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.