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London Lite10,674 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
An option for this new channel would be to use the current slots for Sky News International, leaving Sky News with coverage in the UK and Ireland. However, Brits abroad may not be happy at losing those slots which currently air UK domestic news for a CNN/AJE global agenda.
Justin391 posts since 9 Oct 2014
BBC World News
imo, I wonder how far down the line this idea will actually get — is there room for another 24 hour international news channel?
Last edited by Justin on 26 April 2019 12:20pm
New Zealand isn't that far away!
Mouseboy332,676 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Although Sky News Australia is nothing to do with Comcast/Sky UK these days.

It needs a renaming if that's true.

No it doesn't. Established channel, established (and licensed) name, no change required.

Maybe but as Comcast owns the trademark etc, they may not want their properties to no longer be associated with what has become virtually FoxNews Australia. Isnt it now fully owned by FoxCorp or NewsCorp or whatever Rupert Murdoch is calling his company this week. I wouldn be surprised to see a rebranding. They may not have an option if Comcast pulls their usage rights. Then its good bye SkyNews Australia. Especially if this new global news channel has Sky or NBC in the title. I doubt they would welcome the confusion.
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Rkolsen2,837 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
When you think about it I’m surprised they haven’t thought of it before the Sky acquisition. They have resources all over the globe NBC News which has a global reach, Noticias Telemundo for news in the Spanish speaking world, CNBC and it’s affiliates and EuroNews.
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JAS844,067 posts since 26 Aug 2010
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It needs a renaming if that's true.

No it doesn't. Established channel, established (and licensed) name, no change required.

Maybe but as Comcast owns the trademark etc, they may not want their properties to no longer be associated with what has become virtually FoxNews Australia. Isnt it now fully owned by FoxCorp or NewsCorp or whatever Rupert Murdoch is calling his company this week. I wouldn be surprised to see a rebranding. They may not have an option if Comcast pulls their usage rights. Then its good bye SkyNews Australia. Especially if this new global news channel has Sky or NBC in the title. I doubt they would welcome the confusion.
It makes sense to change it anyway - Australia has other Fox channels thanks to Foxtel, but no other Sky branded channels.
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