Nine News Darwin ‘not going anywhere’

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 10:47:17 PM. Progress – and longevity – come at a price.
The Darwin Channel 9 studios at The Gardens. Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Unfortunately, the price has been paid in Darwin by only one commercial broadcaster, that now finds the need to more efficiently deliver services to its community – and that’s Channel Nine. Despite the emotion and clamour over closing studio facilities here and presenting news from another broadcast centre, Nine will continue to fully staff its Darwin newsroom and base reporters and crews here to keep covering the Territory, as it has always done. Channel Nine Darwin general manager Andrew Bruyn.Source:News Corp Australia Our competitors will, presumably, continue to do what they’ve always done – bugger all. In 1982 when NTD8 launched its News At Seven program the Commonwealth demanded that every television station had a commitment to broadcast news relevant to its community. As Channel Eight and since 2003 as Channel Nine, Territory Television has continued to do that, to the highest possible standard, at great cost. RELATED: NINE NEWS DARWIN TO NO LONGER HAVE STANDALONE BULLETIN RELATED: IS THIS 'GOODNIGHT DARWIN' FROM JONO? More than a decade ago in other parts of regional Australia, broadcasters were “aggregated” – they shared each others’ markets to introduce more signals to their audiences and to offset the costs of competition. In the Top End, NTD was forced to face competition with no such luck. Despite legal battles and appeals to the Commonwealth, in Australia’s smallest geographic broadcast...Read more
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