D-Day - 60 years on.

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Easty
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Post by Easty » Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:19 pm

turn over to see if easty is correct about ITV having better coverage and they are at ADVERTS.. argfrrrrrrrrghhh. it boils my blood. stick with sky.






I was wrong! I didnt realise that the bit with Mary Nightingale and Mark Austin was a brpadcast on both the ITV News Channel and ITV 1. As soon as ITV 1 went off air the same rubbish guy came back on!

Steven
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Post by Steven » Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:21 pm

I too saw a little of what ITV1/News channel were producing. It was good. But I suspect it was far more scripted and pre-planned. For example when I saw it, Sky were showing some sort of ceremony live, but ITV had Mary Nightingale interviewing a couple of the veterans.

Of course JT is outstanding. Whilst I remember, Easty mentioned Mark Austin looking nervous earlier. I think that's is his natural style. He is good though. Anyway back to JT. This is where he excels, as I've mentioned before that's simply because he is a quality journalist first, and a good presenter second. Oh, and always good to see Keith Graves. He's got an excellent tan. Cyprus is doing him well.

Can I just say I saw a little Channel 4 News and there package by Lyndsey Taylor was far superior to Peter Sharpes. And where is David Chater. Perhaps he's soon off to Iraq?

The licence fee thing. Is that really a possibility? I would say not. Perhaps you have better information that me, or rather, you have information on the subject. I think that this is something that Sky should cover, regardless of whether they were trying to impress or not. And for the cynical angle: not many people watching during the weekend daytime hours so there's no loss if the viewers don't like it. Also, if people tuned in wanting to see this coverage and it wasn't available they'd soon switch over to ITV or BBC 24.

Easty
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Post by Easty » Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:50 pm

David Chater - where does he go? He was their for the war....then he dissapeared....then he went back. He keeps vnahishing for 6 week periods and then reappearing for a fortnight.

Who is the anchor from Sky New Centre London that keeps voicing over at the minute?

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:07 pm

Oh, and always good to see Keith Graves. He's got an excellent tan. Cyprus is doing him well.









Ever hear of fake tan !?

Steven
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Post by Steven » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:05 am

Ever hear of fake tan !?






Yes I have. I suspect, though, that the fact that Keith Graves lives in Cyprus may have more of an effect on his tan than any products that can be bought in a bottle. But I'm no authority and will gladly bow to anybody else's superior knowledge on the subject.

Easty
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Post by Easty » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:10 am

The time is Midday and here is my analysis of the New Channels coverage of D-Day so far.

ITV have just wrapped up a fantastic broadcast with Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale on ITV 1 and on the ITV News Channel.... it was structured and planned so therefore had the advantage over Sky?s live coverage. However, ITV?s packaged reports by Bill Nealy a far superior to those of Peter Sharps. Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale look stunning and are both quality anchors, however, I feel Katie Derham is being missed.

Meanwhile as soon as the ITV News channels goes separate the coverage on ITV becomes shabby with a rambling anchor, wonky cameras and few live interviews. Sky is therefore better than the ITV News Channel, but not as good as the terrestrial versions of ITV News.

BBC News 20 bore is living up to its nickname. It is presenting every bulletin in the same format as the 6o?clock news with is not ado quit for this occasion.

Another thought about Skys Coverage...... why not take the studio they use at Royal Funerals across the channel. This would allow Sky to hava pannel - Allistair Bruce could also sit on the pannel rather than just being a voice. A pannel and a studio would make Skys Coverage seem more organised and make it stand out even more

newshound
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Post by newshound » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:32 am

What was it about Colin Brazier's piece that interested you, Steven, the Nazi memorabilia?

Moxey
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Post by Moxey » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:03 pm

How come none of the Sky Ladies are reporting on D Day

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:39 pm

because d-day is so unbelievably boring----how JT kept intersted is beyond me!

Easty
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Post by Easty » Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:09 pm

because d-day is so unbelievably boring----how JT kept intersted is beyond me!






yeah! ITV 1 (not the ITV News channel) have also done a good job of making it interesting!

four pints
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Post by four pints » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:30 pm

Let's just take a second to remember that it is not about being interesting, it is about remembering those who gave their lives so we are not ruled by nazis.

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Post by Steven » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:36 pm

Here, here!

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Post by gillw » Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:52 am

Just wanted to say that I though Sky's coverage over the weekend was excellent. Managed to watch quite a bit over the weekend and as usual the Sky team came up trumps. JT was first class and the chats that Joey & Keith had with some of the vets was very touching. Brilliant insight from Alistair in the studio.

Noticed that the ITV news channel appeared to be using the Sky Copter feed on Saturday?

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