Iron Man era ends on TEN

2013-09-13_1540TEN has made two sporting announcements today.

Its long-running summer broadcasts of the Iron Man Surf Life Saving Series is no more after a decision by Surf Life Saving Australia to part company with Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

The network’s broadcast contract was with SEL, not with Surf Life Saving Australia.

TEN’s association with cereal-sponsored Iron Man events goes back to the 1980s, wth such names such as Grant Kenny, Guy Leech, Trevor Hendy and Ky Hurst.

It’s unclear if another network will partner for future events.

Meanwhile TEN has acquired exclusive television rights in Australia for the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013, taking place in India.

Over 20 matches will air live on TEN and ONE from Saturday, September 21, and be streamed live online.

With $6 million in prizemoney, the competition will include two Australian Big Bash League teams: the Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat.


  1. @jimbo – that is a real big disappointment. I wonder who will commentate now at 9 when Guy Leech, Trevor Hendy, Nathan Quinn, Mark Howard and Nicole Livingstone are all contracted to Ten

  2. wow, cricket lovers will be very happy at the moment. They’ve had a winter full of cricket on GEM from England, more state cricket to come on GEM in October under the new scheduling. The Big Bash on free-to-air for the first time this summer, and now the Champions League as well!

  3. agreeing with junkyard (and the winner of the most appropriate name here)- it was one of the best things they had going for them. take a leaf out of female volleyball’s book

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