WIN News


#3027

Looking at Regional TAM figures, it’s only Regional QLD where WIN outrates ABC in both main channel & network shares on a regular basis.


#3028

Here’s a montage:


#3029

What a weird forecast.
Showing the temperatures for “tomorrow” and the next 7 days, but no icons to indicate what the actual weather is going to be doing


#3030

Unfortunately my recording copy to the computer isn’t going tonight but I just had a look at tonight’s bulletin and noticed we now had a weather presenter - Hayley Francis. Although when it shows up as the email address being weather@winqld.com.au that’s not going to make people happy with the move. Especially if it now looks like the news is from NSW but the weather is from QLD.

The other thing I’ve noticed with the weather is the 7 day forecast used to have “Burnie/Devonport” as one, this is now just listed as Burnie. Think Sydney and Melbourne rivalry and putting Melbourne instead of Sydney on an international forecast. Parochialism is alive and well here especially in the north west where there’s two cities constantly out to destroy each other (one isn’t even a city though, technically)


#3031

Hayley is based in Wollongong, however she is the weather presenter for the Queensland bulletins, hence the email address. All the other regions use the generic weather@wintv.com.au email address. I’m guessing someone just overlooked the QLD address being on screen.


#3032

Supers probably edited in to the packages and teases themselves. Seems only the studio supers are in WIN style.


#3033

Brent Costelloe presenting All Australian News:


#3034

Here’s a montage of Tasmania last night and caps of weather presentation:



#3035

With Ten Eyewitness News Sydney going until 6:30pm tonight due to the swearing in of Scott Morrison as PM, what happened with WIN News?


#3036

In QLD - WIN local news ran as usual at 6pm


#3037

Illawarra bulletin aired as normal.


#3038

So WIN viewers didn’t get to see Ten’s live coverage of Scott Morrison being sworn in as PM then?


#3039

No.


#3042

Wow! Big round of applause to WIN for that one. :rofl:


#3043

They should have continued with the Ten News coverage and shifted the lower quality WIN News to One.


#3044

https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Broadcast/Television/Local--regional-content/local-arealocal-content-i-acma
If Only WIN Television Relaunched a Dedicated Mackay News Bulletin Again.


#3045

May I ask when they axed the Mackay bulletin, and why?


#3046

WIN axed the Mackay bulletin in May 2015 due to low ratings.


#3047

They continued “WIN Weather Updates” for a time, but those were also axed (some time in 2016?).

I wonder if they’d ever consider repeating what they did for Griffith and merging it into an adjacent bulletin, either Rockhampton or Townville depending on demographic similarities.


#3048

In order to maintain the remaining news services, Mackay, Griffith and WA were progressively squeezed out of the news operation. Otherwise WIN would probably be operating at a loss. That’s what happens in a declining advertising market together with increasing costs of affiliation.