Ticker News Upfront: Streaming channel reveals blueprint for 2023


Ticker currently streams in Australia via Flash, Telstra TV and LG and via the Ticker app

Next-gen news streamer Ticker News is promising to kick off the biggest year yet, with more live news and original documentaries focussed on breaking news, business and tech.

Ticker founder, CEO and chief anchor Ahron Young said: “Our goal for 2023 is to make Ticker content more engaging and more accessible. Our key focus is live news gathering, programming and digital.”

News around the clock

Ticker News broadcasts globally around the clock, spearheaded by a team of award-winning journalists and international correspondents.

Ticker produces headline news and analysis with newsmakers at the top of each hour, with reports from correspondents Veronica Dudo in New York, Ryan Thompson in Paris and Adam Hancock in Singapore.

In 2023, Ticker will add more correspondents around the globe, and a greater focus on Australian politics with a dedicated team based at Parliament House in Canberra.


Ticker News reporters – Adam Hancock in Singapore, Veronica Dudo in New York, Ryan Thompson in Paris

Ticker: Original Documentaries

Key to the channel’s programming strategy is the launch of a new original documentary series.

Beginning in early 2023 will be the launch of Great Business Leaders – a six-part series profiling business identities including Bob Iger, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey and Rupert Murdoch.

Ticker will also launch a six-part series on Crisis Leaders – focussing on the biggest challenges facing business leaders in history and what they did to overcome them.

Young explained: “We are living in unprecedented times. Higher inflation, the great resignation. It’s not easy navigating the present, let alone the future right now. Our goal is to create programs that connect today’s leaders to lessons from the past and prepare them for the future.”

The new original programs will add to Ticker’s recent documentary series World’s Fastest Rail, World’s Tallest Buildings, and Modern Aviation Design.

Streaming channel distribution

2023 will also see a significant increase in platforms streaming and broadcasting Ticker News.

Across Europe, Samsung TV+ will add Ticker to its live tv guide, and premium content aggregator ScreenHitsTV has chosen Ticker News as its world news content supplier.

There are a number of major announcements coming in early 2023, including a major Australian distribution partner. Ticker currently streams in Australia via FLASH, Telstra TV and LG.

“Our ambition is to make Ticker the world news streamer of choice for global platforms,” said Young.

Ticker News is available in more than 200 million homes around the globe, through partnerships with streaming platforms including RakutenTV in Europe and Japan, BoltTV+, VIDAA and NetGenTV in the UK, Zee5 in India, FuboTV, Olympusat’s FreeTV in the US and Canada. Ticker is also available on ROKU, Apple and Android devices globally.

Ticker streams audio through iHeartRadio, and podcasts are available through Apple, Spotify and Google.

Young said Ticker has also seen strong growth on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.

Commercial opportunities

As the streaming market continues evolving, Foxtel Media and AMAGI will represent Ticker News in front of major advertising agencies and brands.

In Australia, Ticker will pioneer dynamic ad insertion and delivery.

Ticker commercial director Jeff Brown said: “This is a watershed moment for Ticker. Foxtel Media are fantastic partners to work with, and will help elevate Ticker’s commercial partnerships in the Australian market.

Ticker chief operating officer Jed Bertalli added: “The media landscape is changing fast and we are proud to be joining forces with Foxtel and Amagi to bring more commercial partners to Ticker and to help tell their story. Ticker has been designed as a strong commercial news business, and our commercial team has been working extraordinarily hard during these unprecedented times for the industry.”

Ticker is the first Australian-based media company to partner with AMAGI. The New York-based company will handle Ticker’s live playout as well as world-wide advertising sales, as a global leader in SaaS technology.

Chris Judd joining Ticker talent

Young told how Ticker continues to offer powerful content creation and distribution solutions for brands, including a commercial partnership with AFL legend Chris Judd.

Through Ticker News Insights, host Mike Loder interviews global entrepreneurs and business leaders – giving them a unique platform to share their story.

Ahron Young

Streaming news channel technology

In 2023, Ticker will continue its annual live broadcasts from the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam, as well as the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Young said: “From its beginnings in 2019, Ticker News has been a pioneer of next-gen production and streaming technology.

“Ticker has partnered with Tinkerlist, Vidgyor and AMAGI to create world-leading technology that puts more power in the hands of journalists.

Through play-out automation, AI and VOD distribution, Ticker has built the newsroom of the future.

“Ticker often welcomes broadcast directors from major Australian media companies who want to see what we’re doing and how we’re achieving it.

“I’ve been a journalist for more than half my life, and I love engaging first-hand with our tech partners around the world about how we can streamline workflows and build in real-world situations.”

Ticker News presenters are now entirely in control of their own broadcast, and journalists can program the network broadcasting line-up with the click of a button.

“During a live news bulletin, our system now automatically edits in real-time, attaching metadata and news text to our content management system, which then distributes video and text news to our website, social media, podcasts and content distribution partners.”

Top photo:
Ticker News studio set with Ahron Young, Jamila Jalloh, Mike Loder

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