Australian sport’s biggest night on Seven


Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2021, 9.30pm tonight

A select group of our nation’s biggest sporting heroes will be honoured on the Seven Network in a special television event tomorrow night, when Australian sport’s most exclusive club, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, welcomes a star-studded list of 2021 inductees and Legends before announcing this year’s most coveted sport awards.

Heroes and Legends – A Celebration of the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame will screen nationally at 9.30pm tonight, Thursday 2 December, on Channel 7 and 7plus, directly after The Front Bar Ashes Edition.

Featuring Australia’s premier sport broadcaster and SAHOF member Bruce McAvaney, and hosted by fan favourites Hamish McLachlan and Abbey Gelmi, Seven’s 90-minute special broadcast includes in-depth interviews with some of Australian sport’s biggest names.

The icons include the two men elevated to Legend status in 2021, legendary fast bowler Dennis Lillee and swimming great Ian Thorpe, along with this year’s Hall of Fame inductees Anna Meares, Jana Pittman, Mark Viduka, Libby Kosmala, Jamie Dwyer, Karen Rolton, Steve Moneghetti and Tom Hoad.

The winners of two of Australian sport’s most prestigious honours, The Don Award and The Dawn Award, will be also be announced exclusively on Seven tomorrow night.

The Don Award will celebrate the most inspiring sporting performance of 2021, with past winners including all-time greats Cathy Freeman, Cadel Evans, Ash Barty, Kurt Fearnley, Michelle Payne, Jeff Horne and last year’s recipient, the Australian women’s T20 World Cup team.

The inaugural Dawn Award, named in honour of SAHOF Legend Dawn Fraser, will honour the past or present Australian sportsperson who has achieved against the odds and challenged the status quo.

The News Corp Magic Moment, the most significant Australian sporting moment of the past 60 years as voted by the public, will also be revealed tomorrow night on Seven.

This Thursday will be a truly special night on Seven as we see this year’s class of superstars inducted into our nation’s most exclusive sporting club, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

This special television event will include inspiring, in-depth interviews with each of this year’s inductees and Legends, where they detail their individual journeys to sporting greatness. Seven is also the only place to discover which of our national icons in 2021 take home two of Australian sport’s highest honours, the Don Award and the Dawn Award.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

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Seven’s massive week of sport


Bathurst 1000 from 10.30am Friday, BBL starts Sunday, The Ashes start Wednesday

Australia, start your engines, because one of the best-ever weeks of live and free sport awaits on the Seven Network, starting this Friday when our nation’s greatest motorsport event, the Repco Bathurst 1000, roars into action.

The Bathurst 1000 is the jewel in the crown of the world’s premier touring car championship, Supercars, and Seven will bring fans three full days of high-octane action from Mount Panorama.

Seven’s live and free coverage starts at 10.30am AEDT Friday on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus, and will feature the first twilight finish in Bathurst 1000 history, with the iconic 161-lap race set to come to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday evening. Seven’s broadcast of the all-important final day at Mount Panorama starts at 8.30am AEDT Sunday on Channel 7 and 7plus.

The Bathurst 1000 is just the start of Sunday’s unmissable sporting action on Seven. Not long after the chequered flag has come down at Mount Panorama, an epic new season of Big Bash League will kick off, when the competition’s reigning champions, Sydney Sixers, take on bitter rivals Melbourne Stars at 7.30pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7mate.

Three days later, Test cricket’s most revered contest, the Ashes, begins when the game’s oldest rivals, Australia and England, renew hostilities on day one of the much-anticipated First Test at the Gabba. Seven’s coverage begins at 10.00am AEDT next Wednesday, 8 December, on Channel 7 and 7mate.

The Repco Supercars Championship has been building all year to this week at Australian motorsport’s spiritual home, Mount Panorama, where recently crowned 2021 champion Shane van Gisbergen will look to cap a brilliant season with a second consecutive Bathurst 1000 victory alongside co-driver Garth Tander.

This Sunday, for the very first time on a free-to-air broadcast of the Bathurst 1000, fans in the capital cities won’t miss a second of the great race as Seven’s coverage continues uninterrupted during commercial breaks via cutting-edge picture-in-picture (PiP) technology.

Seven’s Bathurst coverage will be led by a star-studded commentary team featuring two of Australia’s premier sport broadcasters, Mark Beretta and Abbey Gelmi, along with rising star Jack Perkins, who will provide expert comments in between competing in the Bathurst 1000 alongside co-driver Will Brown.

Highly respected motorsport journalist Chris Stubbs will have all the latest from Pit Lane, while fan favourites Brad Hodge and Emma Freedman will bring viewers all the colour, excitement and atmosphere from Mount Panorama.

Motorsport icons Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife will also be part of the telecast, while the ever-popular Mark Larkham will report from Pit Lane.

It’s already been a massive year of sport on Seven, but this week should be the biggest yet.

The Bathurst 1000 is without question the pinnacle of Australian motorsport and Seven will bring fans all the very best action from Mount Panorama across three full days of adrenaline-charged live and free racing, starting from this Friday.

When Supercars’ thrilling 2021 season finishes on Sunday evening, the Summer of Cricket takes over straight away. An electrifying new season of BBL kicks off on Sunday night with a blockbuster Sixers v. Stars clash, then Test cricket’s ultimate contest, the Ashes, gets underway next Wednesday at the Gabba. Strap yourself in now because this is just the start of the hottest summer ever on Seven.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

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Crackers about Christmas


Better Homes and Gardens kicks off Summer with festive special

Australia’s beloved lifestyle program Better Homes and Gardens kicks off Summer with Crackers About Christmas, a 90 minute Christmas special airing 7.00pm this Friday, 3 December on Channel 7 and 7plus.

The festive episode sees resident landscape design expert Charlie Albone and his wife, interior decorator Juliet Love, host their fellow New South Wales presenters at their home on the Central Coast, while Adam Dovile, Karen Martini and Melissa King come together at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.

Must-see segments in this very special Christmas celebration include:

  • Johanna Griggs visits country singer and former The X Factor finalist Jason Owens and his partner Becy who run Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids, a charity which provides toys, groceries and funds to regional children in the lead up to Christmas each year.
  • Dr Harry shares tips on how to help pets overcome their anxiety about new surroundings and people through the festive season.
  • Fast Ed explores an Aussie cherry farm before making triple cherry ice-cream and waffle cones.
  • Adam and Melissa turn a neglected courtyard into the perfect space for Christmas entertaining.
  • Karen takes on a classic Christmas trifle with a twist, creating mini tropical trifles served with ricotta.
  • Graham Ross shares some smart ideas on how to make mini gardens for small spaces.
  • Charlie designs an easy-to-maintain garden bed to increase any home’s street appeal.

Better Homes and Gardens, Crackers About Christmas special premieres 7.00pm Friday, 3 December on Channel 7 and 7plus

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Seven Network back at #1


#1 in 2021 survey year
#1 in demo growth
#1 BVOD in 2021: 7plus

The Seven Network has reclaimed the title of Australia’s #1 television network and achieved the strongest free-to-air commercial audience share growth of any network this year.

Measured across the 2021 television ratings survey year, the Seven Network has the greatest share of total television viewers in Australia – with or without the inclusion of Seven’s record-breaking Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 coverage.

So far across the calendar year – which measures every day of 2021, including the Olympics – Seven is dominant, ranking #1 in total people, 16 to 39s and under 50s.

Seven’s free digital on-demand and streaming service 7plus once again ranks #1 across the calendar year to date, recording more total minutes and live minutes streamed than any other Australian commercial free-to-air BVOD service in 2021.

Across the 2021 survey year (excluding Olympic weeks 31 and 32), Seven was:

  • #1 in prime time (6pm to midnight) in total people – Seven Network
  • #1 in 19 of the 38 survey weeks – Seven Network
  • #1 multichannel in total people – 7mate
  • #1 multichannel in 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s – 7mate
  • #1 multichannel group – 7mate, 7two, 7flix
  • #1 all day (6am to midnight) – Seven Network

Across the 2021 calendar year so far, Seven is:

  • #1 in prime time in total people, 16 to 39s and under 50s – Seven Network
  • #1 in prime time in total people and 16 to 39s – Channel 7
  • #1 in 26 of the 48 calendar weeks – Seven Network
  • #1 BVOD service – 7plus
  • #1 multichannel in total people – 7mate
  • #1 multichannel in 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s – 7mate
  • #1 multichannel group – 7mate, 7two, 7flix
  • #1 all day (6am to midnight) – Seven Network

Seven has the most watched shows in Australia:

  • #1 program – 2021 AFL Grand Final
  • #1 sporting event – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • #1 winter sport – AFL
  • #1 regular series – The Voice
  • #1 entertainment show – The Voice
  • #1 news program – 7NEWS (#1 for six years in a row)
  • #1 breakfast show – Sunrise (#1 for 18 years in a row)
  • #1 morning show – The Morning Show (#1 for 14 years in a row)
  • #1 Australian drama – Home and Away
  • #1 lifestyle show – Better Homes and Gardens
  • #1 daily quiz show – The Chase Australia

It’s great to be back at #1. Seven has now won 13 of the past 15 years and our digital offering 7plus is also the #1 BVOD service for the second year in a row.

I’m extremely proud of the team at Seven. We have momentum, confidence and the shows Australia wants to watch. We are yet to deliver our full programming schedule, as we lost key productions this year due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Despite these setbacks, more people have watched Seven in 2021 than any other network, with or without the Olympics. Bring on 2022. We are just getting started.

James Warburton, Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

We have had an outstanding year and are thrilled to be back on top. Our continued content-led transformation has delivered record-breaking results, with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 the biggest digital and broadcast event in Australian history, and The Voice the #1 show of 2021.

Our successful schedule of exciting new and proven content across television and 7plus has captured more viewers and delivered stronger demo share growth than any other network. Next year promises to take Seven to the next level as we bring Australian audiences more must-watch entertainment, news, sport and two of the world’s biggest events: the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Director of Network Programming

Our stellar year has delivered exceptional results for our partners in 2021 and next year will be even bigger. By returning to #1, we’ve proved that no other network has the powerful mix of premium sport, entertainment and news content that brings Australia together and connects with viewers through unmissable moments. Our incredible line-up can’t be matched and Seven is here to stay as Australia’s number one network.

Kurt Burnette, Seven West Media Chief Revenue Officer

SEVEN: #1 IN 2021


Total people: commercial audience shares (%)
Survey year, excluding Olympic weeks 31 and 32

Seven Network38.637.4+1.2
Nine Network37.838.0-0.2
Network 1023.624.6-1.0

Total people: commercial audience shares (%)
Calendar year to date

Seven Network 39.636.9+2.6
Nine Network 36.738.3-1.5
Network 10 23.724.8-1.1

Under 50s: commercial audience shares (%)
Calendar year to date

Seven Network 36.533.4+3.1
Nine Network 35.637.4-1.9
Network 10 27.929.2-1.3

16 to 39s: commercial audience shares (%)
Calendar year to date

Seven Network 36.633.6+3.0
Nine Network 34.135.9-1.9
Network 10 29.330.5-1.2

7PLUS: #1 IN 2021

  • #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD platform
  • #1 in live streaming
  • Audience up 50.1% on 2020
  • 45.6% share of commercial free-to-air BVOD market, calendar year to date

Seven’s invincible all-star cricket team


The Ashes and BBL live and free on Your Home of Cricket

In keeping with a 2021-22 Summer of Cricket that promises to be the greatest ever, the Seven Network has unveiled the most star-studded commentary team ever assembled, a line-up brimming with internationally acclaimed icons, on and off the field.

With Test cricket’s greatest rivalry, Australia v. England, set to take centre stage this summer, two of the most celebrated figures in Ashes’ history – legendary England all-rounder Lord Ian Botham and Australia’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, Ricky Ponting – will lead the live and free coverage on Seven.

Lord Botham is not the only globally renowned Englishman joining Seven this season. Also adding a distinctively British flavour to the coverage will be much-loved actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry, 2019 Ashes fast-bowling hero Jofra Archer, ex-Test player and leading commentator David “Bumble” Lloyd, and charismatic former star off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Across an action-packed summer when an electrifying new Big Bash League season will also have fans on the edge of their seats, these big names are just the start of Seven’s formidable on-air line-up.

A who’s who of former on-field stars and fan favourites will also return to cricket’s #1 team in 2021-22, including Damien Fleming, Simon Katich, Mel McLaughlin, James Brayshaw, Lisa Sthalekar, Greg Blewett, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Trent Copeland, Tim Lane, Alison Mitchell, Callum Ferguson, Abbey Gelmi, Jason Richardson, Andy Maher, Alister Nicholson and Erin Holland. 

They will be joined by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and five-time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel, while current Big Bash stars Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Andre Russell and Ashton Agar will be regulars on Seven’s live and free BBL coverage.

With a Test rivalry dating back to 1877, cricket’s oldest foes, Australia and England, have produced some of sport’s most memorable moments in their eternal battle for the treasured Ashes urn.

This summer, fans can look forward to more unforgettable Ashes action as the Aussies square off with England over a full five-match Test series, live and free on Seven.

From the opening day of the first Test at the Gabba on 8 December, Lord Botham will be part of cricket’s premier commentary team for all five Ashes Tests, as will the game’s most astute commentator, Ponting.

Three days before the Test series begins, a new season of the Big Bash League kicks off on Seven – and it promises to be the best yet.

BBL 11 will start with a bang next Sunday, 5 December, on a blockbuster day of live and free sport that also includes the Repco Bathurst 1000. Soon after Seven’s coverage of Australian motorsport’s biggest race winds up, reigning BBL champions Sydney Sixers will take on their fiercest rivals, Melbourne Stars, at the SCG from 7.30pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7mate.

This epic season-opener launches six straight nights of BBL on Seven, each one featuring a prime-time blockbuster.

Across the 2021-22 summer, fans will again enjoy 45 games live and free on Seven, including all five finals.

On 18 days of the season, live and free BBL matches will follow stumps in the Ashes series, including five mega days featuring back-to-back Big Bash clashes on top of a full day’s play in the Australia v. England Test showdown.

The regular season BBL fixture concludes at the earlier date of 19 January, with the finals series beginning on Friday, 21 January, with the BBL 11 champions crowned in the all-important Final on Friday, 28 January.

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Sunrise #1 in 2021


#1 for 18 years in a row
#1 every day nationally for three years
#1 every week this year

Sunrise has retained its crown as Australia’s favourite breakfast TV program in 2021, marking the 18th year in a row that the Seven Network’s iconic breakfast show has ranked #1 in its timeslot.

In addition to its incredible 18-year winning streak, Sunrise has also been the #1 breakfast show every day nationally for three years, cementing its leadership position as Australia’s most watched breakfast program.

In 2021, Sunrise won every week in the capital cities and every week nationally.

Each weekday, Sunrise reaches 1,112,000 Australians, with an average national audience of 450,000 viewers, 38% more than its closest rival.

MarketPeriodSunrise viewers Today viewers
NationalCalendar year (year to date)450,000 325,000
Survey year (Excl. summer, Easter, Olympics)446,000329,000
Capital citiesCalendar year (year to date)262,000220,000
Survey year (Excl. summer, Easter, Olympics)260,000223,000

These results are absolutely outstanding and a credit to the entire Sunrise team. It has been a year of mixed fortunes for many Australians, so credible information and trustworthy storytelling have never been more crucial. But Sunrise is also a family and it’s been a pleasure to bring some entertainment to Aussies when they needed it most. Thanks to our loyal audience for making us number one for another year.

Michael Pell, Sunrise Executive Producer

I love this show. It’s my second family. To clock up 18 years as #1 is something this big team of fantastic, hard-working people is just so proud of. We are here because of our other family out there, the viewers. Many of them have been with us for every one of those 18 years – breastfeeding their babies in the dark in their lounge rooms, snatching a few minutes of the show as they yell at the kids and get the school lunches ready, laughing and crying with us year in and year out.

We can never thank everyone enough for all the support. Gee, it’s been a slog the last couple of years with COVID, so wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and bring on 2022.

Natalie Barr, Sunrise co-host

Eighteen consecutive years as Australia’s most-watched breakfast program is a significant milestone for us. Just as parents have a sense of love and pride when their children turn 18, it’s the same for me with Sunrise.

I’m enormously proud of working with an incredible team here at Sunrise and proud of what we’ve achieved. I’m also extraordinarily grateful to our viewers for their support, their loyalty and for the privilege of being allowed to be part of their morning routine. And just like parents do on their child’s 18th birthday, you can’t help but cherish the experiences I’ve had as part of the program. The adventures I’ve had, the people I’ve met, the joy and love I’ve received. It is seriously the best job it the world and one I’m forever grateful to have.

David Koch, Sunrise co-host

Australia’s #1 breakfast show, Sunrise, will be back in 2022, with co-hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr, newsreader Edwina Bartholomew, sports presenter Mark Beretta and weatherman Sam Mac.

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Face to Face with Tom Alver

By SEVEN, Seven West Media

In this weeks’ Face to Face, we chat to Tom Alver in the Sydney Sales team. We find out about his journey into the media industry and what content he’s most excited about coming to Seven’s screens in 2022.

Q1. Tell us about your career and where you were before Seven:

Prior to Seven, I started my media career at Southern Cross Austereo in 2018. It started from a chance work experience where I was taking listener calls on the breakfast shows and finding content from every day Aussies. Then, I landed my first gig in the promotions team in Radio for 2dayFM and TripleM. Shortly after, I moved into the TV side of the business working in Sales across Regional TV and learnt about all the places and brands I didn’t even know existed. Before dipping my toes into the media world, I had a long retail career in managing multiple fashion brands but I finally made the big change.

My three-and-a-half-year media career has been a big positive whirlwind so far with a great deal of exposure into the diverse world with only more to uncover and discover. Moving to Seven and representing TV advertising in Metro has been challenging but ultimately an invaluable experience.

Q2. What does a typical day look like in your role?

Day to day, I’m liaising with a variety of agencies and clients in helping brands maximise their potential through great audience stories and outcomes for all involved. I respond on exciting briefs and help launch new products into the market. I work closely with the strategy and digital team and watch them work their magic at bringing integrations to life. It’s been great to start learning how much work and creative thinking goes into these campaigns.

Q3. What’s been the biggest challenge for you and your favourite project that you’ve worked on this year?

Working on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been my highlight so far. It was great to be a part of such an iconic and historic sporting moment. With another year of Covid and lockdowns, there were many times I thought Tokyo 2020 wouldn’t happen. In the end I think it came at a great time, helping to bring inspiring stories to the forefront and bring the uplifting content we all needed.

My biggest challenge has been working from home. On one hand it’s been great to have the extra time but I do like having the separation between work and home life.

Q4. Seven’s content slate for 2022 is the biggest line-up yet, what are you most excited for?

I’m most excited for the new season of SAS. It’s the one show that I get absolutely hooked on! Which is pretty much me saying “I could never” on repeat. Of course, The Winter Olympics I’m even more keen for. What other time in your life do you all of the sudden have an interest in ice skating routines?

Q5. Finally, what do you get up to in your spare time?

In my spare time I try to play as much tennis as possible. I’m always finding my Zen at pretty places across Sydney and I’m frequently mastering cocktails at home. I am now the king of Margarita’s and Lychee Martini’s however the list goes on!

Luke Toki wins Big Brother VIP


After an unforgettable season of bombshells, twists, tears and drama, tonight Luke Toki was crowned winner of Big Brother VIP with $100,000 awarded to his nominated charity, the Perth Children’s Hospital.

Australian Survivor favourite and Perth father of three Luke was relieved to have broken his fourth-place curse, exclaiming after tasting victory for the first time:

I’m so happy. I cannot believe it!

Luke Toki

When asked by host Sonia Kruger what winning meant to him:

Well, it means I get to go home to Lennox and tell him that Dad won!

Luke Toki

Luke was also thrilled to give back to the cystic fibrosis unit at the Perth Children’s hospital who treated his daughter and supported his family.

It’s so great that I get to go back to Perth Children’s Hospital now, pretty much go back with a big stack of cash, $110,000!” he said, after winning an extra $10,000 for his charity during the last challenge for the series.

Luke Toki

Luke also expressed his gratitude for supporters who voted for him:

This one is for you. I’ve finally done it. I’ve won something. Thank you to everyone that has supported me…I will remember this moment forever… love you guys!” 

Luke Toki

The Big Brother VIP 2021 stars are:

  • Bernard Curry – Actor
  • Caitlyn Jenner – Olympian and Political Candidate
  • Danny Hayes – Big Brother 2021 Favourite
  • Dayne Beams – Former AFL Captain
  • Ellie Gonsalves – Actress and Model
  • Imogen Anthony – Fashion Designer and Model
  • Jessika Power – Reality TV Star
  • Josh Carroll – Model and Content Creator
  • Luke Toki – Reality TV Fan Favourite
  • Matt Cooper – NRL Superstar
  • Omarosa – Political Aide and Author
  • Thomas Markle Jr. – Famous Big Brother

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Australian creativity must protect Australian creativity

By Seven West Media

Why we need to listen up this Ausmusic T-shirt Day

By Seven West Media Chief Marketing Officer, Charlotte Valente

In late July this year, a very important call-out was made to Australian business and media.

Home-grown recording artist Jack River made the now-famous post calling on Seven to soundtrack our coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Australian music.

Of course, we couldn’t disagree; great Australian moments deserved Australian music. We heard this message and we responded. Australian artists soon became a large part of the soundtrack to our Tokyo 2020 coverage and we ensured more local music was played during other programming.

But the story doesn’t stop there.

That single post snowballed into a brilliant campaign, Our Soundtrack Our Stories, a call to arms for all Australian businesses, media owners and more to support Australian music after the live music sector was decimated due to a second protracted lockdown.

The campaign has seen a fantastic response from major businesses across the nation, but there is more work to be done, particularly from the media sector – we thrive on creativity, our whole industry is built on it. While we’ve always supported Australian creativity, now is the time to get fiercely on the front foot and protect Australian creativity.

Why? A thriving cultural landscape benefits us all exponentially.

This benefit was spelled out back in 2019, when Russel Howcroft argued that creativity is the soft skill Australia needs to move its economy forward. But without support and the capacity to develop and nurture skills, our creative industries risk falling behind other major global powers investing huge capital into the space.

The thing is, Howcroft’s argument was made in a pre-pandemic world, when investment in creative industries was designed to facilitate further growth. Now, for some, investment and support has become a matter of survival. With venues forced to close and tours cancelled without the possibility of insurance or underwritten support from the government, artists, managers, crew and industry professionals have lost significant income and are still staring down the barrel of a very uncertain future.

Today is Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, an amazing initiative organised by Support Act to raise awareness and much-needed funding for our music industry. Seven is proudly supporting the day through, among other things, editorial coverage and free ad space on our broadcast and online assets.

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to the Australian music industry. This year it has grown enormously as a function of need, and we hope everyone in the media industry can join us in helping our fellow creatives by donating to the cause or raise awareness by proudly wearing a T-shirt featuring your favourite Australian artist.

Music takes many forms in our lives. It can be a rallying cry, a backdrop, a filler, a support and a constant. It is the space between the notes that gives us a sense of who we are. Let’s celebrate the amazing Australian creatives who contribute to that.

Australian creativity must protect Australian creativity, because we’re better together.

Supercars’ final tune-up before Bathurst 1000


Sydney SuperNight live and free this Saturday and Sunday

The world’s greatest touring car championship, Supercars, blasts back into prime time on the Seven Network this weekend, when the stakes will be sky high at the season’s penultimate event, Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight.

Shane van Gisbergen will be out to clinch the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, which would cap an extraordinary year for the flying Kiwi when not even a broken collarbone and fractured ribs could slow him down.

This weekend’s two 250km Supercars races are also shaping up as crucial final tune-ups for drivers and their teams as they prepare to tackle Australian motorsport’s ultimate event, the Repo Bathurst 1000, live and free on Seven and 7plus from 3 December to 5 December.

The round’s opening Supercars race roars into action at 7.00pm AEDT this Saturday on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus, when fans can look forward to two-and-a-half hours of elite motorsport action in prime time.

Saturday night is just part of a huge weekend of motorsport on Seven, with the live and free coverage from Sydney Motorsport Park kicking off at 4.30pm AEDT on Saturday on 7mate and 7plus, before continuing on Sunday from 12.30pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7plus.

In addition to Saturday’s and Sunday’s Supercars races, the high-octane action on Seven will also include Supercars Top 10 Shootouts and support categories.

Fans will once again be able to watch both Supercars races uninterrupted during commercial breaks via cutting-edge picture-in-picture (PiP) technology.

Leading sports broadcaster Mark Beretta and rising star Jack Perkins will again lead Seven’s broadcast from Sydney Motorsport Park, while Australian Rally Champion Molly Taylor returns to Pit Lane reporting this weekend, following a highly successful year racing overseas that sees her leading the Extreme E Championship for Nico Rosberg’s team, RXR.

Motorsport icons Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander will also be part of the telecast.

It’s set to be a huge weekend of Supercars on Seven as we reach crunch time in the 2021 Championship.

Fans will again see the world’s best touring car drivers do battle under the bright lights of prime time, while this year’s Champion could be crowned by the end of the weekend.

After three weeks of sprint racing, teams will also be desperate to finetune their pit strategies and gain some momentum ahead of their date with destiny at Mount Panorama in two weeks’ time. The countdown to Australian motorsport’s most iconic race, the Repco Bathurst 1000, is well and truly on.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

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