The final broadcast from Willoughby will be the Sunday edition of Weekend Today and the first from the new facility will be the Sunday edition of the 6pm Sydney News.
From Monday Today and A Current Affair will also be broadcasting from their new home.
Nine chief executive Hugh Marks reminded staff in an email on Friday the historical significance of the Willoughby site:
TCN has been the home of Australian television for 63 years, but the time has come to say goodbye to Willoughby.
As we bid farewell, it’s important that we celebrate our history and take with us an unrivalled legacy.
Willoughby is the place where Australian TV began. It’s where Bruce Gyngell famously greeted viewers in 1956 with, “Good evening, and welcome to television”. Since that day, our network has never skipped a beat and led the way in telling stories in Australia and beyond.
It’s been home to 60 Minutes, Today, Midday, and so many more. Over the decades, many have come through our doors and made a mark on Australian television as an industry.
Our purpose-built studios at Denison Street in North Sydney will place us at the forefront of our industry, not just in Australia, but across the world. The investment in new technologies for our studios is like no other company. We will function on a whole new level.
While some things may change, others remain the same, and the talent, skill and passion you all have will only be enhanced by this new place as we continue to create incredible content that speaks to all Australians.
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