Foxtel has unveiled details of its latest streaming platform Flash which launches today with more than 20 global and local news sources.
The news-only, on-demand platform is the third streaming service from Foxtel in three years, following Kayo and Binge.
Flash will host channels including Al Jazeera, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, CNN International, FOX News Channel, Russia Today, France24 and Sky News Australia.
The service is available for $8 a month on phones, tablets, PCs and TVs. A 14-day free trial is also available for Australians to sign up to from today.
“Flash is a game-changer in news media,” says Flash CEO Julian Ogrin.
“It will transform the way Australians consume the news that matters to them by bringing together the widest range of local and international live news sources in a single, easy to use, feature-packed service.
“Flash will deliver greater control and more choice, providing access to the latest, breaking live and on demand news sources that Australians want, when they want it and where they want to watch it - at home, at work or on the go.
“Flash is the latest product built on the world-class technology platform that streams our fast-growing Kayo Sports and BINGE streaming services to almost two million Australians. It gives us the flexibility to continue to grow our news sources and drive innovation in the way people can consume news.”
Flash will allow users to follow the opinions, topics and news they prefer and save stories to watch later using FlashLists. The platform is also planning to launch more features including FlashPoint, providing every angle of every story.
“Flash offers genuine diversity in opinions and perspectives, putting a wide range of trusted news sources into the hands of more Australians,” says Flash executive director Kate de Brito.
“At launch we will have unrivalled access to over 20 news sources - which will grow over time - with the ability to select and curate the views and opinions that matter to you.
“Whether your politics are progressive, in the centre or conservative. Whether you are after business news, or finance, local or world events, weather or sport. And it will be all for just $8 per month with no lock in contracts.”
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