TEN has switched the title of its upcoming Hamish Macdonald project from TEN Newsnight back to TEN Late News.
TEN advises TEN Newsnight was a working title used to meet early print deadlines but despite reverting to TEN Late News, which was axed in 2011, it is proceeding with a fresh approach to editorial.
Macdonald will host the mix of news, live interviews, entertainment, social media and Sports Tonight from June 4th.
A spokesperson told TV Tonight the return to the TEN Late News would get the message across more effectively: “Because it is simple and it tells people when the program is on. The same simple message as the TEN News At Five and Breakfast brands.”
Updated: The Australian reports Nine owned the name Newsnight and a rights issue is behind the name switch.