Seven News: 2000-2004


#1

Opener:

Fuel Watch/Finance Graphics:


Reporter/Location Graphic:

Positions:

Sport:

Weather:

Closer:

Newsbreak:


#2

The graphics from 2001 to 2004, before Ian Ross joined the network, were (and are) some of the best Seven News graphics I have seen. Unfortunately, as Seven News Melbourne had just gone widescreen at the same time, the graphics and 7news watermark didn’t always align, so whenever a report from Melbourne aired on the Sydney bulletin viewers were seeing double.


#3

Although Seven switched to a new logo at the turn of the millennium and dropped the “Nightly” from the title of their bulletin’s name around February 2000, most of the news graphics & the set remained largely unchanged until Early 2002 (that changeover might’ve been around February, Salt Lake City Winter Olympics time?).

For comparison purposes here’s some caps from 2000 - the September 14 & 15 bulletins to be exact, which of course was a very exciting time to be in Sydney for obvious reasons.

In-Studio Presentation:

On-Location Presentation:

Various Graphics:



On the Closer Super with “Seen throughout Asia on Australia TV” - was Seven News Sydney really simulcast on that station?

Weather, including “Olympic Forecasts” Segment:


Promo - Sydney Olympics Coverage:


Unfortunately I don’t have the special Olympics-themed Opener that was used during and in the lead-up to the Sydney 2000 Games, but perhaps someone else might.

I’ll have to do another check of the recordings when I can for any caps, but for around two years leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Seven News also ran special “Days To Go” animations featuring the games mascots Syd, Olly & Millie while returning from the ad breaks which lead into Sport.


#4

The Seven Network operated ‘Australia Television International’ from 1998 to 2002 (the precursor to the Australia Network) after funding cuts and the ‘Mansfield Report’ recommended it be shifted over to a commercial entity. But the whole thing continued to lose money


#5