15 Facts About Seven News


On 5 July 2008, Channel Seven introduced a watermark on news and current affairs programmes.

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Previously, in 2006, Seven News had ranked on top 16 weeks in while Nine had 24 weeks on top in Melbourne.

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However, Seven News soon reclaimed the lead nationally the following year, aided by the new game show lead-in The Chase Australia, which helped to increase numbers in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a narrow 3,000 viewer loss to Nine in Brisbane.

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In June 2015, the Seven Network announced senior presenter Chris Bath's resignation and that Melissa Doyle would take over as 7NEWS Sydney weekend presenter from July.

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Sydney bulletin is simulcast to Seven News-owned regional transmitters in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, and to Griffith via WIN Television's Seven News Griffith.

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Seven News returned in 2003, assuming the role as weekend presenter, succeeding Jennifer Adams.

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Seven News had presented 7NEWS Brisbane solo for the previous nine months following the retirement of Frank Warrick.

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Seven News Perth is simulcast to Seven-owned transmitter across regional and remote areas of Western Australia, and Curtin FM 100.

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Seven News was replaced by former Nine News Perth weather presenter Natalia Cooper, who began her new role during September 2009.

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In February 2020, the Seven News Network announced that Tim McMillan would join Angela Tsun to present on weekends.

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Seven News editing is undertaken by the local newsrooms, and sent to the main Maroochydore studios for transmission.

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The Local Seven News branding was completely phased out on 5 September 2016 in favour of the 7NEWS brand.

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Seven News editing is undertaken by the local newsrooms, and reports are sent to the main Canberra studios for transmission.

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Seven News editing is undertaken by local newsrooms, with studio presentation and reports sent to Canberra for transmission via satellite and microwave.

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The justification later put forward by Seven News to defend its actions was that it was in the public interest to make the allegations public because of the risk of blackmail.

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