Avid fans of The Chase were not very happy with Seven yesterday after the show was cut short in favour of the news.
The error appears to be another playout error after Seven moved its entire playout function from Melbourne to a new National Playout Centre in Sydney (the NPC).
Seven recently told media watchdog ACMA there have been “a number of teething problems that have occurred in the transition to the new operations.”
It was a talking point with readers in the site TV Lounge:
Jason: Gees, the new NPC is working well for Seven. A minute of commercials in the 5:57 news promo break causing the last minute of The Chase to be cut – mid-chase.
Brooke: Very strange. I was watching The Chase Aus, it went to an ad break and then the news came on! It is still on and the clock in the bottom corner says 4:50 pm. It is currently 5:15 pm in Brisbane. Not sure what’s going on.
indigohex: Same thing happened with The Simpsons on 7flix, in which The Simpsons didn’t start until around 7:15pm and even then it started halfway through the second episode. And I think 7TWO and 7mate were the same thing. Ironically, 7food Network, which is marked to close down soon was on schedule…apparently.
Blake: Channel 7 just cut the end of the final chase and went straight to the news.