Nine Melbourne news crashes
Melbourne viewers of Nine News found themselves watching a Sydney bulletin last night on a huge Victorian news day that included court appearances by the accused men in both the Bourke Street rampage and the Eurydice Dixon cases.
Moments after the bulletin began, television screens went blank before crossing to a story from the Sydney studio about the resignation of NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley.
About 10 minutes into the bulletin, viewers were returned to Peter Hitchener in the Melbourne studio and the key local stories, which included 19-yearold Jaymes Todd admitting in court to raping and murdering comedian Eurydice Dixon and shocking video evidence in the trial of James Gargasoulas for the alleged murder of six people in a car rampage on Melbourne’s Bourke Street.
Soon after the diversion, Nine News Melbourne tweeted: “We apologise for the technical difficulties. We will be on air with @phitchener9 shortly.”
Later, when the problem was fixed, it tweeted another apology, inviting viewers to join it live.