Royal Baby: TV scheduling amendments

2013-07-23_1213Just thought I better add this under Programming.

Three changes have been added into tonight’s schedule already:

6pm. TEN News Special: Will And Kate: A Royal Arrival.
Tonight Network Ten will broadcast Will And Kate: A Royal Arrival, a half-hour TEN News special event in celebration of the arrival of the child third in line to the British throne. Presented by Natarsha Belling, Will And Kate: A Royal Arrival takes a walk alongside the Royal family during this new chapter in British history. Join a raft of royal experts and commentators as they discuss the changing face of the Royal family, Kate’s pregnancy fashion, what to expect when the baby returns home and a look to what the future holds for the child who will one day be King.

ABC1 has abandoned a repeat of New Tricks to screen:

8:30pm Born To Be King
Marking the highly-anticipated birth of the great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, this documentary shows a fascinating portrait of royal childhood together with anticipation of life ahead for the child who is born to reign.

It will be followed by QI: England.

6pm Seven News is extending in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:
Seven News Melbourne will broadcast a special one-hour news bulletin tonight with extended coverage of the birth of the Royal baby.With Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William, celebrating the arrival of a boy, tonight’s bulletin will feature reports from Seven News Foreign Correspondent, Mike Amor, as well as Sunrise host Melissa Doyle, who is also on the ground in London. The extended bulletin will also incorporate stories from the reporting team at Today Tonight. Presented by Peter Mitchell, Seven News airs nightly at 6pm on Channel Seven. Today Tonight will return at 6.30pm tomorrow night.

Seven News Sydney will broadcast a special one-hour news bulletin tonight with extended coverage of the birth of the Royal baby. With Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William, celebrating the arrival of a boy, tonight’s bulletin will feature reports from Seven News Foreign Correspondent, Mike Amor, as well as Sunrise host Melissa Doyle, who is also on the ground in London. Presented by Chris Bath, Seven News airs nightly at 6pm on Channel Seven. Today Tonight will return at 6.30pm tomorrow night.

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13 Comments:

  1. The ABC program was quite interesting as it covered lots of Royal births. The following episode of QI they shoved in after it was so old (2007) that we would have forgotten we’d already seen it many times.

  2. sheesh, talk about dragging things out, yes it was good news a royal baby was born, and then what? Are they going to do the same for when the boy has a name? Unnecessary and over the top media coverage.

  3. While I understand the importance of this baby I really don’t see the need for excessive programming when we only know the time of birth, the weight and the sex! This morning on Sunrise the top of the hour news went live to some chap in Kate’s home town and all he had to talk about was the lovely oak trees in the main street. Then they did an interview with the nursery stylist! No actual news was reported so I turned off.

    Having said that, I am quiet looking forward to another episode of QI.

  4. I’m a royalist, but I have to admit the planned coverage tonight is crazy. There will be no images of the baby or Kate. There may be images of William coming/going. So all the networks can do is talk about people talking about people who have heard that the heir has been born.

    Stupidity excelsior.

  5. As much as its good news and we all need some, there really isn’t that much to report! We won’t have a name, and all the other fluff has filled reports for weeks. Star signs, where they’ll live, nannies, more suggestions of names… We’ve done it all already!

  6. Oh my God, who really cares?, the royal baby (who will never work a day in it’s life) William & Kate don’t really care about regular normal people, so why should we care about them so much?.

  7. I don’t understand the point of an extended news for something that takes 5 minutes max to cover? Unless they go into full detail of the birth lol.

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