Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour conservative cable and satellite channel available on the Foxtel and Optus Television subscription platforms and on free-to-air television in regional and non-metropolitan areas throughout Australia. It is also available in New Zealand on Sky Television and Vodafone. Since its takeover by the Murdoch family in 2016, and the subsequent sale of Murdoch's remaining shares in Sky Britain to COMCAST, Sky News Australia has no relation to the British Sky News.