In what is great news Ten has hired Roy and H.G to bring life to Sochi 2014.
An Olympic Games wouldn’t be complete without their satirical commentary and Network Ten is partnering with Samsung to deliver audiences their unique insight on winter sport through a nightly show on TEN and via the dedicated Samsung Stadium app.
Roy and H.G’s Russian Revolution will be broadcast every night on TEN during the games as part of the network’s flagship daily Olympics prime-time program Sochi Live. In front of a live studio audience, Roy and H.G. will share their passion for green and gold on snow and ice.
After the show goes to air on TEN, it will be available on the Samsung app. Roy and H.G will also present a daily 30-minute show for the Samsung Stadium App, “The Ice Stream”, which will see them target comedy across a variety of sport from bob-sleigh to curling, figure skating to snowboard slope style. Produced and available first for the Samsung app, “The Ice Stream” will then be broadcast on TEN’s digital platform.
H.G. Nelson join hosts Stephen Quartermain and Alisa Camplin on the panel for Sochi Tonight, the daily program that kicks off TEN’s prime time coverage with live sport and previews for the night ahead.
Ready for Russia, the ever rampaging Roy Slaven said: “TEN has given us a great opportunity to look closely at the new Russia and to catch up with old friends newly released from prison. This will be great games for our Australian winter superstars like Dale Begg-Smith and to unearth new stars the world is yet to hear about.”
On covering another Olympic Games, H.G. Nelson said: “It’s a dream come true to be back at the Olympic coalface. There is no greater thrill in the world of sport than seeing young, fit Australians wearing the green and gold standing on the top step of the podium, wearing medals and grinning.”
On this latest signing to TEN’s Olympic Winter Games coverage, Network Ten’s Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “Roy and H.G. are a key signing for TEN. They are proven medal winners, they bring vast Olympic experience and we are looking forward to their insights on Russian culture.”
Arno Lenior, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia, said: “Following the success of Samsung Stadium for the Lions series, and our nation’s love of Roy and H.G., it seemed only fitting that we bring these iconic commentators back for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.” “Samsung is very proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games. We believe that the Olympic spirit can move people to greatness. Through this campaign, we hope to bring Aussies closer to the Games in engaging and creative ways to connect with inspirational athletes, innovative technology and exciting, interactive experiences.”
XXII Sochi Olympic Winter Games air from February 7 on TEN, ONE and tenplay