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Sky News Election Broadcast Details

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 Sky News Host - David Speers

Sky News Host - David Speers

As the nation heads to the polls, SKY NEWS - Australia’s Election Channel will deliver the country’s most comprehensive, dynamic and unparalleled election coverage.

On September 7, SKY NEWS will launch Election 1 (Ch 601) and Election 2 (Ch 602), a special re-brand of SKY NEWS National and Business building on the channels already comprehensive election coverage and offering viewers even more choice. SKY NEWS is already home to Australia’s only dedicated 24hr Election Channel (Ch 648).

From 5.30am* SKY NEWS Chief Political Reporter Kieran Gilbert will begin Election Day 2013 coverage as both leaders undertake their final campaign efforts and place their votes.

SKY NEWS will also bring viewers LIVE reports from the campaign headquarters of both leaders. Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes will be with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in Sydney and Peter Van Onselen and Ashleigh Gillon with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Brisbane.

From 4:00pm* our non-stop coverage of Election 2013: The Verdict begins anchored by SKY NEWS Political Editor David Speers at the SKY NEWS Centre in Sydney. David will be joined by a panel of guests including; the honourable Bob Hawke, Graham Richardson, Michael Kroger, Immigration Minister, Tony Burke and Shadow Attorney General, Senator George Brandis.

On Election 2 (Ch 602), rolling dynamic graphics representing the rotating seats and trends will be available for viewers along with in-depth commentary from the SKY NEWS Election 2013 panel.

The SKY NEWS Election 2013 coverage will be available worldwide free to view from 4pm* at

As the polls close an exclusive SKY NEWS EXIT POLL conducted by Newspoll will be released.

A special edition of Paul Murray LIVE will air on Saturday night and will take Australians through the early hours of the morning.

Throughout the day SKY NEWS Multiview will continue to provide Australia’s largest selection of political channels. At the touch of the red button, viewers can launch eight simultaneous split screens of video and text including two channels dedicated to the activity and movements of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.

SKY NEWS viewers can also tune into our Election Day coverage with Foxtel Go. The app is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iPad mini and now Samsung Android tablets, smartphones and PC and Mac computers.

Those that can’t tune into our coverage can join the conversation @SkyNewsAust and at

On Sunday Election 2013 coverage continues on SKY NEWS from 5.30am* anchored by David Speers and Kieran Gilbert followed by Australian Agenda with Peter Van Onselen. At 10am* David Speers will anchor the special

Election 2013: The Morning After recapping the highs and lows of Australia’s most dramatic election campaign to date.

The Election Channel (Ch 648) will feature a continuous replay of Election night so you can relive every moment as it happened.

*All times are AEST