Sunrise today hosted its first broadcast at its new studio location in South Eveleigh.
The first edition aired this morning at 5:30, with hosts Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington, journalist Edwina Bartholomew and sports presenter Mark Beretta, followed by The morning showby Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.
Unite 7NEWS, 7NEWS Reflectors, the latest news and 7NEWS.com.au, for the first time in over 40 years, the entire Seven Sydney operation and all broadcast and operations staff (across all departments) are now under one roof.
The new space covers two floors of Seven’s headquarters and is five times the size of the previous Martin Place location, with permanent sets for all programs. A video tour indicates that there are also robotic cameras for the show.
Seven West Media managing director and managing director James Warburton said: “After many years broadcasting from Martin Place – and 19 years as Australia’s number 1 breakfast TV show – the time was right to build a new home for Sunrise and the rest of our market-leading Sydney News and Public Affairs programmes.
“They may be in a new studio, but Nat, Matt and the rest of the team will continue to bring the best, brightest and most informed breakfast TV show in the country to Australia. It’s great to have them all in South Eveleigh.”
Seven Network’s director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson said: “Today is a milestone day for Seven’s news and public affairs division.
“For many years, we have been once physically removed from the rest of the network. Together alone. Not anymore. Sunrise AND The Morning ShoThe w teams are now seated side by side with their 7NEWS colleagues and surrounded by the rest of the network.
“It may seem insignificant, but for the workforce it has been a major change. Complimented with state-of-the-art studios made for broadcast, what has been created will set the standard for today and will last well into the future,” she said.
Morning Television’s Seven Network director Sarah Stinson said: “Brekky Central has been an iconic part of Australian TV for two decades, but the time has come for it to move into a new home.
“South Eveleigh allows us to bring world-class technology to breakfast television in a way that will enhance the experience for our beloved viewers.
“From today, viewers will see a brighter and fresher look, but the core of our shows will never change. Our teams will continue to provide the best coverage of news, sports, weather, entertainment and more – and we will continue to have a laugh as only Sunrise AND The morning show Candies.”