"Our intention was to clean up the screen and only put things at the bottom of the screen that were of the highest importance to the viewers,"Mark Cornetta, 9NEWS President and General Manager, said.
In the top bar of the graphic box you will find story information as well as the name and title of someone being interviewed.
The second bar is the new Rundown, which is now called the Line Up. The next three stories coming up will be shown.
The third line is where headlines, traffic information, weather, social engagement and breaking news can be found.
If the wording on the graphics seems to be cut off on the screen, or if you never see the third line, your television setting may need to be changed. In most cases, this is caused by the viewing option for the screen to be on a zoom or stretch setting.
To put your screen in the right aspect ratio, cycle through the screen options until you see the correct full image. Most remotes have a button that can be used to change this setting. Check out the photo to see if your remote has one of these options
If you can't find this on your remote, you will need to enter your television menu setting to make the change there.
The new look comes after extensive research.
"The mission of this redesign was to have it be simple and sophisticated for our viewers. Most decisions were based on viewer feedback, as well as functionality to support content," Cornetta said.
Here are some highlights of what we learned in the research to help design the new look:
- Color coding various types of news - research has told us that viewers want things simplified and organized. It visually allows people to know what type of story we are doing or about to do.
- The Lineup - Integrating what is on the air with what is immediately coming up next. Allowing the viewers to count on us to always be able to know what the upcoming three stories are.
- Balancing the right amount of graphical information on the screen at one time. Research says viewers don't just want a word or two to name the story. They want enough information to help them understand what the actual news is and what is the most updated information.
Along with the new graphics, viewers will hear new music being used in productions.