Well there's no any new information that I know about, but I can give you a rundown of what I and we now know so far:
• The ABC have been using a new typeface recently that has been customly designed in house by the ABC's Digital Network department. It's been named 'oneABC', and its purpose is to replace the ABC's current library of over 1000 fonts, and become the main corporate typeface. Uses of it so far include, the ABC ME logo, Radio, Upfronts, HD logo, title-cards, the App, websites, some promos and the new 'News' logo.
• The new On-Air Presentation will feature a new Black and White contemporary colour scheme to distinguish their content. The new graphics will mostly likely use the new font for all graphics and some changes have already begun with the font on ABC News 24 now modified just a few weeks ago. The black and white colour scheme on it's own seems a bit bleak, but if the recently overhauled ABC App and updated websites tell us anything, yellow may play a part in the On-Air Presentation as well, as it seems the ABC are ditching the blue for yellow as their corporate colour. I have a feeling the ABC are trying to merge both the Television and News Service identities together as new promos such as the 'Australian Of The Year' ones that have been doing the rounds on ABC are using the yellow colour, lined box element seen in the Upfronts and the 'oneABC' font:
Perhaps the lined box element will also play a part in the new On-Air Presentation? Time will tell.
• In regards to News theme, all we know is back in August 2015, the ABC was toying around with the proposal of a News theme that would be played across all mediums of TV and Radio. Candidates considered then were, the current theme, Majestic Fanfare and most notably the 1985-2005 ABC News font with a modern rendition by The Bag Raiders. At the moment, we know nothing if the ABC has gone ahead with this, but with ABC News 24 and ABC NewsRadio set to be renamed to 'The ABC News Channel' and 'ABC News on Radio', it would make sense for one theme across all services to unify the brand further.
• We don't have a solid date yet, but as some of the ABC's identities have been recently updated, most notably ABC Radio, we can only assume soon. I'd say like @SydneyCityTV, Late January/Early Febuary would seem possible.
I suspect we may see some of the new elements of the relaunch to be in Trump's Inauguration Presentation, but we'll have to wait and see. Like the teaser trailer for ABC Radio's new look back in December, the ABC will hopefully let us know when changes to the News Service are approaching. Hopefully that covers everything we know so far. I hope soon we'll see a new promo in some form later or early next month.