Sky News Weather Channel


Sky News Weather Channel owned by Australian News Channel (ANC), a division of News Corp Australia is weather station that signed on air on Jan 1, 1999 to produce rolling hour weather news and forecasts. The channel airs a 15-min menu of local, national, regional news, dam level updates, forecasts, storm alerts and extreme weather warnings. Australia’s Weather Channel is the slogan used by the station. Sky News Business Channel, Sky News Extra and Sky News Australia are the sisters of the service and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. It is carried by Foxtel via Satellite on Ch 603 while Cast and Sky News on Ch 147 provide the reception through cable.

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SNWC was launched on Jan 1, 1999 under the branding Weather 21 and was initially available on Austar channel lineup at it onset. Cox Inall Communications built the station while the metrological assistance service The Weather Company was held by Austar. Initially the content was aimed at rural and remote regional audiences of the Austar. Lyndal Davies, Mark Hardy and Allan Humphries made the first crop of presenters at the upstart weather service and presented live weather news and forecasts from 6am to 10pm each weekday. The overnight content would include preset satellite and radar forecasts and music.

Following the unification of Austar and Foxtel in 2012 which resulted in disbanding of XYX Networks, it was revealed that from Nov 30, 2012, the management and operational charge of the TWC would be assumed by Sky News Australia. It was also announced that the service would be relaunched as Sky News Weather in 2013; the channel was rechristened as Sky News Weather on Jan 25, 2013.

Videos, weather warnings, videos, extensive forecasts, podcasts and other national news, business insights and more can be watched online. Follow the station on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website:



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