New-look Sunrise to start from 5:30am
Exclusive: Photos of the new Sunrise set being built as part of a major refresh for 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Sunrise is refreshing with a new set, new logo & graphics, new segments and new contributors, moving to a 5:30am start from Monday February 1st.
As these exclusive photos show, a set by US designer Jim Fenhagen is under construction to be installed in studio this week -the on-air team are on the road all week. Fenhagen also designed the current set plus Good Morning America, Good Morning Britain and most recently NBC Today.
Seven Early News, which currently airs at 5:30am will shift to 5am replacing Sunrise Extra and allowing a flow from news into Sunrise.
It means Sunrise will also go head to head with Today which currently has a half-hour jump on Seven (meaning another half hour of sleep denied to Kochie, Sam, Nat & Beretts).
As already noted, Today is also refreshing its set from Monday and rebranding Mornings as Today Extra from February 8th.
Sunrise is also tipped to have more performance areas than it currently enjoys at Martin Place.