Adelaide viewers are set for big changes with the afternoon news set to be presented out of Melbourne
In the ever-changing landscape of broadcast television the Seven Network is making more changes as it looks to find $100 million in savings across the network.
Just this week the axe was swung on The Daily Edition and now Adelaide’s local afternoon news service has suffered the same fate.
Sources tell TV Blackbox the 4pm bulletin will now be presented out of Melbourne with inserts presented from Adelaide, with the changes to start in July.
As part of the overhaul presenters Jessica Adamson and weather presenter Tim Noonan will leave the network.
It is understood the afternoon bulletins in other states will not be changed.
It was only in the last few years that Nine and Seven produced their afternoon news bulletins locally, before that anything outside 6pm was a national production.
The downturn in the advertising market is hurting all sectors and this is a change not likely to have a major impact on viewing numbers, although will give Nine the opportunity to promote the fact their bulletin is local.
There’s no doubt a lot of people within the television industry are feeling the pinch. Let’s hope things recover soon.
*Seven has been contacted for comment.