Previously the channel had several owners and this resulted in the channel having limited resources and a subpar on air presentation for many years that paled in significance to the UK SkyNews channel. With the significant investment by NewsCorp Australia, Sky News Australia hopefully should see massive improvements in their on air presentation. They only paid a paltry $20 million for the channel. Seven, Nine and Sky will continue to provide content in this news deal. ITs a long time coming. Looking at the comments on the Australian tv media forums, the channel gets a universal thumbs down for its poor quality. This left the window open for ABC Australia to launch a news channel a few years back. The progress of the channel will be interesting to watch.
Unfortunately the tone of SkyNewsAU has significantly to a right-wing FoxNews style commentary type programming. The channel has lost loads of journalists recently.
Nina Stevens, Stan Grant (ABC), Vanessa Grimm, David Lipson (ABC), Cameron Price (Seven), Tim Webster (2UE), Ben Dominsino, Uma Patel (ABC), Carrington Clarke (ABC), Mathew Thompson (Nine) , Dan Bourchier all have jumped ship. Fox News Australia?!
Last edited by Mouseboy33 on 1 December 2016 1:51am
I said what I said!