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Here’s some sad news for sports fans to cry over.

TV3 have confirmed to us that Sports Tonight has been cancelled.

Sports Tonight will not be returning to TV3 in 2013.

Sports Tonight content will be folded into Nightline as appropriate, and we are seeking to redeploy staff elsewhere in the News and Current Affairs division. Continue reading »

This month 3 News launched a new advertising campaign that incorporates its existing “Leading News Journalism” tagline.

The campaign aims to promote their news coverage throughout the day, beginning with 3 News: Firstline at 6am and ending with Nightline and Sports Tonight at around 11:30pm.

The new look can currently be seen on billboards around the country.

Source: Stoppress

11:00pm – Thursday, December 23 on TV 3

Sports Tonight, presented by award-winning sports journalist Howard “Dobbo” Dobson, wraps up its 2010 season on Thursday, December 23rd at 11pm on 3.

The fast-paced sports series, which follows Nightline every week night, covers every type of sport imaginable – and then some. The series continues to be a ratings success story, consistently winning its timeslot in key demographics.

So make sure to tune in and say goodbye to Dobbo and the Sports Tonight team when Sports Tonight finals it’s 2010 season on Thursday, December 23rd at 11pm on 3.

Friday, January 2nd at 10:30pm

Its Sports Tonight’s 5th birthday and sports obsessed Howard “Dobbo” Dobson and the team invite you to the celebrations when Sports Tonight 5th Birthday Bash screens on Friday, January 2nd at 10:30pm on 3.

Yes, Sports Tonight is celebrating its 5th birthday by screening a very special one hour celebration with camera links from some of Queenstown’s premier attractions including; AJ Hacket Bungy, the Nevis Arc, the Canyon Swing, and Off Road Adventures.

Dobbo, who’s been presenting the late night sports news show since its beginning, says the 5th birthday bash will provide something for everyone.

“I believe our one hour show will not only appeal to Sports junkies but also adventure junkies as well as those who have a passing interest in the good, the bad, the bold, the beautiful, the brash and the bizarre,” he says. 

And he certainly not wrong, the show will feature, among others, an item on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his crazy body building confession, Chuck Berry’s outrageous Base jump in China, and the World Creative Power Breaking Champs.

And if this wasn’t enough, fans can also look forward to a singing telegram for an unsuspecting All Black great, plus the top tries; top goals; top knock outs and the top motor mayhem moments of the last five years.

“The problem is… not what to put in, but rather what to leave out and the debate is still going on… all will be revealed on January 2nd,” says Dobbo.

So put on your party hats, grab some chips and join Dobbo and the team in a celebration like no other when Sports Tonight 5th Birthday Bash screens on Friday, January 2nd at 10:30pm on 3.

Hyundai Sports Tonight, presented by award-winning sports journalist Howard “Dobbo” Dobson, returns – for one of the biggest years of sport in recent history on Monday, February 5th at 11pm on 3.

The 15 minute nightly sports show follows Nightline every week night, and continues to be a ratings success; consistently winning it’s timeslot in key demographics.

2007 promises to be huge year in sport including:

• The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by the West Indies from early March to late April.

• In November, New Zealand will host the 2007 Netball World Championships.

• Then, in September, for the first time in over 150 years the America’s Cup will be held in Europe – Valencia, Spain.

• And of course, 3’s live and exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup in September and October in France. Hyundai Sports Tonight will have an active role in presenting the RWC, but with a new exciting format.

In 2006 Hyundai Sports Tonight presented many live sporting events, including coverage of the Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green title fight from Sydney, as well as Shane Cameron’s astonishing knock out win over Roger Izonreti in Auckland.

The show is currently produced by Matt Hunt, who started mid-2006. Matt has been a broadcast journalist for 14 years including time at IRN, Radio Network and TVNZ. He has covered three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games as well as toured with the All Blacks.

Tune in to 3’s successful late-night sports show, Hyundai Sports Tonight, with Dobbo and the team starting in 2007 on Monday, February 5th at 11pm.