The Drum (TV program)

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The Drum
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Genre News, current affairs, politics
Presented by Julia Baird & Ellen Fanning
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s) Ultimo Studios, Sydney
Running time1 Hour
Release
Original network ABC
ABC News
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release23 July 2010 
present
External links
Website

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History

The program premiered in 2010 with the launch of the ABC's 24 hour news channel. In May 2014, The Drum moved from the ABC News Channel to the ABC's primary channel with a new look, new timeslot of 5:30 pm, and a new 30-minute format. [1]

In January 2019 the program was relaunched again, moving to the prime timeslot of 6pm on ABC TV and 7:00 pm on ABC News. The relaunch was seen as a push to take on commercial rivals in the prime timeslot, and the show was given a new set and look, and a new hour–long format. [2] [3]

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References

  1. Knox, David (7 April 2014). "Bumped: The Drum moving to ABC1". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. Lallo, Michael (27 January 2019). "ABC takes on commercial big guns with 'steroid'-enhanced panel show". SMH. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. Mathieson, Craig (2 May 2019). "The Drum is just what this election campaign needs". SMH. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. ABC announces the line-up for ABC News 24 The Australian, 21 July 2010
  5. 24-hour party people The Australian, 3 July 2010