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
|Owner||Australian News Channel Pty Ltd & BSkyB (33%)|
|Launch||February 19, 1996|
|Sister channels||Sky News Business ChannelSky News Weather ChannelA-PAC|
|Peter van Onselen||Stan Grant||Tim Webster||Paul Murray|
|David Speers||Tracey Spicer||Helen Dalley||James Bracey – SportsNight|
|The Cabinet||First Edition||Richo + Jones||SportsNight with James Bracey||Hinch Live (Coming Soon)|
|PVO Newshour||Agenda||The Dalley Edition||ShowBiz||Viewpoint|
|The Nation with David Speers||Paul Murray Live||Reporting Live||Richo||Keneally and Cameron|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Australian Headquarters||Perth||Adelaide||London|
|Brisbane, Queensland||New York City||Hobart, Tasmania||Canberra|
|Melbourne, Victoria||Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia||Auckland, New Zealand||–|
|Sky Television (New Zealand)||Channel 85|
|Neighbourhood Cable||Channel 21|
|Vodafone (New Zealand)||Ch 85|
|Xbox 360||Ch 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.