SKY News political commentator David Speers will front a new Sunday morning political show, Australian Agenda, from this weekend.
It will feature The Australian’s Paul Kelly, Dennis Shanahan and Peter van Onselen in a round-table discussion, political reporters and commentators from News Limited, part owner of the Foxtel platform.
SKY News Australia chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos said, “Up until now we have had Sunday Agenda and Sunday Business, but this tie-up with The Australian really takes us to another level.
“The brief is to play a leading role in the news cycle.”
Speers was deemed a big hit hosting last week’s ASTRA Awards after covering the Gillard challenge all day.
SKY is on its guard with the upcoming launch of ABC News 24 -now said to be delayed after last week’s political events showed up some flaws in the broadcaster’s ablity to follow breaking news.
The new show airs at 8.30am on SKY News Australia this Sunday.
Source: The Australian