The online video platform Ticker, launched earlier this year by former Sky News reporter and bureau chief Ahron Young, is expanding its market coverage with the launch of two new programs, as well as a new sports show focusing on the business side of professional sports.
From Monday-Wednesdays, business journalist Laura Daquino (pictured) will present Lunchtime Express, bringing the latest market news from the ASX, as well as interviews with CEOs and young founders.
Elio D’Amato, executive director of Lincoln Indicators will host a new show Health of the Market on Thursdays at midday, wrapping up the major news of the week.
Celebrated sports executive Ali Terai, CEO of Future Sport, will host a new program Future Sport, focusing on the business of professional sport.
Lunchtime Express will move to a single host, as journalist Laura Daquino takes the helm.
Laura Daquino said: “My goal at Ticker is angling business news in a way that makes millennials tick. With millennials dominating the workforce, and Gen Z fast approaching, the onus is on the media to change the conversation.
“On that note, I wanted to be part of a team focused on showing more than just ‘millennial moments’. Ticker gives a platform to marginalised groups in the media. It’s simply smart business.
“In my view, the innovation in Ticker isn’t even so much about the product as it is about the communication. We’re having conversations about business and finance in a different way.”
Ali Terai, winner of the 2019 Telstra Business Award, said his program will focus on the leaders behind Australian and international sport.
Terai said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Ticker TV team to host Future Sport. Sport is a key part of our culture, it connects our communities, provides job and business opportunities ($13b economic impact) and plays a key role in driving our physical and mental health.
“I can’t wait to interview the top leaders in our industry, to extract the best lessons learnt and unlock trends and insights into the future of sport.”
Ticker CEO Ahron Young said: “Since the launch of Ticker two months ago we have been adding new programs every week, and trying to give Australians a better understanding of how business affects their lives.
“For a sports loving nation, Future Sport is a no brainer. We are at an historic time with sports broadcast rights and the commercialisation of sport. Ali has such an incredible passion and life story. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
“Elio and I have been friends for over 10 years. He’s become part of the Ticker family with his regular insights. He’s a keen marathon runner and so we’re bringing it all together with his new show Health of the Market.
“Laura reached out to us as soon as we launched and we instantly hit it off as co-hosts on Lunchtime Express. Now Laura is going to anchor the program along with rotating guests. In recent weeks she has been interviewing some amazing founders.”
Ticker this week launched a new master control, allowing the platform to broadcast in more places live at once.
Ticker has also created a feed of its programs, which can now be watched on demand on its website, app, and on the Ticker Twitter feed – with more distribution announcements still to come.