I noticed that too. The background colours, even the 6.30 News sign behind the presenters seems to be inspired by the look Seven National News had. They had that look probably a year or two before the changeover when they were TVT6. The only noticeable changes to the news from the changeover at this point were basically the opening/closing titles and the Tas TV logo plastered over the TVT6 logo on the sign behind the presenters. Apart from those, the bulletin was the same as before. Same changes would have applied to the TNT9 bulletin as well.
Love the theme music for the Hobart bulletin, very 80’s-sounding music there. I think that was used for TVT’s news for some time before the changeover too. I think it was only used for Hobart’s bulletin. Tas TV’s Launceston bulletin I think continued using Seven Melbourne’s news theme from around that time.
Indeed it was. I’m pretty sure that the Hobart and Launceston stations continued to do their own bulletins after the name change. I’d imagine there would be quite a few complaints in the north to Tas TV if suddenly their news was done from Hobart, especially with only one story in this bulletin coming from Launceston.
Yes I’m wondering how they got the stories from Nine. Maybe it was for the Hobart station only? Or maybe considering it was an overseas story rather than a national one, perhaps they got the stories from Nine that way via an overseas source or bureau? Doesn’t really explain the Brian Naylor voiceover though.