Foxtel Unveils Latest Streaming Service, 24-Hour News Site Flash

Foxtel Flash launch at Gravity Studios, Artarmon. Picture: Foxtel / Brett Costello

The way Australians consume news is set for a major change with the launch of Flash, a first-of-its-kind live and on demand news-only streaming service with more than 20 leading global and local news sources.

Flash will help people stay informed and connected, bringing together the widest range of opinions and perspectives from an unrivalled line-up of trusted news sources including Al Jazeera, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, CNN International, FOX News Channel, France24 and Sky News Australia.

Available on phones, tablets, PCs and TVs for just $8 a month, Flash will feature user innovations including:  Personalisation, allowing users to follow the opinions, topics and news that matter to them and FlashLists, the ability to create and save stories to watch later. Soon after launch more features will be available including FlashPoint, providing every angle of every story and FlashNav, getting straight to the big moments of stories faster.

Flash CEO, Julian Ogrin (main photo), said: “Flash is a game-changer in news media.  It will transform the way Australians consume the news that matters to them by bringing together the widest range of local and international live news sources in a single, easy to use, feature-packed service.

“Flash will deliver greater control and more choice, providing access to the latest, breaking live and on demand news sources that Australians want, when they want it and where they want to watch it – at home, at work or on the go.

“Flash is the latest product built on the world-class technology platform that streams our fast-growing Kayo Sports and BINGE streaming services to almost two million Australians.  It gives us the flexibility to continue to grow our news sources and drive innovation in the way people can consume news.”

Flash executive director, Kate de Brito, said: “Flash offers genuine diversity in opinions and perspectives, putting a wide range of trusted news sources into the hands of more Australians.

“At launch we will have unrivalled access to over 20 news sources – which will grow over time – with the ability to select and curate the views and opinions that matter to you.

“Whether your politics are progressive, in the centre or conservative. Whether you are after business news, or finance, local or world events, weather or sport. And it will be all for just $8 per month with no lock in contracts.”

At launch, news sources on Flash include: Al Jazeera, ausbiz, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Quicktake, Channel News Asia, CNBC, CNN International, ET Now, FOX News Channel, FOX SPORTS News, GB News, i24NEWS, France24, news.com.au, NHK World, REA, Russia Today, Sky News Australia, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather, Storyful, PeopleTV, Times Now, USA Today, USA Today SportsWire and The Wall Street Journal.




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