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.