Credlin, The Bolt Report, Alan Jones and more will begin officially airing on TV in regional Australia.
After announcing its intentio to launch a 24 hour regional news channel earlier this year, Sky News Regional will officially launch on August 1st in parts of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and SA.
According to Sky News, the channel will focus on live breaking news, weatherm national affairs and sport.
The channel will be available on both SCA and the WIN network.
Sky News Regional will feature a new live breakfast program, Sky News Breakfast hosted by Jaynie Seal and Samantha Chiari from 6:00am on weekdays. It will be a three-hour program presenting news from across Australia and the world, plus interviews with key newsmakers from local, regional and international markets, as well as sports news.
The Bolt Report will return for regional free-to-air viewers live at 7:00pm Monday to Thursday, and for the first time regional viewers will be able to see the full two hours of Paul Murray Live from 9:00pm Monday to Thursday, in addition to the complete one hour Sunday show at 9:00pm. The on-air schedule also includes flagship political programs AM Agenda and Afternoon Agenda as well as evening programs Credlin and Alan Jones.
Paul Whittaker (pictured), chief executive of Sky News Australia said: “Australians’ demand for credible, live and accurate information has never been greater and I am pleased we can continue to provide regional viewers with access to our quality news, weather, sport and analysis from Australia’s best commentators on our new channel, Sky News Regional.
“We’ve listened to our regional audiences and adjusted the programming schedule to reflect their feedback, which includes our new live breakfast program, Sky News Breakfast,the return and live broadcast of The Bolt Report, plus more of Paul Murray Live and the continuation of its regional Our Town series which puts a spotlight on a different regional town each month.”
The channel will be available in regional Queensland (bar the Gold Coast), Southern Nsw, the ACT and Victoria on SCA, and in SA, Griffith, northern NSW and the Gold Coast on WIN.
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