from international races of Formula One World Championship.

Rugby league

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.[3]

Rugby union

Network 10 has broadcast the 1995, 2007 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.[4] From 2013 to 2020, 10 broadcast Wallabies test matches played in Australia and Rugby Championship matches involving the Wallabies.


Network 10 in 2007 broadcast its first soccer broadcast with the Sydney FC v LA Galaxy exhibition match. The match was broadcast on the main channel nationally in a three-hour special presentation. In 2017, Ten entered a two-year deal becoming the FTA broadcaster of the A-League and Socceroos matches. 27 matches played on Saturday Nights were simulcasted from Fox Sports on 10 Bold along with five finals matches and Socceroos matches over the two-year period. Fox on One was a three-hour programming block produced by Fox Sports for Network 10 each Saturday night on 10 Bold. It included Back Page Live followed by the live broadcast of the Saturday Night A-League match.

In 2021, Network 10 returned broadcasting soccer acquiring full broadcast rights become the home of Australian Soccer in a five-year deal. One A-League match each Saturday night will be broadcast on the main channel along with one W-League match each Sunday on 10 Bold. All A-League and W-League finals will also be broadcast live and free on FTA. All remainder matches will be streamed on Paramount+. A separate four-year deal was also struck with Football Australia with all Socceroos and Matildas matches to be broadcast on FTA along with for the first time, the FFA Cup Final. Other FFA Cup matches will be streamed on Paramount+. Other content also acquired which will be shown on Network 10 platforms including Under 23 friendlies, Youth national team home matches along with AFC competitions. 10 and Paramount+ also became the official broadcaster of the FA Cup.

Olympic and Commonwealth Games

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.[5][6][7]

Network 10, in joint partnership with subscription television provider Foxtel, had broadcast rights for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[8] It also broadcast the 1994 and 2014 games. Channel 10 won praise for their broadcast of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games with many Australians hoping they return to 10 in the near future.


10 Sport holds broadcast rights to the following events:


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates Notes
Basketball National Basketball League Fox Sports (1995–1997), ESPN (2021–present) 1992–1997, 2010–2015, 2021–present 2 matches Live per week every Sunday Afternoon on 10 Peach
Cricket Indian Premier League 2008–2010, 2023–2027 Coverage on Paramount+
Horse racing Melbourne Cup Carnival Sky Racing Racing.com 1978–2001, 2019–present Coverage on 10 and 10 Play
Horse racing Kingston Town Classic Sky Racing Racing.com 2021–present Coverage on 10 Play
Horse racing Winterbottom Stakes Sky Racing Racing.com 2021–present Coverage on 10 Play
Horse racing Railway Stakes Sky Racing Racing.com 2021–present Coverage on 10 Play
Mixed martial arts Bellator MMA UFC TV 2021–present Live coverage of every fight on 10 Play
Motor racing Formula One Australian Grand Prix Fox Sports (2015–) 2003– Live coverage on 10.
Motor racing Formula One international races Fox Sports (2015–2022) 2003–2022 highlights on 10 BOLD.
Motor racing MotoGP Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Fox Sports 1997– Live coverage on 10 Play
Soccer A-League Men[9] Paramount+ Sports 2017–2019, 2021–present One match every Saturday night & One Sunday afternoon matches on 10 Bold including all finals
Soccer A-League Women[10] Paramount+ Sports 2021–present One match every Sunday afternoon on 10 Play including all finals
Soccer Socceroos Internationals Paramount+ Sports 2018–2019, 2021–present Every Game LIVE
Soccer Matildas Internationals Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Every Game LIVE
Soccer Australia Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Every Game LIVE on 10play and the Australia Cup Final on 10HD
Soccer Australia Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present A-League Club Play-Off matches to enter Australia Cup Round of 32
Soccer U23 Men's Friendly Internationals Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Home Games
Soccer U23 Women's Friendly Internationals Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Home Games
Soccer Socceroos FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Round 2 games
Soccer 2023 AFC Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only
Soccer 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only
Soccer Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Paramount+ Sports 2021–present AFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Final Round) for Paris Olympics 2024
Soccer Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Paramount+ Sports 2021–present AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Final Round) for Paris Olympics 2024
Soccer AFC U-23 Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2023
Soccer AFC U-20 Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2023
Soccer AFC U-17 Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2023
Soccer AFC U-23 Women's Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2022 & 2024
Soccer AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2022 & 2024
Soccer AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2022 & 2024
Soccer AFC Futsal Asian Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present Finals Only 2022 & 2024
Soccer AFC Solidarity Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present 2024 Event
Soccer AFC Champions League 2021–present All matches live on 10 Play, Final and Australian team matches on 10 BOLD
Soccer FA Cup Paramount+ Sports 2021–present All matches on 10/10 Play, Paramount+ Sports from Round 5 onwards


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates
Summer Olympics Mexico City 1968, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 1968, 1984, 1988
Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 2014
Air Racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2007–2010, 2019
American football National Football League Fox Sports, ESPN 2008–2014
American football Super Bowl ESPN 2009–2014
Athletics Stawell Gift 2000–2013
Australian rules Victorian Football Association 1967–1986
Australian rules Aussie Bowl 1986–1987
Australian rules Australian Football League Nine Network & Fox Footy Channel (2002–2006), Seven Network & Fox Sports (2007–2011) 2002–2011
Australian rules International Rules Series 2006, 2011
Baseball Australian Baseball League ABC 1990s–1996
Baseball Major League Baseball Fox Sports, ESPN 2009–2013
Basketball NCAA College Basketball ESPN 2009–2010
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship 2011
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2011
Basketball National Basketball Association ESPN (1996–1999, 2008–2011) 1992–1999, 2008–2011
Basketball Women's National Basketball League ABC 1992–1990s
Beach Cricket Beach Cricket Tri-Nations series 2007–2009
Commonwealth Games Edinburgh 1986, Victoria 1994, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 ABC (1986) Foxtel (2010) 1986, 1994, 2010, 2014
Cricket Big Bash League 2013–2018
Cricket Women's Big Bash League 2015–2018
Cricket Australian WT20 Cup Final 2015
Cricket Champions League Twenty20 2009–2010, 2013
Cricket Sheffield Shield ABC 1976
Cycling Herald Sun Tour SBS 2009, 2011
Golf Australian Open Fox Sports 2009–2011
Golf Australian PGA Championship 2009–2013
Golf World Golf Championships 2009–2013
Golf New Zealand Open 2008–2012
Golf New Zealand PGA Championship 2008–2013
Golf Ryder Cup 2010–2012
Golf U.S. Open Fox Sports 2007–2011
Golf U.S. Masters 2007–2013
Horse Racing Coral Eclipse 2019
Horse Racing July Cup Meeting 2019
Horse Racing King George 2019
Horse Racing Glorious Goodwood 2019
Horse Racing Ebor Festival 2019
Horse Racing Cambridgeshire Meeting 2019
Horse Racing British Champions Day 2019
Motor racing Australian Off Road Championship 2008–2016
Motor racing Australian Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (2015–present) 2011–2015, 2019–2020
Motor racing MotoGP International races Fox Sports 1997–2021
Motor racing NASCAR 2008–2016
Motor racing Nations Cup Fox Sports (highlights) 2000–2002
Motor racing Superbike World Championship 1997–2006
Motor racing Supercars Championship Fox Sports (highlights, 1997–2006, live, 2015–2020) 1997–2006, 2015–2020
Motor racing SuperUtes Series Fox Sports (highlights, 2005–2006, live, 2015–2020) 2005–2006, 2015–2020
Motor racing World Rally Championship Speed (2011–2014), Fox Sports (live, 2015–present) 2011–2015, 2019–2020
Netball ANZ Championship Fox Sports (2015–2016) 2009–2012, 2015–2016
Netball INF Netball World Cup Fox Sports 1999, 2011, 2015
Netball Constellation Cup Fox Sports (2015–2016) 2008–2011, 2015–2016
Rugby League New South Wales Rugby League Seven Network (1973–1982), ABC (1973–1991), Nine Network (1983) 1973–1991
Rugby League Amco Cup 1974–1989
Rugby League Winfield Cup Nine Network, ABC 1983–1991
Rugby League State of Origin 1990
Rugby League Kangaroo Tour ABC (1986, 1990 France) 1980 (New Zealand) 1986, 1990 (Great Britain)
Rugby League Australia national rugby league team ABC (1979) 1979, 1980, 1986, 1990
Rugby Union British and Irish Lions Tour Fox Sports 2013
Rugby Union Wallabies Spring Tour Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union Pro14 Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union Super Rugby Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union Wallabies Internationals Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union The Rugby Championship Fox Sports 1992–1995, 2013–2020
Rugby Union Rugby World Cup Fox Sports 1995, 2007, 2019
Soccer National Soccer League 1977–1979
Soccer Sydney FC v LA Galaxy 2007
Surfing Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2010–2013
Swimming Australian Swimming Championships 2009–2015
Swimming Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 2010–2015
Tennis Queensland Open 1987–1992
Tennis Sydney Indoor 1973–1994
Tennis Hopman Cup 2011–2013
Wrestling WWE, WWF Raw, WWF Superstars, WWF pay per views Fox Sports 1995–1999
Yachting Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1980s–2004


10 Sport has presented the following recurring programs:


Sport (event) Program Years
Australian rules football Teams on 10 2020–present (10Play, Facebook)
Basketball Double Dribble 2022–present (Facebook)
Basketball NBL Sunday Hoops 2021–present (10 Peach)
Basketball NBL Slam 2021–present (10 Peach, 10 Bold)
Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Preview Show 2020–present
Soccer Socceroos: Road to Qatar 2021–present (10 Bold)
Soccer Matildas: Countdown to India 2022 2021–present (10 Bold)
Soccer A-League Kickoff 2021–present (Facebook)
Soccer A-League Highlights Show 2021–present (10 Bold)


Sport (event) Program Years
All The Sports Show 1992
All Thursday Night Live 2009–2010
All The Thursday Night Sport Show 2014
All The Back Page 2017
All Sports Tonight 1993–2011, 2018–2019
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 Air Time 1992–1997
Basketball Saturday & Sunday Basketball 1990s
Cricket MVP 2010
Cricket Big Final Preview 2014
Basketball Crash the Bash 2016–2018
Motorsport RPM 1997–2008, 2011, 2015–2020
Rugby league One Week at a Time (NRL) 2011
Rugby league The Game Plan (NRL) 2011–2013
Soccer Just for Kicks 2017–2018


10 Sport has presented the following podcasts on 10 Speaks.


Sport (event) Program Years
All Talking Sport with Matt Burke 2020–present
Horse Racing 10 Speaks Racing 2021–present
Australian rules football The Western Front 2019
Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Podcast 2019
Rugby Union Talking Rugby with Matt Burke 2019
Soccer Football Companion 2021–present

10 Sports Staff




Staff and commentators

Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup



Tabtouch Masters



National Basketball League

Present (through IMG)



Socceroos Internationals



Matildas Internationals

A-Leagues/Friendly Matches

Present - Channel 10 matches


2007 Sydney FC v LA Galaxy

Australian Rules Football

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.

Australian Football League

1988 State Games

Aussie Bowl

Victorian Football Association

Teams on 10

The Game Plan

Before the Game

Olympic and Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 CWG

From Glasgow studio

From Melbourne (commentators lounge)

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Delhi 2010 CWG

Various Ten programs including Toasted TV, Totally Wild, Puzzle Play, Huey's Kitchen, Neighbours, The 7PM Project, and Sports Tonight goes on hiatus during Ten's broadcast of the Commonwealth Games.

Victoria 1994 CWG

Seoul 1988 Olympics


Supercars Championship


Formula 1




Rugby Union



Rugby World Cup


Big Bash League

Women's Big Bash League

XXXX Gold Beach Cricket

Swimming – Australian Swimming Championships and Pan Pacs

Netball – ANZ Premiership and Diamonds Matches

Rugby League

Winfield Cup

Tooheys Challenge Cup

The Game Plan (NRL)

Logo history

See also


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  2. ^ New Big Bash League broadcaster Channel Ten thrilled with ratings for season opening derby Herald Sun (Melbourne). Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ Sacre, Howard (May 1991). "Network Ten in Liquidation – May 1991" (Video). Network Ten. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Ten gives HD sporting chance". The Australian. australianit.news.com.au. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Olympic fury over rules for TV sport". The Australian. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Seven withdraws from bidding for Olympics as price tag proves too great for TV networks". Fox Sports. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  7. ^ MacKay, Duncan (12 May 2013). "Ten Network signs $20 million deal to broadcast Sochi 2014 in Australia, claim reports". Inside the Games. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  8. ^ "TEN and Foxtel win 2010 Commonwealth Games". TV Tonight. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  9. ^ "A-league & W-League announces new tv deal". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  10. ^ "A-league & W-League announces new tv deal". Retrieved 26 May 2021.