Sky News Business Channel
|Sky News Business Channel|
|Launched||7 January 2008|
|Owned by||Australian News Channel
(News Corp Australia)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)
|Slogan||Australia's Business Channel|
|Sister channel(s)||Sky News Australia
Sky News Weather Channel
Sky News Business Channel (also known as Sky News Money during primetime and Sky News Real Estate on Saturdays) is an Australian 24-hour cable and satellite business news channel, available nationally on the Foxtel subscription platform and via mobile through Foxtel Go.
Australian News Channel announced it was to launch Australia's first national business channel in 2008, at the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. It was officially launched on January 31, 2008 at the Australian Securities Exchange. Sky News Business would utilise and simulcast content from Fox Business Network in the United States. In turn, Fox Business Network would air coverage from Sky News Business in order to provide Australian financial news coverage to American audiences.
The channel would also utilise the resources of the SkyUK Business News service in the UK, and Reuters Television. At launch, it was claimed the channel will include 16 hours of locally produced content daily.
From 6 July 2015, Sky News Business rebrands as Sky News Money between 6:30 pm and 6 am weeknights.
From 2016, the channel rebrands as Sky News Real Estate on Saturdays, broadcasting rolling coverage of live auctions, property advice and listings for six hours from 8,30 am Sydney time. Now hosted by Sophie Hull and JAmes Treble, the programming is produced in conjunction with REA Group.
Sky News Business reaches close to 268,000 different people on average each week, with 72% of viewers being male, 28% of Sky News Business viewers are people 40-54 and 38% aged 55–69.
The Sky News Business studio is located within the Sky News centre at Foxtel's headquarters in the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park. Sky News Business also uses the resources of the Sky News network of bureaus and reporters across Australia and New Zealand.
It is common for Sky News Business reporters to report from Exchange Square, within the Headquarters of the Australian Securities Exchange for ASX updates, as well as Outside the Reserve Bank of Australia in Martin Place, Sydney when news is expected from the Reserve Bank.
Third party crosses
Sky News Business has live camera links to Australia's major financial institutions. The channel features regular breaking news, commentary and analysis from leading Australian economists, fund managers, brokers and analysts at ANZ, NAB, Westpac and Commonwealth Bank.
Sky News Business also has live camera links to Commsec, Macquarie Bank, CMC Markets, OptionsXpress, Bell Direct, JP Morgan, OzForex, and other financial institutions in which it has commercial arrangements.
Sky News Business Channel consists of live rolling coverage of and analysis of the ASX and international markets, finance and economic news and personal investment trends throughout the day on weekdays, with replays of analysis or specialty programs after 9:30pm AEST weeknights and all weekend.
- Market Express
- On The Record with Carson Scott
- Read and Profit
- Rates Reaction
- Social Business
- The Week In Business
- Sunday Business
- Sophie Hull — Sky News Real Estate
- James Treble — Sky News Real Estate
- Bridie Barry — Sky News Real Estate
- Carson Scott
- Peter Switzer
- Brooke Corte, now with sister channel Sky News Live
- Ahron Young, now with sister channel Sky News Live
- Janine Perrett — The Perrett Report, now with sister channel Sky News Live
- Sky News Live, sister channel of Sky News Business Channel and primary channel of Australian News Channel Pty Ltd.
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