Sky News Australia and NOVA Entertainment have teamed up to release Sky News Radio, a live audio stream of the Sky News television channel available through the Nova Player mobile app.
From Monday, listeners on the Nova Player mobile app will be able to stream Sky News network’s breaking news coverage and opinion programs nationwide on demand.
Tim Love, Sky News Australia head of digital, said: “We’re delighted NOVA has come on board as our new audio partner which will enable us to connect with new audiences as they are on the move, and extend the reach of our award-winning news coverage on the biggest issues facing the nation. We look forward to bringing Nova Player listeners our roster of industry-leading journalists and Australia’s best commentators.”
Adam Johnson, NOVA Entertainment’s chief growth officer, said: “Sky News Radio is the perfect addition to our Player app line-up, complementing our Nova, Smooth and Star music stations and FIVEaa. We know our audience are hungry for breaking stories, 24/7 rolling news and opinion and now they are able to access all of this with a simple swipe on their device. Sky News will also offer our advertising partners new, highly engaged audience segments to reach through our digital audio platforms.”
Sky News Australia programs that can be streamed on the app include First Edition hosted by breakfast presenter Peter Stefanovic from 5:30am, followed by the morning headlines with Laura Jayes during AM Agenda at 9.00am.
Other popular weekly programs available to stream include Outsiders with Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi, and James Morrow, Business Weekend with Ross Greenwood and The Media Show with Jack Houghton.
App users can also access on demand audio episodes of Sky News programs including Business Now, Sharri, Credlin, The Bolt Report, Chris Kenny Tonight and Paul Murray Live, along with exclusive Sky News podcasts, such as The Rita Panahi Show: Overtime.