Today at the AO
Going through my screenshots, here’s the photo dump:
(Backwards chronologically from this to last Australian Open)
The two weeks of the year that the world comes to Melbourne. Here are the 23 remotes routed to US rights holders ESPN & The Tennis Channel via Sydney Teleport and The Switch USA.
I’m pretty sure Supercars purchased the rights to the Bathurst 12hr a few years ago so this is no real surprise.
Seven’s We Interrupt This Broadcast and Australia’s Most Identical on Nine will both be produced there.
Handoff of the Seven mic socks after presumably replacing them to be used on the podium at the BBL final:
As seen during Seven News tonight, looks like old filed tapes of the original play-out at Docklands (eagle-eyed MS folk might be able to spot some programming and what year):
Based on the size and position of the watermark I’m gonna guess at least pre-2011.
That room(s) still used for some operations today, as evidenced recently when sometimes a presenter or reporter will stand in the atrium in front of its glass windows for a report/update/live cross, but the biggest giveaway was all those upper-tier monitors were replaced with flat-screens years ago, probably a decade ago, so yeah it’s definitely ancient
The external shots of the Seven Studios (BCM) are about a decade old too… The Palm Tress were replaced with Nordic pines years ago.
Some will flame you and say it is HSV and not BCM.
Norfolk Island pines actually and yeah, around 2010 they were replaced.
It will be interesting to see where HSV move to in the future.