UPDATED. With 8 dead, 72 missing and unprecedented flooding in Queensland and Northern NSW, both Seven and Nine have extended Sunrise and Today to provide extended news coverage of this enormous natural disaster event. Bushfires in WA add to the extent of natural disaster news to cover right now.
Seven have indicated that they will have extra news services throughout the day, including a special live bulletin at 2pm AEDT – which will interrupt tennis coverage.
Tennis will move to 7TWO while Seven covers the news.
Seven will also have News from 4.30pm, instead of waiting for 5pm after the tennis. Not sure at this stage whether Deal or No Deal remains at 5.30 or if the 4.30 news will merge into the 6pm news.
Seven’s 6pm News will be extended to one hour as well, Today Tonight will follow at 7pm.
Finally, there will be a special 9.30pm News tonight on Seven.
UPDATED: Nine have non-stop news until 6pm. Nine 6pm News will now go for 1 hour, with ACA at 7pm. Then a one hour special at 9.30pm. In QLD, Nine News will continue coverage from 7.30pm.
ABC News 24 and Sky News continue to provide ongoing coverage.