SKY News on Free to Air?
Fairfax Media is reporting Australian News Channel, which owns SKY News, has approached Seven & Nine about carrying a portion of its content on their digital channels.
Fairfax suggests ANC has proposed running parts of SKY News on Seven and Sky Business on 9Life, as “complementary and promotional in nature.”
ANC used to be owned equally between Seven, Nine and British SKY Broadcasting but was taken over by Murdoch’s News Corporation in late 2016. Both Free to Air networks still supply pooled news content to SKY.
During various TEN staff cuts there were rumours about SKY News replacing TEN Eyewitness News, but these have dissipated since CBS took over.
Sources said the talks were in early stages, with no guarantee of completion.
ANC declined to comment.