Nine is extending its 4:30pm Nine Afternoon News by one hour from today.
Nine was scheduled to extended the News to one hour from next week but appears to have brought the move forward, possibly in light of the ongoing situation with the NZ mining disaster.
As a result Antiques Roadshow is out.
Airing a one hour bulletin earlier than TEN News at Five would likely be a response to TEN’s plans for even more News in 2011. Nine’s last attempt at revamping the timeslot was the short-lived THIS afternoon in 2009, but it may fare better with dry News.
Seven is tipped to match Nine in the extra-long 4:30 stakes.
This post updates.