The partnership between Australian News Channel and Globecast Australia comes at a time when Australia Network is being shutdown as a broadcast channel, and moves to an online model, Australia Plus television.
SKY’s Australia Channel will comprise of five channels including news, politics, business and sports news and provide locally produced programming to international audiences.
SKY News Director of Digital, Kylie Merritt said: “Australia Channel has a broad remit to provide a comprehensive service allowing subscribers to choose the content they want, and the format they want to watch it in.
“While we are building a go-to news and information service for the expat community, Australia Channel is about much more than that. It will help promote Australian culture and with content from Australia’s only 24 hour business channel, showcase Australian industry and Australia as an investment destination.
“This is not a replacement for the former Australia Network but rather a service that will develop and evolve over time to ensure it is relevant and meets Australia’s international needs.”
Australia Channel, which will not be available within Australia, will launch later this year.