More technical difficulties for ABC News 24
Updated: Viewers see ABC News 24 drop-out only to resume with a crew yelling at a presenter.
When Media Watch ended for the year it did so after wondering what new technical difficulties might plague ABC News 24 across the summer break.
Since its launch it has been prone to problems from its MediaHub playout centre.
Yesterday the channel went off the air between about 4pm and 4:15pm during its Afternoon Live broadcast.
It returned with ABC ads, community advertisments, the Best of Landline and Quarters hit the screens at 4:30pm.
One reader told TV Tonight things got a little awkward.
“About 5 to 7minutes after that Tracy Bowden returned but sitting at the Sydney ABC News set,” they said.
“A woman was heard yelling at her as she sat staring at the screen. I have missed the initial chaos but for them to have to move sets, and with graphics not playing, it must be pretty big.”
The show continued from the News set with basic graphics.
UPDATE: ABC today confirmed to TV Tonight, “Yesterday ABC news 24 experienced technical difficulties which are now being investigated.”
But it wasn’t alone in tech difficulties this week.
During TEN’s late night broadcast of the movie American Pie on Sunday night, Good News Week kept being played.