Video-on-the-net leaders Ninemsn and the Nine Network have combined for another industry breakthrough – the live streaming of the flagship National Nine News bulletins at 6pm.
For the first time in Australia, the main evening TV news bulletins are being streamed live on the internet.
Ninemsn streams 10 million videos a month – twice the number of nearest rival Yahoo7 – and through its close relationship with the various Nine newsrooms is setting new standards in delivering all forms of video online.
Ninemsn Editor in Chief Max Uechtritz said video was a key component of a rapidly converging industry and that the integration of the ninemsn and Channel Nine newsrooms had kept them ahead of the industry curve.
“There has been a remarkable uptake of our unedited news vision, called 9RAW, as well as individual packaged stories on demand, while a lot of Australians also click onto our daily live streams of major news events from around Australia and the world,” said Mr Uechtritz. “This can only happen because the teams work hand-in-glove so that audiences can get their video when and where they want. Now we’ve taken it a step further by providing the day’s flagship bulletins as they happen.”
“The Net has changed the way we live our lives and gather information,” said Nine Network Director of News and Current Affairs John Westacott. “These days, many people are still at their desks at 6pm each night. Now our audience will be able to watch the main news bulletin of the day at a time, and place, of their choosing.
“Interstate or international, business people and travellers can keep up with latest Nine News simply by clicking on our ninemsn site.”
With an internet connection, people now can watch their local Nine bulletins from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane on a desktop or laptop.
There’s finger tip access whether still at the office desk, waiting at the airport, online at an internet café, or even in another room at home while the kids rule the TV remote.
A ninemsn user simply clicks on the live bulletins tag then selects a tab to get the Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne news at 6pm. Ninemsn has invested in the latest technology, through its joint partner Microsoft, to provide the best viewing experience for people regardless of the bandwidth of their connection.