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Ten takes Sky feed for 2012 F1 broadcasts

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Wednesday 14th March, 2012 - 9:41am

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Mark Webber at the Australian Grand Prix last year

Mark Webber at the Australian Grand Prix last year

Network Ten will take Sky Sports’ commentary feed for all Australian Formula One broadcasts.

After using BBC’s feed since it returned to the sport, Ten has elected to give Australian audiences Sky’s vision and audio.

The change has come about after a split in broadcast rights. Pay channel Sky will show all 20 Formula One events this year, while the BBC has rights to broadcast 10 events.

Sky’s ‘race’ commentary team will be headed by David Croft, Martin Brundle and Anthony Davidson, while Ted Kravitz and Natalie Pinkham will be the network’s pitlane foot soldiers.

Network Ten’s host motorsports commentator Greg Rust confirmed that Ten will take Sky Sports coverage of all F1 races in 2012.

“We are using Sky commentary in 2012,” Rust told Speedcafe.com.

“I’d like to personally thank the BBC for all of their help over the years, and also welcome in the Sky boys.

“It all starts with qualifying and the race here in Australia this weekend.”

Ten will offer three days of race coverage this weekend. See below for a full timetable of broadcast times.

Rust, Daryl Beattie, Craig Baird, James Allen and Tom Clarkson will be the network’s on-the-spot commentators.

Jack Perkins will be a expert commentator for the weekend, while Richard Craill will make his debut on Network Ten calling the supports.

Network Ten’s F1 coverage times from Albert Park. Please check local guides for full details.

Friday, March 16
One – 12pm-7pm

Saturday, March 17
Ten – 12pm-6pm
One – 12pm-6.30pm

Sunday, March 18
Ten – 12pm-6.45pm
One – 12pm-7.30pm

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