SKY News Election Channel to launch

Election Channel will temporarily replace SKY News Extra ahead of international and state elections.

SKY News will launch a SKY News Election Channel on Friday ahead of British, French, US and state elections.

It will provide around-the-clock coverage of the latest political news conferences, leaders’ debates, policy announcements and events, with access to news services including Sky News UK, C-SPAN, CNN, FOX News, Reuters, AP and AFP.

The launch of the channel will include the first US Presidential debate of 2024 with Joe Biden and Donald Trump going head-to-head in the CNN Presidential Debate Simulcast live at 11:00am AEST. SKY News Washington Correspondent Annelise Nielsen will be reporting live from Atlanta, Georgia.

Coverage of France’s snap parliamentary election gets underway on Sunday 30 June as first round voting commences, followed by second round voting on Sunday 7 July.

Coverage of the UK General Election screens Friday 5 July, live from 7:00am AEST, with Laura Jayes live on the ground in London.

CEO Paul Whittaker said: “As Europe and the United States face critical elections that will impact Australia’s international affairs for years to come, the SKY News Election Channel will provide Australians with the most comprehensive and dedicated live coverage.

“While closer to home, the focus will be on the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory Elections, the Queensland and Western Australian State Elections and a Federal Election, all set to take place in the months ahead.”

The channel will temporarily replace SKY News Extra, available on SkyNews.com.au subscription, Foxtel and Flash.

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