Australian News Channel (ANC) and the WIN Network (WIN) have sealed a program supply agreement that will see WIN broadcast Sky News content across its regional free-to-air television network on a dedicated channel, 'Sky News on WIN'.
The dedicated channel will feature select Sky News content in news, sport, weather and public affairs programming later this year on channel 83 across WIN’s regional network and channel 53 across Northern NSW.
The new channel will broadcast into 29 markets in regional areas of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and state-wide across Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
The channel will feature a mix of live and time-shifted Sky News program highlights.
WIN News will also have access to Sky News national affairs content that is relevant for its dedicated local news bulletins.
“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,” Australian News Channel CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said.
“Sky News will also deliver unique content to Australians in regional areas. We look forward to announcing that in coming weeks.”
WIN Network CEO Andrew Lancaster said 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,” Lancaster added.
WIN Network is the largest regional network in terms of reach, potentially broadcasting to an audience of more than 8 million.
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