Sky News: The Overnights

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xxx
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Post by xxx » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:23 pm

There used to be 3 overnight presenters every week, I hust hope Gordon is on weekend overnights!

daved2424
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Post by daved2424 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:25 pm

It costs money to change the overnight format. There is a seriously reduced crew and to have the presenter standing up would mean paying for a camera op.

imagedude
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Post by imagedude » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:31 pm

You have to put it into context as well,



How many people watch the overnight news



Does the amount of people warrant a larger sum of money being spent.



Sadly no.

guvnorgaz
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Post by guvnorgaz » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:41 pm

i like anjali on through the night

dirkyt
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Post by dirkyt » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:20 pm

I am a fan of Anjali - she is wasted on overnights though!




xxx
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Post by xxx » Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:01 am

TheGraphic,



You are forgetting that Sky is shown worldwide and their foreign viewers outnumber national viewers, so I think it does warrant the money!



Sadly YES

imagedude
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Post by imagedude » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:23 am

Gordon is no more.



The night shifts are understaffed as ever and there is growing unrest in the ranks. The night shift team went to air for the first time on Monday night without a rehearsal, without any idea of which set to use and without any training in the new studio.



Same shite, different studio.

Glenn
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Post by Glenn » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:23 am

Well it's been Watkins tonight. I wonder if it's a case of Gordon being in rehearsals before making his mark on the new Sky News. I'll be really annoyed if he's been let go because he is a real asset and makes the graveyard (shift) stand up at night.

imagedude
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Post by imagedude » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:11 pm

The overnight presenters are MP, AR, MW and Kevin Owen. Gordon has been axed sadly.

Glenn
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Post by Glenn » Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:17 pm

Well that's bullshit IMO. :angry: I sure as hell won't be watching Sky News overnight again then. It'll be Fox or BBC for me now.

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