Election Night: Seven

By David Knox on August 10, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 17

Update: Coverage now begins from 4:30pm and ends at 12 midnight.

Seven has now advised of its Election Night line-up on Saturday August 21, to be titled Your Call 2010.

Airing from 4:30pm AESTwith Seven News Special: 4:30pm Election Coverage with Jennifer Keyte.

At 5pm Your Call 2010 will be hosted by David Koch and Melissa Doyle. They’ll be joined by Seven’s new election expert Graham Richardson, political editor Mark Riley, and Chris Bath will have regular election news updates from the Tally Room.

Seven News will air at 6pm and Your Call 2010 will resume at 6:30pm. At this stage it is scheduled to run until 12 midnight when a repeat of Heroes follows.

Leading Seven’s coverage will be Australia’s number one breakfast television hosts David Koch and Melissa Doyle. They’ll bring their experience in covering breaking stories to one of the most tightly contested elections in recent memory.

Channel Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs Peter Meakin said today: “This is a big night for Australia and we will be treating it accordingly.”

Viewers will also be able to interact with Seven’s broadcast through social networking sites such as Twitter www.twitter.com/vote7news and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vote7news

Australians vote Seven number one when it comes to news and public affairs.

17 Comments »

  1. colleen monk August 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm -

    I would rather have mel and kochie commentate the election than samantha armitage, I am disgusted with weekend sunrise, its all about samantha,
    with constant reports of emails from men commenting on how beautiful samantha is. I thought weekend sunrise was supposed to enlighten us on the news of the world, now to give someone who already has a big head a bigger one. I for one wont watch the show

  2. geoffrey sharkey August 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm -

    go labour

  3. kevo August 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm -

    this election was & still is a over kill,the panel that channel 7 chose have no idea if they did the will still be apart of parlament but they all failed .stop guessing & waite for the peoples vote to be decided!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

  4. Johnson August 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm -

    According to ebroadcast TV guide, Southern Cross stations in Tasmania and NT will join Seven’s election coverage at 5pm AEST after the AFL match between St Kilda and Richmond. At 7pm AEST they will leave for the AFL match between Collingwood and Adelaide before returning to election coverage at 10pm.

  5. Victor August 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm -

    Phew! There’s Kochie and Mel doing it all over again for Seven! Will be switching between the football (Pies vs Crows) and Your Call 2010 on election night.

  6. Mr. chandler August 11, 2010 at 10:10 am -

    gawd they love flogging untalented flogs at seven. abc will brain them and they can blame the rubbish coverage being hosted by koche for that

  7. Travis August 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm -

    @newtaste. I disagree. I am glad that Kochie and Mel will be in Sydney. All the background noise was really distracting in 2007. Riley and Bath in the Tally room will be enough. Good Decision 7! Best you’ve made!

  8. Madame Tango August 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm -

    OOoh this is great news!! If you are the ABC!!!

  9. Chris August 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm -

    Woeful line-up. Mark Riley is not the pick of political editors out there. Richo is a has-been. And the less I say about Kochie and Mel the better. Seven has no crediblity if this s**t is dished up.

  10. Nicholas Lawrence August 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm -

    Oh god… yet another reason not to watch seven.

  11. Jen13 August 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm -

    I am so underwhelmed!
    Talk about a lack of talent – is it a Garden Party?
    Shall we wear big hats, high heeled sandals and floaty chiffon dresses so we can look the picture as we sip champagne and giggle happily?

  12. newtaste August 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm -

    Seems Koch and Doyle will be in Sydney? If so, means a lack of atmosphere. They need to be in the Tally Room.

  13. DAN August 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm -

    sky news for me

  14. Johnson August 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm -

    Another question is: will Southern Cross in Tasmania and Darwin, which are both Seven affiliates, go to the AFL at 7pm AEST, or stay with the election coverage? (Both areas can receive ONE which has AFL on delay with live coverage on Southern Cross)

  15. Ben August 10, 2010 at 11:08 am -

    Well that’s half an hour less than last time. Because they had a special 4:30news election edition in 2007.
    I can’t imagine it will go to midnight.

  16. philm August 10, 2010 at 10:37 am -

    Saw it coming a mile away. Good to see Chris Bath involved but still…ABC for me!

  17. thesportsfreak August 10, 2010 at 10:35 am -

    But the biggest question of all is: will the tower be back??? :)

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