Alan Jones Launches “Direct To The People” Website Under Sky News’ TANK Name After Leaving
Alan Jones’ next move revealed: Broadcaster vows to speak ‘directly to the people’ in new online business as Sky News ratings take a hit
- Right-wing radio and TV legend Alan Jones announce new website
- The veteran broadcaster quit Sky News after a smaller job offer on the network
- Odds on its former 8-hour slot, now owned by Rita Panahi, have plummeted
- Meanwhile, Jones claimed 54,000 viewers for a live Facebook broadcast that he hosted
Alan Jones may be off the air right now, but it looks like he’s not done yet, as the legendary commentator plans to launch a new “direct to people” website.
Visitors to alanjones.com.au will find a subscription page asking them to “Register to find out where Alan will go next”.
Fans of Jones’ political commentary have been wondering what his next move would be, with the 80-year-old being offered other broadcast and digital roles.
The veteran broadcaster has been limited to posts and live streaming to his 165,000 Facebook subscribers since leaving Sky News earlier this month, sensational claiming that subscription TV channel News Corp has ‘Quashed’ his conservative views.
Fans of the political commentary brand Jones wondered what his next move would be, with the 80-year-old being offered other roles on radio, TV and digital channels.
Alan Jones has asked his fans to subscribe on a new website, alanjones.com.au, where he promises they will hear about his next move first after he leaves Sky News
Rita Panahi (left) struggled to find the kind of notes Jones (right) effortlessly drew to Sky News as a replacement
Jake Thrupp, a friend and Jones leave his Macquarie Street house for dinner after leaving Sky News in early November
The announcement of the new site follows revelations that the nightly ratings of Alan Jones’ old television timeslot on Sky News have fallen off a cliff since his departure.
A week after Jones left, only 36,000 viewers tapped into Sky News’ 8-hour time slot for Inside the News with Rita Panahi – just a third of the 95,000 viewers Jones had attracted at the same time on the day. previous week.
One fan wrote on his post announcing his new site: “I miss you Alan and my family too, I just miss hearing the latest news and everything you know… Rita is awesome, but NOT YOU ALAN.”
“Alan will now have the freedom to report the truth, without the limitations of Sky News,” commented another.
“Our country needs you more than ever at this time. I can’t wait to see where you show up next, ”wrote another.
Jones left Sky News after rejecting a weekly role on News Corp’s new streaming service Flash.
Subscribers to his new WordPress site are promised that they will be the first to find out if Jones is joining the Australian news landscape in a regular news commentator role.
He continues to produce his fiery comments, the latest being an attack on the Morrison government for “teaching a lesson” rather than listening to unfavorable polls.
“The Liberal Party is in trouble; his biggest problem is no one seems ready to take on Morrison and tell him why he’s in trouble, ”Jones wrote yesterday.
Broadcasting legend Alan Jones was at his best the day after washing Sky News on a Facebook live stream (pictured above) that drew nearly 56,000 viewers
Jones left Sky News on November 4 after 17 months with the Conservative News Network – claiming via his Facebook account that he had been “canceled”
Jones had hosted an 8 p.m. Sky News show four nights a week on the News Corp-owned channel since July 2020 after leaving Radio 2GB.
He recently signed off saying, “I’m not leaving. Stay with me and I will always be with you.
Sky News CEO Paul Whittaker and chief programming officer Mark Calvert had told Jones in a meeting that they would not be renewing his show.
Sky announced that Jones had “unfortunately” decided not to accept his “new role” one day a week and that he would host his last show that evening.
The Daily Telegraph, which like Sky is owned by News Corp, fired Jones as a weekly columnist in July after months of downplaying the severity of Covid-19.
Jones looked like his columns no longer “resonated” with readers.