ABC News 24, the anticipated round-the-clock news service, will reportedly launch this month.
An insider from the public broadcaster revealed exclusively to The Spy Report, that the new free-to-air channel will commence on either Wednesday July 7 or Wednesday July 14.
As previously reported in TSR, the launch date, first expected in early July, was supposedly delayed due to recent troubles experienced during the ABC‘s political leadership coverage.
The chosen date will likely depend on the network’s ability to fix technical faults occurring from its new purpose-built digital play-out centre. Managing director, Mark Scott, may also wait until results are established from the review into how the department delivers breaking news.
The commercial-free channel will be completely broadcast on a high-definition system, airing on digital channel 24.
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tjkirk July 4th 2010