ANDREW Bolt will return to free-to-air television on the Border as part of a new deal to broadcast Sky News programs.
With Sky News on WIN to end on July 31 as part of a television rejig, much of the content will be reborn though a collaboration with Southern Cross Austereo on Sky News Regional on channel 56 from August 1.
It will include shows hosted by Bolt, former Sydney radio presenter Alan Jones, ex-chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott Peta Credlin and night-time host Paul Murray and political coverage from Canberra press gallery journalist Kieran Gilbert.
The Bolt Report was removed from the Sky News on WIN line-up for a regional show since axed.
Sky News Australia chief executive Paul Whittaker said: "We have established a strong and dedicated free-to-air audience in regional Australia and we are pleased that, through this new multi-year agreement with Southern Cross Austereo, we can now provide viewers on the SCA network with the opportunity to discover Sky News content through a new dedicated channel, Sky News Regional."
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The changeover is part of the affiliation changing between WIN and Southern Cross, with the former to broadcast Nine Network shows and the latter to link up with Channel Ten stations.
The switch has resulted in changes to local news services with WIN returning with a bulletin and Nine dropping its bulletin.