EXCLUSIVE | Old news is good news as budget cuts bite at 10 News

Managers at 10 have come up with a cunning plan to beam local news into Brisbane and Adelaide from other states… but it comes at a price

Since Channel 10 announced major cuts for its local news services, which saw the presenters in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane made redundant, many have wondered what format the bulletins will take.

10 has already announced Adelaide’s bulletin will be presented from Melbourne and the Brisbane and Perth bulletins will be presented by Sydney.

Now TV Blackbox can reveal how the network will try to continue to provide local services by pre-recording vast amounts of content.

According to our sources, the first segment for Adelaide and Brisbane will be recorded at 4pm Melbourne/Sydney time. This means reporters will be in position for live crosses and local stories will need to be edited in time for the recording.

At 5pm Melbourne and Sydney will go live as Adelaide and Brisbane play the recorded first segment to air. This means the Adelaide recording will go to air 90 minutes after the start of recording due to the fact Adelaide is 30 minutes behind Melbourne.

This system also means Adelaide will never have live news and during daylight saving Brisbane will see news recorded two hours earlier. During those summer months, Brisbane stories will need to be ready by 3pm local time to be recorded by the 4pm Sydney time deadline.

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From the start of segment two, Adelaide and Brisbane will join the live feed from Melbourne and Sydney respectively, with a mix of news that can travel between states.

So, even when Brisbane joins the Sydney feed live, it will be on a one hour delay over summer.

Although all weather presenters had been made redundant, the network has now confirmed Brisbane’s Josh Holt will move to Sydney and present the weather for Sydney, Brisbane and Perth alongside Sandra Sully and Matt Burke.

Kate Freebairn from Adelaide will present weather for Melbourne and Adelaide bulletins, joining Jennifer Keyte and Steve Quartermain.

TV Blackbox can reveal both positions had been made redundant and the network has had to re-employ both presenters. Holt and Freebairn were chosen to add local faces into the bulletins being presented from other states, rather than stalwarts Tim Bailey and Mike Larkan.

**UPDATE** Sources have confirmed this morning that weather will be localised for each market, meaning at least one version will be pre-recorded before 5pm.

In a 24 hour news cycle where viewers demand breaking news coverage, will 10’s viewers notice they are watching out-of-date news? Only time will tell.

*10 has been approached for comment

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on Sunrise, The Morning Show plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7 News and 9 News. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV Blackbox, McKnight Tonight and Monsters Who Murder podcasts plus host & Executive Producer of the video streaming show The Ben, Rob & Robbo show
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  1. Why would you bother just go Netflix you also can’t watch seven its tooooo depressing .I thought ten had more class.

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