ONE turns 6 months

one10This 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.


  1. Thanks One HD. I love this channel, I always leave it on in the background. Hope it keeps growing from strength to strenght.
    I would love to see Sports Tonight expand to one hour and make the program into the real flagship for the channel much like Sports Centre is on ESPN in the US.
    More sport opinion shows similar to PTI Australia, and niche talk shows like golf, motorsport and Association football (soccer) in prime time during week days would also be awesome.

  2. Yes I hope ONE can get the V8s the next time the rights come up with all the support races, Seven has once again butchered the coverage or anything that’s not the Supercars.

    I like they have a 24/7 sports channel now if only they could pass on those shows not airing to GO! and life would be good.

  3. I love the idea of One but I don’t watch it simply because they haven’t got a single sport that I’m interested in watching. Get some tennis, cricket (real cricket, not that hit-and-giggle nonsense in the IPL), league and/or V8s and I will be a dedicated viewer.

  4. Congratulations to the One HD team. I know the station does not get big ratings, and it has received its fair share of criticism from some industries insiders, not to mention some readers comments on this site, but it is so refreshing to have some different programming on TV.

    The way ONE broadcast preview shows for Moto GP and F1 is fantastic. AFL in HD brilliant!!. Ten need to be congratulated for getting on board with the sport channel and being the first commercial channel to start break away programming. All they need now is to get the V8 supercar’s of 7 (who wouldn’t know a replay if it hit them in the head) and One would be perfect.

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