Bathurst coverage LIVE and in HD on SKY


Viewers of ‘The Great Race’ the Bathurst 1000 will have to switch over to SKY Television for the first time this year.

The pay TV broadcaster has full HD coverage planned for the race weekend.

Check out the schedule below:

LIVE: V8 Supercars Championship: Auto Bathurst 1000 Top Ten Shot Out, SKY Sport 2, 7.00pm

Join SKY Sport for coverage of the V8 Supercar Championship as we head to Mount Panorama for the top ten shootout at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

LIVE: V8 Supercars Championship: Auto Bathurst 1000, SKY Sport 2, 11.30am

Join SKY Sport for coverage of the V8 Supercar Championship as we head to Mount Panorama for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

V8 Supercars move to SKY


SKY Sport is delighted to announce motorsport fans will have full LIVE coverage of V8 Supercars for the next five years through to the end of 2017, including six and a half hours of LIVE action from the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide this weekend.

“We welcome SKY Television to the V8 Supercar family and look forward to a fantastic and enduring partnership,” V8 Supercar CEO David Malone said.

“We are delighted our approach to SKY has led to this new partnership as our ever-growing New Zealand fan base is incredibly important to us. We are certain partnering with SKY ensures the ultimate package for the fans, the sport, our teams and our invaluable partners.”

V8 Supercar races will be broadcast live on SKY Television on Saturdays and Sunday. Signature events, including this weekend’s Clipsal 500, will also feature Friday coverage.
SKY will broadcast 250 km races live from Adelaide this Saturday and Sunday; as well as ARMOR ALL Qualifying and the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout on Friday.

“The agreement with SKY Television delivers full coverage of all races across the season. This was particularly imperative for us when we began the negotiations, Mr Malone said.

“For these reasons SKY Television is a fantastic broadcast partner for our sport in New Zealand.”

Richard Last, Director of Sport at SKY was enthusiastic about welcoming V8’s to SKY Sport;

“V8’s are a fantastic addition to SKY Sport, I know there will be a lot of very happy SKY customers with this news. The SKY Sport team are passionate about all sport and are looking forward to delivering V8 Supercar races to motorsport fans”.

Kiwi motorsport fans will be able to support the four New Zealand drivers Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard and former A1GP driver Jonny Reid on the grid. Kiwi great Greg Murphy will also drive for the Holden Racing Team in the Endurance Cup.
Murphy is also vying for a place on the grid at the ITM400 Auckland in April if he can secure backing to enter a Holden Racing Team supported wild card entry.


Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Fri March 1 AMOUR ALL Qualifying 1 5.30pm SKY Sport 2 LIVE

Fri March 1 ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout 6.30pm SKY Sport 2 LIVE

Sat March 2 Race 1 5.00pm SKY Sport 2 LIVE

Sun March 3 ARMOR ALL Qualifying 2 1.30pm SKY Sport 2 LIVE

Sun March 3 Race 2 5.00pm SKY Sport 2 LIVE

Bracewell drops F-bomb in post match interview

Doug Bracewell drops the F-bomb on live radio during post game interview.


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Almost 2 million watched last nights All Blacks game

The RWC semi-final was watched by 1.9 million viewers across the country last night according to the official agency that monitors television ratings, AGB Nielsen.

That equates to almost half of NZ’s population watching the game on television (48.7% of all people 5+ nationwide).

The match also attracted a massive share of the television audience last night. 89% of viewers watched the rugby live on one of the 4 channels simulcasting the RWC Semi-Final leaving only 11% of viewers watching different programming.

BREAKDOWN BY CHANNEL (thousands of viewers):

TV ONE 659,400

Sky Sport 653,300

TV3 397,800

Maori TV 262,700