2017

NITV premiers’ new rugby league program, Over the Black Dot

Thursday 6 April 2017

News Release

NITV premiers it’s highly anticipated new league show, Over the Black Dot, on Wednesday 12 April at 9.30pm. The program has an all-Indigenous line-up, including the host, sports journalist Djuro Sen, rugby league analysts, Indigenous All-Star George Rose and premiership winning rugby league great Owen Craigie, field reporter, multiple sports star Tanisha Stanton.

Named for the perfect shot between the posts, Over the Black Dot will celebrate all tiers of league with expert analysis on the week in review, game highlights and what to expect from upcoming rounds.

The analytical rugby league program will also feature Tanisha interviewing high-profile players, officials and coaches outside the studio, and a light-hearted segment called Rolling with Rose, where George will catch up with players while dropping them at training.

Over the Black Dot’s line-up will be joined weekly by some of the best players and identities in the game as panel guests, with the series championing Indigenous achievement.

Channel Manager for NITV, Tanya Orman said “NITV has a strong history in covering rugby league, from remote ‘Island of Origin’ in the Torres Strait to the massive Koori Knockouts. With so many Indigenous players in the NRL we can guarantee our new show will deliver exactly what our audiences have asked for in league analysis and discussion.”

Head of Sport for NITV, Mark Ella said, “Rugby league plays an important role in Indigenous communities and we are excited to again have a program on NITV which focuses on all levels of the game, for a country who loves the sport.”

Over the Black Dot will air on NITV on Wednesday 12 April at 9.30pm.