SBS decommissions The World GameBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th April 2021 at 2:01pm
The network revealed that the websites of The World Game and Cycling Central will be closed down. All their content will be published on the SBS Sport website instead.
Established in 2001 by famed broadcaster Les Murray and former Socceroos captain, and coach Johnny Warren, The World Game was a six-hour Sunday sports show covering Australian and international football.
The show brought nationwide attention to football and was at its peak in 2006 when Australia competed in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 32 years.
The live show was eventually cancelled and repurposed as a weekly livecast hosted by Lucy Zelic and David Basheer.
“The decision to retire The World Game website was not made lightly. A small number of roles will be impacted as a result of these changes. SBS is working closely with the employees directly affected,” a company representative said.
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Follow Cootes on Twitter @IsobelCootes.
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