PVO NewsDay

PVO NewsDay (formerly titled PVO NewsHour) is an Australian television news and commentary program which was broadcast 4 times weekly on Sky News Australia.[1] The program is hosted by Peter van Onselen, whose initials in part represent the program's title. The program covers a range of news, politics, sport, weather, finance and entertainment, as well as commentary from van Onselen and other contributors. Occasionally, home viewers are invited on-air to provide opinions as part of a panel discussion.[2]

PVO NewsDay
Promotional image for PVO NewsDay
GenreNews, current affairs, commentary
Presented byPeter van Onselen
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3 (plus 2 as PVO NewsHour)
Running time1 - 3 hours (inc. adverts)
Original networkSky News Australia
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release1 June 2015 (20 January 2014 as PVO NewsHour) 
26 October 2017
Preceded byPVO NewsHour
Related showsTo The Point

The program aired Monday through Thursday between midday and 4pm Sydney time, with an hour break in the program at 1pm (previously a half-hour break only) for a separate but related program To the Point, which focuses on political news and is co-hosted by van Onselen and Kristina Keneally.[3] When Parliament is sitting, PVO NewsDay does not return after To the Point, as Sky News provides live coverage of Parliament question time, followed by an extended edition of PM Agenda.

The program was broadcast from the Sky News centre in the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park. Janine Perrett,[4] Kristina Keneally and Samantha Maiden have filled in for van Onselen.


The program began as an hour long primetime program titled PVO NewsHour, which premiered on 20 January 2014.[5][6] The program ended its primetime run on 28 May 2015 after van Onselen requested moving his program to a daytime slot to allow him to spend more time with his children. The daytime program, under the title of PVO NewsDay began on 1 June 2015.[7]

PVO NewsDay replaced live rolling news which was previously hosted by Ashley Gillan, who went on maternity leave.[7][8]

In November 2015, Foxtel confirmed that PVO NewsDay would return for a second season in 2016.[9] The program returned again in 2017.[10]

PVO NewsDay ended on 26 October 2017, with van Onselen becoming a contributing editor at Sky News and reviving weekly format The Contrarians.[11]


  1. Knox, David (19 May 2015). "More politics in SKY News revamp". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. "Video: Ted Mulder's appearance on #PVONewsDay". Sky News Australia. 4 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. "Sky News expands roles of PVO and Stan Grant". MediaWeek. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/610020324713697280
  5. https://twitter.com/vanOnselenP/status/425055602004348928
  6. "PVO NEWS HOUR". YouTube. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  7. "Sky News shakes up line up with Peter Van Onselen moving to daytime show". Mumbrella. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  8. Knox, David (31 January 2012). "SKY News adds Darwin bureau, national bulletin from Perth". TV Tonight.
  9. Knox, David (5 November 2015). "Foxtel Upfronts 2016: Local thrillers, Lifestyle & US Drama". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  10. "Sky News reveals 2017 programming highlights". Mediaweek. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  11. "Sky News changes: New set, new schedule, expanded lineup". Mediaweek. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
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