Nine Extends News Bulletins

Channel 9 has extended it’s news bulletins and essentially called war on Channel Seven before the ratings season has begun.

Nine introduced one hour news bulletins at 6pm across the five capital cities on Monday night . The move comes after the network tested the one-hour news in Sydney as a result of the recent bush fires.

A Nine spokesperson has said the one hour bulletins will stay and that reality shows which have had a strangle hold on the 7 PM timeslot over the past few years.

The move will put Seven’s My Kitchen Rules up against a new series of The Block when both launch before the end of the month.

Source The Telegeaph