Ten unveils Winter Olympics coverage

melmclaughlinstephenbradburyWith 100 days to go until the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, the Ten Network has announced details of what it promises is the biggest free-to-air coverage ever in Australia of a Winter Olympics.

The network is promising more than 550 hours of coverage across both channels Ten and One — including 360 hours of live coverage.

Ten will also offer eight channels of streamed coverage via its Ten Play online platform.

Ten’s nightly coverage will be headed by Sochi Tonight, hosted by Stephen Quartermain and Winter Olympic gold medalist Alisa Camplin OAM, screening at 6.00pm. Sochi Live, hosted by Mel McLaughlin (pictured) at Olympic Park in Sochi and Stephen Quartermain and Alisa Camplin in Melbourne, will provide live coverage throughout the evening. Brad McEwen takes over hosting Sochi Live overnight through to 5.30am.

One will broadcast Winter Olympics coverage 24 hours a day during competition. From 6.00pm to 6.00am Greg Rust and Nicole Livingstone will host live coverage of events, while during the daytime hours One will present competition highlights.

Ten’s news and current affairs portfolio, including Ten Eyewitness News, Wake Up and The Project will also incorporate Games coverage with their own reporters and presenters onsite at Sochi.

Commentators and presenters across the network’s coverage include Winter Olympic gold medalist Steven Bradbury OAM (pictured), three-time Olympian Steven Lee, former Olympians David Culbert and Steph Hickey, Snowboard expert Mitch Tomlinson, Freestyle Ski expert Luke Kneller, CEO of Ski and Snowboard Australia Michael Kennedy, Ten Sport journalists Lachie Reid and Rob Waters, Ten Sport presenter Mark Howard, Wake Up‘s Magdalena Roze, Nuala Hafner and Mazoe Ford and Ten Eyewitness News’ Danielle Isdale, Scott Mackinnon, Matt Doran, Melinda Nucifora and Max Futcher.

Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan said:

“Sochi will play host to the most spectacular Olympic Winter Games the world has ever seen and Network Ten is delighted to bring all the action to Australians, for free.

“The XXII Olympic Winter Games will be one of the broadcasting events of 2014 and we will present it to Australians across several media platforms. The combination of Ten, One and Ten Play will ensure our coverage of this global sporting event is comprehensive, compelling and engaging.”

The XXII Winter Olympic Games from Sochi starts 7 February 2014 (8 February Australian time).

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Host Mel McLaughlin with Winter Olympic hopefuls Anton Grimus, Anna Segal and Nate Johnstone, and Ten’s Steven Bradbury

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    • Steve on 30 October 2013 at 3:56 PM
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    Thought that the regulatory anti siphoning rules prevented FTA from showing listed events on their secondary digital channels? Have ten scored an exemption for Sochi or has something changed?

    1. Hi Steve

      The only thing I can think of is that from 2014 there will be no analogue TV so everyone will be watching digital and therefore will have access to the secondary channels.

    • William on 1 November 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    So there will be no The Bold and The Beautiful in Perth or even News, The Project including JJ

      • Shouts Chen on 12 November 2013 at 10:34 PM
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      Channel TEN will still broadcast the news in Perth. However, they will not show The Bold and the Beautiful due to the coverage.

        • William on 12 November 2013 at 11:26 PM
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        Cheers. Not that I watch The Bold and The Beautiful at all. So Perth will be even further behind with it due to BBL and Hopman Cup. But my family and Mum’s friends watch it

    • Daryl on 14 January 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    will the winter Olympics be broadcast in 3d for people who have a 3d capable tv

    1. Hi Daryl

      Ten has not made any mention of 3D broadcast as far as I know

    • Gina Jovicic on 2 February 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    Will The Bold And The Beautiful be aired in Melbourne, when Sochi 2014 is also airing? I hope it will still be on.

    1. My understanding is yes, that unless Ten makes any late changes The Bold And The Beautiful will continue in Melbourne during the Winter Olympics

    • Richard Friedrichs on 10 February 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    The coverage is hopeless on Ch10

    Thanks god for digital

    Roy and HG are yesterday’s people and are embarrassing with the false construction of story lines, and lead ins to stories and events.

    Surely 10 could have done better, considering the event.

    They grate??????????

    Just want to watch the events with intelligent, informed commentary.

      • Ron on 16 February 2014 at 10:55 PM
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      Agree, ten coverage is pathetic. They don’t have a clue about big events. It’s frustrating when they cut from an event part way through then don’t return to it before it is finished. We have to find out the result at the presentation rather than seeing the finish live. Usually just for some nonsense news update that is just repeats of old news or for ten minutes of ads. And yes, Roy and HG are a waste of space, embarrassing, let’s hope no other nations get to see it.

    • Mark Trafford on 12 February 2014 at 11:54 AM
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    Stephen Quartermain is hopeless hosting the Olympic coverage. His knowledge of sport beyond Australian Rules Football is very limited.

    I used to love Roy & HG but the format is very tired, is was funny 14 years ago however.

    Other than Quartermain, who is hopeless, I think 10 are doing a good job.

    • Greg on 12 February 2014 at 9:10 PM
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    Your coverage is rubbish, adds that run to long, promoting loosing aussies like they just won gold and worst of all f#*%ing roy and hg talking shit when we could be watching the action let’s hope another network gets it next time
    Cheers…. Pls try to keep the crap down

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  1. While the Olympics will be taking up 2 of the TV channels, will we be able to view the continuing Bold and Beautiful episodes online ?

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