New Supercars TV boss announced

Supercars Media has a new TV boss

Nathan Prendergast has been appointed as Supercars’ General Manager of Television and Content to replace the outbound Simon Fordham.

Prendergast has been promoted from his current role as the director of Supercars Media’s live Supercars broadcasts, which he has held since 2009.

Fordham’s resignation was announced last month, with the decade-plus Supercars employee set to become the Nine Network’s head of rugby league programming.

“For more than a decade Nathan and Simon have been instrumental at Supercars Media, widely regarded as one of the best television production teams in the world,” said Supercars CEO James Warburton.

“Supercars is very proud Nathan will lead the team going forward to further grow the world class television, digital and broadcast content our media house produces.

“Simon and Nathan were both recruited internally for this role which further highlights the depth and experience of this highly respected team.”

Prendergast began his media career as a commentator before moving into production, including establishing his own company Ignition Productions in 2005, and now rising to the top of the Supercars Media division.

He is also a partner in Neil Crompton’s Airtime Media business, which produces telecasts for a number of series including the CAMS Australian Off Road Championship and until recently the CAMS Australian Rally Championship.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead such an amazing team,” he said.

“Simon and I have worked together since 2007 and he leaves big shoes to fill.

“I know that my passion for the sport and the people who deliver it will help me maintain the world class standard that the Supercars Media product delivers.

“I look forward to the challenges and continued growth of the Supercars coverage.”

The reshuffle in the production team comes amid a time of change in front of the camera as well.

Pit reporter and Dunlop Super2 Series play-by-play commentator Greg Rust announced in October that he would be moving on from Supercars, while Speedcafe.com has learned that Mark Larkham has been targeted to move across to the in-house production from Network Ten.

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