This Saturday marks 6 months to the day since Australia got its first digital commercial multichannel, ONE HD. It kicked off with an AFL match in Melbourne (pictured) and SKINS Swimming in Sydney.
To mark the anniversary, the sports channel has put together what it says is its biggest weekend of sport:
8am to 8.45pm AEST more than 12.5 hours of AFL Grand Final coverage makes it the most comprehensive event coverage ever mounted in Australia
8.45pm Sat The Poker Star premiere ep. The 8 part reality series to find an amateur poker player worthy of being called Joe Hachem’s apprentice. Continues 8.30 each Wednesday
9.45pm to 11.55pm
Cycling World Championship – womens road race. Six Aussies in the field taking on 124km in the Swiss alps.
11.55pm to 1.10am Live Formula 1 Qualifying – ONE’s Greg Rust and Cam McConville are on the ground in Singapore as the most controversial and unpredictable F1 season nears the business end.
5.30 to 8.45am Live College Football – the CBS Saturday afternoon blockbuster match between Alabama and Arkansas
8.45 to 11.45am relive the magic of St Kilda v Geelong as first meets second in the 2009 AFL Grand Final
11.45am to 1.45pm Bundesliga German soccer – game of the week from Europe’s highest scoring football league as Borussia Dortmund host Schalke.
2.45 to 5.30pm NASCAR Nationwide racing from Dover
6.30 to 9.00pm and midnight to 1.30am Live: Cadel Evans races near his Swiss home, alongside Aussie Tour de France heroes Stuart O’Grady, Simon Gerrans and Michael Rogers in the mens road race at the Cycling World Championship in Mendrisio, Switzerland. (live coverage pauses for Sports Tonight at 7.30pm and Formula 1 at 9pm).
9pm to midnight Live Formula 1 – the pre race show then full live race telecast. Can Aussie Mark Webber reignite his championship hopes with his 2nd career win? The spectacle of a night race in Singapore.
3.00 to 6.20am Live NFL – An American tradition with live Sunday afternoon football between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers.
6.20 to 8.20am Italian football from the Serie A as Udinese host Genoa.
10.20am to 1.40pm Live NFL – Ben Graham and his Arizona Cardinals face the Indianapolis Colts in the ratings smash that Is NBC Sunday Night Football.
The countdown to the new NBA season beginning Oct 28 starts with Classic Hall of Fame matches featuring 2009 inductees Michael Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton. The first is Game 6 of the 97 NBA Finals between the Bulls and the Jazz starting 10pm next Friday.
Then the week after, ONE sees NSW and Victoria face the best domestic Twenty20 Cricket teams in the inaugural Champions League from India.