Seven is set to follow rival Nine and establish a one hour news bulleting as it does away with Today Tonight in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The changes are effective from tonight with the announcement given to staff this morning via an email Seven CEO Tim Worner (see below for the email full).
“This move is about building and investing in Seven’s leading news coverage . In recent times we have increased our level of news across the day with great success. We plan to do even more in the future,” Worner said.
“We see this as an exciting opportunity to serve our news audience in a better way.”
The move comes after Nine pushed back A Current Affair to make way for an extended news bulletin and received a ratings boost.
It also follows host Helen Kapalos’ move to Sunday Night.
Tim Worner’s full notice to Seven staff is below:
Today we are announcing plans to transition to a one hour news bulletin at 6pm in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane markets, effective from tonight.
In Adelaide and Perth, we will continue with Today Tonight where the programs serve as really important local windows.
All staff previously working on the East Coast editions of TT will continue in their roles and will contribute to News Investigations and Features as well as TT ( Adelaide and Perth) under Executive Producer Max Uechtritz. Max will now report to Rob Raschke.
This move is about building and investing in Seven’s leading news coverage . In recent times we have increased our level of news across the day with great success. We plan to do even more in the future.
We see this as an exciting opportunity to serve our news audience in a better way.
I want to take this chance to pay tribute to Today Tonight and the TT team on the East Coast. Over many years, and as recently as last week, the program has broken big stories, kept consumers informed and held people to account.
Thank you for your continuing efforts and commitment.
Later this morning, we will be organising local briefings to provide more detail and answer any questions you may have.
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