Sports Sunday

Sports Sunday is an Australian sports television program currently broadcast on the Nine Network at 10.00am Sunday mornings. It is hosted by James Bracey, with a roster of rotating panelists including author Peter FitzSimons, journalist Neil Breen, Australian netball player Liz Ellis and horse trainer Richard Freedman.[1] Emma Freedman hosted the show for its debut season in 2017.

Sports Sunday
GenreSports
Presented byJames Bracey
StarringLiz Ellis
Peter FitzSimons
Neil Breen
Richard Freedman
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes114 (as of 8 December 2019)
Production
Production location(s)TCN-9 Willoughby, New South Wales
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
(including commercials)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release5 March 2017 - present
Chronology
Preceded byWide World of Sports
External links
Website

The weekly show features discussions and debates on the previous week's sporting news and events, along with guest interviews and other sporting highlights from both Australia and internationally.

History

The show aired its debut episode on 5 March 2017, and was a replacement for the long running Wide World of Sports program after host Ken Sutcliffe's retirement in 2016.[2] The debut season was hosted by television presenter Emma Freedman.

It was announced on 8 February 2018 that host Emma Freedman had left the Nine Network to take up a position at the NRL-based channel Fox League.[3] James Bracey replaced Freedman as host from 2018.[4]

Current panelists

Former panelists

See also

References

  1. Manning, James (2 February 2017). "Emma Freedman hosting new Sports Sunday program on Nine". Media Week. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. Knox, David (2 February 2017). "Airdate: Sports Sunday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. Honeysett, Stuart (9 February 2018). "Emma Freedman to depart Nine and Wide World of Sports". Wide World of Sports. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. "Nine announce exciting plans for NRL and rugby league coverage in 2018". Wide World of Sports. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
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