The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been awarded the TV broadcast rights for this year’s Sydney NYE event.
This, along with this year’s Sydney NYE logo, was confirmed following the release of details for the ABC3 ‘Design Your Own Firework‘ Competition:
ABC is well-known for their 2 recent controversial broadcasts of the event in 2013 and 2014. Their 2015 broadcast, whilst surprising they got the rights for that broadcast, was a huge but not perfect improvement. The 2016 broadcast is expected to be roughly the same but we do hope for a little more enhancement of the broadcast.
Details and duration of the Sydney NYE2016 TV broadcast have not been revealed as yet but the 9pm Family Fireworks & the ABC3 ‘Design Your Own Firework‘ Competition winner have been confirmed as features of the broadcast. The Midnight Fireworks, whilst not confirmed, are all but guaranteed.
The logo of this year’s Sydney New Year’s Eve event (at top of article) was also revealed as part of the competition. The theme hasn’t been revealed yet but the logo does provide a clue. So far, it looks very similar to the artwork of last year’s ‘City Of Colour’ theme. Given we don’t know the future of the iconic Bridge Effect yet, there is a possibility the event (and hence, the themes (if any)) may become more generic in the future as a result of having no more Bridge Effects. This year’s event may be the 1st edition to have this occur but for now, we don’t know. Hopefully, the really creative, unique and constantly-changing themes of the past shall continue. And more importantly, hopefully the traditional Bridge Effect returns too!
But anyway, all that is left to be announced is the Creative Ambassador(s), the official charity partner & the theme plus any special details about this year’s event. Can you guess who/what it will be? We’ll just have to wait & see.