Australia Network

Australia Network

Australia Network Channel

Australia Network, originally Australia Television International and later ABC Asia Pacific, is a free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 2006.

Sports

Sports

You can get the latest news about our sports programs, match broadcast information, and sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. The Australia Network broadcasts a number of Australian sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup and V8 Supercars, as well as the National Rugby League and Australian Football League seasons and their respective Finals Series. At present there is no cricket shown.

The television and online service broadcasts 24 hours a day on 7 days a week, to approximately 44 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Indian sub-continent. The channel broadcasts a mix of programming, including news and current affairs, English-language learning programs, international documentaries, lifestyle, drama, sports and children's programming. The current channel operating rights is due to be opened to a tender, with the incumbent ABC, and private channel operators competing for the rights.

The international television service's current incarnation launched on 1 January 2002. 2002-2006 - As ABC Asia Pacific; 2006-present - As Australia Network.

It is funded partially by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as some advertising (unlike the ABC's domestic television services). The channel is targeted at local audiences in 44 countries across parts of Asia, the Pacific and India. Australia network, along with international radio network Radio Australia, is a part of the ABC's International, Corporate Strategy and Governance division.

Programming:

Australia network shows a range of programming targeted at audiences within the region, including evening news bulletins at two-hour intervals targeted at different parts of the region, and a number of English-language educational programs produced by the Network including Study English, Living English, English Bites and The Business of English.

Popular soap operas:

Home and Away (both new and classic episodes) and Sons And Daughters[disambiguation needed ] is also shown on the channel, with a recap program on Sundays. Other drama series include hospital drama All Saints, police series Rescue Special Ops, Stingers, Blue Heelers, City Homicide, and East of Everything. The Nine Network's travel program Getaway & the children's show Play School is also shown.

News and current affairs

ABC News and Current Affairs, ABC News. Three news bulletins are shown at two hour intervals throughout the evening, in order to provide a fairly constant timeslot for the range of timezones within the channel's coverage area. ABC Asia Pacific News is presented from the ABC's Southbank studios in Melbourne by Beverley O'Connor, with stories from ABC reporters based in and around the region. Following the channel's relaunch in 2006, four new correspondents based in New Delhi, Beijing, the South Pacific and Jakarta were added to report exclusively for the bulletins.

Current affairs program Asia Pacific Focus, hosted by Edmond Roy and Helen Vatsikopoulos is also shown after the network's 9.00pm HKT bulletin. Some programs from ABC TV news & current affairs programs.