• Dedicated Sky News UK channel 605 launches from May 27
• APAC channel rebranding as Sky News Extra
Sky News has announced a series of enhancements to its Australian news service on Foxtel and groundbreaking innovations across its digital platforms.
Sky News will expand its international news offering with the launch of the stand-alone Sky News UK channel on Foxtel channel 605 available from Sunday May 27.
Also from May 27, Australia’s public affairs channel A-PAC rebrands to Sky News Extra, becoming the new home of live Australian public affairs coverage available on Foxtel channel 604.
Sky News today also announced enhancements to its digital network including exclusive members-only content on SkyNews.com.au.
Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel, said: “Since Sky News Australia launched in 1996, we have grown to become a central part of Australian journalism. Today’s announcements further solidify our commitment and investment in delivering Australians premium journalism and incisive commentary that informs on the vital issues shaping our nation and the world.”
Dedicated to bringing viewers unfiltered access to Australian democracy in action, Sky News Extra will continue to feature every session of Federal Parliament live and in full, along with coverage from state and territory parliaments across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. Sky News Extra will also broadcast leading public affairs speeches, press conferences and breaking political news.
Sky News UK and Sky News Extra will be available with the Foxtel app, and will also join Sky News Live and Sky News Business as part of the news offering on Foxtel’s streaming service Foxtel Now.
The new public affairs channel Sky News Extra will simulcast live on SkyNews.com.au, mobile apps and Apple TV, available anywhere and on any device.
Sky News will also transition its multiview services to a new digital offering on SkyNews.com.au.
SkyNews.com.au will house three digital video news streams Sky News Extra 1, Sky News Extra 2 and Sky News Extra 3, featuring breaking news, press conferences, events and programming live and on demand 24/7.
SkyNews.com.au will introduce a new radio platform bringing audiences a live audio simulcast of Sky News Live with the ability to listen to the channel at any time.
Register at SkyNews.com.au for the Sky News Extra digital pass to access exclusive members-only content.
Sky News channel numbers listing from Sunday May 27:
Sky News Live
Channel 600 and 103
Australia’s news channel featuring the best award-winning journalists, exclusive insights from the biggest names in politics, live breaking news, sport and weather 24/7.
Sky News Business
Australia’s first and only 24-hour business channel, covering the top stories in business and finance as they break.
Fox Sports News
Channel 602 and 500
Australia’s only 24/7 sports news channel, first and live in breaking sports news.
Sky News Weather
Australia’s only 24-hour weather channel featuring the country’s largest on-air meteorological team and the Sky News Weather Active press RED functionality, for detailed weather forecasts at the touch of a button.
Sky News Extra
The only channel devoted to live coverage of parliament nationwide with unfiltered access to Australian democracy in action and a platform for discussion and debate.
Sky News UK
Live from the UK, breaking news headlines and top stories from business, politics and entertainment plus expert analysis and commentary delivered by the highly respected Sky News UK team.