Sky News Business Channel

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Sky News Business Channel
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Sky News Business Channel Logo
Launched 7 January 2008[1]
Owned by Australian News Channel Pty., Limited
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Country Australia
Language English
Sister channel(s) Sky News Australia
Sky News Weather Channel
Foxtel Channel 602
Foxtel Channel 602
Optus TV Channel 602

Sky News Business Channel is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite business news channel available on Foxtel and Optus Television subscription platforms, owned by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd.


Original logo

Australian News Channel announced it was to launch a business news channel in 2008 with one third of content to be taken from Fox Business Network in the United States.[2] In turn, Fox Business airs coverage from Sky News Business Channel during holiday periods and critical financial stories breaking in the overnights and on weekends in order to continue providing current financial news coverage to American audiences.

Sky News Business Channel began 16:9 widescreen broadcasting along with sister channels Sky News Australia and A-PAC on Sunday, 17 May 2009.[3] The channel implemented new graphics and music, mirroring sister channel Sky News Australia, on Monday, 19 July 2010.


Many of the Channel's presenters come from the Sky News Australia pool of Business presenters, as well as leading Australian economists, journalists and commentators, including:

  • Brooke Corte
  • Bridie Barry
  • Carson Scott
  • Kate Williams
  • James Daggar-Nickson
  • Nadine Blayney
  • Peter Switzer
  • Janine Perrett
  • Margaret Lomas
  • Chris Gray
  • Helen Dalley



  1. ^ "The launch of the Sky News Business Channel". MediaWeek. 28 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Foxtel adds Business Channel
  3. ^ [1]

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