The ABC has confirmed that the ABC’s new breakfast news programme ‘Breakfast’ will begin screening on ABC2 in September.
The programme, to be broadcast out of Melbourne, will be presented by award winning journalists Virginia Trioli and Peter Lyoyd.
The programme will broadcast Monday to Friday from 6am until 10am – far longer than the programmes rivals, and that’s before factoring a lack of ads into the equation!
Of course, ABC2 still has a small audience, only 40% of households can even receive it. But all that will change over the next 5 years and soon Breakfast will be able to be enjoyed by everyone.
It will also be a testing ground for the ABC’s new Continuous News Centre – with the hope that the programme will eventually morph into ABC4 – a 24 hour news channel.