Sky News Australia and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced a new multi-year free-to-air program supply agreement to broadcast Sky News content across SCA’s largest regional markets on a new dedicated 24-hour news channel.
Launching on Sunday 1 August, Sky News Regional will broadcast on Channel 56 in 17 of SCA’s regional markets across Victoria, Southern NSW and Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Bendigo, and Ballarat.
The new regional free-to-air news channel will feature news, weather, national affairs and sport from the Sky News Australia and FOX SPORTS News teams. The on-air schedule will feature flagship political programs including AM Agenda and Afternoon Agenda as well as popular evening programs Credlin, The Bolt Report, Alan Jones and Paul Murray Live. Sky News Regional will also feature a live breakfast program on weekdays with news from across Australia and the world, as well as sport and weather updates.