Posted: 13 Feb 2010"ABC managing director Mark Scott has conceded that resources for the public broadcaster's upcoming 24-hour news channel will come at the expense of more money for existing flagship programs such as Four Corners and The 7.30 Report. ... 'Our Australia Network reflects more what modern Australia looks like than sometimes our traditional broadcasting programs,' he said. ... He confirmed the other ABC news platforms, such as News Radio, Radio Australia or the Australia Network, would not be consolidated with the new channel. ... He said there had been talk about incorporating Radio Australia within 'a more integrated Australian broadcasting brand internationally . . . there might be some benefits in that, but that's got nothing to do with the new news channel'." Michael Bodey, The Australian, 12 February 2010. Quoting from Mr. Scott's speech at the Melbourne Press Club, 11 February 2010, with video. Transcript: ABC, 11 February 2010. See previous post about same subject.
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