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Sky News Australia joins News Corp’s website platform

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News Corp Australia today announced the expansion of its digital network with the new-look Sky News Australia website joining its platform of market-leading news websites. 

The freshly designed SkyNews.com.au site will be faster, smarter and more user-friendly to better meet the needs of both audiences and clients. 

The new website will continue to cover the biggest issues facing the nation through quality Sky News video content across breaking news, original reporting and agenda-setting opinion. From today, SkyNews.com.au content will expand to include exclusive digital journalism and original text  news reporting from a new team of dedicated SkyNews.com.au reporters. 

News Corp Australia will commercially represent all digital inventory on SkyNews.com.au from today. The site currently has a monthly Australian unique audience of 900,000 along with 5.4 million video views and 6 million page views*. 

News Corp Australia’s managing director of national sales Lou Barrett said:

“Sky News Australia is an innovator in news content delivery in this country and we are delighted to have them join our category leading digital network. 

“A strong addition to our commercial offering, Sky News has a major focus on video which will significantly increase our overall network’s video inventory. They also reach a highly targeted audience of high-value business leaders and C-suite members.” 

Sky News Australia chief executive officer Paul Whittaker said:

“Our investment in the new-look SkyNews.com.au and its team of dedicated digital journalists, follows a period of record audience  growth and engagement across Sky News Australia’s broadcast and digital platforms. 

“Our digital footprint has grown significantly over the last 18 months, with our website alone delivering more than five million monthly video views, while our commitment to delivering Australians credible, insightful and real time news, analysis and commentary has never been stronger.” 

Sky News Australia continues to invest in its core content categories of news, opinion and special  feature documentaries. All of this content will be reflected across the new and improved SkyNews.com.au. 

Through News Corp Australia, SkyNews.com.au will have access to the extensive ad product kit  available across the company’s digital network including: 

  • Trade on guaranteed attention of customers across the News Corp Australia network with Targeted Time in View
  • Find, target and measure the activity of current and future customers when they’re visiting Sky News through News Connect, Australia’s leading audience intelligence and marketing platform
  • Increase reach, frequency and viewability of existing social activity through Social Display
  • Engage audiences with high impact and interactive Rich Media advertising formats
  • Utilise premium publisher Pre-Roll video across the wealth of credible video content 
  • Client integration within aspects of the website aligned to client campaigns

Foxtel Media continues to represent the Sky News Australia television commercial opportunities on  Foxtel and its related platforms. 

Source: Unique audience – Nielsen Digital Content Ratings, monthly – tagged, text, 2+, October to December 2020  (average monthly). Video views – monthly average, 2021 YTD, Brightcove Analytics. Page views – monthly average, 2021  YTD, Google Analytics.