The Flash news streaming service is launched with more than 20 global and local news sources at $ 8 a month without blocking contracts.
The Foxtel group product available for phones, tablets, computers and TVs will include Al Jazeera, ausbiz, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Quicktake, Channel News Asia, CNBC, CNN International, ET Now, FOX News Channel, FOX Sports News , GB News, i24NEWS, France24, news.com.au, NHK World, REA, Russia Today, SKY News Australia, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather, Storyful, PeopleTV, Times Now, USA Today, USA Today SportsWire and the Wall Street Journal -ABC News is not included.
Flash will feature user innovations, including: personalization, which will allow users to follow opinions, topics, and news that interests them, and Flash lists, the ability to create and save stories for later viewing. Shortly after release, there will be more features, including FlashPoint, that will provide every angle of each story, and FlashNav, to get to the big moments of the stories faster.
Flash CEO Julian Ogrin said: “Flash is changing the game in the media. It will transform the way Australians consume the news they care about, bringing together the widest range of local and international live news sources in a unique and easy to use service.
“Flash will offer greater control and more options, providing access to the latest live and on-demand news sources that Australians want, when they want it and where they want to see it, at home, at work or on the go.
“Flash is the latest product built on the world-class technology platform that streams our Kayo Sports and Binge streaming services to nearly two million Australians. It gives us the flexibility to continue to grow our news sources and drive innovation in the way people can consume news. “
Flash CEO Kate de Brito said: “Flash offers genuine diversity in opinions and perspectives, putting a wide range of trusted news sources in the hands of more Australians.
“At launch, we will have unparalleled access to more than 20 news sources, which will grow over time, with the ability to pick and choose the views and opinions that interest you.
“If your policy is progressive, central or conservative. Whether you’re looking for business news, finance, local or global events, weather or sports. And it will all be for just $ 8 a month with no contracts closed. “
A free 14-day trial is available for new customers at www.flashnews.com.au.