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.
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