Tens Bathurst 1000 wins seventh TV Week Logie Award
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 has won a TV Week Logie Award for the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.
Winning the award ahead of the 2017/18 Ashes Series, the 2017 AFL Grand Final and Australian Open Men’s Final and the Jeff Horn vs Manny Pacquiao fight.
The race is produced by Supercars Media, the in-house broadcast team of Supercars Australia and it is the seventh time Australia’s ‘Great Race’ has taken the Logie for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.
The coverage featured an Australian-first use of the innovative CAMCAT, an overhead camera that travelled at speeds of up to 150km/h along the front straight.
Ten’s Head of Sport Matt White said the collaboration between the network and Supercars led to the incredible pictures watched by an average audience national audience of 1.9 million and a peak audience of three million on Ten; and as the top three programs of the day on FOX SPORTS.
“This is a partnership with Supercars Media, so to Sean Seamer (Supercars CEO), Nathan Prendergast (General Manager – Supercars Media), our incredible commentary team, and the incredible people who make this broadcast happen, we love you and we’ll see you at Bathurst this year,” White said.
“The Bathurst 1000 is about the drivers, it’s about the fans, it’s about the Mountain, it’s about story-telling.
“I’m really proud to accept this on behalf of the story we told in 2017 on Ten, especially from Mark Larkham, who told the story of one lap like it’s never been told before, edited by Aaron Hare.
“On behalf of our CEO Paul Anderson who comes to more races than probably we do, to our producer Frank Smith, to our incredible on-air team and production team, but mostly to everyone at Channel Ten who stuck it out in a pretty tough 12 months, this is for you guys.”
This year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 runs from October 4-7 and again is broadcast live throughout Australia on the FOX SPORTS and TEN Networks.