AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST WINNER: THE ABC FOR ALL Australians will have the ABC News at 7.30 a.m. and will be broadcast by Sky News from the end of the year.
The ABC will also have a special coverage of the state and federal elections at 8.30pm on Friday mornings.
The new ABC News channel will air in the new home of Channel Ten in Melbourne and will air a weekly news and current affairs program at 9.30am on Friday evenings.
The ABC News Channel will also carry the ABC’s flagship program, The Project, at 10am on Saturday mornings.
The ABC is due to lose more than $500 million in funding in the 2018-19 budget.
With the ABC budget cuts, the ABC will no longer be able to carry all the ABC programs in all of its local languages, including Mandarin.
The Herald Sun has also announced it will be switching to the new ABC Channel.
Channel Nine will also be moving its content to the ABC news channel, as part of the deal.
More: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-21/budget-cut-changes-australian-news-network/9281857 The ABC’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation will also see a $300 million reduction in funding.
In its current position, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) makes up about 90 per cent of the Australian population.
But it will not be able offer all the news, current affairs, entertainment and sports programs it currently offers.
The cuts will also hit the ABCs flagship news program, and the program it carries, TheProject.
The Project, which features investigative reporting, was the ABC ‘s most popular program in the 2017-18 financial year, with more than half of its audience subscribing.
“Today, we are announcing the ABC has made significant changes to the way it delivers its news and programming,” ABC CEO Mark Scott said.
This includes the elimination of a flagship news channel in the wake of the budget cuts.
ABC News Breakfast presenter Anthony Zurcher said the ABC had taken a hard line in cutting costs. “
We have made this decision after extensive discussions with the ABC staff and our community, as well as our board of directors.”
ABC News Breakfast presenter Anthony Zurcher said the ABC had taken a hard line in cutting costs.
Zurcher said ABC news staff were not being offered the same access to the news that they had before the budget.
“If you had a choice between a news program on The ABC or a new program on the ABC, the choice is clear,” Zurcher told ABC News Breakfast. AAP/ABC