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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:45 am

Nice to SEE Jayne Secker doing the updates during Sunday Live.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:19 pm

Anyone watch Sky.com News online tonight? When it finished and Sky News TV went to an ad break, Charlotte gave the answers to the news quiz and said a special goodbye to those watching online. Then it showed a bit of Helen Fospero getting ready to go live. She was having trouble pronouncing Patarkatsishvili



They often do this now. It's proving to be quite interesting. Usually it's either Anna Jones or Samantha Simmonds doing the 8-10 slot and they always seem more concerned with their appearance more than anything else!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:49 pm

Just noticed that Andy Moore is on BBC NEWS. As he been there long? - That means Amanda Walker is Sky's only correspondent for the West of the country.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:55 pm

Helen Fospero fronting News at Seven tonight. That was a surprise to say the least, but I'm guessing both Annas are off.



If Helen is doing 10-12 later, no idea who's going to do News, Sport and Weather. Maybe Samantha Simmonds.



I imagine we're starting to see more of Helen on Sky News due to the changes at Five News with Natasha joining. She's fairly good, but personally I prefer Faye Barker who's been doing nights.



As it's the RTS Television Journalism Awards tomorrow it seems likely that Botting and Jones will be off again, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Martin Popplewell covering.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:19 pm

Chris Roberts is doing the 15 minute bulletins tonight. Should have known, he gets all the crappy slots on Sky even though he is one of their best news presenters. In fact he is my favourite.

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Post by skyfan77 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:26 pm

Sky News named News Channel of The Year again!! Congratulations! Chris Roberts tell this Breaking News now on Sky News...

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Post by guvnorgaz » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:17 am

I dont see how Sky News can do and Ipswich murders 'Special' at 8pm when they have been reporting on nothing else all afternoon, hardly going to be a special, its more of the same. They even missed the ad breaks

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:12 pm

Other than the adverts just before 6pm, were there any ads since the story broke ??

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Post by guvnorgaz » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:37 am

I have seen no weather, sports news, business news or ads until just now and if you go on active they have about 5 screens of it on there. The US elections havent had a mention and neither has the Di inquest. Its always Skys way, drop everything and just report on the big one but does it really merit such coverage? How can they do a 'special' on it when its been nothing but reports on it all afternoon?



The other day they cut Imran Khan off mid sentence just to show that slimey Egyptian Al Fayed turning up at court, like that was some major event

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Post by guvnorgaz » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:53 pm

They then had Charlotte pop up after 6 to do 2 brief news reports, then back to Anna Bottox then at 7 Helen Fospero pops up for half an hour and then Martins on

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Post by irxin » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:55 am

Perhaps Sky are giving a little too much coverage to Ipswich but at the moment I am listning to radio 4, World news tonight. Most of the program so far is about two US aircraft landing on a US airbase on the other side of the world years ago! Who cares other than the BBC and the Guardian?

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Post by HOWIE » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:36 am

Where is Emma Crosby

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Post by lakewood » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:58 am

Anyone know when Sky News is going to apologise to the McCann family and especially Robert Murat for the its coverage of the search for Madelaine and its propogation of inuendo. Seems to me they are equally at fault as is the Express group, particularly the reporting of Martin Blunt on Robert Murat.

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Post by DRL » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:24 pm

It was good to see the old two-person format back at certain times over the Easter period; for example Steve and Emma this morning. Why can't they admit that the emphasis on one person presentation has been a mistake? Strange, though, that pressing the i-button on the Sky box this morning gave programme details for Blair's resignation day! Weird!!

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Post by guvnorgaz » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:27 am

They did the same on Friday aswell, was much better than the normal shite we get. I know they will say we won RTS award again but thats only due to the fact there is no competition for them at all, not a case of being really good, just being best of a bad bunch

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Post by greatcosmosb » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:23 pm

So, another set of graphics set to be on screen according to somebody on another forum. Rumoured to be much like CNN Internationals graphics. I'd guess thats a good sign.



Also, a tweak to the 2005 logo was mentioned, which I'd guess means a swap of the colours or what Sky News Australia have done, which is removing the border.



I hope these new graphics are on our screens soon!

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Post by Nell » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:09 pm

Speculation on another forum suggest the new graphics are now imminent.

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Post by Nell » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:48 pm

New look goes live at 6am tomorrow morning.

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Post by xxx » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:25 pm

And how do the graphics look?

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Post by guvnorgaz » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:40 am

Does anyone know how much holiday a Sky News presenter gets? I ask because I have noticed Emma Crosby has had about 10 weeks off this year, thats 2 and a half months off out of 5 months, I wish I got a deal like that!

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