Sky News Australia

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Sky News Australia
Sky News.svg
Sky News Australia Logo
Launched 19 February 1996[1]
Owned by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd - BSkyB 33%,
Seven Media Group 33%,
Nine Entertainment Company 33%
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share 0.4% (June 2013, OzTam[2])
Country Australia
Language English
Sister channel(s) Sky News Business Channel
Sky News Weather Channel
A-PAC
Website www.skynews.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 601
Sky Television (New Zealand) Channel 85
Cable
Channel 601
Optus Channel 601
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 21
Vodafone (New Zealand) Channel 85
IPTV
Xbox 360 Channel 601

Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available in 2.5 million homes on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. It is also available in New Zealand on Sky Television and Vodafone [1]

Sky News Australia launched on 19 February 1996, as the first Australian-produced television news channel. Sky News was added to Austar on 1 April 2000.[3] In 1994, Sky News began broadcasting Sky News Active, its on-demand interactive TV news service.[1] In 2008, Sky News launched the Sky News Business Channel, and on 20 January 2009, Sky News launched Australian Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC). It began widescreen broadcasting on 17 May 2009.[4]

Presenters[edit]

Sky News Australia outside broadcast equipment.
Kieran Gilbert, reporting from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

News[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

  • First Edition with Kieran Gilbert & Nina Stevens
  • AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert [5]
  • News Day with Ashleigh Gillon & Celina Edmonds
  • PM Agenda with David Speers [6]
  • Reporting Live with Stan Grant
  • PVO NewsHour with Peter Van Onselen
  • The Dalley Edition with Helen Dalley
  • Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray (Sunday to Thursday)
  • SportsNight with James Bracey
  • NewsNight with Tim Webster, Vanessa Grimm, Jacinta Tynan, Susanne Latimore or Sharon McKenzie

Weekends[edit]

  • First Edition Weekends with Susanne Latimore
  • NewsDay Weekends with Vanessa Grimm
  • National News Weekends with Jacinta Tynan

Sport Reporters[edit]

  • James Bracey - (Anchor, SportsNight) [7]
  • Jim Callinan - (Anchor, SportsLine) [8]
  • Scott Jackson - (Anchor, SportsLine & Weekend SportsLine) [9]
  • Paul Gregg
  • Luke Doherty
  • Morgan Kasmarik

Reporters[edit]

  • Celina Edmonds - National Affairs [10]
  • Cameron Price - Sydney
  • Ahron Young - Melbourne Bureau Chief [11]
  • Simon Love - Melbourne
  • Elizabeth Tilley - Brisbane [12]
  • Elizabeth Bryan - Hobart [13]
  • Dan Murphy - Perth [14]
  • Stacey Lee - Adelaide [15]
  • Dan Bourchier - Darwin [16]
  • Georgia Hawkins - Entertainment
  • Shelley Lee - Entertainment [17]

Canberra Bureaux[edit]

Substitute Presenters[edit]

Former Presenters[edit]

Bureaux[edit]

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Hobart
  • Canberra
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Awards[edit]

2007

ASTRA AWARD: most outstanding performance by a presenter: David Spears (agenda) - Winner

ASTRA AWARD: Most Creative Use of Technology: Anytime, Anywhere - Nominated

2008

ASTRA AWARD: Most outstanding performance by a presenter: David Spears (agenda) - Winner

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist: Kieren Gilbert - Winner

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist: Mike Willesee - Nominated

ASTRA AWARD: Most outstanding performance by a presenter: Helen Dalley (Sunday business) - Nominated

ASTRA AWARD: Channel of the year - Nominated

ASTRA AWARDS: Favourite Male Personality: James Bracey - Nominated

ASTRA AWARDS: Favourite Male Personality: David Spears - Nominated

ASTRA AWARDS: Favourite Female Personality: Helen Dally - Nominated

ASTRA AWARDS: Favourite Female Personality: Brooke Corte (née Forster) - Nominated

ASTRA AWARDS: Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage- APEC 2007 -Winner

2009

LOGIE AWARD: Most outstanding news Coverage - Global Financial Crisis – Sky News Business - Nominated -

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage - Global Financial Crisis – Sky News Business - Winner

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist: David Speers – Sky News Australia - Winner

ASTRA AWARD: Favourite Male Personality: Kieran Gilbert – Sky News Australia - Nominated

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage -Global financial crisis - Sky news Business - Nominated

2010

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist: Kieren Gilbert - Winner

2011

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist – Ashleigh Gillon - Winner ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter – David Speers - Winner ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage – Election 2010 - Winner

2012

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter David Speers - Winner

2013

ASTRA AWARD: Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist – Ahron Young

ASTRA AWARD: Favourite Personality Male - Paul Murray - Nominated (winners not announced at time of this update) ASTRA AWARD: Favourite Programme Australian - Paul Murray Live - Nominated (winners not announced at time of this update)

Widescreen[edit]

Sky News began Widescreen broadcasting along with sister channels Sky News Business Channel and A-PAC on Sunday, 17 May 2009.[3]

Corporate[edit]

Australian News Channel Pty Ltd logo

Sky News Channel's parent company Australian News Channel Pty Ltd is owned by British Sky Broadcasting, Seven Media Group and Nine Entertainment Co., each with a 33% stake in the company respectively.

Other services[edit]

Sky News Multiview[edit]

With the roll-out of Foxtel 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 offered 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 included interactive polling and the latest news headlines via text. On 15 November 2009 Sky News active re-launched with a new look as well as 5 additional local screens (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide[21]

Sky News Now[edit]

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

Sky News Alerts[edit]

Sky News Alerts is a SMS and MMS breaking news service available on all mobile phones inside Australia.[22] Breaking news alerts are sent to a subscriber via SMS or MMS at a cost per message.

Podcasting[edit]

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

Sky News Business Channel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]