WIN Network partners with Sky News for new FTA channel in 29 regional markets

Sky News will also be able to broadcast local WIN News content on its Foxtel channels.

After discussions to bring Sky News and Sky News Business content to FTA viewers on Nine and Seven, Australian News Channel is aligning with WIN Network for a channel called Sky News on WIN.

Sky News on WIN will launch later this year on channel 83 across WIN’s regional network and channel 53 across Northern NSW.

The channel will offer a mix of live and time-shifted Sky News program highlights, and will be seen across the WIN Network’s 29 markets, including regional areas across Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, WA and state-wide across Tasmania and the ACT. Further announcements are yet to be made regarding the program lineup.

In addition, Sky News will be able to broadcast local WIN News content on its premium news channels on Foxtel. WIN News will also have access to Sky News national affairs content when relevant for its dedicated local news bulletins.

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel, said: “The content supply agreement with the WIN Network is an historic moment for our company providing, for the first time, the opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of the news, sports news, weather news and public affairs content available on our premium Sky News channels on Foxtel to even more Australians. Sky News will also deliver unique content to Australians in regional areas. We look forward to announcing that in coming weeks.”

Andrew Lancaster, CEO WIN Network, said: “WIN is proud of its position as Australia’s most prolific producer of quality regional news content and this new agreement with ANC will allow WIN to strengthen its commitment to informing regional Australians.  As well as producing 16 dedicated local news bulletins, WIN is now giving regional Australians the complete local, national and international news, sport and current affairs stories across their day.”

Top photo: Angelos Frangopoulos and Andrew Lancaster (credit: The Australian)

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