Qantas inks TV, digital agreement with Nine, ABC, and News Corp

Travellers will soon enjoy access to ABC News, Nine and News Corp services when travelling on Qantas flights and in lounges after a new agreement was signed by the four organisations.

From 1 July passengers on Qantas domestic and international flights will enjoy up-to-date news and information from the news outlets, including business, sport, weather, and entertainment reports.

ABC News will produce two Qantas-specific bulletins each day for 30 minutes each, presented and reported by ABC journalists. The new service will be introduced to passengers by ABC presenter Jeremy Fernandez.

ABC managing director, David Anderson, said the three-year agreement meant audiences could access ABC News content wherever they were travelling in the world.

“This is a significant partnership between two of Australia’s most recognised and valued organisations.  Qantas passengers deserve the most trusted news and information services and the ABC is very happy to be there with them.

“The bulletins we produce for Qantas will bring key stories and conversations from across Australia and the world into Qantas aircraft and lounges.”

Qantas chief customer officer, Stephanie Tully, said the agreement would keep travellers well informed of the day’s events.

“We’re delighted to have ABC News bulletins on board,” she said.

The Australian’s editor-in-chief, Christopher Dore, told Mumbrella: “It makes sense for the national carrier and the national broadsheet to team up to give travellers access to the best journalism in the country.

“The Australian has proudly had a long and fruitful partnership with Qantas, and we are happy for their customers to be able to easily access our premium digital content, through the number one subscriber-only website, when flying.”


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