Sky News Australia launches a new 24/7 channel with Samsung TV Plus

Sky News Australia

Sky News Now will bring content from Sky News, Sky News Weather and Sky News Extra

Sky News Australia has announced the launch of Sky News Now, a new 24/7 channel, in partnership with Samsung TV Plus.

The new channel will bring the network’s news, opinion and documentary offering to millions of Samsung Smart TV households around the country.
Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service with over 90 channels and growing.
Available on Channel 1010 from 23 March 2023, Sky News Now brings together content from across the network’s portfolio of channels including Sky News, Sky News Weather and Sky News Extra to create a new channel programmed exclusively for Samsung TV Plus Australian viewers.

Sky News Australia 
Sky News Now is the network’s latest digital content expansion, following significant growth in 2022 which saw Sky News Australia become the number one most engaging digital news brand in the country, and reaching more than nine million Australians each month across its platforms.
The new initiative is the first IPTV delivered channel in Sky News Australia’s portfolio of television assets.
Paul Whittaker, Sky News Australia chief executive officer, said: “The launch of Sky News Now on Samsung TV Plus is an exciting addition to our digital content offering. As Australia’s most engaging digital news brand, we have seen rapid audience growth as more Australians access our unique local content offering of live breaking news, thought-leading opinion programs and topical documentaries, in more ways than ever before.
“We look forward to bringing the Samsung TV watcher our exclusive line-up of Australia’s best commentators such as Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Chris Kenny, Paul Murray, and the latest addition to our primetime schedule, Sharri Markson, as well as our roster of industry-leading journalists led by chief news anchor Kieran Gilbert and political editor Andrew Clennell.”
Daniel Palmisano, Samsung TV Plus head of business development Australia added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Sky News Australia on their FAST channel to bring Samsung TV Plus audiences Sky News Now. Our growing audience has a huge appetite for live and local news commentary.”
Samsung TV Plus offers viewers 90+ live TV channels as well as thousands of movies and shows available live and on demand for free, on any connected Samsung smart TV model from 2017 onwards.

Sky News Australia 
The full suite of premium Sky News content, including three 24/7 Sky News channels and the dedicated FOX SPORTS News channel, are available to watch live and on-demand on subscription television provider Foxtel and news streaming service Flash. A dedicated free-to- air regional channel, Sky News Regional, broadcasts in select locations through the SCA and WIN networks.

Sky News programming on Sky News Now (times listed in AEDT):
First Edition with Peter Stefanovic, Monday – Friday at 6:00am
FOX SPORTS News, Monday – Friday at 9:00am
AM Agenda with Laura Jayes, Monday – Friday at 10:00am
NewsDay with Ashleigh Gillon and Tom Connell, Monday – Friday at 11:00am
Afternoon Agenda with Kieran Gilbert, Monday – Friday at 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Business Now with Ross Greenwood, Monday – Friday at 4:30pm
Sharri with Sharri Markson, Monday – Thursday at 5:00pm
Erin with Erin Molan, Fridays at 5:00pm
Credlin with Peta Credlin, Monday – Friday at 6:00pm
The Bolt Report with Andrew Bolt, Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm
The Rita Panahi Show with Rita Panahi, Fridays at 7:00pm
Chris Kenny Tonight with Chris Kenny, Monday – Thursday at 8:00pm
The U.S. Report with James Morrow, Fridays at 8:00pm
Paul Murray Live with Paul Murray, Sunday – Thursday at 9:00pm
The Media Show with Jack Houghton, Fridays at 9:00pm
The Late Debate with James Macpherson, Liz Storer and Caleb Bond, Monday – Thursday at 10:00pm
The Front Page with Jenna Clarke, Monday – Thursday at 10:30pm
Piers Morgan Uncensored with Piers Morgan, Tuesday to Friday at 11:00pm
Racing Dreams – The Championships with Tim Gilbert and Julie Snook, Saturdays at 9:00am Weekend Live, Saturdays at 11:00am
Sunday Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell, Sundays at 8:00am
Outsiders with Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow, Sundays at 9:00am
Business Weekend with Ross Greenwood, Sundays at 11:00am
Sunday with Stoker with Amanda Stoker, Sundays at 7:00pm
Bernardi with Cori Bernardi, Sundays at 8:00pm
The Royal Report with Caroline Di Russo, Sundays at 10:00pm

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