Nine has announced a new two year partnership with Surfing Australia.
It will broadcast 15 half hour episodes of mySURF.tv, hosted by WSL Commentator Ronnie Blakey with surf lifestyle and culture content from Australia and abroad, plus 12 monthly half hour shows called Surfing Australia TV hosted by Nine presenter Sam Squiers (pictured). It will include feature pieces on the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series, Wahu Surfer Groms Comps and more.
Nine will also support Surfing Australia charity foundation programs including the Surf for Life Project and Soldier On Surf Therapy program through community announcements.
Andrew Stark Chief Executive of Surfing Australia said “We are thrilled to announce this major partnership with the Nine Network that will confirm the broadcast of our key TV shows in Surfing Australia TV and mySURF.tv. This partnership is critical to ensure we are able to continue to deliver quality sport development programs with iconic sponsors that ensures we deliver on our purpose to create a healthier and happier Australia through Surfing. We have had a long and fruitful partnership with Nine and we are very excited and appreciative to firm this up for the next two years”.
Amanda Laing, Nine’s Managing Director said: ”Nine is proud to continue our support of Surfing Australia. Australia has the best surfers in the world and surfing remains one of the nation’s favourite sports. Now confirmed for the Tokyo Olympics, the profile of the sport and our world champion surfers will go from strength to strength.
“Nine’s charity arm, 9Cares, are also proud to be able to work side by side with Surfing Australia’s important community initiatives.”