Nine (Regional TV Discussion)


From Monday, February 6, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) in conjunction with its affiliate partner, the Nine Network, will broadcast a dedicated Nine News Canberra bulletin to the nation’s capital.

Whether it is keeping Andrew Barr and his team on his toes, reporting the ups and downs of Nick Kyrgios or reminding fans of the Raiders’ best season in 20 years, the Nine News Canberra team will be on top of what matters most in the Canberra community and surrounding area.

The one-hour bulletins will be broadcast at 6.00pm each week night, compiling local stories, dedicated local sport and weather reports, together with the very best in national and international coverage that viewers have come to expect from Nine News.

Presented by Vanessa O’Hanlon, the Canberra bulletin is the first in a series of Nine News regional bulletins to be rolled out in the coming months as part of one of the biggest expansions of news operations in Australia.

Local news-gathering staff, living and working in Canberra, with production and editorial staff based in Sydney as part of Nine’s new regional news division, will bring Canberra residents the news that matters most to them and their communities.

Grant Blackley, Chief Executive Officer of SCA, said:

“We are pleased to be able to broadcast a Canberra-based news service for our viewers. We are committed to investing in jobs and our local communities, bringing the best local stories to air and providing our Canberra clients and businesses with new opportunities to reach their customers.”

Mike Dalton, Director of Regional News for the Nine Network, said:

“Nine has had a big presence in Canberra for many years, spearheaded by Australia’s No. 1 political journalist, Laurie Oakes. We’re now expanding our footprint beyond the walls of Parliament House, with a team of reporters out in the suburbs reporting the stories of most importance to the residents of the ACT. Nine News has been broadcasting for more than 60 years and now it’s Canberra’s turn to experience the bulletin that Australians turn to for trust, credibility and experience.”


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Promos running on Nine (formerly NBN) - there’s a Central Coast, Newcastle, North Coast, Gold Coast and North-West version - here is the Central Coast’s.

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Ad Break comparison between Channel Nine Sydney and SCA Nine Wollongong:

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Off The Bench gets new regional TV home

• Crocmedia TV show moves from Prime7 to Southern Cross Nine

Crocmedia’s Off The Bench TV show will return June 29, with a new home on the Southern Cross Austereo regional Victorian television network.

The 13-week series has moved from Prime7 to Southern Cross Austereo’s Nine primary channel screening Thursday nights after The AFL Footy Show hosted by Crocmedia’s Craig Hutchison.

Executive director Crocmedia, Chris Giannopoulos, said the move would build on the award-winning show’s 21% audience increase year-on-year.

“Over the past four years, Off The Bench TV has gained a loyal following in regional Victoria. We’re expecting strong audience growth this year coming off The AFL Footy Show from our regional viewers who love to catch up on the latest in local Victorian AFL action,” Giannopoulos said.

Hosted by Wayne Schwass and Liam Pickering, Off The Bench TV celebrates country football personalities with all the humour associated with the Off The Bench brand.

Southern Cross Austereo head of regional media Rick Lenarcic said, “As the Channel 9 affiliate we’re excited about taking another sports orientated program, especially with the love of AFL in regional Victoria. It’s the perfect fit to follow The Footy Show and the focus on local footy ties in with our own localised brands across our multimedia assets.”

TAC has signed as the show’s major partner and will leverage the opportunity to promote its Toward Zero message to regional viewers.

Other partners include Country Racing Victoria, the City of Ballarat and Weekly Times.

Off The Bench TV is a spinoff of Crocmedia’s Off The Bench radio program that airs in 72 markets each week, and is one of a growing stable of sport entertainment television programs the company produces including Future Stars, Footy SA, Footy WA and Women’s Footy, which aired earlier this year during the inaugural AFL Women’s competition.





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Knowfirst understands that a partnership will be announced today that will see Southern Cross Austereo take control of Nine Northern NSW.

It’s believed that staff will be notified this morning before the market is told by lunch.

Staff will move into SCA’s buildings although it’s believed Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour staff may both move to new premises. Lismore staff will remain where they’re based.

Some job losses are expected and some traffic staff are likely to be moved to Canberra.

Playout of Nine NNSW will move to Sydney.

There’s no indication as yet what will happen to 9 NNSW News, still branded NBN News, and whether jobs will be moved to Sydney. It’s understood that with Newcastle’s studios being sold off, and Southern Cross Austereo Newcastle’s green room too small to host news, that production may be moved to Sydney in the medium term. It’s not known whether local news will remain seven days a week or weekend news come from Sydney with Deborah Knight.

Stay with Knowfirst today as we bring you more information.








There’s a new lifestyle show on the block and it’s made right here in Newcastle!

Location…Lifestyle…Living is an NBN Production: locally produced and featuring prominent Novocastrians and Hunter landmarks.

As the name suggests, it’s a lifestyle show exploring everything from open homes, energy saving tips, gardening for all those green thumbs, tradie tips, and a star suburb of the week, where local celebrities drop in for a chat and tell us what they love about their suburb.

Location…Lifestyle…Living is hosted by ex- Screaming Jets drummer now auctioneer Craig “Rosie” Rosevear and proud Novocastrian and renovation expert Naomi Findlay with appearances from “Block Heads” Kim and Chris.

“I love to tell anyone who will listen about what an awesome place Newcastle is. Now with Location-Lifestyle-Living, I can do more than tell them, I can show them. From the world class beaches all the way up to the wine country of the Hunter Valley we can share the people, the places and the properties that make up the fabric of “our town”. I’m excited to be part of such an awesome team that will showcase this amazing place we all call home” Craig Rosevear

“I was so lucky to grow up in Newcastle. Even after travelling the world, I always intended on moving back home to enjoy the best of everything. Location, Lifestyle, Living is the TV show that will inspire Australians to come and see this beautiful city for its amazing beaches, quirky cafes and the gorgeous Hunter Valley region. I can’t wait to share it with the rest of the country! You won’t want to miss this!!!” Naomi Findlay

The show is the brainchild of long-time NBN producer Kerryn Scully and put together by a passionate and committed crew from NBN Productions.

Location…Lifestyle…Living - Saturdays at 12.30 from August 25th on 9 Newcastle.



Nice to see some more investment in local TV from Nine.



Nine Newcastle is also in the process of filming a documentary on the cancer cluster caused by the RAAF Williamtown base and the vast area around it being polluted by chemicals.

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Southern Cross Media Group Limited (ASX: SXL) (Southern Cross Austereo or SCA) today announced it will transfer its Canberra broadcast playout operation in 2020 to NPC Media, a joint venture between the Nine and Seven Networks. NPC will provide SCA with playout services for an initial period of seven years.

The decision comes after SCA sold its Canberra site in 2016 with a four-year lease-back, and at the end of the capital expenditure lifecycle for SCA’s current broadcast playout equipment.

The new playout solution allows SCA to collaborate with peers Nine and Seven to create an industry leading back-office solution, in a facility that will be developed to include full technical back-up.

SCA has program supply agreements with the Nine, Seven and Ten Networks and broadcasts 105 television signals into regional Australia, covering all states and territories other than Western Australia. This extensive television footprint will mean that SCA will be NPC’s largest customer.

“With almost identical playout requirements, it makes sense for our businesses to pool resources”, said SCA Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly

“Given SCA already broadcasts Nine and Seven programs and uses their brands, the move is a logical step to consolidate back office functions. It will not only enable us to reduce operational costs, but also to streamline processes, promote collaboration and increase productivity”.

SCA will lease a new office facility in Canberra to house the employees unaffected by the change. With playout operations transitioning to NPC, some current roles will become redundant.

“We are working closely with affected employees to maintain operations during the transition and to support them in identifying new opportunities as the transition is completed”, said John Kelly.

SCA aims to complete the relocation of its Canberra broadcast operation by 30 June 2020.