SKY News election channel launches Sunday

New SKY News channel will focus on both the Australian and US Presidential elections.


A new SKY News Election Channel will launch on Sunday May 1 featuring coverage of news conferences, policy announcements and events in the lead up to both the Australian and US Presidential elections.

The launch will include the Live broadcast of US President Obama’s last speech at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner from 11:45am AEST.

The new channel will also feature replays of AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert, PM Agenda with David Speers, Paul Murray Live, Beattie & Reith and The Bolt Report.

It will also feature coverage of the UK EU Referendum taking place on June 23rd.

The SKY News Election Channel will be part of the Foxtel Entertainment package and available on Channel 606 and Channel 648. From May 1 A-PAC, will be seen on SKY News Multiview by pressing red on the Foxtel remote.

Angelos Frangopoulos, Australian News Channel CEO said: “At this pivotal time on the local and international political landscape we are delighted to be partnering with Foxtel to bring viewers a stand-alone election channel, a key addition to our unrivalled multi-channel and multi-platform news offering in 2016. The SKY News Election Channel underscores our commitment to providing unparalleled Live political news coverage and analysis 24/7.”

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said: “Foxtel is the place to go for the most incisive coverage of our nation’s political landscape and global affairs including the US and Europe. The launch of the SKY News Election Channel ensures our subscribers will have the most comprehensive and current coverage of both our Australian election and the US Presidential race in 2016.”

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