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Australian News channel Pty Ltd has the ownership of Sky News – A 24 hour news platform available in Australia and New Zealand. The proprietary Ltd Corporation also has the memberships of CASBAA and ASTRA under its belt. Sky Australia is a joint venture between British Sky Broadcasting Plc, Seven West Media and Nine Entertainment Company with share distribution of:

Seven Media Group: 33%

Sky Broadcasting: 33%

Nine Entertainment: 33%


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The leading news supplier has over the time become an integral part of the Australian and mainstream Kiwi media. Besides hourly news segments supported by Headlines check every 15 minutes; the thirty minutes programs are also incorporated to add an element of Hybridization in the broadcasts. Sky News Australia is widespread, reaching over 2.5 million domestic households of Kangaroos and kiwis. The FOXTEL, Sky Pay Television and OPTUS are the primary source for the availability to viewers across the neighboring countries. Sky Active launched in 2004 provides its subscribing viewers 8 different screens to provide content ranging from the latest and top news stories to business, entertainment, sports and weather. The viewers who have their subscriptions to FOXTEL and OPTUS can have the Sky News Active without any additional charges. The Sky is using all the digital facilities including podcasts, 3G mobile, social media, Facebook, Twitter and all the other online facilities to widen its horizons to the new glories.

About Sky Australia

OwnerAustralian News Channel Pty Ltd & BSkyB (33%)
LaunchFebruary 19, 1996
Sister channelsSky News Business ChannelSky News Weather ChannelA-PAC


Peter van OnselenStan GrantTim WebsterPaul Murray
David SpeersTracey SpicerHelen DalleyJames Bracey – SportsNight


The CabinetFirst EditionRicho + JonesSportsNight with James BraceyHinch Live (Coming Soon)
PVO NewshourAgendaThe Dalley EditionShowBizViewpoint
The Nation with David SpeersPaul Murray LiveReporting LiveRichoKeneally and Cameron


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Australian HeadquartersPerthAdelaideLondon
Brisbane, QueenslandNew York CityHobart, TasmaniaCanberra
Melbourne, VictoriaDarwin, Northern Territory, AustraliaAuckland, New Zealand



Sky Television (New Zealand)Channel 85
FoxtelCh 601


Neighbourhood CableChannel 21
Vodafone (New Zealand)Ch 85
OptusCh 601


Xbox 360Ch 601


The channel has so far succeeded in stealing a dozen of ASTRA awards with as many nominations in the categories of Outstanding presenters, favorite Male/female personalities, Outstanding broadcast journalist and Outstanding News programs/coverage.