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New TV boss for Supercars

SUPERCARS has swung a change ahead of the 2024 season, bringing Nathan Prendergast back as its head of broadcast.

It comes amid shock news that popular TV figurehead David Tunnicliffe has moved on.

Tunnicliffe had stepped up into the head of broadcast role in May 2022 after Prendergast departed to join SX Global.

Now, Prendergast is back, as Supercars enters the penultimate year of its existing television deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network.

“Supercars can confirm it is making some internal changes to its Television Department and as a result, David Tunnicliffe will be leaving his role as Head of Broadcast,” read a statement from Supercars.

“The decision has been made following careful consideration and we believe that it will be best for the team moving forward.

“Supercars expresses sincere gratitude to David for his unwavering dedication and substantial contributions during his tenure.

“His expertise and commitment have played a pivotal role in our success, and he leaves behind a robust foundation for the future of our broadcast initiatives.

“As we move forward, Supercars is pleased to announce that Nathan Prendergast will be stepping into the role of Head of Broadcast, commencing next week and based out of the North Sydney Supercars office.

“Nathan returns to Supercars having been part of the organisation between 2005 and 2022, serving as the Head of Broadcast and Content from 2017 to 2022.

“A well-known identity across sports broadcasting, Prendergast has experience working on global productions including Formula 1, World Supercross championship, the Dakar Rally and the Olympic esport week in Singapore.

“Domestically his credits also include AFL grand finals, Summer Olympics, the Sydney to Hobart, and the national Drag Racing Championship.

“We welcome Nathan back to Supercars and look forward to his contributions ahead of a busy 2024.”

Tunnicliffe responded to the news with a statement of his own via social media.

“To say I’m disappointed to no longer be a part of the Supercars family is an understatement,” he wrote.

“Over the past 8 years, I have worked with incredibly talented people who I am grateful to call friends, and the work we produced was world-class.

“However, all good things must come to an end, and while I am saddened to say farewell, I am looking forward to what comes next, starting with some much-loved family time with my incredible wife (Pippa) and my three beautiful children.”

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