When you want to get your fix of regional news online, Fox News is the place to be
The biggest broadcaster in Australia, Fox has been in a league of its own since its launch in 1994.
The company has become so successful it has managed to be seen as a rival to the likes of ABC and the News Corp-owned SBS.
But for the last few years, its influence has been increasingly felt in other parts of the country, as well.
Its coverage has helped push back against the nationalistic tone of many Australian media outlets.
Fox News has become Australia’s biggest regional broadcaster, according to the 2016 Australian Media Guild awards, which recognise regional media outlets for their coverage of topics such as Aboriginal affairs, crime and health.
It also has a loyal following in other regions of Australia, particularly in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Fox News was ranked No.1 in the list of regional media news websites by the online news service Alexa.com, according the 2016 edition of its regional media list.
While the company does not claim to be the country’s most influential, it is a major player in Australian newsrooms, as its presence in the industry has grown rapidly in recent years.
On the evening news program Sunrise, the flagship national television program on the ABC, Fox was the number one news source in Australia for the third consecutive year, according at the online version of the site.
Other key local news channels including the ABC’s 7:30, Channel Seven and the Seven Network also reported strong ratings on Fox News.
In the last three years, the ABC has lost some of its audience and viewership as it struggles to maintain a high ratings lead over the ABC and Seven Network.
News Corporation has also struggled to stay relevant in the digital age.
Its digital footprint is shrinking, but its local news operation is growing in strength.
News Corp owns the Herald Sun and has made a significant investment in local news stations.