TODAY goes live to Queensland

Friday October 19, 2007
The TODAY Team

The Nine Network’s TODAY Show will make history in Queensland, as the state’s only live breakfast program from Monday, October 29.

With daylight saving about to start in the southern states, Channel Nine Queensland will broadcast TODAY from 5.00am to 8.30am each weekday, ensuring viewers see the news as it happens, not on a one-hour delay.

For many years South-East Queensland has not received a live breakfast TV program, and TODAY’s Executive Producer, Tom Malone, believes the new live focus on the Sunshine State will greatly increase TODAY’s popularity.

“For decades, the people of Brisbane and Queensland have been denied a live breakfast show for five months of the year, all because of daylight saving,” Malone said.

“We always get emails from frustrated viewers whenever big news is happening, because they can't get it live," he says. "Now we will provide the best news, sport, weather and entertainment, all live, not on delay.”

In another television first, as TODAY continues to show year-on-year growth in South-East Queensland, and with viewers currently embracing Heather Foord’s involvement on the show as fill-in newsreader, the last half hour of TODAY will be dedicated exclusively to Queensland content."

“We are going to do a special Queensland-only half-hour full of local news, local sport and local weather, with a look at topical local issues,” Malone said.

“We are fully committed to providing the people of Brisbane and Queensland with the best possible breakfast television service." he says.

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