Australia has now a new place to watch sports, and it has just started broadcasting. Called One HD, the channel promises to broadcast AFL, Netball and Cricket matches, along with the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and American sports like NASCAR, NBA and the MLB.
The Channel Ten-owned network will be broadcasting two sports in different regions: the Telstra Skins in NSW and QLD, while the other sports will be seeing the start of the AFL Premiership Season.
Other events that will be broadcast on the new channel will be the FINA World Short Course, Australian Short Course Championships, the Indian Premier League, US Masters, “March Madness” from the NCAA and the Australian Rally Championships.
It will air its flagship sports news program Sports Tonight at 7:00PM (Melbourne Time) every night, with an hour edition broadcast on Sunday. It will also add two original programs: Thursday Night Live, a sports panel program airing at 7:30PM every Thursday, and One Week At A Time, an AFL program airing at 7:30PM every Monday.
The 24-hour channel will replace Ten HD on channel 1, and will also be broadcasting on Channel 12 in standard definition. If, however, you are in Melbourne right now, you will not see the AFL match on Channel 12 since it is on Channel Ten, found on channel 10.
Regional markets will be seeing it through their regional affiliates; however, Southern Cross Ten will be broadcasting the channel in the middle of this year.
Also, according to Ten, all sports and all of its original shows will be on air live – meaning that if a show broadcast in 10am in Melbourne, it would air in Perth at 8am and not delayed by two hours.