2 posts above you'll see how ABC News managed to put a city skyline, a rural and a coastal image all on one backdrop and make it work together. That is just one example how it could be done.
There are many ways NBN could achieve this
- Similar to ABC News - where a coastal, hinterland, Newcastle skyline image could stack horizontal on 1 backdrop
- There could be various screens on set showing different local imagery (I've seen this on many US stations)
- Throughout the broadcast they could alter the backdrop between images. Again we see multiple backdrops throughout a normal broadcast as it is anyways
If NBN when to a design house and said - "we want a Newcastle skyline, A Gold Coast skyline, and a coastal and inland image to all work together on a backdrop as our main shot" - a good design firm could come up with many creative solutions to make it work. The creative brief is not that much of a challenge.
As a side note, I suspect having a Gold Coast skyline is not that essential. I am pretty certain that between 9 News Gold Coast and 7 News Gold Coast - not many Gold Coast homes actually tune in to NBN News. After all, it;s focus os another state. They have 2 local Gold Coats news services,3 local Brisbane news services and ABC News Queensland to choose from. I suspect NBN News at 6 is way down the list. And although we never see Gold Coast ratings broken out I am certain QTQ Brisbane/Gold Coast out rates NBN Newcastle/Gold Coast in the city by a margin of 10 to 1.
Yes, Gold Coast is a broadcast area of NBN - but I suspect NBN News on the Gold Coast gets fewer than 5000 viewers (7 News Gold Coast gets about 30,000)
So in short - I don't think it is that essential to have Gold Coast as part of backdrop - although it is certainly possible.
Another idea would be to have a generic backdrop - and use local images on backdrop for the local window.