Sky News announces it will launch dedicated election channel for 2016 Federal Election

Sky-News-logoFoxtel and Sky News have today announced a dedicated election channel for the upcoming 2016 Federal Election and US presidential election.

The new channel will next Sunday with Sky news promising “unrivalled coverage from the campaign trails across Australia and the United States.”

Angelos Frangopoulos, Australian News Channel CEO said: “At this pivotal time on the local and international political landscape we are delighted to be partnering with Foxtel to bring viewers a stand-alone election channel.”

The new channel will also feature comprehensive coverage of the UK EU Referendum taking place on June 23.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of television said: “Foxtel is the place to go for the most incisive coverage of our nation’s political landscape and global affairs including the US and Europe.

“The launch of the Sky News election channel ensures our subscribers will have the most comprehensive and current coverage of both our Australian election and the US Presidential race in 2016.”

The new channel will be available on Foxtel channels 606 and 648

Nic Christensen


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