A council spokeswoman told Fairfax, “The contract was awarded to the ABC by tender process for 2013 and 2014 New Year’s Eve coverage. The official broadcaster for 2015 has not yet been determined.”
Both ABC broadcasts for 2013 and 2014 attracted volatile commentary, especially the first event after an awkward hot mess.
But Nine and TEN, which have also broadcast in recent years, have not been without criticism. It’s an event everyone seems to have an opinion on.
But it also attracts bumper ratings and is seen as an opportunity to promote upcoming highlights with ABC averaging 2 million viewers with combined metro / regional audiences and 2 channels.