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Matt White becomes TEN’s Head of Sport

RPM presenter expands his duties now leading TEN's own Sport department.

RPM presenter and longtime TEN identity Matt White has been named as the network’s Head of Sport, in addition to his on-air role.

It follows the departure of Head of Cricket, David Barham to Seven.

White returned to TEN in 2014 following a decade with Seven, where his duties included fronting Today Tonight. But he is long identified with the Sports Tonight brand on TEN and motor sports.

Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey said, “Matt is one of the most experienced and versatile television presenters in Australia, with a career that spans sport, special events, news and current affairs.

“I’m delighted that he has agreed to take on the new role of head of sport, while continuing to appear on air for us. Network TEN remains the free-to-air television home of Supercars, MotoGP, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Wallabies and the A-League.”

“Now is the perfect time for TEN Sport to build on our existing platform of live sports broadcasts and sports programming, and I can’t wait to lead the charge. We have great people who are passionate, innovative and committed to delivering what our viewers want – more of the sports they love on free-to-air television. TEN Sport is open for business, so watch this space,” White added.

TEN has also promoted Adam Cush to director of sport production, working closely with White as he leads production, commercial and business affairs.

13 Responses

  1. Sounds like a way to give him a pay bump and keep him from defecting. He will have plenty of time on his hands, maybe they can include studio ten in his brief, the girls on the desk dont mind a bit of brussel sprout shot putting 🙂

  2. Some very cyncial comments! Sport rights are not what they seem! From what i can see Its like throwing money in a bottomless pit. Going off the SWM and NEC share price , who would want to invest in that!

  3. Could this be the start of a new strategy perhaps? AFL / NRL rights within a few years will be on the table and after everything that’s happened CBS would no doubt be heavily involved.

    On a separate note, when do the Melbourne Cup rights come up (formerly on Ten), is there even a tender process with Racing Vic or do they just hand it to Seven seemingly like everything else?

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