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End of an era – Nine says goodbye to Willoughby after 63 years

Nine will say goodbye to the ‘home of television’ in Willoughby after an historic 63 years with a final broadcast on Saturday 21st November.

The final News broadcast will air Saturday, with the 6pm bulletin on Sunday 22 November marking the start of fulltime broadcasting from the new North Sydney facility.

Hugh Marks, CEO of Nine emailed staff today with this message:

“TCN has been the home of Australian television for 63 years, but the time has come to say goodbye to Willoughby.

As we bid farewell, it’s important that we celebrate our history and take with us an unrivalled legacy.

Willoughby is the place where Australian TV began. It’s where Bruce Gyngell famously greeted viewers in 1956 with, “Good evening, and welcome to television”. Since that day, our network has never skipped a beat and led the way in telling stories in Australia and beyond.

It’s been home to 60 Minutes, Today, Midday, and so many more. Over the decades, many have come through our doors and made a mark on Australian television as an industry.

As you know, media is an ever-changing industry and as we vacate our home, we move to a new era.

Our purpose-built studios at Denison Street in North Sydney will place us at the forefront of our industry, not just in Australia, but across the world. The investment in new technologies for our studios is like no other company. We will function on a whole new level.

In the coming weeks, I encourage you to head down to level 1 and look at the incredible new broadcast newsroom. It brings together television, news, digital and radio in a way none of our competitors can.

I also suggest that you visit the newsrooms, purpose-built for The Sydney Morning Herald on level 6 and The Australian Financial Review on level 4. In all respects, this state-of-the-art home positions all of Nine’s businesses for an amazing future. As I’ve said the aim of all this is for Nine Sydney to be a creative campus – one which will fundamentally change our business, how we operate and most importantly, how we collaborate.

While some things may change, others remain the same, and the talent, skill and passion you all have will only be enhanced by this new place as we continue to create incredible content that speaks to all Australians.

Thank you for the memories you’ve all helped create. We’ve been making TV history for the past six decades, and next week that will not change. A new era, a new Nine. I hope you are as excited as I am.”

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  1. According to Cam Williams on Instagram, Tonight is the last 6pm from TCN. Weekend Today & the 6pm news will launch in North Sydney tomorrow (Saturday). Presumably this is to get the kinks out before full production commences on Monday.

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