Drawing upon regional news items, it claims to be Australia’s first national daily one hour bulletin focused entirely on the issues affecting regional Australia.
WIN network CEO Andrew Lancaster explained some of the challenges in regional news.
“Many networks deliver a mid-morning or lunch time bulletin. However inevitably – because of the location of the news crews – these services tend to focus on the major metropolitan areas.
“The large number of our reporters, camera operators and editors – strategically located across the length and breadth of regional and rural Australia – means no other network has the capacity to tell the stories that are important to these communities.
“The WIN Network has been telling these stories for more than 30 years to individual communities. Now, in what we see as a further demonstration of our commitment to news, these stories will come together under the one national banner giving people everywhere an insight into the individuals, characters, communities and leaders that live and work in our broadcast areas across regional Australia.”
WIN’s Director of News, Stewart Richmond, said “Our news teams from more than 20 newsrooms produce more than 10 hours of news each day and they are excited to bring their stories to a national audience.”