Oops. Nine News tech Hitch.

Nine News in Melbourne was unable to start on time last night due to a technical problem.

Viewers were greeted with Peter Overton and a story about embattled NSW Labor leader Luke Foley. Overton soon clarified that Melbourne viewers would soon resume with Peter Hitchener.

By 6:08 the problem was sorted with Peter Hitchener apologising for the trouble.

“I can assure you I’m most grateful for your company,” he said. A classy response.

Through the rest of the bulletin there was much more use of a network graphic, but things ran smoother otherwise.

Last month ABC News was struck by a similar issue when retiring presenter Ian Henderson’s final bulletin disrupted his 40 year farewell. He returned a night later to do it all over again.

3 Comments:

  1. Does make you wonder if the networks will ever come to their senses to ignore the accountants and return to fully staffed control rooms for news broadcasts. Automation has a proven history now that it just aint that reliable.

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