WIN Television has added two local news bulletins in regional Queensland.
WIN News Wide Bay premiered on March 16 and WIN News Mackay premieres on April 6th, making WIN the only network to broadcast local bulletins across all seven regional coverage market areas within the state.
WIN general Manager Geoff Massey said, “WIN recently commissioned research that showed 70 percent of respondents view local news as the most important.”
Television station facilities in Mackay and Wide Bay have been transformed into news centres linking to studios in Toowoomba and Rockhampton.
Local news will air at 6pm followed by Nine News at 6:30pm and A Current Affair at 7pm.
“WIN News is in a unique position; on the ground and involved in local issues because all journalists and camera-operators live and work in the regions they serve.”
The network now broadcasts 21 separate news bulletins across regional Australia.