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OFFLINE   TGIF #41

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:26 PM

It's not a bad website but the newspapers and ABC do online better.

I think the fact that they're the default homepage on 60% of all computers helps.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

The SMH and Age sites are number one and two for most visited Australian news websites.
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OFFLINE   Tom W #43

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (Tranquility @ Nov 4 2008, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The SMH and Age sites are number one and two for most visited Australian news websites.


I remember reading stats in The Australian's Media section recently and it had NineMSN as the most visited Australian news website...??

Edit: This might have been just page impressions to ninemsn.com.au as compared to smh.com.au instead of users on the entire site

Edited by Tom W, 04 November 2008 - 07:36 PM.


OFFLINE   Mark #44

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:57 PM

Nine Sydney Newsbreak
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OFFLINE   Brad #45

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:09 PM

Melbourne:
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Can someone please post brisbane's opener tonight please.

Nine News Melbourne returned from first ad break at 6:17pm. Then just short reads before sport at 6:20pm. Unusual.

OFFLINE   Danny #47

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:48 PM

Melb Opener...

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:17 PM

Nine had very good election coverage today - the best out of all networks that I saw. Although the only station I saw none of was ABC - where they any better than Nine in coverage?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (Lex @ Nov 5 2008, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nine had very good election coverage today - the best out of all networks that I saw. Although the only station I saw none of was ABC - where they any better than Nine in coverage?

We have a US Election Coverage thread for that.

OFFLINE   Tom W #50

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE (Danny @ Nov 5 2008, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Melb Opener...


Thanks for that.
I find it amazing with the resources at hand they don't have widescreen footage of his speech in the opener.
A major reason I think why Nine News is a turn off for people with widescreen tv, lack of widescreen content...

OFFLINE   TJ. #51

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (Tom W @ Nov 5 2008, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for that.
I find it amazing with the resources at hand they don't have widescreen footage of his speech in the opener.
A major reason I think why Nine News is a turn off for people with widescreen tv, lack of widescreen content...

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Nine wouldn't have filmed that speech. They would have taken it from ABC America, their American affiliate.
Some of American television, correct me if I am wrong, is still recorded in 4:3 ratio, not widescreen. I think you will find that most other news services around Australia would have had the same if not similar video.

And I doubt that a lack of widescreen content would turn people off from watching Nine News. For one, all the Australian content is captured in widescreen, and since Nine News is going local, there is little overseas content anyway. I think you will find that the actual content of Nine bulletins is the problem.

Edited by tjkirk, 05 November 2008 - 07:22 PM.


OFFLINE   Tom W #52

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (tjkirk @ Nov 5 2008, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Nine wouldn't have filmed that speech. They would have taken it from ABC America, their American affiliate.
Some of American television, correct me if I am wrong, is still recorded in 4:3 ratio, not widescreen. I think you will find that most other news services around Australia would have had the same if not similar video.

And I doubt that a lack of widescreen content would turn people off from watching Nine News. For one, all the Australian content is captured in widescreen, and since Nine News is going local, there is little overseas content anyway. I think you will find that the actual content of Nine bulletins is the problem.


It was shown live in full widescreen on Nine and Seven this afternoon so I don't know why they wouldn't do it for their news bulletins.
Seven News showed it in its wide entirety.
Compared to Seven News, a lot less of Nine News' content is in widescreen - which can only be a put off!

Edited by Tom W, 05 November 2008 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

Not to people who watch news...well for the news and not for the set or supers or other trivial things.
Saying that having less WS content is the reason 9N in Melbourne is under performing is a load of bollocks.

Edited by byron, 05 November 2008 - 07:32 PM.


OFFLINE   Tom W #54

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (byron @ Nov 5 2008, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to people who watch news...well for the news.
Saying that having less WS content is the reason 9N in Melbourne is under performing is a load of bollocks.


No, I didn't say that - but it can only be a bad thing.

OFFLINE   byron #55

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:34 PM

I can safely say 98% of people couldn't care less if the footage is in WS as long as they see what they want to see.

OFFLINE   Tom W #56

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (byron @ Nov 5 2008, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can safely say 98% of people couldn't care less if the footage is in WS as long as they see what they want to see.


Surely you'd agree the more widescreen content the better, even though it might not be a big issue, or one that many people don't really care about.
In this case I just don't understand why Nine wouldn't use it...
I don't think I'm being unreasonable in making this point.

Edited by Tom W, 05 November 2008 - 07:40 PM.


OFFLINE   TJ. #57

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (Tom W @ Nov 5 2008, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In this case I just don't understand why Nine wouldn't use it...

Just because they aired a live feed from ABC America in widescreen, doesn't mean they had access to the widescreen footage after the event. Perhaps ABC America only releases the 4:3 footage to overseas markets.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

Perhaps they didn't want to use the ABC footage with their graphics so they got clean footage from Reuters or AP.

Edited by byron, 05 November 2008 - 07:42 PM.


OFFLINE   Cyril Washbrook #59

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:43 PM

Do the majority of people even have widescreen televisions?

OFFLINE   Reuder7 #60

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (Cyril Washbrook @ Nov 5 2008, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do the majority of people even have widescreen televisions?


I think for the people that do have widescreens, 4:3 content in 2008, would be somewhat of an annoyance.

Edited by Reuder7, 05 November 2008 - 07:47 PM.