Prime TV NZ debuted it’s ‘First At 5.30’ newscast on Sunday from the Sky News Australia studios. Hosted by veteran NZ TV personality Suzy Aitken, the show features NZ and World news using the resources of Sky News Australia live at 3.30 Aust time / 5.30 NZT.
It is on the main set with Prime News in the plasmas instead of Sky News. All the keys are the same style as Sky’s though the music is different and the upper left-hand dog says Prime News which also covers the Sky News logo when they use tracks from them.
Not sure how it will rate – might do ok as the other networks news both start at 6, so there’s no news competition on free-to-air tv at that time.
Well the presenter is also the producer so I imagine it’s a pretty tight operation but no better/worse than any other Sky News show as it is basically the same thing – not that the NZ Herald has any credibility – they are anti-anything TV lol
Yep the style is the same as Sky except for the music – the baseline keys (‘astons’ no longer exist except maybe in Ethiopian TV) are the same as Sky’s too.
Righty. This is one thing I can talk a bit about because I know the NZ journalist. Emphasis on THE – singular. Works out of NewstalkZB newsroom, which is why they have Barry Soper on a lot. They take all the stories that ZB generates and turns them into VOs or the occasional SOT, mostly with Australian file footage, or things Prime in Albany are starting to build their library up with.
Seems to be rating very well, more than what some in the industry were expecting. And yes you’d be right, because Prime NZ is owned by Channel Nine, the intro is a bit of a rip from National Nine News.