Nine News Sydney -in Melbourne.

By David Knox on February 16, 2011 / Filed Under News 34

While technical glitches do come with the territory in live News bulletins, Nine News Melbourne has now had three in the last week, most of them resulting in the Sydney bulletin being briefly visible in the southern city.

Last night out of Hot Seat the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Peter Overton’s voice were airing before things quickly switched to Peter Hitchener. On Monday night a story about a funeral was interrupted by an ACA preview with Tracy Grimshaw, then a flick to Overton. There was another hiccup last week.

A Nine spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We work hard 365 days a year to bring Melbourne the best possible News at 6pm. Very occasionally, on-air glitches can occur, as they do on all networks. It’s frustrating, for us and for our loyal viewers. But we want to assure them that we much prefer to focus on covering the news, rather than be in the news for these hiccups.”

Maybe it’s that bloody seagull sitting on the satellite dish.

In the erratic Melbourne market Nine News has been whipping Seven News, but Seven hit back with a win last night.


  1. David Knox February 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm -

    I think we have exhausted those points thanks guys. Moving on.

  2. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm -

    @ ed…. mate?? really??? trolling??? i not one of them!

  3. sammy February 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm -

    @ohyeah… you know nothing – only what we have told you… if that is wrong then why post this comment 4 hours ago..?

    Please leave the technical information to people who actually know or work in the industry… Incorrect/made up information is just embarressing…

    Clean up required in aisle 3 please…

    ohyeah says:
    February 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    the only network centralising their on-air Presentation playouts is win tv…mediahub…

  4. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm -

    Brent… your info is not correct….. nine is airing their content from 3 different locations…. 7’s pres is from 2 locations, with their main pres in melbourne.

  5. Ed February 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm -

    @Ohyeah well give the trolling a rest in that case

  6. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm -

    @ ed….. I know where each network has their presentation….. I ve known for years..

  7. Brent February 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm -

    All the networks are centralising these days…

    9 comes from Sydney
    10 comes from Sydney
    ABC comes from Sydney
    SBS comes from Sydney
    7 comes from Melbourne

  8. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm -

    @ Sammy….. one of the networks are not conpletely centralised! thats a fact!

  9. sammy February 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm -

    MBC built 2000-2002 … commissioned for network pres in 2002/3…

  10. Ed February 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm -

    @Ohyeah what I stated are well known facts by anyone who knows the slightest shred about what the state of tv in Melbourne. 7 network has come out of Docklands for years!

  11. sammy February 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm -

    @OhNo… stop wasting everyones time…. what is not true.?

    The girls are correct and you are not…

  12. Ranco February 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm -

    @ Melbourne 9 News lost in ratings??

    That’s cos melbourne got sick of Sydney.

  13. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm -

    @ sammy…… not all is true!

  14. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm -

    @ ed! woopee! how do u know ??

  15. Ed February 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm -

    @Ohyeah I think you’ll find GTV is now played out of TCN9 and the whole 7 Network from Docklands. Fact.

  16. sammy February 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm -

    The reality is that ABC(mediahub) has a centralised presentation out at Ingleburn, Sydney; Seven at Docklands, Melbourne; TEN at Pyrmont, Sydney and Nine at Frenchs Forest, Sydney…

    It’s not 1980 anymore….

  17. Matt J February 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm -



  18. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm -

    the only network centralising their on-air Presentation playouts is win tv…mediahub…

  19. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm -

    lucy… can i ask where u heard that from??

  20. DanielW February 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm -

    Perhaps there are ghosts lying about at Bendigo Street? Perhaps Overton is better fitting tha Hitchener. They’re oldy both named Peter! As for 7 in Melbourne It’s also Peter! What next a pumpkin eater!

  21. Joe February 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm -

    About a month ago the 4.30 nine news bulletin was shown during 2.5 men in Adelaide for about 5 mins before returning to ads lol

  22. michael*oz February 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm -

    geez, David…. it’s like you read my post to them on the Facebook page!

    Its so ameteur…. i’m finding it quite frustrating. Nine news used to be the best in Australia….


  23. Kuttsywood February 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm -

    I believe Brisbane still has it’s presentation done locally for now: but I’d say, there will be stuff ups galore when Nine centralises Brisbane, due to the fact QTQ runs two different feeds leading into 6pm, and has done so for over fifteen years.

  24. Lucy February 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm -

    @ Ohyeah

    If Nell has it wrong would you care to elaborate since you seem to know so much?
    I support her and add that GTV is going through one of the biggest techincal upgrades possible.
    Combined with Presentation moving to Sydney, I doubt this is the last fault we will see. It happened at Seven when they moved to Docklands and when Ten moved to Como.

  25. Knowfirst February 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm -

    ohyeah – there are rumours that QTQ9 is about to lose a lot of staff as centralisation to Sydney occurs. I think this was either in Mumbrella or Crikey the other day.

  26. Craig(Buzz) February 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm -

    Nine News in Melbourne,is certainly the best.Channel 7 do have there problems and will continue for a long time to come.Reporters and Hosts are ordinary.David Brown always looks very casual never wears a tie wears jeans shirt not tucked in,with a jacket over the top very poor i think

  27. Jen13 February 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm -

    Ha ha – did you see the ABC news last night?
    The weather girl had a Snow report as the graphic behind her!
    It briefly disappeared and then came back again as she quickly gabbled her way through today’s forecast weather.
    Normally there’s not enough time to actually read their detailed weather maps and forecasts, but at least they usually manage to show them!
    I’ve been told that the ABC saves money by computerising the news and graphics so they don’t have to pay technical staff wages – but it all goes to hell when there’s a technical hitch.
    So ch 9, you’re in good company!

  28. dee123 February 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    The beautiful harbour would make a nice change to that dirty brown Yarra River.

  29. ohyeah February 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm -

    @ Neil…. sorry but that is incorrect information…. I suggest u get your facts correct

  30. Michael February 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm -

    Similar things happen in Brisbane when they cut away to the RBA interest rate decision live. After the segment, it returns to Days of our Lives but seeing as Qld is one hour behind, after a few seconds it returns to The View. Nine seem to have more of these technical glitches, however Sunrise had issues with their clock in Brisbane when we were getting the show live during the floods/cyclone, the clock would sometimes be AEDT other times AEST.

  31. Neil February 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm -

    No doubt teething problems caused by Nine centralising their on-air Presentation playouts for all of Australia into their Sydney HQ.

  32. Angry Face February 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm -

    This happens all the time with regional NSW networks showing the metro NSW channel for a second before changing over. Prime is one of the worst. Often when they do the Prime Weather, they then fade out and then you see Seven Weather flash for a second before seeing whatever is supposed to be on after it.

  33. tomothy February 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm -

    This happened to Nine News Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. The bridge was shown for a second then flicked over to Adelaide’s intro and footage.

  34. Daniel February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm -

    In other words ‘This is all you’re emailing about, rack off’.


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