Ausbiz prepping for late March launch with all-star finance team

• Merritt also helped launch Sky News Business and is a former commercial director of Sky News.

The business streaming service founded by Kylie Merritt and backed by David Koch is gearing up for a launch later this month.

Sharing the same name as the social media hashtag, ausbiz is planning to stream finance market coverage for eight hours every weekday from 8.30am with an all-star team.

Merritt, who also is managing director of the new business, won’t be holding down an on-air spot. Merritt and Koch have been long-time colleagues with Merritt a board member of the Koch family company Pinstripe Media for a decade until 2016.

Merritt also helped launch Sky News Business and is a former commercial director of Sky News.

The business stream will be hosted from purpose-built studios in Barangaroo and is the first newsroom to go live with the cloud-based newsroom system DiNA.

In addition to the daily live feed, ausbiz will feature on demand content available via its interactive app and website.

There will be additional distribution of ausbiz content via IRESS terminals, 7news.com.au, 7plus and Adviser Ratings. The market open and daily start-up show will be live streamed on Twitter.

A team of 15 started are currently working at Auzbiz. And that all-star on air team? It will feature anchors Nadine Blayney, David Scutt, Daniel Weiner and Ingrid Willinge. Contributing anchors are Seven’s David Koch and Gemma Acton.

Top Photo:  David Koch (centre) with the ausbiz team [L-R] Daniel Weiner, Nadine Blayney, Ingrid Willinge, Gemma Acton and David Scutt

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