Ticker to expand live programming and social media + 7 new programs

• Ticker will also launch two extra live news programs a day

Ticker is expanding live news and analysis programming, as Australian businesses deal with the changing landscape caused by the coronavirus crisis.

From Monday, Ticker will launch two extra live news programs a day, focusing on the business impact from coronavirus. Ticker Newsroom will broadcast live at 10 am as the market opens, and live at 2 pm weekdays, in addition to Ticker Today at 8 am.

Ticker Newsroom will feature the latest news for business owners, which goes beyond how the ASX is responding. We speak directly with the people impacted by the crisis, and those businesses inventing ways to overcome it.

Broadcaster Alana McLean will join Ticker as an anchor and will host Ticker Newsroom daily at 2pm. McLean has previously worked for some of Australia’s leading media companies including Seven West Media, Southern Cross Austereo and Grant Broadcasters.

Alana McLean

McLean said: “I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative media platform. During these uncertain times, I think our appetite for information has never been stronger.”

“Ticker has created a fresh voice in locally produced news and I look forward to being part of that conversation with our viewers.”

McLean will also handle Ticker’s social media news content, working alongside Ryan Jon who oversees the social media strategy.

Ticker CEO Ahron Young said: “Alana is a well established broadcaster who has been part of the Ticker family so she was the obvious choice for the role. Ticker is all about social media, so we are creating the role of Social Media Presenter.

“Live broadcasting is in our DNA and we want to be the voice of business and startups during this crucial period, no matter how or when they tune into Ticker content.”

In the coming weeks, Ticker is launching SEVEN new programs:

• Change Inc with David Banger.
• Spotee with Elio D’Amato
• All Founders with Christian Cunningham and Laura Racky
• The Trade Chick with Kiki Makrogiannis
• A brand new eCommerce program hosted by Scott Kilmartin – The Impossible with Tima Elhajj and Belinda Agnew
• The Frontline with Cate Schreck

Ticker Commercial Director Jed Bertalli said: “Ticker knows that business content goes well beyond the shareprice and market data. Everyday, we’re determined to tell the stories of real Australian businesses. Our increase in programs allows us to feature more voices, either directly or via public relation agencies.”

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