ABC launches news service on DTT platform

Public service broadcaster ABC has announced that it will launch a free-to-air continuous television news service on the DTT platform in 2010.
The channel will provide live continuous news coverage of major breaking stories from Australia and around the world and will enable the ABC to increase its in-depth coverage of local, national and international affairs through background features and analysis, combined with the ABC long-form current affairs reporting.
The news service will not require any additional funding from the government. ABC will benefit from the savings provided by the use of advanced technologies in the news and television production processes to reinvest in the news programming.
Source: ABC website
Item added: 25th January 2010