Nine News Sydney diverts to Melbourne after technical glitch

Nine News Sydney was briefly forced off the air on Monday night, with Nine diverting the feed to Nine News Melbourne for a short period of time.

The bulletin cut out and news anchor Peter Overton was replaced on NSW screens by Melbourne’s Peter Hitchener, and then switched back to the Sydney studio several minutes later.

That left sports presenter Cam Williams on screen, who blamed technical issues… “But it’s great to have you with us. Stick around, anything could happen.”

A short time later, Hitchener tweeted: “It was because of some technical issues at Nine Sydney, which were sorted out after a few minutes.”

The glitch comes after Nine suffered a cyber attack in March, which continued to impact operations in Sydney over the weeks that followed. Mumbrella understands the latest issue was not related to the attacked.

Following the issue, a spokesperson for Nine told Mumbrella: “There was a slight technical issue and the Sydney Nine News broadcast was diverted to Melbourne Nine News briefly before Sydney programming resumed as normal.”


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