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Media Release: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SKY NEWS Political Editor David Speers has been unanimously chosen by the major political parties and the National Press Club, to host this Sunday’s debate in Canberra. The National Press Club debate will air LIVE on SKY NEWS (Channel 601) on FOXTEL and AUSTAR from 6.30pm this Sunday, July 25, 2010. Speers said: “It is a great honour and one that I take very seriously. The Debate is an integral part of the election campaign and an important opportunity for Australians to see the two candidates who are vying to be Prime Minister explain their vision for the nation and be challenged on the key issues.” An excellent panel has been chosen representing the rest of the Australian media. SKY NEWS Chief Executive, Angelos Frangopoulos, congratulated Speers on this great honour saying “It is a testament to the respect for David and his professionalism that he has been selected to host the debate. We are very proud of him.” Full coverage of the debate will be seen on SKY NEWS – Australia’s Election Channel, including the most comprehensive coverage of the lead up, and analysis following. As Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott campaign in one of the most anticipated elections in our history, SKY NEWS provides unrivalled 24-hour coverage of Election 2010. The SKY NEWS coverage includes ‘THE ELECTION CHANNEL’ (Channel 648 and free online at www.a-pac.tv) which broadcasts news conferences, election programs and major election events, and SKY NEWS BUSINESS (Channel 602) which focuses on the campaign from the perspective of business and finance – with news, commentary and analysis of policy announcements and their potential impact on both businesses and individuals. SKY NEWS MULTIVIEW – with 8 simultaneous split-screens of video and text choices, will provide unparalleled coverage of the election at the touch of a button on the FOXTEL and AUSTAR remote. In another Australian TV first, viewers can choose

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channels dedicated solely to each of the major parties with The Labor Channel and The Coalition Channel. For further information: Lucy Squire FOXTEL Publicity (02) 9813 7336 m. 0411 616 662

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