Prime7 & GWN7 Local News


#849

“We care about A SELECT FEW of the local regions”


#850

They care about the local region in which the promo is airing? Makes sense.


#851

So they don’t care about anywhere else in their viewing area??? I suppose it makes sense

Its obviously an argument for reviewing the rules on content of local significance in regional areas - I have always thought that the content rules should relate to specific programming of 10 minutes or more - eg Noodle News updates would for diddly squat. Minimum of 2 hours of local news (or 3 hours on secondary channels) or 4 hours on material of local significance (6 hours if broadcast on a secondary channel) or a mix of news and other content with main channel holding full value and secondary channels holding 2/3 of the time counted


#852

They’re not producing a local bulletin in those areas, so obviously not.

But in the areas they are, I am sure all the reporters etc do care.


#853

WA graphics are much the same. It’s a bummer they started using lists because the flyover animations finally look good. They glitched when fading to the next region for ages before this refresh.




#854

The “Local Weather” forecast is now just a single one for Prime7 Markets. Previously there were separate ones for Northern NSW, Southern NSW and Victoria:



#855

looks like they include Geelong in it now :+1:


#856

Saved some budget, perhaps.


#857

Broken Hill is in it too, also not in Prime area


#858

Thursday 5th June, Friday 6th June 2018:


Craig Moore presented weather on Prime.


#859

Though they don’t include Bendigo or Ballarat - which are strange exclusions given they are actually in the coverage area, and often have very different temperatures to the coastal Geelong/Melbourne ones.

I haven’t seen a recent Prime7 update, but WIN always used to include Geelong on their Western Victoria forecasts - largely for the same reason as including Melbourne - a number of people on the South Coast travel into Geelong for shopping or work - so it’s relevant for viewers in the regional areas, not as some kind of claim of coverage into or relevance for viewers in Geelong.

Hopefully those combined updates are temporary for holidays.


#860

Kenny has resigned from Prime7 for family reasons.


#861

If true, this is a massive loss for Prime7. After watching Prime News for many years, Kenny has been the most professional newsreader they’ve had and the only one I enjoy. Definitely sad if true.


#862

the press release was sent out last week but I think I deleted it off my system.


#863

Name rings a bell, anyone have a video of him presenting?


#864

The Prime7 News YouTube account can help you out there.


#865

Here’s one I recorded nearly a year ago


#866

Judging by the YouTube uploads, Kenny Heatley still presented Prime7 Local News last night.


#867

Thanks, now I remember!


#868

Local Dam spelt and pronounced incorrectly.

Should be Chichester “Chy-chester” and not “Chin-chester”.

I know it’s done from Canberra, but surely it’s not hard to check these things.