Sky News wins best news channel

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irxin
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Post by irxin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:57 pm

I only accidently bumped into this, dated 7th June. how come sky have not bothered to mention it - that I have noticed ... very well deserved.

Sky News wins Best News Channel



Issued: June 7, 2007



Sky News was named Best News Channel at last night?s Broadcast Digital Awards, beating off several international broadcasters including Al Jazeera English.

The judges commended Sky News saying: ?Sky is generally about two minutes ahead of BBC News 24. It is an excellent channel ? first to the spot every time a story breaks.? Clearly impressed, the judges added: ?It engages a wider audience than the BBC.?

Head of Sky News John Ryley, who picked up the award at the ceremony in London, said it was ?a tribute to our hard work, energy and imagination.?

Sky News demonstrated its strengths through coverage of the two defining stories of the year ? one home, one foreign. The foreign story was the Israel-Hezbollah war, during which Sky News presented live from Northern Israel, Jerusalem and Beirut for 18 hours a day. This led to a series of firsts ? Sky News was first to report the secret chat between Tony Blair and George Bush at the St Petersburg summit and, live in vision, first to report and first to cross the border.

When shortly before Christmas five women were murdered in Suffolk, Sky was the first broadcaster to report the discovery of the second and fourth bodies and was the first to report the arrest of and to name suspect Steve Wright.

The relentless ability of Sky?s Crime Correspondent to break lines ahead of his rivals was such that, on the morning that Steve Wright appeared in court charged with the murders, a police press officer advised a newspaper reporter to, ?Call Martin Brunt. He knows everything before we do?.

Sky News also took the lead on many other stories during the year. It broke almost every key line in the cash for peerages investigation, including the arrest of Lord Levy and was ahead of other media with the news that the police and security services had foiled a plot to blow up airliners mid flight last August.

Last night?s award follows the success at the RTS Awards in March where Sky News also won News Channel of the Year.

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vicky23
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Post by vicky23 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:51 pm

Well done Sky News

Lone
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Post by Lone » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:12 am

Any link?




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Post by Lone » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:21 am

thegraphic wrote:

Lone why do you post here. If you odn't like sky news, go and post in the BBC section.


What has this got to do with me inquiring if there is a third party source link to this story?

txwharfrat
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Post by txwharfrat » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:24 am

who cares about all these industry awards? They mean diddly squat to the viewer - and the fact is that BBC N24 is well ahead in ratings, where it matters.

irxin
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Post by irxin » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:09 pm

I am inclined to agree with "thegraphic" if you do not like Sky you neither need to watch it or come here and comment.

Sky news does not cost us one single penny to watch, news24 costs us ?131 per year. I feel that an organisation that forces me to pay for output is open to all the criticism it gets, and usually deserves.

irxin
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Post by irxin » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:40 pm

Sorry no idea how it got in as a new topic, could the mods move it for me please to the digatal awards

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