Flash is Foxtel’s new 20-channel streaming news service.
Flash is promising a diverse range of local and global television news sources live and on demand.
The flagship offering of the package will be Sky News Australia and associated streams Sky News Weather and Sky News Extra. Fox Sports News should be part of the package too.
Other existing Foxtel news channels that will join Flash should be Sky News UK, BBC World News, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Aljazeera, TRT World, NHK Newsline.
Another highlight of Flash will be News Corp British channel talkTV, a mix of programming from News UK’s stable of household brands. There will be hourly news bulletins, sports and entertainment shows as well as current affairs, debate, opinion and documentaries.
New format shows will be introduced using talent from News UK brands – talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.
How much will Flash cost?
Yes to be announced, it’s expected to be $10 a month.
The opportunity to bundle News Corp Australia news products could see that price go higher if a subscriber could get access to The Australian or the News Corp metro mastheads.
Launch in October 2021