Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia

Infobox TV channel
name = Sky News Australia
logosize = 150px
logofile = SN-AU-big.jpg
logoalt = Sky News Australia Logo
launch = February 19, 1996 [ [ About Australian News Channel Pty Ltd] ]
share = 0.5%
share as of = July 2007
share source = [ [ Ratings Week 29 (15/07/2007 - 21/07/2007)] ]
owner = BSkyB, PBL Media,
Seven Media Group
country = Australia
web = []
terr avail = Not Available
picture format = 4:3 aspect ratio, 576i SD
sat serv 1 = Foxtel Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 601
sat serv 2 = Austar Digital
sat chan 2 = Channel 601
cable serv 1 = Foxtel Digital
cable chan 1 = Channel 601
cable serv 2 = Austar Digital
cable chan 2 = Channel 601
cable serv 3 = Optus
cable chan 3 = Channel 601
cable serv 4=Neighbourhood Cable
cable chan 4 = Channel 45|

Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms.

Current presenters

News presenters

* Leigh Hatcher
* Sharon McKenzie
* Terry Willesee
* Celina Edmonds
* John Mangos
* Nicole Webb
* Jacinta Tynan
* John Gatfield
* Michael Willesee, Jr.
* Susanne Latimore
* Vanessa Trezise
* Chris Roe

port presenters

* Chris Roe
* Craig Norenbergs
* Paul Gregg
* James Bracey
* Luke Doherty
* Megan Barnard
*Kelly Swanson-Roe

Business presenters

* Helen Dalley
* Brooke Corte
* Richard Gonclaves
* Bridie Barry
* Diana Dorahay
* Nina May
* Carson Scott
* Ky Chow
* James Daggar-Nickson
* Lisa Creffield
* Moira Sidoti
* Nadine Blayney

Also on Sky News Business Channel


* David Speers - Political Editor
* Kieran Gilbert - Politics (Canberra)
* Ashleigh Gillon - Politics (Canberra)
* Caitlin Raper - Politics (Canberra)
* Ahron Young - Melbourne
* David Lipson - Melbourne
* James Daggar-Nickson - Business
* Terry Gallaway - Location reports
* Gemma Coats - Sydney

Program presenters

* Georgia Hawkins
* Natalie Murray

ubstitute presenters

* Tracey Spicer
* Garry Wilkinson
* Nina May

Former presenters

* Juanita Phillips
* Christine Kinninmonth
* Georgie Gardner
* Karen Tso
* Prue Lewarne
* Kelly Nestor
* Melanie McLaughlin
* Amber Higlett
* David Koch
* Tina Altieri
* Murray Shaw


Original Programming

* "First Edition"
* "First Business"
* "Midday News Hour"
* "News Day"
* "News Night"
* "Market Day"
* "Sky Evening News"
* "Evening News"
* "Sky Business Report"
* "Health Report"
* "Sportsline Australia"
* "Agenda"
* "Sky News Saturday Business"
* "Sky News Sunday Business"
* "Question Time"
* "Sky News Eco Report"
* "Book Report"

Other Programming

* "Sky News UK"
* "Today Tonight" (Seven Network)
* "A Current Affair" (Nine Network)
* "ABC World News" (ABC)
* "Nightline" (ABC)
* "CBS Evening News" (CBS)
* "New Zealand News Week"
* "NZ Evening News"
* "Prime News"


Sky News Channel's parent company "Australian News Channel Pty Ltd" is owned by Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, the Seven Media Group, and British Sky Broadcasting, each with a one third stake in the company.

Other Services

ky News Active

With the roll-out of Foxtel Digital and Austar Digital, Sky News Australia launched the "Sky News Active" interactive news service based on the Sky News UK service with the same name. The service offers a choice of eight news screens, some with original content not seen on the main channel they vary depending on the days news or events and include the latest news, business, sport, showbiz and weather in text. Other features include interactive polling and the latest news headlines via text.

ky News Now

Sky News Now is a mobile service available on Vodafone, Telstra and 3 Mobile. It offers a wide variety of news in both video and text. Sky News also provides Mobile TV channels on the Mobile Foxtel service.

ky News Alerts

Sky News Alerts is a SMS and MMS breaking news service available on all mobile phones inside Australia. [ [ Sky News Alerts] ] Breaking news alerts are sent to a subscriber via SMS or MMS at a cost per message.


Sky News offers various programs via podcast including First Business, Market Day, Sky Business Report, Showbiz, Agenda, Sky News Eco Report, Australian News Week, Sky News Sunday Business and Prime News New Zealand.

ky News Business Channel

ee also

* Sky News
* Sky News New Zealand


External links

* [ Official site]
* [ Sky News Channel] on YouTube

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