Channel 10 still into sports for 2021 with the Formula 1, Moto GP, and Melbourne Cup

by Sports Benches

Image Reference: Wikipedia

The Formula 1 World Championship will still be theirs going into 2021.

So nothing new since late 2017 when you have every International Highlights race.

And the only live race is the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Victoria.

It will only happen for one weekend every year during the middle of March.

But not from earlier this year due to COVID.

Even the season resumed in July; Ten cannot change the contract.

Image Reference: Wikipedia

Every highlights race, including last night from Algarve in Portugal, is on 10 Bold.

It is at 10.30 pm tonight if you have yet to watch one.

Ten will always have the support races in the lead up before the main event.

I thought that particular Supercars round would not be on their menu.

But Ten is still obliged to cover Supercars as part of the Australian GP weekend.

Just not every other race outside Albert Park as it is dealt with by Supercars.

And not Formula 1/Australian Grand Prix management.

For example, Seven broadcasts Test & Big Bash Matches covered by Cricket Australia.

But they cannot air the 50 Over & T20 World Cup held by Channel 9.

That is because Nine tied up under a different organizing body.

Image Reference: Box Repsol via Flickr

Beyond the Australian Grand Prix, Ten still has the MotoGP.

I did recall once after 2018 that they have renewed this contract until 2021.

It is their last year having seen the recent management change with Viacom.

We might see MotoGP go to Seven or Kayo’s free service in 2022.

Formula 1 should follow suit not long after Ten’s contract expires before 2023.

That is over 20 years since Ten first televised the No.1 open-wheel sport.

A bit longer than what Channel 9 aired Formula 1 between 1985-2002.

Image Reference: Wikipedia

And they will not quit on the Melbourne Cup Carnival until after 2023.

The big horse racing carnival in Victoria begins this Saturday.

Then we look forward to next Tuesday for the race that stops the nation.

On that note, I did phone Channel 10 last Monday about having RPM back for 2021.

A representative said that they are currently talking about it.

But I do not think this show will come back ever.

It is because they lost Supercars & sports may no longer suit their business model.

So sorry not to get their hopes up if I am wrong about having the Big Bash back.

You may also like

Leave a Comment