Premiering on Monday 27 January at 7pm AEDT, the new program will combine the resources of Sky News and WIN, bringing viewers the stories that really matter to regional Australia, and explore the big issues facing communities outside of the big capital cities.
Broadcasting live weeknights on Channel 53 in Northern NSW and Channel 83 across WIN’s regional network, the hour-long program will cover the issues affecting Australia’s heartland. This includes drought, water security, jobs, infrastructure, population and health.
Media commentator and former newspaper editor Peter Gleeson will host the program out of the Sky News Brisbane studio, holding Federal and State politicians to account on behalf of regional Australia.
Andrew Lancaster, CEO WIN Network said: “WIN’s commitment to local news in regional Australia is unmatched. We are proud to be taking that one step further and working with Sky News to create a bespoke one-hour program that will be only about regional Australian issues, weather and keeping conversations going on matters of importance to people in our viewing areas.”
Paul Whittaker, CEO of Sky News said: “We’re proud to be partnering with WIN to continue investing in news and current affairs coverage in regional Australia. More than ever it’s so important that there are resources dedicated to sharing news updates and informing regional communities. This new program will speak specifically to our viewers outside our metro cities and provide them with the latest news they need to know.”