Posts Tagged ‘news’

New portfolio at ninemsn

September 3, 2008 2 comments

Another year and another restructure at ninemsn. I loose Sport from my portfolio but pick up Entertainment along with a whole new team (3 Developers).

Here are the list of the sites under my portfolio.

News and Current Affair


It’s a lot of work for a team of four but it’s going to be a fun challenge.


ninemsn Beijing Olympics

July 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Today we’ve launched our new Olympics section. Like all other non-rights media we’ll be covering the Olympics extensively 🙂 showing latest news, results and medal tally’s along with videos of the important events during the games.


Not sure if we’ll win the ratings race but we hope you enjoy the experience.

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Silverlight: 6pm bulletin

June 2, 2008 2 comments

A while ago I promised to build a Silverlight app in the first quarter, whilst that didn’t happen we’ve finally built our first ninemsn site using Silverlight, the National Nine News 6pm Bulletin.


From 6pm every night we’ll be live streaming the news for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane locations. You can choose to view the stream in either Silverlight or Windows Media Player (from those who can’t or won’t install the plug-in).

Along with the stream we’ve selected stories that match the bulletin so you can get more detailed information about the topic.

A lot of infrastructure changes have gone on in the background including upgrading Channel nine and Hostworks environment. We’ve also done a bit of testing the 640px wide screen works well at a bit rate the same as our standard 320px video player.


Out of interest, from the soft-launch stats 55% of people have chosen the Silverlight player which is a great result for the technology considering our non-technical user base.


February 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Our lovely competitors at News Limited have just launched NewsSpace, an integrated trade site for the media industry.

All credit to them, they’ve done a good job with some really nice functionality.

Of course, all media buyers please ignore and go to ninemsn!

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