Sky News ramps up coverage

Original article by Lilly Vitorovich
The Australian – Page: Online : 21-Jan-19

The Sky News program ‘Paul Murray LIVE’ is to be broadcast from 10 regional locations in the leadup to the federal election, with the first program in the ‘Our Town, Our Show’ tour coming from Toowoomba on 20 February. Paul Whittaker, the CEO of Sky New’s parent company Australian News Channel, says the broadcasts will be an opportunity to hear the issues of importance to people living outside the big cities. As well as the Paul Murray tour, Sky News is to air new shows hosted by Chris Kenny and Peter Gleeson.

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SKY NEWS, AUSTRALIAN NEWS CHANNEL PTY LTD

Viewers turn to Seven to watch Libs decide leadership

Original article by Lilly Vitorovich
The Australian – Page: 24 : 27-Aug-18

The Seven Network’s rolling coverage of the Liberal Party’s leadership spill on 24 August boasted an average audience of 165,000 viewers in the five major capital cities, and a combined audience of 252,000 in both metropolitan and regional areas. The ABC’s coverage attracted 167,000 metropolitan viewers and a combined audience of 248,000. Seven also had the highest-rating evening news bulletin. Meanwhile, Sky News Live’s coverage of the leadership crisis had an average audience of 96,183, which is a record for the pay-TV channel.

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Sky news junkie spreads his wings

Original article by Darren Davidson
The Australian – Page: 21 : 25-Jul-18

News Corp Australia’s executive chairman Michael Miller has praised the contribution of Australian News Channel CEO Angelos Frangopoulos to the development of Sky News Australia. The pay-TV network’s ratings have risen in 2018, while it will shortly venture into the free-to-air market for the first time via alliances with the Nine Network and regional broadcaster WIN Corporation. Frangopoulos, who joined ANC in 1996, has been appointed CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia.

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Baby Boomers love TV news while Millennials & Gen Z surf the net

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 4-Jul-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that more than 90% of Australians aged 14+ watch TV in an average week, equivalent to over 18.5 million potential consumers. Over 16.5 million (81.8%) watch Commercial TV on an average day, while a further 6.4 million (31.8%) watch Pay TV/Subscription Video-on-Demand in an average week. Analysis shows that 88.4% of Pre-Boomers and 75.3% of Baby Boomers (75.3%) agree that they "always watch the news on TV to keep me up-to-date" compared to 52.1% of Generation X, 33.5% of Millennials and 27.2% of Generation Z. However, this trend is reversed when it comes to multi-tasking while watching TV: 65.2% of Generation Z and 60.1% of Millennials agree with the statement "I like to surf the net while watching TV". This compares to 43.4% of Generation X, 18.4% of Baby Boomers and just 8% of Pre-Boomers.

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Nine, Sky plan free business channel

Original article by Darren Davidson
The Australian – Page: 24 & 26 : 4-Jun-18

News Corp Australia and Nine Entertainment Company have declined to comment on reports that they are in talks to launch a free-to-air version of Sky News Business. They are believed to be negotiating a deal for Nine to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Sky News Business, which would replace one of Nine’s infomercial channels. The main Sky News channel recently secured an exclusive deal to provide content to WIN Corporation in regional areas.

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NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, SKY BUSINESS NEWS, SKY NEWS, WIN CORPORATION PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN NEWS CHANNEL PTY LTD, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, SKY PLC, 21ST CENTURY FOX INCORPORATED, STAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY LTD, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD

Sky News goes free-to-air for regions

Original article by Darren Davidson
The Australian – Page: 24 & 26 : 28-May-18

Pay-TV channel Sky News Australia has secured a content supply deal with regional broadcaster WIN Corporation. Sky News hopes to attract new subscribers to its full suite of channels via the deal, which is believed to includes a revenue-sharing arrangement. WIN will broadcast selected content from Sky News and Fox Sports News on a new 24-hour news channel to be called Sky News on WIN. Sky News has also held preliminary discussions with Seven West Media regarding a program supply deal, and Sky News Business has held talks with Nine Entertainment Company.

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Shorten blasted for doctored notes

Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 25-May-18

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has denied suggestions that his office doctored the transcript of a TV interview given by Labor MP Linda Burney. Her staffer, David Tan, transcribed the interview that appeared on Sky News. Tan contends that he made an "innocent mistake", while Burney says Tan has been counselled over what has been described as a "grossly inaccurate transcription". Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the transcript amounted to a "deliberate act of fabrication", while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the interview was "falsified".

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ABC in rescue plan to lift dire ratings

Original article by Stephen Brook
The Australian – Page: 24 : 21-May-18

The ABC will revamp its flagship evening news bulletin, with a focus on major stories, exclusive content and interviews. A strategy document also shows that the public broadcaster wants to ensure that "ABC News" is better integrated with "7:30" so the latter does not cover the same stories. The ABC is seeking to arrest a decline in the ratings of its 7pm news, which boasted an audience of just 660,000 across the five main capital cities in mid-May. Its audience is also heavily skewed toward the 50+ age demographic.

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AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Sky changing the way it delivers news, digitally

Original article by Darren Davidson
The Australian – Page: 24 : 30-Apr-18

Pay-TV provider Sky News Australia hopes to expand its audience by introducing content on its website that can be accessed only by registered users. There is speculation that Sky News could eventually adopt a pay-wall model for its online content. Meanwhile, Sky News will launch a dedicated Sky News UK channel in late May, which will replace the existing "red button" news service, while the A-PAC public affairs channel will be relaunched as Sky News Extra.

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SKY NEWS, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE (SBS)

Sky News at centre of Foxtel tussle over fees

Original article by Dana McCauley
The Australian – Page: 15 : 20-Dec-17

The proposed merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports is in doubt due to a dispute between Foxtel’s joint owners over carriage fees for Sky News. Foxtel currently pays about $A30m a year to broadcast the news channel, but Sky News owner News Corp is seeking an increase in this fee. Foxtel’s 50 per cent owner Telstra has signalled that it is open to an increase in the carriage fee, but its proposed increase is lower than that sought by News Corp. The merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports recently gained regulatory approval.

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NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, SKY NEWS, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, SKY PLC