Sky News Relaunch

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Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:59 am

I'm not sure about the coffee table: it seems a bit of a squash. And what's with the "Breakfast with Frost" half-filled glasses of orange juice? I reckon they haven't got tea mugs with the new logo!



Another gripe: Kate Bush and Robbie are NOT news and shouldn't be run on from the headlines.



I quite like the "chatty" sports news, but it will depend on the two presenters. Jacqui Beltrao is very at ease and can do it well, but with a few other sports presenters it could be a disaster.



Why are all the trailers for programmes later in the day in 4:3 by the way?

mainhill
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Post by mainhill » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:05 am

Can anyone upload video of the first few minutes of relaunched Sky?

mainhill
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Post by mainhill » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:36 am

Replying to myself, I found this link:

http://www.lazyorange.net/skynews.rmhtt ... skynews.rm>

dirkyt
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Post by dirkyt » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:26 am

Love the title sequence, studio and all the glitz and glamour.



The only thing on the down side is the straps. I was hoping they'd look like the versions in promotional literature - yet the story catchline and reporter name look a bit basic and an after thought compared to other fantastic graphics.



I also like how they're utilising the three musketeers - sorry presenters. I take it Martin and Mark will be the leads on these shifts.



FANTASLAGORCAL - as Daffy would say!!!

kev667
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Post by kev667 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:49 am

itv news are fighting back with a long interview in the studio with Tony Benn, 'live with alistair stewart' ..personally, i'm listening to that. ..but not for alistair.



& later, sir jeremy greenstock (fmr US ambass. during iraq03, is coming in for an interview about his new, controversial book - whitehall are censoring it. should be interesting.. more interesting than gypsies, imo.

beastieboy
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Post by beastieboy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:55 am

The photo of desks a few pages back is the new interactive and online suite

sir drinks alot
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Post by sir drinks alot » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:13 am

great stuff

kev667
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Post by kev667 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:16 am

first use of the newswall for a breaking story, i think... and it's white?? i wanted red and lots of it. hehe.

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:18 am

Judgement reserved on the three-presenter format. I didn't like the top-of-the-hour headlines (although Anna Botting was in the middle it reminded me of John Cleese and the two Ronnies in the Frost Report...), but it got a bit more flexible later in the hour. All in all, I hope it doesn't all become too formula-driven (It's 10.13 so I've got to be sitting at the desk, etc.)



Pleased that Martin is wearing his glasses without hurriedly whipping them off when he thinks the camera is on him!

dirkyt
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Post by dirkyt » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:24 am

Like the Breaking News graphics. Anna B is great. I love her laugh! The weather graphics are also really good. BBC inspired?




Butterfinger
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Post by Butterfinger » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:32 am

I love the New Sky Relaunch.

Great Titles, and love the "Live from Sky Centre, this is Sky News", while we can see a presenter going back to there sit.

Breaking News graphics is very sharp, and I love it, along with the Graphics.

Sky News Active, does go quick. No menu, and just straight. Sunrise was fab, so I can't wait for the rest of the day!

skyfan77
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Post by skyfan77 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:45 am

New Sky News is very brilliant and fabulous!! It?s all great, mainly very nice studio! Well done Sky News People!

From Czech Republic send reggards Mio

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:57 am

Getting onto Sky News Active is really quick now. I wanted to go on listening to Blair's speech (how sad is that) and instead of losing about 30 seconds when Kay said "all you need to do is press the red button" it was - very nearly - seamless.

karimb
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Post by karimb » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:03 am

First Impressions: Lots of people have obviously been working very hard for months. It's a great new look. Fantastic new studio. The music's more exciting. The weather graphics are impressive.



They may need to consider whether the coastline needs to be thicker on the windflow chart. I'm not sure about the symbol sound going into the breaks. The format may need to be relaxed a bit to ensure Eamon Holmes's in his element more of the time (interviewing and ad-libbing than than rigidly sticking to a script). The video-wall presenting position is particularly impressive, though the join-lines on it are fairly visible.

Kristian
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Post by Kristian » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:36 am

All I see is WIDESCREEN



YES! Finally a channel with 16:9 programming that's not just limited to a select few progams.

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Post by kaylover » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:47 am

The new set does seem a bit 'itv' is the new news wall computer generated like the 'itv' one or is it just a bigger version of the old sky one.



Does anybody think that 'the sky report' is a copy of 'the fox report'? Its even on at the same time 7pm

A--J
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Post by A--J » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:47 pm

Does anyone have the postal address for the new building? Thanks.

sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:50 pm

Not sure i like the position of the SKY NEWS logo and clock at the bottom of the screen. I think the whole studio is impressive though. I can imagine Kay Burley is missing an on screen partner to overshadow. Mark, Ginny and Steve appears to be a constructive combination. By the way, after julie's programme at 7, i doubt i or the public will have an appetite for another discussion programme at 8.

Mick
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Post by Mick » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:53 pm

I reckon it's......



SKY NEWS CENTRE

UNIT 1

Grant Way

Isleworth

Middlesex

TW7 5QD



(Although it's opposite the old Sky News, so the post code may be a bit different..... why don't you 'phone to ask?).

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:43 pm

I'm getting more used to the three-headed presentation style. But why on earth did Ginny Buckley get the gig ahead of Anjali? It's inconceivable! But Mark and Steve go together well.



Very funny that Kay is on her own! There is one woman who doesn't know the meaning of teamwork!

Donie
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Post by Donie » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:02 pm

Will sky news ireland be getting a new look, and new studio, anyone have any sneak peaks ?

newshound_ie
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Post by newshound_ie » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:13 pm

Sky News Ireland almost certainly will have the new graphics. Also they were only making use of the plasma screen area last week. Assume rest of studio was being updated. Might not be huge changes as it's not that old and the colours were right anyway. Don't forget 1st bulletin is now @ 18:30.

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:33 pm

There have been quite a few new faces among the local reporters today. Can anyone identify them from local BBC or ITV?

jonnyboy
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Post by jonnyboy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:42 pm

any chance of a copy of the toth hour music being posted by someone at some point, very catchy. its better now that its 20 seconds long, sort of gives it a purpose now.



Sorry if its already been mentioned.



Jonnyboy.

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:21 pm

Jon Desborough's back... what a pleasant surprise! Did anyone else know he was coming back?

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