Have come up with a bit of an idea for a major expansion of 9News, starting with a news network.
Will also include a business channel, and a major expansion of news operations as part of a (fantasy) buy up of regional channels.
More of all that to come, but for now, a mock schedule for the new Nine News Network (9NN).
5AM- EARLY TODAY looks ahead to what’s set to happen across Australia, and wraps up overnight events around the world. Includes business and weather updates, and a look a the national newspapers.
6AM- TODAY, the Nine Network’s flagship morning program for over 40 years.
9AM- THE RUNDOWN looks at what 9 Newsrooms around the country are covering as the working days gets underway.
10AM- MORNING NEWS, a complete news hour covering the day’s top stories and breaking news as it comes in.
11AM- MORNING NEWS, a second news hour, simulcast on stations not producing a local morning news bulletin.
12 MIDDAY- NEWSDAY, rolling news coverage of the top stories of the day and breaking news as they come in. Includes sport, business and weather updates, feature interviews and crossed to correspondents around the country. Anchored by Davina Smith and Tim Davies.
3PM- POWERHOUSE POLITICS goes inside the halls of power with Nine’s political team, including discussions with MPs and political power players. Live from Parliament House.
4PM- AFTERNOON NEWS, a complete news hour covering the day’s top stories, simulcast on stations not producing a local morning news bulletin.
5PM- NINE NEWS NOW, half an hour of the day’s top stories from 9 News across Australia and around the world.
5.30PM- THE KOHLER ACCOUNT- Finance Editor Chris Kohler does the numbers on the day’s money news and what it means to Australians.
6PM- NINE NEWS NOW, half an hour of the day’s top stories from 9 News across Australia and around the world.
6.30PM- WIDE WORLD OF SPORT has the lowdown on the moves and shakers in Australia’s most popular sporting codes.
7PM- STEFANOVIC & CO. Every night Karl Stefanovic breaks down the big stories, cuts through the spin, and is joined by a robust panel to dissect what it all means.
8PM- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW is a primetime news hour, covering the news you need to know and the stories you’ve got to see. Acclaimed journalist Hamish MacDonald joins 9 to lead the program and coverage of breaking news during the evenings.
9PM- (Monday-Thursday) SPICER & PRICE: CROSSFIRE tackles the big issues from both sides of the political divide, hosted by veteran journalist Tracey Spicer and broadcaster Steve Price.
On Friday- FULL FRAME WITH TRACY GRIMSHAW put news makers and interesting Australians in the big picture, telling their whole story.
10PM- NIGHTLINE returns to 9, anchored by Sarah Abo, including the day’s top stories and news making interviews to set tomorrow’s news agenda.
11PM- (Monday-Thursday) THE 11TH HOUR takes an irreverent looks at the day’s big stories to wrap up the day, hosted by Marc Fennell.
On Friday- WHAT THE FRIDAY? The panel takes a look at the stories and makes that made you do a double take.
12 MIDNIGHT- WORLD NEWS simulcast from partner broadcaster Australia Television.
12.30AM- NINE NEWS OVERNIGHT broadcasts live from Perth. Split into 4 half hour blocks (A,B,C and D) covering the big news stories, and revisiting content from 9 News and partner broadcasts around the world.
2:30AM- WIDE WORLD OF SPORT (Repeat)
3AM- WORLD NEWS simulcast from partner broadcaster Australia Television.
3:30AM- A CURRENT AFFAIR
4AM- NINE NEWS OVERNIGHT, rebroadcasts block A and D.
Weekend programming includes regular news bulletins, repeats and ‘best of the week’ programs.
Also includes new programs including:
9AM SUNDAY- MEET THE PRESS return to Australian television, now on 9 and hosted by pollical editor Charles Croucher.
7PM SUNDAY- FITZSIMONS, join journalist and commentator Peter Fitzsimons for his take on the week and interviews people in the know.
60 MINUTES MORE- Revisiting stories from the archives. Each hour will focus on a single story, replaying the archived story, providing an update and conducting a discussion with experts and people involved.
CANVAS- Arts, literature and culture stories from across 9 News programs.
THE UPLIFT- Positive and inspiring stories of Australians going amazing things, and the pictures that make us all smile.
THE PULSE- Health and medical news.
NATIONWIDE- Stories from across regional Australia, from 9’s extensive network of regional newsrooms*. (*more on this later)
When programs are off air, fill in programs would include:
WORLD OF STORIES- long form current affairs and documentaries from partner broadcaster ABC America, TVNZ, BBC and CTV Canada.
BEST OF TODAY- key interviews and the best moments from the week.
Here’s a look at the schedule, bold items are Live programs…