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PRIME_NEWS_LOGO_First at 530At the start of 2015 it was announced that Mediaworks would be producing Prime’s 5:30pm nightly news bulletin. As the 3 News ratings fell, there was excitement from some quarters when Prime outrated TV3’s 6pm bulletin.

But how has Prime News performed really? Well there is some good news and some bad news. Compared to last year, the average audience for Prime News is up 6% to approximately 137,000 viewers per night. Continue reading »

Janika&Eric_PrimeNews_April 2015Eric Young returns to the Prime News – First at 5.30 team as weeknight anchor from Monday 13 April.

“Due to other commitments Eric was not able to join us for the launch of our new look bulletin at the beginning of March, however we are as delighted as we know our viewers will be to welcome him back to the team,” said SKY CEO John Fellet.

Eric Young completes the new look Prime News bulletin line-up alongside journalist and weekend presenter Janika ter Ellen. Wayne Hay, who has been presenting the weeknight bulletins, will resume his reporting and presenting work with the channel’s award-winning current affairs show 60 Minutes. Continue reading »

Fresh Faces for Prime News First at 5.30 - Wayne Hay and Janika ter EllenPrime News – First at 5.30 will feature a contemporary new set and graphics, as well as a mix of familiar and fresh faces, when the new-look bulletin premieres on Sunday 1 March.

Produced by the award-winning MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios, Prime viewers can now expect more from their concise 30-minute early-evening news.

Staffed by many of the country’s finest journalists and producers, the bulletin will be able to draw on more than 200 TV, Radio and Digital news staff nationwide as well as foreign correspondents in Europe and Australia. Prime News – First at 5.30 will also be fronted by a team of both familiar and fresh faces. Continue reading »

5:30pm Monday, January 28 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events. Prime News: First At 5:30 is anchored by veteran broadcaster Eric Young, with the assistance of Alistair Wilkinson and Charlotte Bellis. Prime’s political coverage is spearheaded by Political Editor Barry Soper, the longest serving reporter in the Press Gallery. As well as presenting the weekend news, Charlotte Bellis is training for the Nutri-Grain Ironman NZ on March 2, 2013. It’s the toughest race in the country, but we believe she can do it! Check out Charlotte’s Ironman journey so far at http://charlottebellistri.wordpress.com/

5:30pm Monday, January 21 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events. Prime News: First At 5:30 is anchored by veteran broadcaster Eric Young, with the assistance of Alistair Wilkinson and Charlotte Bellis. Prime’s political coverage is spearheaded by Political Editor Barry Soper, the longest serving reporter in the Press Gallery.

As well as presenting the weekend news, Charlotte Bellis is training for the Nutri-Grain Ironman NZ on March 2, 2013. It’s the toughest race in the country, but we believe she can do it! Check out Charlotte’s Ironman journey so far at http://charlottebellistri.wordpress.com/

5:30pm Monday, January 14 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events. Prime News: First At 5:30 is anchored by Alistair Wilkinson and Charlotte Bellis. Prime’s political coverage is spearheaded by Political Editor Barry Soper, the longest serving reporter in the Press Gallery.

5:30pm Monday, January 7 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events. Prime News: First At 5:30 is anchored by veteran broadcaster Eric Young, with the assistance of Alistair Wilkinson and Charlotte Bellis. Prime’s political coverage is spearheaded by Political Editor Barry Soper, the longest serving reporter in the Press Gallery.

5:30pm Monday, December 31 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events.

5:30pm Monday, December 24 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events.

5:30pm Monday, December 17 on Prime

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Prime News: First At 5:30 is backed by the worldwide resources of SKY NEWS 24-hour news service and delivers viewers a concise roundup of national and international news and sport with immediate access to breaking news and events. Prime News: First At 5:30 is anchored by veteran broadcaster Eric Young, with the assistance of Alistair Wilkinson and Charlotte Bellis. Prime’s political coverage is spearheaded by Political Editor Barry Soper, the longest serving reporter in the Press Gallery.